Future Exhibition

    The story of the pioneering McHaffie family who farmed the entire island before the sub division of 1868.

      Phillip Island’s bridge provides a convenient link to the island’s attractions for millions of visitors every year. But its wobbly predecessor still holds a special place in the hearts of many older island families.

        The story of Phillip Island’s most famous shipwreck, The Speke, which ran aground at Kitty Miller Bay in 1906.

          Ferries of Western Port, Victoria by John Jansson The first ferry to operate the Cowes run was paddle steamer Sarah 17/11 tons, 54.3 x 11.4 x 5.4 feet, ON 31889, built by Peter Tainsh, Port Albert, Victoria, 1869. Converted to screw steamer 1874.  An advert on Jan 6 1873 stated: Cowes (Phillip Island) by COACH and STEAMER. COACH leaves Cobb’s office for this delightful watering-place on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, at 7 am, connecting with steamboat (Sarah) at Hastings, and returning from Phillip Island on alternate days.  Return tickets at reduced fares.  On and after Monday December 23, the above coach will leave Melbourne daily.  Special coaches can be arranged for ROBERTSON and Co., Proprietors.  (Last advertisement until Eclipse starts 1 Nov 1876) The next was Iron screw steamer Eclipse 28/19 tons, 69 x 10.1 x 5.3 feet,...

            First World War Servicemen From Phillip Island Servicemen from the First World War. Beirne, James Joseph Bell, Sydney Arnold Britton, Robert Clark Miller Campbell, Duncan Craft, Charles Dominick, Francis Dominick, Francis Joseph Dominick, Percival James Dominick, Percival James Dorward, George Osborne Edsall, George Fahmel, Alexander Ernest George, John Lock Gothorp, William Henry Grachan, Charles John Hansen, Oskar Hawkins, John Henry Heard, Henry (Harry) Hastings Hewland, Charles James Jenner, Walter Johnson, Mortimer Rex Justice, Harry Justice, Roy David Larson, August Leeson, Albert Henry Griffin Leeson, Arthur James McFee, Allan Cecil McFee, Leonard Cleveland McHenry, Terence Vere McLardy, Alexander Thomas McLardy, William Stewart Richardson, Walter George Saunders, Herbert (Bert) James Scott, Ernest Ronald Shaw, Samuel James Sheen, William Percival Smith, James Stiles, Henry Thomas Eric Wall, Harry White, Robert Sections Beirne, James JosephBell, Sydney ArnoldBritton, Robert Clark MillerCampbell, DuncanCraft,...

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