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Port Arthur Talks

By Port Arthur Accommodation on May 7, 2017 in Local News and Events


The Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority presents this semi-regular series of talks by authoritative speakers on a variety of topics, ranging from history and conservation to environmental issues, research results, study tours and much more.

The talks are held every couple of months at the Port Arthur Historic Site, are free of charge and open to anyone who is interested in the topic. Rich and varied subjects and speakers make for fascinating listening and discussion.

For more information about our Port Arthur Talks, please phone +61 (0)3 6251 2324.


Forthcoming Port Arthur Talks

Wednesday 23 August 2017

Cooking the Colonial Way

presented by Sally Wise

For about fifteen years, Sally Wise has been fascinated by the food provided to the convicts, and meals of the colonial period in general; from the style of cookery and the cooking equipment to the culture that it related to.  In this presentation, Sally will discuss the methods of cooking and the availability of ingredients during the colonial era in Tasmania including references to meals and rations eated by the officials and convicts at the Port Arthur penal settlement.

Sally Wise is passionate about seasonal produce and cooking with natural, readily-available ingredients.  A bestselling author of 15 cookbooks and owner/operator of the Sally Wise Cooking School, she is a regular guest on ABC radio in Tasmania and has been a presenter at functions such as the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival as well as various community events.  A teacher/trainer at secondary school, Adult Education, Vocational Education and Training level, she has also recently conducted a cooking course to prison inmates.

All welcome.

Wednesday 23 August, 2017 at 5.30 p.m.

Note: The venue as changed for this talk as follows:

Port Arthur Motor Inn (dining area), 29 Safety Cove Rd, Port Arthur (access from the road to Safety Cove)

For more information call 6251 2324