Melaleuca – a poem

The COVID-19 lock-down has given some Wildcare Friends of Melaleuca members time for reflection and creativity. Rob Banfield, still dreaming of Melaleuca, wrote this poem inspired by the recent working bee.         Melaleuca At least that’s what she’s called now. We wonder about her name when the ice crept down… Sun dazzles expectant […]

Friends of Melaleuca

Wildcare Friends of Melaleuca – fish oiling, drain digging, brush cutting and weeding as far away, the world starts to change FOM Working Bee 2020 Wildcare By volunteer Pip Jones with photos by Andy Johnson. As the world began to change and news of an escalating coronavirus crisis began to reach Australian shores, 17 volunteers […]

GREETING CARDS FROM MELALEUCA

GREETING CARDS FROM MELALEUCA The Deny King Heritage Museum Collection Erika Shankley Looking for something unique from the far south west?  Visitors to Melaleuca can now take home a bit of memorabilia with greeting cards now on sale at the Deny King Heritage Museum.   These cards are also available from the Wildcare shop. Photographs by […]

Melaleuca Working Bee, March 2019

Melaleuca Working Bee, March 2019 by Cathie Plowman A team of 13 keen volunteers gathered at Melaleuca on 13 March 2019 for the annual working bee. Participants either arrived by plane that morning or had already arrived by boat. For those flying in, there were first-hand views to be had of the legacy of the […]

Big Teeth at Melaleuca!

Friends of Melaleuca WILDCARE

BIG TEETH!  by Janet Fenton Oh rats! I checked the Friends of Melaleuca hardware supplies at Melaleuca in January, and was surprised by fragments of orange leather. The gloves! Someone’s got busy teeth. Long-tailed mice are the prime suspects, having been the culprits for minor offences around Melaleuca on frequent occasions. This small native mammal, […]

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 […]

Thank you Roaring 40’s Kayaking!

Friends of Claytons House

A Treasure for Clayton’s Corner Roaring 40s Kayaking recently sponsored a project for Friends of Melaleuca: producing a facsimile of a visitors book dating from 1950 to 1995. This is a treasured slice of Port Davey history. The book contains names of boats and people, and comments from visitors to Clyde and Win Clayton’s isolated […]

Beach Couture Exhibition Launch 29 June

For those in Wildcare who are interested in the marine environment and the pressing marine debris message, don’t miss this exhibition! ‘Beach Couture” Beach Couture: A Haute Mess by Marina DeBris Along with works from an art & science collaboration on the impact of microplastics in our oceans: Dr Jennifer Lavers, Annalise Rees, Katherine Cooper, […]

Draining in the Rain at Melalueca

Draining in the Rain I’m draining in the rain It’s just raining in the drain What a glorious feeling I’m muddy again… I’m just dancing and diggin’ in the drain. Draining is an important part of the Friends of Melaleuca work program, the aim being to slow the pace of rust and rot by keeping houses, […]


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