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2020 marks the 20th anniversary of the formation of the Coochiemudlo Island Heritage Society and the committee has a few activities planned to celebrate, the first being on 18th April at the Community Hall from 5.00 to 7.00 pm. A celebratory evening with invited speakers, drinks and canapes will be served.  Entry will be $10.  To help us plan for catering needs please RVSP to the Society's email to confirm your attendance.

History Room open morning March 10 am - 12 noon (date and topic to be confirmed). Ground floor Community Hall. 

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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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.