Jack’s Fund was set up by Alison, Angus and Lucy Moore in 2023 in remembrance of Jack to honour his love of being where he felt most tranquil and happy, at home in nature.
To give to the TLC Foundation through Jack’s Fund, please click here. To select Jack’s Fund, please click the drop down arrow beside the TLC Foundation in the ‘Transaction Details’. Your support enables the TLC to continue protecting and managing nature in Tasmania.
Jack grew up in Nunamara, north east Tasmania, where his home, Wollumbin, looked directly at Mt. Arthur, with the Patersonia Rivulet and St. Patrick’s River on the eastern boundary. From an early age he loved the natural forest and river environment which he shared with his sister, Lucy, his Mum and Dad and two beloved dogs, Bonny and Chips.
One of the special experiences shared by a young Jack and I (Angus) was an overnight camp on the peak of Mt. Arthur from the Patersonia side, a real bush-bash to the top, described by Jack as The Great Trek. The following morning, hearing cockerels from the valley below, we awoke to find that we were camped on a small island plateau of rock just below the summit. From the entrance of our tent, we were sitting on a surface of soft swirling cloud of the brightest white, only the cairn and far distant mountains visible on the horizon below a clear blue sky.
In Jack’s own words, The property and home you provided me to grow up in was a beautiful, peaceful and safe place that I love, cherish and will never forget. I have so many happy memories of Wollumbin.
Jack graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Urban Regional Planning and Development (Honours) from RMIT (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology) in 2018. He wanted to be at the forefront of designing the reconstruction of old industrial sites around Melbourne into residential communities which focussed upon low-rise living, suited to a broad range of ages and abilities. His vision incorporated a holistic environment which saw playgrounds, parks, community vegetable gardens, picnic facilities and a shared space for all within easy and affordable access to transport, education, health services and the city.
It is with much sadness that Jack passed away in December 2020. We decided a Tasmanian Land Conservancy Foundation Fund in his name would be a true and lasting legacy of his dreams and vision for everyone to include the natural environment in their lives.