Mooreland Charlie

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MOORELAND CHARLIE

 

FOCIS has committed to the purchase of Mooreland Charlie, an 11year old Clydesdale gelding. Charlie will provide buggy rides for visitors and demonstrate historic farm equipment.

 

We have three Clydesdales but Syd and Max are now in retirement, too old to work and Nellie has not been trained. Charlie has worked in Melbourne and Sovereign Hill and is an experienced horse.

 

Charlie is FOCIS Christmas and New Year present to Churchill Island Farm and will play a major role in maintaining the heritage of farms worked by horses. He will arrive after the summer season as staff need training and development for his management which is best done after the peak period. He also needs to pass a medical examination before joining us.

 

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Video – Carols at Churchill Island 2022

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Churchill Island – History and Her Story – Christmas Special

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Churchill Island: History and Her Story (3rd Edition)

Churchill Island: History and Her Story (Large Print Edition)

The 3rd Edition of the book is now available for sale at the special Christmas price of $40.00 for two copies. The Large Print Edition of the book is now available for sale at the special Christmas price of $36.00.
Place your orders here: Online Order for the 3rd Edition Place your orders here: Online Order for the Large Print Edition

You can choose:

  • Personal Pickup (San Remo/Phillip Island area).
  • Delivery via Australia Post.

You can choose:

  • Personal Pickup (San Remo/Phillip Island area).
  • Delivery via Australia Post.

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Video – Whispers from the Past

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Whispers from the Past: a FOCIS presentation to commemorate the 150 Anniversary of the building of Amess House and planting of the Homestead Tree.  Written, directed and acted by FOCIS members, filmed and edited by Terry Melvin and associates.

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Where is Churchill Island?

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How to get there?

By car: Phillip Island is located 90 minutes drive from Melbourne. Allow a further 10 minutes from the bridge to get to Churchill Island. Free car parking on site.

By bus: Public transport is limited on Phillip Island. V-line operates a bus to Phillip Island’s main town, Cowes, from Southern Cross Station in Melbourne city.

Please note that the V-line bus does not go to Churchill Island. 

By taxi: Contact Phillip Island Taxis on 03 5952 2200 to arrange transfers on Phillip Island.

Tours and Transport: Contact a Visitor Information Centre in Melbourne or on Phillip Island for tours and transport options.

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The Summer 2022 Newsletter is Now Available Online

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The Summer 2022 Newsletter is now available online.

A Large Print Edition of the Newsletter is also available.

You can access this edition as well as earlier editions of the Newsletter here: FOCIS Newsletters

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Carol singing

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Last FOCIS event for 2022: Carol singing in the farmyard in period dress. Come along on Saturday or Sunday, 17 and 18 December at 1 pm. Listen for the sounds of music and find the choristers. They are conducted by Cecily Woodberry and include Lois Wenham, David Woodberry, Tony Morris, Julie Thomas, Mike Cleeland, Kate Cleeland and Noeline Evans.

If you arrive ealry, come to Amess House and talk to David Maunders about Churchill Island History.

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