Coochiemudlo Island Flinders Day
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FLINDERS DAY ON COOCHIEMUDLO ISLAND
On 19th July 1799 Matthew Flinders whilst in Moreton Bay decided to land at Coochiemudlo Island and take a sextant reading. He was most likely accompanied by his brother Samuel and Bongaree an indigenous interpreter from Port Jackson. Flinders noticed pandanus palms and cypress pine trees, just as we can see today at the landing site.
This year’s re-enactment will take place on the 21st July at 11.40am on Norfolk Beach at a site just south of the Matthew Flinders Memorial.
We hope you can come along and join us for the premier historical event in the Redland Shire.
Alongside the re-enactment we have a street parade, period dancers, folk dancers, a marching band, cadets and presentations for the best float in the parade and the best period costume on the day.
Our wonderful Coochiemudlo Island Beach market will be offering their amazing variety of stalls including indigenous jewellery, art and craft, collectables and much more. We are entertained on the day by Damon with his keyboard and food is available from both our stall holders and local businesses Curlew Café and Red Rock Café. This year the local real estate agents will be displaying information regarding various housing options that are available on Coochiemudlo.
If you have time there are kayaks and b’b’que boats for hire dependant on the weather (booking required) there is a beautiful walk around the island (only 5 km) with our 3 sandy beaches, wetlands trail and our western side is filled with mangroves and birds.
Event timetable, transport and parking suggestions will be posted early July.