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Heritage-news: February 2012 (28/02/2012)
The February issue of Heritage e-news is now available online.

Registrations for Australian Heritage Week (28/02/2012)
The Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities has launched a new Australian Heritage Week website and registration system for events to be held over Australian Heritage Week 2012.

Exciting new late-night, adults only experience at Port Arthur (28/02/2012)
Brave souls who need more than the regular Ghost Tour to achieve their chills and thrills now have the opportunity to investigate the paranormal aspect of Port Arthur in an exciting new late night, adults-only Paranormal Investigation Experience.

Register of the National Estate repealed (28/02/2012)
This month statutory references to the Register of the National Estate (Register) in the Australian Government Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) and the Australian Heritage Council Act 2003 were repealed.

Funds to maintain Tasmanian war memorials announced (28/02/2012)
The Minister for Veterans' Affairs, Scott Bacon, has announced that six Tasmanian war memorials will share $25,000 in grant funding for repairs and maintenance.

Archaeology summer school reveals gallows and solitary cells (28/02/2012)
An archaeological excavation season facilitated by Southern Midlands Council and the Centre for Heritage at Oatlands has revealed long unseen remains of the gallows and solitary cells at the 1837 Oatlands Gaol.

History brought to life at Female Factory (02/02/2012)
The story of women and children incarcerated at Hobart's Cascades Female Factory is being brought to life with a new interactive experience for visitors. A 45-minute production set in Yard One of the Female Factory starts at 11am daily.


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