Lutruwita, which is the
traditional land owners name given
to this beautiful state of Australia,
holds a few secrets.
Some people in Lutruwita or Tasmania, have witnessed faeries for many years. Some have been merely shadows, whilst others have had closer encounters. Up until now, the sightings have been kept to family dinners and close friends.
Lady Plummage has been collecting sightings of faeries in Tasmania for many years and is now slowly releasing her interviews, describing various faeries around the state. It has taken a while for Lady Plummage to build trust with the witnesses and for them to share their story.
During the interviews the witnesses have given faery descriptions, which have been illustrated by Terry Whidborne. Further illustrations will happen as more sightings are unearthed.
No-one really knows where they have come from or how many reside in Tasmania. They seem, as described by the witnesses, to be varied in appearance.
The original owners of this land say they are not from here. Not originally.
Along with Lady Plummage, is a small dedicated team helping her mission to show the world what others have seen on this amazing little island at the bottom of the world.
We are please to mention that some of the images in book 1 will be part of the ‘Beyond the wandering moon, beyond the star’ exhibition being displayed at the Paranaple Arts Centre, Devonport.
The exhibition comprises work from various artists, which have a connecting theme of magical realms. So, why don’t you drop in and escape this world for little while – you never know what you might find.
We are also showing a special print from Faeries of Tasmania volume 2, due out this Christmas 2024.
While the exhibition is on, signed Faeries of Tasmania books, will be available for sale at their bookshop.
This is going to be an exciting year for us here at Faeries of Tasmania.
Considering the success of the faery exhibition we had in Brisbane, we’ll be having more this year, not only in Brisbane but possibly in our home state of Tasmania. More on this as things develop.
And obviously the second book from Lady Plummage will be available for Christmas.
We are also looking into a special epub edition of more faery encounters from around Tasmania. This will be totally separate from the physical books and possibly just a black and white edition of short interviews and sketches that haven’t been included in the full colour editions.
Lady Plummage has only just allowed us to post a little about her book 3. Yes, she is working on book 3! This will be Edith’s story, which you would have learnt about in book 1, book 2 will also go into more detail.
All we know is that Lady Plummage will be writing a novel on what she believes Edith went through during her time in Hobart.
Merry Christmas, Season’s Greetings, Happy Holidays, however you celebrate the end of year, we wish you all the best and hope 2024 is full of faery fun.
We will be shutting our doors over the Christmas for a much needed break after such a busy year of researching, writing and designing.
Book 2 is nearly finished. Lady Plummage will be going over the text for the book, making sure everything is just right – we don’t want any mishaps just before it goes to print.
The illustrations from Terry have been stunning. They have certainly captured the descriptions from the faery witnesses. Below are some teasers to give you a peek within the pages of book 2, due out for Christmas 2024.
It doesn’t matter how you spell it, apart from the local collection of sightings by Lady Plummage, Dr Simon Young is presently organising a census of fairy sightings. He has been doing so for the last few years and the census is residing on the Faery Investigation Society website.
So, if you have encountered a faery and would like it to be part of the wider faery sighting community, you can do the survey here. All entries are anonymous.
You can also view the previous census The Fairy Census, 2014-2017
Or if you prefer, we can pass on your sightings to Dr Simon Young directly.
Kindly put together by Terry.
With the success of the Brisbane exhibition, we are looking to have another in our home state of Tasmania. It’ll most likely be in conjunction with the release of book 2 later next year and be bigger. We are looking at special book packages, prints, original artwork by Terry, and much more.
It’ll be a matter of finding the correct venue, which fits the world of Lady Plummage.
So much happening, and so exiting.
It was exciting to hear Rayne Allinson & Mel Bush on ABC Radio, talking about the ‘Faeries of Tasmania’ book. It’s so nice to hear people enjoying the local book and also what is ahead with future publications.
While it’s available, you can listen to the review from ABC Hobart radio here. Move to 2:33:10 in the timeline to hear:
We have been so lucky to have readers come forward with further information on Edith S Brown, the chocolatier. You may have read about her in book 1 of Faeries of Tasmania.
Her story has grown dramatically as evidence comes to light. And, is very exciting. It appears Lady Plummage’s thoughts on her being connected to the faeries in Tasmania are correct.
Vol 2 will delve a little more into her life with diary entries and travel records that have emerged from kind readers.
Lady Plummage has acquired some more of Frears paraphernalia too.
We will let you know when it becomes available.
Since the exhibition, we have been contacted by various people wanting prints of their favourite faery from the Faeries of Tasmania book.
The A2 prints are archival and printed on 100% cotton paper using archival inks. They are packed into wide sturdy tubes, ready for shipping.
If you would like a particular faery printed, please get in touch.