Preserving History and Written Records

Got any old photographs of Coochie?
Can we copy them? 
Tell us your Coochie story!
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We are a group of community members inspired by the local history of the island in which we live.  Here you will find links to historical records, photographs and interviews with Island residents.  Some sections are still under construction.

The Society still has copies of some books written by past and present Coochie residents.  These books include The Magic of Coochie, Characters Covers and Cliffs, Bananas Bullfrogs and Boarding School, and Why it's OK to talk to your dog.  The society keeps sale prices very low, ranging from $5 - $15 depending on the title.They offer rich and varied insights into the Island's settlement history.  Please contact a committee member for details.

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Photo: Margaret Walker & Joyce Collett

Biographies and short stories

Read about some of Coochiemudlo Island's pioneer residents, places and events

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Photo: book covers by Coochie writers

Digital records

The Society is in the process of digitising its collection which includes planning documents relevant to the Island, AGM reports, other documents, publications & photos

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Photo: Doug and Mary Morton

Oral History

We are in the process of building up a library of audio & video interviews to capture peoples' memories of living on Coochie

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Photo: Margaret Walker & Joyce Collett

Biographies and short stories

Read about some of Coochiemudlo Island's pioneer residents, places and events

cover to Mary Preston's study on Curlew

Photo: Coochie's Creek study cover by Mary Preston

Digital records

The Society is in the process of digitising its collection which includes planning documents relevant to the Island, AGM reports, other documents, publications & photos

Doug Mary Morton 1920s.jpg

Photo: Doug and Mary Morton

Oral History

We are in the process of building up a library of audio & video interviews to capture peoples' memories of living on Coochie

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