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