Who is Erika Shankley?

Friends of Bass Strait Islands

Erika Shankley is a Wildcare volunteer whose unbounded enthusiasm contributes to Wildcare efforts across the Board (literally – Erika is a current Wildcare Board member). In this changing world, Erika hopes to be able to find emerging opportunities to further enhance the natural values of Tasmania’s wild areas. We hope you will join her. Erika […]

Winner Announcement

Friends of Deal Island

CRAIG SAUNDER’S PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION WINNERS ANNOUNCED! This year’s Craig Saunders Photographic Competition attracted a range of wonderful entries from across the state highlighting what people consider to be at the heart of Wildcare.  A big thank you to all who entered.  All your photos are valuable to us and as hard as it was to […]

Cataloguing heritage artefacts on Maatsuyker Island

Friends of Maatsuyker Island

            The lightstation at Maatsuyker Island is acknowledged on the Tasmanian Heritage Register for its “historic heritage significance because it represents the principal characteristics of a group of Late Victorian Lightstation Buildings, including the remains of a rare supply haulage system and unusually intact lighthouse.” 2018 has seen completion of […]

FOMI AGM 27th September 2018

Friends of Maatsuyker Island

All interested ‘Wildcarers’ are invited to attend the Friends of Maatsuyker Island Annual General Meeting. When:  27th September 2018 at 7:00 pm Dinner is available from 5:30pm Where:  Derwent Sailing Squadron, 23 Marieville Esplanade, Sandy Bay, Hobart Please check the ‘files’ window on the FOMI Branch page for further details of the meeting notice and […]

Art Exhibition and Book Launch – Maatsuyker through our eyes

You are invited to: ‘Maatsuyker through our eyes’ – Art Exhibition and Book Launch Wild Island presents Amanda Walker, and Paul Richardson’s art exhibition and book launch at WILD ISLAND, 33 Salamanca Place, Hobart. Opening night will be officiated by ABC radio presenter, Chris WISBEY at 5:30pm on the 23rd March. The exhibition will continue […]

Signal Flag Making Workshops

Friends of Maatsuyker Island

The Friends of Maatsuyker Island invite volunteers to come and help finish sewing the Signal Flags to be displayed on special occasions on the Maatsuyker Island Lighthouse and a second set for FOMI off-island events. See the FOMI Branch page for details.

Sponsor a Lighthouse Signal Flag

Friends of Maatsuyker Island

  You can sponsor a signal flag.  How cool would it be to have your name stitched on your own sponsored flag in our collection? FOMI flag-making elves are producing a set of high quality Lighthouse Signal Flags.  The full set of signal flags will be used for display the Maatsuyker Island Lighthouse on special […]

Maatsuyker Island Working Bee

Friends of Maatsuyker Island

Plans are underway toward the Nov/Dec 2017 Maatsuyker Island on-island project work which will involve Weed Control/Shearwater Monitoring/Building Maintenance. If you are interested to know more about the planned works and wish to apply please go to FOMI Wildcare page to locate –  Maat works NovDec2017 Applicants Information and Application.

Maatsuyker Island Art Cards, a great success

FOMI art card compilation hi-res 2017-05 landscape grey FOMI Art Cards Bookmarks Order Form 2017-05-16 “Maatsuyker Island Art Cards, a great success” The Art Card series produced by Friends of Maatsuyker Island (FOMI) Wildcare reached $3000 in sales in just over 12 months. This project involved design, research, printing, production and sales of 11 designs […]


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