Friends of Tasman Island News No. 25, December 2021

Friends of Tasman Island

FoTI’s latest working bee on Tasman Island was an outstanding success & Santa’s workshop was an innovative way to repurpose timber from Tasman Landing … That and more in FoTI’s latest newsletter. Read all about it!

Stepping up to volunteer

Friends of Tasman Island

Woman smiling

Q&A with Friends of Tasman Island volunteer Georgie Carr There are so many reasons to volunteer. From making new friends, learning new skills, or giving back to the community. We asked Wildcare Tasmania member Georgie Carr about her views on volunteering.     How long have you been volunteering? For more than 16 years, I […]

Notes from a ‘Newbie’

By Nikki Langman My very first introduction to Tasman Island came at an early age; as the daughter of a yachtsman, the significance of this landmark—geographically, navigationally, geologically and historically—was impressed upon me as we circumnavigated its shores on a day when the weather was kind and the sea calm. Later in life I gazed […]

Wild island. Fascinating history.

Wild island. Fascinating history. Stunning photos. Great stories. . . Join the equally fascinating, stunning, wild and great Friends of Tasman Island‘s Carol, Erika and Chris in this video presentation of the history of the infamous landing for the Tasman Island lighthouse station from 1906 to the recent restoration completed in 2019.

Friends of Tasman Island – April News

Friends of Tasman Island

The April Newsletter from Friends of Tasman Island is great reading – with historical and contemporary reflections from people who have loved this island.  A new book ‘Keepers of the Light: A family’s life on Tasman Island’ by Rachel Chesmer is announced (now available for $20 incl. postage within Australia in the Wildcare Shop) and there’s […]

Keeping our Heritage Alive – Tasman Island

Friends of Tasman Island

KEEPING OUR HERITAGE ALIVE TASMAN ISLAND Erika Shankley – originally written for Maritime Times, appearing in their Autumn 2020 edition. Preserve, protect and enhance the natural and cultural values of Tasman Island for current and future generations. Strategic Plan, Wildcare Friends of Tasman Island, 2014 Photos by Erika Shankley   Tasman Island’s bulk stands guard at […]

Another Milestone for Friends of Tasman Island

Friends of Tasman Island

Another Milestone for Friends of Tasman Island Erika Shankley In 2005, the sad spectacle of the Tasman Island light station keepers’ quarters – abandoned since 1977 – was the catalyst for the formation of the Wildcare group Friends of Tasman Island.  Fast forward 14 years and the group has now celebrated its 30th working bee […]

Island Branches at Wooden Boat Festival

Friends of Deal Island

Wildcare Island Branches at Wooden Boat Festival By Erika Shankley Thanks to financial assistance from Wildcare – Friends of Deal, Maatsuyker and Tasman Islands have had a long association with the biennial Australian Wooden Boat Festival. At our first Festival in 2011 we shared a tent with both Tasmar Radio and the Maritime College but […]


Friends of Tasman Island

                          WILDCARE LIGHTHOUSE ISLAND GROUPS AT AWBF The three lighthouse island Wildcare groups – Friends of Deal, Maatsuyker and Tasman Island – will again have a presence at the biennial Australian Wooden Boat Festival.   Located on Franklin Wharf, we will be tucked behind Mure’s seafood restaurant and next door to Ushi Iceccream.  Go to […]

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