Volunteers celebrate the 200th anniversary of the settlement of prisoners on Sarah Island | The lawyer


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Travelers on the regular Gordon River Cruises or World Heritage Cruises tours will feel like they’re leaving Sarah Island on January 3rd, as though they’re back in time on board as part of the comparison’s 200th anniversary. Kiah Davey, manager of the Round Earth Company, said she wanted to do something more than just mention the anniversary while touring Sarah Island. “We have a number of people involved in the historical re-enactments who will play members of the 48th Regiment, which was the first regiment on Sarah Island,” she said. “We will also have local volunteers and the Port Arthur CEO to play convicts and we will embark them when the tour passengers arrive on the island.” IN OTHER NEWS: The 50 volunteers involved in the reenactments will be rewarded for their efforts with a traditional convict meal, starting with a salted wallaby as a starter. They are then served a cut-out, stew-filled cob loaf for lunch, before finishing with a dessert of bush tucker and berries, all washed down with a rum toddy. The reenactments will repeat for the four cruises on January 3, with the first World Heritage Cruises tour starting at 9 a.m. and the second at 3.15 p.m. Gordon River Cruises cruises depart at 8:30 AM and 3:30 PM. To book your place, contact the cruise companies directly. Why not subscribe to The Advocate for more local news every day? Sign up here



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