Our group aims to assist with reserve management to protect the natural values and cultural heritage of Melaleuca, while retaining the essential spirit of the place. We aim to undertake practical projects involving general maintenance work on heritage listed buildings as well as Parks and Wildlife Service facilities.

Where we work

King Residence MelaleucaMelaleuca is an area of both natural and cultural interest within the South West Conservation Area, in far south west Tasmania. There are no roads, and access is by light aircraft, boat or on foot.

In January 2009 Melaleuca was permanently registered on the Tasmanian Heritage Register. The listed site includes the homestead, garden and outbuildings of tin miner and resident, the late Deny King (1909 – 1991); as well as the bushwalkers hut, bird observatory, representative sample of tin mine, mooring and channel markers.

What we do

Our group aims to assist with reserve management to protect the natural values and cultural heritage of Melaleuca, while retaining the essential spirit of the place.

We aim to undertake practical projects involving general maintenance work on heritage listed buildings as well as Parks and Wildlife Service structures, tracks drainage and so on.

First we need to raise funds in order to realise these aims.

Friends of Melaleuca – WILDCARE formed in March 2009. We are keen to hear from other WILDCARE members who wish to contribute to the care of Melaleuca

We seek to inform Wildcare members and visitors about Melaleuca. Our biggest up-coming project is the creation of a museum at Melaleuca, the Deny King Heritage Museum which will house objects and displays about Melaleuca’s cultural and natural heritage.

Our interest extends to nearby Claytons Corner where we work on maintenance in cooperation with Parks and Wildlife Service and the Friends of Claytons group. In 2015 we installed display panels telling the story of Win and Clyde Clayton who lived there.

Our Contacts

President: Janet Fenton fenton@southcom.com.au

Secretary: Helen Statham hlmstatham@gmail.com