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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 was to be on 18th April at the Community Hall but in light of the COVID-19 and public concern re general health, this event has been cancelled.

Coochiemudlo Island Heritage Society March 2020 newsletter is now available

Denise Foley's talk on 7th March 2020 on the history of real estate on Coochie was well attended. Audio is about 22 minutes. More audios available under the Collection tab and Oral History.

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

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

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.