Saving Maatsuyker

It’s been abandoned, neglected, flooded, even struck by lightning, but a unique piece of Australia’s maritime history — our loneliest, southernmost lighthouse — is ­finally being brought back from the brink of ruin.  —Matthew Denholm, Weekend Australian

Read today’s inspiring cover page article in the Weekend Australian on the valiant efforts, largely by volunteers in concert with Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service, to save Maatsuyker Island lighthouse.

Opening of Maatsuyker Island Lighthouse, June 1891. Photo reference NS1013/1/277, published with permission of the Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office

Opening of Maatsuyker Island Lighthouse, June 1891. Photo reference NS1013/1/277, published with permission of the Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office

IMG_8429 lighthouse against grey cloud web

Maatsuyker Island Lighthouse has suffered further deterioration since this 2010 photograph. ©Robyn Mundy

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