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, […]

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 […]


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