Sheldon Thomas is a Traditional Original Custodian of Tasmania. He grew up in
Tasmania with a strong connection to the land, sea and spirit. Culture is a strong
influence in his life he is a traditional ancient Healer, he was taught by his teacher a
powerful Healer Frank Ansell in Alice Springs to work with energy and learn about
the old ways. He also learnt about bush medicine and making bush rubs.
Sheldon’s tribal roots come from Mannalargenna who lived on East Coast of
Tasmania and Marjorie Munro from Victoria Bunurong and the bass strait Islands.
He has been a Master Tasmanian Aboriginal Canoe Builder for over a decade. Sheldon has made thousands of authentic canoes all different shapes and sizes, paper bark tea tree and stringy bark.