Image courtesy of Michael Coghlan

Removing weeds and enhancing native habitat at the Truganini Conservation Area in Hobart.

The Truganini Conservation Area in Hobart is a much love reserve named after Tasmanian Aboriginal woman Truganini who was born on Bruny Island (Lunawanna-alonnah) around 1812. She was a daughter of the leader of the Bruny Island peoples.

The Truganini Reserve protects an area of native bushland on the south-east flank of Mount Nelson. You can take a 90-minute return bushwalk (4.2 kilometres) descending from the Signal Station to Sandy Bay, The track follows the course of Cartwright Creek through a range of vegetation from eucalypt woodland to a sheltered rainforest-like gully. You can visit the Truganini Memorial, dedicated to the Tasmanian Aboriginal people and their descendants; look for wild flowers dotted throughout the bush and listen for the song of native birds, including the endangered swift parrot.

Conservation Volunteers Australia in collaboration with local volunteers, Seven Mile Beach Parks and Wildlife Team are undertaking weeding and maintenance work in this important reserve in Hobart.

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