|Friends of Bruny Island Quarantine Station|
Friends of Bruny Island Quarantine Station (FOBIQS) was formed in 2011 to “support the management, conservation and public appreciation of the Bruny Island Quarantine Station.” A meeting of about 20 interested people, including Bruny Islanders, non-residents, and staff of Tasmania Parks & Wildlife (PWS)and Wildcare, was held on site at the Quarantine Station.
FOBIQS is a Wildcare Inc. Group that works cooperatively with PWS
to manage and care for the Quarantine Station State Reserve.
FOBIQS is a Wildcare Inc. Group that works cooperatively with PWS to manage and care for the Quarantine Station State Reserve.
Since our formation we have had several Open Days during which tours of the site have given visitors an insight to the various eras of the station's history over 150 years.
During 2013 we saw two of our visions for the future of the quarantine station come to fruition, and others progressing steadily.
Firstly, we completed the self guided
Heritage Interpretive Walk officially opened in December 2013 by Dr. Dianne Snowden, Chair of the
Tasmanian Heritage Council. 16 signs have been installed which form an
informative walk around the site, along with several directional signs
to guide and complete the circuit. The
interpretive Heritage Walk was made possible by a Commonwealth Community
Heritage Grant (Tell a Story) and works by Parks and Wildlife staff and
the Friends of the Quarantine station.
The interpretive Heritage Walk was made possible by a Commonwealth Community Heritage Grant (Tell a Story) and works by Parks and Wildlife staff and the Friends of the Quarantine station.
Secondly, PWS and FOBIQS established a 'volunteer caretaker" program over the summer period starting early December 2013 and this has proved most successful. We initially trialled 'Open Sundays' but response was good and after many requests from people that could not make the Sunday we had discussion with Parks stafff and were able to open Saturday and Sunday. This has now progressed to having volunteer caretakers all year round.
This form of management is operating successfully on a number of other sites including Cape Bruny Island Lighthouse. The caretakers undertake tasks that are assigned by PWS in accordance with approved management plans.
|Heritage Interpretive Walk|
About Us - 5 Year Vision
|FOBIQS News Sheets||News Sheet Feb 2014|
Working Bees: The first working bee was at the Doctor's House on Sunday 20th November, 2011 and we continue to have monthly working bees at present on the 2nd Tuesday of every month with the first for 2014 being 4th March 10.00 am-3.00 pm. Come and see what we are up to and give us a helping hand and your ideas for the station. New members are always welcome.
|Bruny Island Community Association||Website hosting|
|Rex Cox||information about boats on signage|
|Reg Davis||Website construction|
|Max & Elaine Lewis||copy of painting by Audrey Williams of quarantine station for display|
|Prof. Jim Reid||Russell Young story|
|Craig Searle||Riot story|
|Gordon Silver||boats in bottles|
|David Stowe||Bird Photography|
|John Wallace||NAA Hobart|
|Tas Parks and Wildlife Service Bruny Island|
|Tas Parks and Wildlife Service Southern Region|
|Audrey Williams||permission to use|
|Alan Wilson||Wilson story|
|Art at the Point||donations from Art Exhibition held in March/April 2013|
|Bruny Island Community Association||
|Bruny Island Cork Club||slow combustion heater|
|Lois Bury||painted panels|
|Christian Floor Covering||vinyl donation|
|General Public||furniture & fittings|
|Hein Vandenburg||electrical work|
|John Williams||kitchen cabinet|
Become a Member
Are you a member of Wildcare?
If not, join today at http://www.wildcaretas.org.au/ and follow the prompts.
Tick your interest in Wildcare Friends of Bruny Island Quarantine Station to help build up our numbers, support our gaols, be notified of working bees, add you skills.
Cost: $25 per annum
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