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, […]

Claytons Corner 2018 by Rob Banfield

The historic Claytons homestead was an integral part of this year’s Friends of Melaleuca Working Bee. Following the major 2017 footings replacement program a team of up to six volunteers energetically descended on the amazing abode of Win and Clyde. David, Mel, Leanne, Craig, Ian and Rob completed a much-needed repair and repaint of much […]

Workingbee Cake Melaleuca, 12-20 March 2018

Volunteers at Melaleuca. Photo Ian Marmion Take 12 enthusiastic and well-skilled volunteers, 2 helpful caretakers and 1 dedicated ranger, timber to specifications, half a dozen battery drills, 1 brushcutter, 50 metres of electrical conduit and plenty of workshop tools. Pour in 10 L fish oil, 4 L primer and 5 L olive green acrylic paint, […]

Celebrating the opening of Deny King Heritage Museum

Friends of Melaleuca celebrates opening of Deny King Heritage Museum  Friends of Melaleuca and guests gathered for the launching of the Deny King Heritage Museum on Friday 30 June. The displays had been installed at Melaleuca during the busy summer season, and at last with winter here we were able to celebrate the achievement. The […]

FOM Minutes of meeting June 2017

Minutes Friends of Melaleuca June 2017 General Meeting Date: Wed 14 June 2017 at DSS Dinner 6pm 7pm GENERAL MEETING Janet opened the meeting at 7.20pm. Present Rob Banfield, Andrew Boon, Imogen Burley, Jeanette Collin, Marg Cranney, Chris Creese, Janet, Geoff and Tony Fenton, Marianne Gee, Pip Gowen, Reg Grundy, Greg Hodge, Melissa Jack, Mary […]

WORDS AND PICTURES – A MUSEUM OPENS AT MELALEUCA

Friends of Melaleuca WILDCARE

Images and stories are on the walls at last! In January 2017 members of the Wildcare volunteer group Friends of Melaleuca screwed 16 display panels on the walls of the Deny King Heritage Museum at Melaleuca. The result looks stunning. This project was achieved with assistance from the Tasmanian government under Arts Tasmania’s Small Museums […]

Oh, Melaleuca – a poem

Friends of Melaleuca WILDCARE

OH, MELALEUCA ON A SUMMERS DAY Oh, Melaleuca lashed with wild relentless summer rain ferocious winds flattens button grass on the plain Orange-Bellied Parrots fledglings leaving the nest wondering if nature will allow survival of the rest the rest of these endangered migrating parrots dependent on protection of their feeding habitats   Oh, Melaleuca a […]


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