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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
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+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.

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

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Heritage Centre 89 Thompson Avenue COWES VICTORIA

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Phillip Island and District Historical Society Inc., COWES

Phillip Island and District Historical Society Inc. Photograph Photograph of Mary Potter (nee Anderson) with Harriett Cunningham outside an old bluestone building. Mary seated in wicker chair below verandah steps. Harriett is standing behind chair

Photograph of Mary Potter (nee Anderson) with Harriett Cunningham outside an old bluestone building. Mary seated in wicker chair below verandah steps. Harriett is standing behind chair. A casement window to left. Both ladies very elderly.

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Harriett Cunningham and Mary Potter (seated) at Motherwell St, Hawthorn. Mary (nee Anderson) a daughter of Thomas and Catherine Anderson, was born in 1854. Married Rev. Potter in 1884 and died in 1943.

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Phillip Island and District Historical Society Inc., COWES

Phillip Island and District Historical Society Inc. Photograph Black & White photograph of Mary Potter (nee Anderson) seated and Harriet Cunnington at Motherwell Street, Hawksburn, Victoria. Australia Victoria Hawksburn Mary Potter, nee Anderson

Black & White photograph of Mary Potter (nee Anderson) seated and Harriet Cunnington at Motherwell Street, Hawksburn, Victoria.

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Mary Potter, nee Anderson, was the daughter of Thomas and Cathering Anderson. Born 1854, married Rev. Potter 1884. Died 1943.

Photographs - Pickersgill Family

Phillip Island and District Historical Society Inc., COWES

Mary (Anderson) Potter daughter of Thomas Anderson and Catherine Sayle. She was the wife of Rev Herbert Potter. Edith Potter from Herberts first marriage in England married Walter Pickersgill. 255-02. Photograph of a house - maybe Pickersgill

Six Black & White photographs of possible members of the Pickersgill family. 255-01. Portrait of a lady - unknown, but member of Pickersgill family. Lady is possibly Mary (Anderson) Potter daughter of Thomas Anderson and Catherine Sayle. She was the wife of Rev Herbert Potter. Edith Potter from Herberts first marriage in England married Walter Pickersgill. 255-02. Photograph of a house - maybe Pickersgill connection. 255-03. Family group - lady with 5 children - possibly Pickersgill. 255-04. Samuel K Pickersgill with wife & child. 255-05. Samuel K Pickersgill. 255-06. Photograph of 5 ladies (sisters) Back Row: Mrs Annie Potter & Mrs Charles Grayden. Front Row: Mrs Priscilla Howse, Mrs Lil Beamish, Mrs Kate Thompson. The sister in the middle of the group was the eldest, Lil nee Pickersgill, who was born before the family settled on Churchill Island.

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The Pickersgill family were the original settlers on Churchill Island, and amongst the earliest at Griffiths Point, now San Remo. Samuel Jabez Pickersgill, is the seventh of nine children of Samuel and Winifred Pickersgill of Churchill Island fame. Samuel Jabez lived from 1866 – 1956, and in his old age wrote down his memoirs of his early years in the 1870s and 1880s. Some of these are on the Phillip Island & District Historical Society website: www.pidhs.org.au