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Seventy-Five Years at Willis Island



Chapter 1: Willis Island Today

Chapter 2: Willis Island is Conceived

Chapter 3: Willis Island is Born

Chapter 4: The Early Years

Chapter 5: Life in the 1930s

Chapter 6: Willis Island at War (1941–42)

Chapter 7: After the War

Chapter 8: Willis Island—1960s Style

Chapter 9: The Value of Willis Island

Chapter 10: The Original Inhabitants

Appendix 1: Willis Island Milestones

Appendix 2: Willis Island Officers

Appendix 3: Log of Willis Island Observations, December 1922

Appendix 4: References


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This life-size mural, drawn on a bedroom wall at Willis Island prior to 1927, is certainly not one of the original inhabitants. Although many early visitors may have arrived on Willis Island with dreams of being Robinson Crusoe, clearly, at least one had other dreams. (Photograph courtesy of Eric Riethmuller)

  Life-size mural

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The ever present terns on Willis Island


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