Here are some pictures from the February 2013 busy bee. Main task was laying the concrete footings.
To view the Twertup Building Plans - click HERE
To donate to the Twertup Restoration Project – click HERE
Twertup, located in the north-west of the park, is a truly
magic place - the scenery is beautiful, the setting serene. In January 2008, a wildfire burnt Twertup and
significantly damaged the Field Studies Centre.
Subsequently, the site has been closed to the public until the building
can be restored and the area rehabilitated.
The spongolite building was built in 1965 by
Horace Worth, the operator of the adjacent spongolite quarry. The quarry closed
in the early 1970s and, at the invitation of the National Parks Authority, the
abandoned house was restored and maintained by the FFRNP.
A Twertup Master Development Plan has been completed in collaboration
with the Department of Environment and Conservation. We are now actively sourcing funding to
rebuild the Field Studies Centre. Your
monetary contribution or in-kind support, e.g. provision of materials or
labour, would be greatly appreciated. To donate click HERE
To learn more about the history of Twertup, buy a copy of our DVD, by
going to the MERCHANDISE page.
The Friends of the Fitzgerald River National Park
thank the following organisations for their support:
Southern Development Commission
Southern Royalties for Regions Small
for Environment 2011 Environment
of Environment and Conservation
of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts Community Action Grant
of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs Volunteer Grant 2009.
* The Twertup Field Studies Centre
has been CLOSED following a wildfire in January 2008. It
will remain closed until the Centre has been rebuilt to a point where it is
safe to open Twertup to the public*