The Running Postman

​The Running Postman newsletter was launched in February 2008. The newsletter is published two times per year and circulated to participants in the various Private Land Conservation Program initiatives, including the Protected Areas on Private Land program.

The Running Postman (Kennedia prostrata) 


Our newsletter is named after a small twining plant that is widespread in Tasmanian dry forests. This plant symbolises the tenacity of nature. It readily reinvades areas damaged by fire, helping to cover bare ground and paving the way for establishment of other plants. Running postman is an important food source for native insects, including many butterflies. Aboriginal people used the plant for twine and also sucked the nectar from the flowers.

It is a plant that is now widely used in horticulture, and one that often provides a bright dash of spring and summer colour in native gardens or in the bush. It rarely grows much taller than 1 metre high and being a member of the pea family it has wavy trifoliate (three pronged) leaves. The flowers are brilliant red - the colour of an old postie's uniform - with a greenish yellow throat.

We hope you enjoy reading the newsletter and we welcome any feedback you might have.​


 Running Postman Newsletter No. 32 June 2023 (PDF 953Kb)

 Running Postman Newsletter No. 31 December 2022 (PDF 901Kb)

 Running Postman Newsletter No. 30 June 2021 (PDF 921Kb)

 Running Postman Newsletter No. 29 December 2020 (PDF 1Mb)

 Running Postman Newsletter No. 28 December 2019 (PDF 971Kb)

  Running Postman Newsletter No. 27 June 2019   (855Kb)

  Running Postman Newsletter No. 26 December 2018   (848Kb)

  Running Postman Newsletter No. 25 June 2018   (2Mb)

  Running Postman Newsletter No. 24 December 2017   (912Kb)

   The Running Postman June 2017   (866Kb)

  The Running Postman December 2016   (1Mb)

  The Running Postman June 2016   (947Kb)

  The Running Postman December 2015   (867Kb)

  The Running Postman June 2015   (1Mb)

  The Running Postman December 2014   (1Mb)

  The Running Postman June 2014 edition   (1Mb)

  The Running Postman Newsletter - December 2013   (975Kb)

  The Running Postman - June 2013   (1Mb)

  The Running Postman - December 2012   (989Kb)

  The Running Postman - June 2012   (880Kb)

  The Running Postman - December 2011   (977Kb)

  The Running Postman - August 2011   (888Kb)

  The Running Postman - April 2011   (953Kb)

  The Running Postman - December 2010   (1Mb)

  The Running Postman - August 2010   (1Mb)

  The Running Postman - April 2010   (702Kb)

  The Running Postman - December 2009   (993Kb)

  The Running Postman - August 2009   (995Kb)

  The Running Postman - April 2009   (824Kb)

  The Running Postman - December 2008   (876Kb)

  The Running Postman - July 2008   (1Mb)

  The Running Postman - February 2008   (1Mb)


The Land for Wildlife newsletter

The LFW newsletter was launched in 1999. The newsletter published 15 issues and was circulated to participants of the Land for Wildlife scheme. The newsletter contained articles on various themes such as wildlife species, plants, habitat, landowner profiles, weeds, management advice, funding sources and other relevant topics of interest to landowners.

The Land for Wildlife newsletter has now been incorporated in to The Running Postman.

Previous Land for Wildlife newsletters:


  LFW Newsletter Issue 15 August 2007   (2Mb)

  LFW Newsletter Issue 14 March 2007   (2Mb)

  LFW Newsletter Issue 13 December 2006   (3Mb)

  LFW Newsletter Issue 12 August 2006   (5Mb)

  LFW Newsletter Issue 11 March 2006   (2Mb)

  LFW Newsletter Issue 10 November 2005   (4Mb)

  LFW Newsletter Issue 9 August 2005   (2Mb)

  LFW Newsletter Issue 8 March 2005   (1Mb)

  LFW Newsletter Issue 7 April 2004   (5Mb)

  LFW Newsletter Issue 6 August 2003   (1Mb)

  LFW Newsletter Issue 5 April 2003   (3Mb)

  LFW Newsletter Issue 4 December 2002   (1Mb)

  LFW Newsletter Issue 3 September 2002   (4Mb)

  LFW Newsletter Issue 2 September 2000   (3Mb)

  LFW Newsletter Issue 1 September 1999   (2Mb)




Private Land Conservation Enquiries

GPO Box 44,
Hobart, TAS, 7001.