Historian and Musicologist
Peter MacFie is a sixth-generation Tasmanian with 30 years’ experience as a public historian, including eight years as the resident historian at Port Arthur Historic Site from 1983-91.
Since 2004 Peter has written books plus tour and trail guides for local governments and businesses, appeared on radio and delivered a paper on musicology at Cambridge University, UK.
Areas of Special Interest
- Colonial life: craftsmen, tradesmen, artists
- Land use: farming, gardens, forestry, mining, conservation
- Convict period and related sites (especially Port Arthur and Tasman Peninsula)
- Convict subcultures: gangs, bushrangers, musicians
- Military history: Colonial era, World Wars I and II
- Social history: colonial towns, immigration, communities
Peter offers a range of services to fellow history professionals as well as history enthusiasts.
- Historical Guides and Excursions
- Professional plannning for self-guided tours
- Personalised walking tours of Richmond, Tasmania
- Guided tours of Tasmanian historic towns, convict stations, cemeteries, forestry and conservation issues
- Music performances arranged