Purple Swamphen2019-01-26T00:27:32+00:00


The Purple Swamphen

Mel Telfer & Mick Sherriff

The concept for the ‘Hen began in April 2014 when two friends, Helen and Mel, decided that the island needed a space for local arts & crafts to be promoted and retailed to other lovers of handmade treasures.

Since then, The Purple Swamphen has become known as the premier destination for quality handmade gifts and homewares. A majority of the items are produced on Flinders Island by local artists and craftspeople, with some treasures sourced from Tasmania and beyond.

Why a Purple Swamphen? Mel love birds! Swamphens are their particular favourite as they’re full of personality, sometimes raucous, and are often found hanging around in the wetlands surrounding Flinders Island.