'Characters, Coves & Cliffs', published in 1995, is the companion volume to 'Chronicles of Coochiemudlo' which appeared two years earlier.

It adds much to the previous book's detailed natural history. But its real forte is the collected accounts of island life over the last 120 years. Some of the stories are told first-hand. Others are related by close family members.

 

We owe our thanks to the skilled and devoted  historian, John Pearn, who has collected a remarkable record of how ordinary people built useful and happy lives on Coochiemudlo Island.

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CONTENTS, CONTRIBUTORS & INTRODUCTION

 

PART I

PIONEERS OF COOCHIEMUDLO

Chapter 1

INNES OF “INNIS ISLAND”

A Pioneer of Moreton Bay who gave his
Name to Coochiemudlo Island

John Pearn

 

Chapter 2

COOCHIEMUDLO PIONEERS

Henry Wright and his son Norman Reginald Wright —
The first European Settlers on Coochiemudlo

Norman James Wright and Ronald Thomas Wright
Belinda Harvey and Phillip Harvey
John Pearn

 

Chapter 3

RECOLLECTIONS OF A POST-WAR CHILDHOOD
ON COOCHIEMUDLO ISLAND

The Island World of Doug and Mary Morton

Paul Bland

Chapter 4

PIONEERS IN PARADISE

Claire and Gerald Elliot of Coochiemudlo Island

Marie-Louise Potter

Chapter 5

WALTER OSBORNE (1884-1979)

A Coochiemudlo Pioneer

Maurine Bradby

Chapter 6

“CALLY” - AN ISLAND PIONEER

A Short Profile of Isabel Callaghan (1898-1988)

Olive Walters

Chapter 7

THE FERRIES AND FERRYMEN OF
COOCHIEMUDLO ISLAND

Maureen O'Connor

PART II

THE REPTILES OF MORETON BAY

Chapter 8

THE REPTILES OF MORETON BAY

Jeanette Covacevich

 

Chapter 9

“WHERE HAVE ALL THE FLOWERS GONE?”

Rosemary Opala

 

Chapter 10

LUMINOUS FUNGHI

Night Lights on Bay Islands

Geoffrey Tilse

 

PART III

THE LIVING WORLD OF COOCHIEMUDLO

 

Chapter 11

FIGHTING ISLAND FIRES

Edward Field Jones

Chapter 12

NORFOLK BEACH

What's in a name?

Edward Field Jones

Chapter 13

CERAMICS AND CREATIVITY
The Potters of Coochiemudlo
Denise Wright

Chapter 14

THE MUSE OF POETRY
Haiku and other Fragments inspired
by the Sea and its Islands

Nicolaine Jordan

Chapter 15

THE MUSE OF PAINTING
Brenda-Joy Pritchard

Chapter 16

A HISTORY OF THE
COOCHIEMUDLO
' ART GROUP
Lyle Bailey

Chapter 17

FLINDERS DAY
A Focus for Coochiemudlo Island
Jean Stewart

Notes and references

Index