Mount Field Working Bee

Friends of Mt Field

Sabine, Adrian and Maraika adding a stake Tyenna River site 2

Tyenna River  20 December 2014 The original plan for the day was to work on the Lake Nicholls track but as we did not finish putting in the plants beside the Tyenna River in November it seemed that our efforts should be directed to completing that task instead. The plants had been obtained through a […]

Lighthouses of Tasmania Calendar 2015

Friends of Tasman Island

Spectacular 2015 Lighthouses of Tasmania Calendar – an all Tasmanian production – Sentinel it stands upon projecting cape, And guards the reefs along the ocean’s verge. Starts into life a dim, gigantic shape, Holding its lantern o’er the restless surge. Arthur Frederick King, lightkeeper  Building lighthouses around Tasmania’s precipitous and isolated coastline must have been […]

Wildcare has a new website


Today (Dec 11th 2014) we are launching our new website. After many years with our old website we now have a more modern presence on the web that better utilises the technology of today. Our original site was developed well before the introduction of smart phones and tablets and was definitely getting a bit dated! […]

Helicopter trip, Cruises or Cider Tasting?

Friends of Deal Island

FRIENDS OF DEAL, MAATSUYKER AND TASMAN ISLANDS – WILDCARE INC FUNDRAISER RAFFLE Raffle tickets (in books of 10 tickets) are now available for the Friends of Deal, Maatsuyker and Tasman Islands – Wildcare Inc. major fundraising raffle.  All funds raised will support the ongoing restoration and conservation of the natural and built heritage of Deal, […]

Get Outside with Community’s volunteer induction and training was a huge success

The Get Outside with Community has had a successful week holding two training days with 37 new volunteers joining the Branch. Sessions on cross cultural issues, Job Risk Assessments and story telling were held. The Branch will hold its first field trip in January and are very excited about the depth and wealth of the […]

Toil pays off on Schouten Island

Friends of Freycinet

Its all too easy to become disheartened when you first face a major weeding project. Large areas of weeds require regular followup in a timely manner but the Friends of Freycinet have some great examples showing that this regular committed work can pay big dividends. Below are the before and after shots from two years […]

Lighthouse Keeper Interview

Friends of Maatsuyker Island

Maatsuyker Island

Have a listen to John Cook, the second longest serving keeper in Australia. A fascinating interview with the ABC.  John worked on Maatsuyker Island, Tasman Island, Eddystone Point and Bruny Island. Click here for the ABC Interview

History book released


A new book on the history of the Bruny Island Quarantine Station has been released by local Author Kathy Duncombe. This book documents the history of the Quarantine Station site at Barnes Bay. Beginning with the early Aboriginal occupation; European settlement in 1856; establishment of a State maritime quarantine station in 1884; acquisition by the […]

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