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Phillip Island and District Historical Society Inc. COWES, VICTORIA

Visit our historical museum featuring exhibitions on geology, maritime history, aboriginal culture, natural history, early settlers and Phillip Island's schools, cemetery and bridges. Changing displays. Videos of the history and wildlife of Phillip Island and district are also available for viewing. The society meets monthly at the Heritage Centre Cowes, from Feb to November at 2:30pm on the second Wednesday of the month. Visitors are welcome.

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Heritage Centre 89 Thompson Avenue P O Box 816 Cowes Victoria 3922
phone
+61 +61 (0)3 5956 8501

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Opening Hours

Thursdays: 10 am to 12 noon Saturdays: 10 am to 12 noon Tuesdays: (School holidays only): 10 am to 12 noon (Not open Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day, Good Friday and Anzac Day). Groups and schools by appointment.

Entry Fee

Adult admission by "gold coin" donation, children and students are free!

Location

Heritage Centre 89 Thompson Avenue COWES VICTORIA

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Newspaper Clipping

Phillip Island and District Historical Society Inc., COWES

Article about the building permits for Phillip Island issued at the rate of 12 a month.

Historical information

Article from a collection of newspaper clippings from October 1968 to July 1971

Photograph

Phillip Island and District Historical Society Inc., COWES

Print of Phillip Island Suspension Bridge.

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Phillip Island Suspension Bridge built 1938/40, demolished 1970. 1st road connection with mainland at San Remo. Part of an album compiled and donated by Mrs Helen Jansson.

Grave Marker

Phillip Island and District Historical Society Inc., COWES

Grave Marker - Black painted clover leaf head and long straight leg.

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Used to mark grave at Phillip Island Cemetary.

Photograph

Phillip Island and District Historical Society Inc., COWES

Black & White postcard of a road to the Back Beach, Cowes.

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One of 16 photographs and postcards donated by Mary Karney

Inscriptions & Markings

"The Rose Series, P 662." "Road to the Back Beach, Cowes, Phillip Is., Victoria"

Photograph

Phillip Island and District Historical Society Inc., COWES

Black & White photograph of Suspension Bridge between Newhaven & San Remo

Historical information

First Suspension Bridge built 1940 between Newhaven & San Remo. Bridge opened by Hon. Albert Dunstan, Premier of Victoria. Photograph taken from San Remo

Photograph - Post Card

Phillip Island and District Historical Society Inc., COWES

Black & white Postcard of the Isle of Wight Hotel with Morton Bay Fig Tree in foreground.

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One of a collection of photographs donated by Mrs W. Rankine.

Inscriptions & Markings

Valentine Series No 823 "Isle of Wight Hotel," Cowes, P.I.

Book - Household cyclopedia of general information...

Phillip Island and District Historical Society Inc., COWES

Book - People & plants : a history of gardening in Victoria

Phillip Island and District Historical Society Inc., COWES

Photograph

Phillip Island and District Historical Society Inc., COWES

Photograph of Caves on the waterline at Cape Woolamai. The caves can only be entered by boat.

Historical information

One of a collection of over 400 photographs in an album commenced in 1960 and presented to the Phillip Island & Westernport Historical Society by the Shire of Phillip Island

Photograph

Phillip Island and District Historical Society Inc., COWES

Sepia Postcard - Valentine Series - Granite Quarry and Landing Place at Cape Woolamai.

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Part of collection of Photographs donated to the Museum by the family of the late Mr. Jack Jenner. (1977)

Inscriptions & Markings

Picturesque Scene at Landing Place, Cape Woolamai, Philip Island. Valentine Series M.4834

Book - Shakespeares dramatische Werke in acht Banden Uberfest von Schlegel und Lied

Phillip Island and District Historical Society Inc., COWES

Inscriptions & Markings

Labelled 'Himmer Bequest'. Stamped 'Cowes Free Public Library'.

Boomerang

Phillip Island and District Historical Society Inc., COWES

A heavy hunting and fighting boomerang with an incised design typical of the area of origin. Striped ovals design - little bird feet.

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Unknown

Photograph

Phillip Island and District Historical Society Inc., COWES

Photograph of W. J. Kennon's Jetty at Cape Woolamai taken during the Opening Ceremony.

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One of a collection of over 400 photographs in an album commenced in 1960 and presented to the Phillip Island & Westernport Historical Society by the Shire of Phillip Island

Newspaper clippings

Phillip Island and District Historical Society Inc., COWES

Article on RACV Caravan Rally.

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Newspaper clipping article on RACV Caravan Rally at Phillip Island from Sun News Pictorial on 5/4/1938

Book - Love and Mr. Lewisham

Phillip Island and District Historical Society Inc., COWES

Photograph

Phillip Island and District Historical Society Inc., COWES

Black & White photograph of a Phillip Island coastal scene

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One of a collection of 8 photographs donated by Bob Notley of San Remo

Photograph

Phillip Island and District Historical Society Inc., COWES

Photograph of calcareous moulds formed by early forms of vegetation and subsequent action of wind and sand.

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One of a collection of over 400 photographs in an album commenced in 1960 and presented to the Phillip Island & Westernport Historical Society by the Shire of Phillip Island

Photograph - Phillip Island Punt

Phillip Island and District Historical Society Inc., COWES

Close-up of two cars on punt crossing between San Remo and Newhaven, Phillip Island

Historical information

Shows the sea transport used before the Suspension Bridge was built. Punt ran between Newhaven and San Remo from 1900 - 1940.

Photograph - Suspension Bridge

Phillip Island and District Historical Society Inc., COWES

Phillip Island Suspension Bridge taken along length of bridge - under construction

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Suspension Bridge completed in 1940 and opened by Hon. Albert Dunstan MLA, Premier of Victoria. First Phillip Island Bridge under construction

Photograph

Phillip Island and District Historical Society Inc., COWES

Death Notices from The Advertiser

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Paper cutting, Death Notices of Emma Hazeldean Jacobs (nee Anderson) 18/09/1994 at Cowes Hospital.

Photograph

Phillip Island and District Historical Society Inc., COWES

Photograph of a painting of the wreck of The "Speke" with only one mast standing.

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One of a collection of over 400 photographs in an album commenced in 1960 and presented to the Phillip Island & Westernport Historical Society by the Shire of Phillip Island

Book - century of reformed evangelical worship : glimpses of Phillip Island and its Presbyterian, now Uniting Church

Phillip Island and District Historical Society Inc., COWES

Inscriptions & Markings

Presented to the Historical Society of Phillip Island by St John's Uniting Church Cowes, November 1st 1989

Newspaper clippings

Phillip Island and District Historical Society Inc., COWES

Newspaper article concerning the return of Jack Barclay (mother's name Grayden)of Hastings for Phillip Island's centenary 1968. Photograph of Barclay with Shire President and a Councillor.

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Collection of newspaper clippers in scrap book dated 1960 - 1973

Inscriptions & Markings

"Veteran Returns"

Photograph

Phillip Island and District Historical Society Inc., COWES

Photograph of J B Cleeland, captain of the team, at the Newhaven Rocket Shed in 1900.

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One of a collection of over 400 photographs in an album commenced in 1960 and presented to the Phillip Island & Westernport Historical Society by the Shire of Phillip Island

Book - country house

Phillip Island and District Historical Society Inc., COWES

Photograph - postcards

Phillip Island and District Historical Society Inc., COWES

Five Postcards of Phillip Island. 337-02 - Black & White postcard of "Cora Lynn" Guest House, Cowes. 337-03 - Coloured postcard of "Bayview" Guest House, Cowes. 337-04 - Black & White postcard of the Phillip Island Suspension Bridge. 337-05 - Black & White postcard of the Isle of Wight Hotel, Cowes, Phillip Island. 337-06 - Black & White postcard of the Phillip Island Hotel.

Historical information

A collection of postcards donated by Helen Swaine.

Inscriptions & Markings

337-02 - "Cora Lynn" Cowes, Phillip Island. 337-03 - Bayview Guest House at Cowes (Bulmer Copyright) 337-04 - Murray Views No 5. TheBridge, San Remo, Vic. 337-05 - Murray Views No. 34 "Isle of Wight Hotel" Cowes, Phillip island, Vic. 337-06 - Phillip Island Hotel, Cowes, Phillip island V19.

Newspaper Clipping

Phillip Island and District Historical Society Inc., COWES

Article on restoration of grave of Miss Eliza Coghlan at Phillip Island. She was 113 when she died and at that time was regarded as the oldest woman in Australia.

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Newspaper clipping 1968

Photograph

Phillip Island and District Historical Society Inc., COWES

Black & White photograph of the Phillip Isand Municipal Brass Band - Cricket Team 1936. Back Row: L-R: P. Forrest, H. De La Haye, R. Jenner, N. Sykes, F. Towns. Middle Row: L-R: B. West, N. Cleeland, J. Gliddon, J. McLardy, J. Bryce. Front Row: L-R: A. Towns, R. De La Haye.

Historical information

One of a collection of photographs donated by Bernie De La Haye.

Photograph - Isle of Wight Hotel

Phillip Island and District Historical Society Inc., COWES

Black & White Postcard. View of Esplanade, Cowes showing the"Isle of Wight" Hotel

Historical information

Part of collection of Rose & Valentine Postcards. Copied by John Jansson 1984

Inscriptions & Markings

Isle of Wight Hotel, Cowes.

Photograph - The Nobbies

Phillip Island and District Historical Society Inc., COWES

Black & white postcard of waves crashing onto rocks and stormy seas.

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An undated postcard from David to ? re his stay at Phillip Island, mentioning Broadwater Guesthouse and stormy weather.

Inscriptions & Markings

At the Nobbies Phillip Island 226