Slave Trade ‘Bracelet Money’ found on Coochie

A local resident has made an extraordinary find: a slave trade object used as ‘bracelet money’, found on Coochie. All the details in CIN’s December issue!

Big shout out to Darren & Louise Gearing of Bay Island Transport, for sponsoring CIN since our inception. Great community spirit! We are so grateful for your support.

Thank you to each of our advertisers for your community focus and special thanks to our growing band of community-focused advertisers booking and paying for ads 12 months advance – THANK YOU Andrew Stovell (Redland Tree Service), Andrew Courtney (Plenitude Wealth), Angela Hoskin(Site Content), Craig Carter (Coochie Contractors), Kerry Burton (Team Solomon Estate Agents), Matt Bufalino (Bufalino Builders)Ian and Christine Hart (Coochiemudlo Island Beach Bar), and Steven Shelley, (Shelley Contracting)! Awesome support!

LOTS of news this month! CIN’s Events Guide, Coochie Choir news, an update from our Bus Service, a new column by Pirate Pete ‘On the Water’, lots of ideas for getting involved in island lifeChristmas Market and Christmas Lights Competition info; art group news; a beautiful poem about our red cliffs, tide tracking info for the newbies, where to find the 2023 Coochie calendar, Weed of the Month tips on alternative beautiful natives from our Coochie Native Nursery, and all the inspiration, entertainment and info you need is inside!

AND we have all your favourites: Michael des David’s fishing tipsChristo Patty’s relationship tipsGolf Club newsAdaire’s houseboat-living story, Helen Symes health tips, a lovely On the Deck interview, all your community organisation news and events and lots more! THANK YOU to our generous and talented contributors. Without you there would be no CIN.

I’d like to wish you a very merry Christmas and happy and healthy New Year!

Thanks for supporting Coochie Island News. It means a lot to this community.

Rachael xx