Coal Mines Historic Site
|Coal Mines Historic Site|
View of ruins in the Coal Mines area.
|Location||Saltwater Creek Rd, Little Norfolk Bay, Tasman Peninsula|
|Operated by||Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority|
|Status||Australian National Heritage List
World Heritage list
|Designated||2010 (34th session)|
|Part of||Australian Convict Sites|
Coal Mines Historic Site was, for a period of 15 years (1833–48), a convict probation station and the site of Tasmania's (then Van Diemen's Land's) first operational coal mine, "serving as a place of punishment for the 'worst class' of convicts from Port Arthur".
It is now the site of a collection of ruins and landscape modifications located amongst bushland facing onto the Tasman Peninsula's Little Norfolk Bay, being ruins and landscape modifications of such cultural significance to Australia and to the World that the site has been formally inscribed onto both the Australian National Heritage List and UNESCO's World Heritage list as amongst:
" .. the best surviving examples of large-scale convict transportation and the colonial expansion of European powers through the presence and labour of convicts."
- "Coal Mines Historic Site (Place ID 105931)". Australian Heritage Database. Department of the Environment.
- Coal Mines Historic Site website
- Chapter 1 of Australian Government's "Australian Convict Sites" World Heritage nomination Accessed 5 August 2010
- Australian Department of Environment, Water, Heritage, and the Arts "Coal Mines Historic Site" webpages 5 August 2010
- Parks and Wildlife Service Tasmania's "Coal Mines" website Accessed 5 August 2010
- Australia's Department of Environment, Heritage, Water and the Arts "World Heritage: Australian Convict Sites" webpage Accessed 2 August 2010
- UNESCO's World Heritage "Australian Convict Sites" webpages Accessed 2 August 2010
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