Updated February 22, 2013 08:31:30
The new head of the Port Arthur Management Authority wants better recognition of the 1996 massacre at the historic site.
Sharon Sullivan has taken over the role from Barry Jones, who has stepped down after 12 years in the job.
Mr Jones oversaw the site’s elevation to World Heritage listing.
Her goals include restoring the Penitentiary which could cost up to $8 million.
Tasmania’s Heritage Minister Brian Wightman last year foreshadowed plans for greater recognition of the massacre and Ms Sullivan agrees it is important.
“There is nothing wrong with the way it’s interpreted now but ways of making it perhaps more explicit and explaining things to visitors better and we will be doing that through the community consultation forum that we have,” she said.Topics: tourism, port-arthur-7182 First posted February 22, 2013 06:15:48