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FLINDERS DAY – 18th July 2010

Matthew Flinders on Coochie

Matthew Flinders arrives on Coochie

This Sunday, 18th July, is Flinders Day on Coochiemudlo Island once again, the annual commemoration and celebration of that fateful day in July 1799 when Lt Matthew Flinders arrived on the island while exploring Moreton Bay on the sloop Norfolk.

This historical event will be re-enacted during the day, complete with the landing of Lt Flinders on (now) Norfolk Beach and the presence of local people in period costume.   There will be a parade and, of course, the Coochie Craft Markets will be open on the day.

Flinders Day activities

8:00am Coochie Craft Markets open
9:30am Parade commences, including floats and period costume dress
11:30am Re-enactment of Matthew Flinders’ landing on Norfolk Beach
12:30pm Outrigger and Dragon Boat races

A Short History of Coochiemudlo Island by the Coochiemudlo Island History Society

How to get to Coochiemudlo Island?  Take the ferry or the barge for a short, pleasant ride off Victoria Point Jetty.

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