The TLC is mourning the loss of Andrew Cameron, who passed away in the early hours of Monday 2 August, with his wife Diana by his side.

Andrew was the driving force behind the Midlands Conservation Fund - an incredible man, living life with heart and soul. He lived his values through his actions and was committed to leaving the world and his beloved Tasmanian Midlands a better place. Whether it be as a member of his local community, as a father, grandfather and husband, or his tireless efforts quietly championing conservation – Andrew gently touched a great many people.

His knowledge spanned from farming systems to ecology, and the rich human and natural history of Tasmania. Although he didn’t push himself forward in a crowd, he could happily chat to anyone and there was no topic of which he was ignorant. His intellect, humour and curiosity extended to any subject. Andrew’s infectious personality, eye for detail, wicked sense of humour and humility endeared him to many.

Andrew’s generosity of spirit continued through these last difficult months, as he never complained about his situation but welcomed visitors with joy and strove to make friendly conversation.

He leaves an incredible legacy - conservation in his beloved Midlands, passion for his community, the importance of family and rich relationships with people from all walks of life.

He was the friendly farmer and an absolute gentleman. Andrew will leave an enduring mark on all who he met and the landscapes in which he lived and worked.

Vale Andrew Cameron and rest in peace.

To make a donation in memory of Andrew, please visit our Donations in Tribute page and type ‘Andrew Cameron’ in the Honouree Name. All gifts will be directed to the Midlands Conservation Fund to support the conservation management of threatened lowland grasslands and grassy woodlands in the Tasmanian Midlands. We are also collecting tributes to and memories of Andrew - if you would like to contribute, please email

Banner image of Themeda grassland is by Andy Townsend.