Celebrating the opening of Deny King Heritage Museum

Friends of Melaleuca celebrates opening of Deny King Heritage Museum  Friends of Melaleuca and guests gathered for the launching of the Deny King Heritage Museum on Friday 30 June. The displays had been installed at Melaleuca during the busy summer season, and at last with winter here we were able to celebrate the achievement. The […]

FOM Minutes of meeting June 2017

Minutes Friends of Melaleuca June 2017 General Meeting Date: Wed 14 June 2017 at DSS Dinner 6pm 7pm GENERAL MEETING Janet opened the meeting at 7.20pm. Present Rob Banfield, Andrew Boon, Imogen Burley, Jeanette Collin, Marg Cranney, Chris Creese, Janet, Geoff and Tony Fenton, Marianne Gee, Pip Gowen, Reg Grundy, Greg Hodge, Melissa Jack, Mary […]

WORDS AND PICTURES – A MUSEUM OPENS AT MELALEUCA

Friends of Melaleuca WILDCARE

Images and stories are on the walls at last! In January 2017 members of the Wildcare volunteer group Friends of Melaleuca screwed 16 display panels on the walls of the Deny King Heritage Museum at Melaleuca. The result looks stunning. This project was achieved with assistance from the Tasmanian government under Arts Tasmania’s Small Museums […]

Oh, Melaleuca – a poem

Friends of Melaleuca WILDCARE

OH, MELALEUCA ON A SUMMERS DAY Oh, Melaleuca lashed with wild relentless summer rain ferocious winds flattens button grass on the plain Orange-Bellied Parrots fledglings leaving the nest wondering if nature will allow survival of the rest the rest of these endangered migrating parrots dependent on protection of their feeding habitats   Oh, Melaleuca a […]

Working Bee at Melaleuca

Working Bee at Melaleuca Janet Fenton (Friends of Melaleuca) March at Melaleuca is working bee time. From Friday 20 to Sat 28 the place was a hive of activity for FoM’s 7th working bee. Our Ranger Ian Marmion was whisked away on a helicopter to supervise the dismantling of MONA’s controversial installation near Forest Lag, […]

Expressions of Interest – Melaleuca Working Bee

Friends of Melaleuca WILDCARE

Friends of Melaleuca are calling for expressions of interest from volunteers for a working bee at Melaleuca, 5 – 12 March 2016. We have lots of building jobs on the program for this season. Skills required: Building, joinery, carpentry, painting, handy-person, photography and documentation, data entry, track-work. (Qualified builder required for museum ceiling lining job and operating […]

A Museum for Melaleuca

It seemed a good idea when Friends of Melaleuca was offered the opportunity to take over the Deny King Bird Observation Hide as a space to house a small museum. Because of the increasing vulnerability of the endangered Orange-bellied parrot, the bird monitoring program was moved to a location further away from the busy airstrip […]

Claytons Corner Melaleuca

Where Melaleuca Inlet broadens into Forest Lag before flowing into Bathurst Harbour, there is a quiet nook called Claytons Corner. A jetty there is a favoured refuge from the ‘Roaring Forties’ for small yachts and fishing boats, and a little up the bank a small cottage is hidden among the trees. The cottage snuggles next […]