The Island isn't called Goat Island but it did have Goats and it does have a sadly neglected little Moke which is unlikely to ever be restored or recovered. A few years ago I caught the end of a filler article on the Channel Nine News where a couple of images of this Moke flashed by. I chased up the story with Channel Nine, the item was about an island in Western Port Bay in Victoria where a herd of goats had been neglected and left to fend for themselves by the new owner of the island.

Goat Island Moke

 I heard later the Goats were relieved of their misery and the owner got a slap on the wrist but quite frankly they and previous owner should have been shot for the neglect of this little Moke, and the Goats of course.

A few months after the story I asked my friends Kinga and Rohan to take their sea kayak for a bit of paddle and see if they could recognise the island from my description. Well they did find the Island and got inside the house/garage where it was stored which wasn't really too difficult thanks to the vandals before them and they took some photos to share with us.

The Moke is from towards the end of production for the Little Wheelers and has had at least one paint job done on it and the engine has been replaced by a 1275 and the wheels are Mini and not something you normally find on a Moke.

In 2018 Sandstone Island came up for sale again with a $3-5 million dollar price tag and plenty of slick advertising and free publicity in various real estate and mainstream media sites and as far as I can tell it wasn't sold. Although the Island has a 142 lot sub division drawn up in the 1950's the island now is classed rural conservation and has Historical significance with a conservation overlay meaning it has very limited appeal.

All this adds up to the Moke is likely never to leave the place and the house, which looks nice, will probably fall down around it.

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