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Coochiemudlo Island Heritage Society June 2020 newsletter is available

on the following link

Saturday, June 27 and Tuesday June 30
Open Mornings Community Hall 10:00am – Noon
There will be an opportunity to view the paintings donated by June’s family and look at the banners Keith Stebbins has been instrumental in creating on such topics as WW11 Landing Craft training on Coochiemudlo, ‘Our Emerald Fringe’ and Heritage Walking Map, the Coochiemudlo Island Heritage Society activities, Coochiemudlo’s development timeline, early settlers, flora, sea creatures, birds and mangrove forest.
Along with the paintings and banners you could check out the marmalade cutter, donated by Michael and Barbara Gregory, the glass given to Denise Foley when the water was turned on for Coochie from North Stradbroke Island and the old tools recently donated by Stan and Julie Harris. Social distancing regulations will apply.


​Sunday, July 19​
Flinders’ Day Landing Re-enactment Norfolk Beach from about 11.15

The Flinders’ Day landing re-enactment will go ahead on Norfolk Beach with appropriate social distancing regulations. People may wish to gather from about 11.15 am to witness a low-key re-enactment that will focus on the landing and sextant reading which will be done at 11:52 precisely when the sun is at its zenith. This annual event is held with respect to indigenous culture and history.

Donations to Coochiemudlo Island Heritage Society

June Outteridge was a great supporter of Coochie artists and her daughter Lynne Musgrove and grandson Bruce Beale have generously donated June's art collection to the Heritage Society.  So that Coochie residents can view them (once the COVID-19 threat deems it possible) they now hang in the open room of the ground floor of the Community Hall.  This is the culmination of a collective effort by Heritage Society members.  The Island organisation certificates have been grouped together to make room for the art which completely transforms the room.

Photos courtesy of Keith Stebbins. 

Michael and Barbara Gregory have kindly donated a marmalade cutter which was mentioned in the last broadcast email. This will be displayed in the History Room.

Mary Preston's 2002 study of Curlew Creek 


Link to the study is found under planning & other documents via the digital records page

Heritage Society Newsletters

Our newsletters are produced quarterly.  You are welcome to download past and present publications

The Society has copies of the following books for sale:

  • Bananas Bullfrogs and Boarding School written by Marie-Louise Potter (nee Elliot).  Cost $15.00 

  • Characters, Coves and Cliffs, contributions by several authors, edited by Prof. John Pearn. Cost $15.00

  • The Magic of Coochie  by Joy Fritz. Cost $5.00

  • Footprints on my Coochie by Joan Bland (nee Morton). Not many copies left.  Cost $5.00 

Moonlight Over the Estuary

A 10 part ABC radio series

made by Peter Wear and Ken Methold went to air December 1983.  The series is a spoof on Blue Hills but set in Coochiemudlo Island. 

Listen to the 10 episodes

Ted Jones
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