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Some Quick Links

  • Lots of EVENT reports and photos here.
  • The first Part of The NBN on The Island. See it here, then links to more articles and a Presentation on the NBN.
  • MORE/ALL newsletters -  back to 2000 now archived. See them here.
  • Lots of Association documents now added, including minutes of General and Annual General meetings here.
  • Association Constitution and it's Objects. Get to them at the top of here.  
  • "Woy Woy - Venice of Australia" - a 7 minute 1935 film about our surroundings from the
    National Film & Sound Archive. See it here.

Father Coghlan

 

 

 

Father Cornelius Dominic Coghlan was a member of the Dominican Order, born in Galway in Ireland, and arrived in Sydney when in his early fifties.

The Brisbane Water District was his first mission in 1843.

On the Island he found time to grow bananas until the plantation was wiped out by a gale in 1898 - the same gale which sank the SS Maitland (this wreck residing at Maitland Bay just north of Kilcare).

Although he referred to the Island as "my island", it is believed he gave it its current name - St Huberts Island.