Maatsuyker on display

Friends of Maatsuyker Island

Visit FOMI’s exhibition, showcasing some of the creativity inspired by the wonders of Maatsuyker Island, at the Rosny Library during September On display is information about FOMI along with snippets of Maatsuyker history. Learn more about Robert Huckson who designed the Maatsuyker lightstation and several houses in Bellerive, where he died 1902. We also have […]

our island home

Diane Masters extends an invitation to all FOMI friends to her upcoming exhibition ‘our island home’ at Handmark (77 Salamanca Place, Hobart). We are all looking forward to this exhibition of Di’s work inspired by her time as caretaker, with husband David, on Maatsuyker Island from September 2018 to March 2019. Exhibition open 6 Sept – […]

FOMI AGM & Dinner

The Friends of Maatsuyker Island (FOMI) AGM will be held on Thursday 26 September 2019 at 7:00pm at the Derwent Sailing Squadron (23 Marieville Esplanade, Sandy Bay, Hobart). Dinner can be ordered from 5:30pm at the venue. All Wildcare members (or anyone interested in joining Wildcare) are invited and will be most welcome. Please RSVP […]

Maatsuyker Island Caretaker Call Up

Maatsuyker Island Caretaker Program    Applications are now being sought from suitable qualified people for the Maatsuyker Island Caretaker Program. The Maatsuyker Island Volunteer Caretaker Program is designed to provide a year round presence in this remote location. Volunteers provide caretaking services for the Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) including maintenance of grounds and buildings, […]

Maatsuyker Island Volunteers totally floored

MAATSUYKER FLOORING SAGA WILDCARE FRIENDS OF MAATSUYKER ISLAND By Ron Fehlberg The take over of Maatsuyker Island by the Tasmanian Government from The Australian Maritime Safety Authority took place in 1998. The Parks & Wildlife service took responsibility for the island and the volunteer caretaker program. In the ensuing years the houses fell into a […]

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 Maatsuyker Island Strategic Plan 2018-2021

Friends of Maatsuyker Island

We care about Maatsuyker Island. Even if some of us never go there, we want to know that the historic buildings are being conserved, the Aboriginal heritage is acknowledged and respected, and the Island’s animals, plants and marine environment are protected. See the Friends of Maatsuyker Island Strategic Plan 2018-2021 for more information about FOMI’s vision, […]

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 […]


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