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History Room open morning 16 November 10 am - 12 noon. Ground floor Community Hall. Take the opportunity to view the Herbarium as well as the Society's collection, books and other items displayed in the cabinets.

Coochiemudlo Island Heritage Society AGM for 2019

was held at the Community Hall Sunday 20 October 

The meeting was followed by presentations from Rev. Paul Bland (grandson of Doug and Mary Morton) and Jan MacIntyre who presented on the Emerald Fringe heritage listing.  After the presentations a light lunch was provided with wine and soft drinks included.  The Society welcomes the new committee comprising: 

President - Jan MacIntyre OAM, Vice President - Keith Stebbins, Treasurer - Herb Golightly, Secretary - Christine Leonard. General committee members - David Paxton, Leslie MacLean, Annette Drennan, Graeme Roberts-Thomson

Redland City Council has recognized the Coochiemudlo Island Emerald Fringe by listing it on the local heritage register. The citation is available at:


It is available via the hyperlink in the left hand column in schedule 7, Table SC7.2, Item #50. A link to the boundary map of what is covered in the Emerald Fringe can be found under the Collection tab, then Digital Records and Planning and other documents.

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Friday 30 August 2019 - Coochie Heritage Society members attend the launch of The Moreton Bay Foundation, link to article on the visit 
Sunday 22 September - Mary Preston talked about the challenging and unique project of creating the Island Herbarium.  The audio and photos can be accessed through the links on Oral History under the Collection page



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 

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


Melaleuca Wetlands Signs

For several years two of these beautiful signs were located in Elizabeth Street.  They were taken down a long time ago and are now back in the hands of the Society.  The committee hopes to develop a project which will see them reinstated in two other locations.