Kingston and Arthur’s Vale Historic Area (KAVHA) Interpretation PlanClient: Australian National Maritime Museum Location: Norfolk Island Completed: Current
KAVHA on Norfolk Island is one of the 11 sites that comprise the UNESCO World Heritage listed Australian Convict Sites. The sites collectively are representative of the global phenomenon of convictism and its association with global developments in the punishment of crime in the modern era. In addition to its convict past the KAVHA site is distinguished by archaeological evidence of Polynesian settlement and being the place of resettlement of the Pitcairn Islanders, descendants of the Bounty Mutineers, who have created a unique cultural identity and deep association with their island home. Convergence has been commissioned to develop an interpretation plan for the site, incorporating priorities for interpretation over the next five years, which acknowledges and communicates the multilayered history and significance of the site.