'Chronicles of Coochiemudlo' was published nearly 30 years ago but it's still the most comprehensive anthology of thoughtful writing about our island.
It ranges from the scholarly to the entertaining. It's a reliable historic record, and the island's natural assets are expertly surveyed. But there are plenty of anecdotes and photos too.
It features many first-hand stories
that give the modern reader an authentic impression of over a
century of continuous settlement.
'Characters, Cliffs and Coves' the companion volume, is coming soon.
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IN THE BEGINNING
Aboriginal Forebears on Coochiemudlo Island
COOCHIEMUDLO ISLAND IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY
Edward Field Jones
KIDS AT COOCHIEMUDLO -THE PRE-WAR YEARS
A Personal Account David Stewart
THE ARMY AND WORLD WAR TWO
John Pearn and Maureen O’Connor
THE BOTANY OF COOCHIEMUDLO
THE SEA AND ITS SHELLS
THE POETRY OF COOCHIEMUDLO
WRITERS ON COOCHIEMUDLO
ISLAND MEDICAL CARE IN THE EARLY DAYS
CHILDHOOD MEMORIES OF COOCHIEMUDLO - 1970s
A PIONEER ISLAND FARM
The Life and Times of Douglas and Mary Morton,
BUILDING AN ISLAND HOME
THE LAND AND ITS USES
Denise Foley and John Pearn
OPPORTUNITIES PAST AND
LESSONS FOR THE FUTURE
THE HAND OF HUMANKIND Part 2
HOUSES AND HOUSING -THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT
John Pearn and Edwin Codd
Chapter 16 READING THE SIGNS
Chapter 17 THE ESSENCE OF COOCHIE
Safeguarding Future Options for Coochiemudlo Island
Darryl Low Choy