The Lorne Howell Family

Hubert and Rhita Howell, moved to Lorne in the late 1920’s from Ballarat. They lived at “Moogoogong” in a home which previously belonged to the Armytage family in Smith Street. They started a small business renting, buying and selling holiday homes. This business existed for over 40 years prior to becoming the forerunner of “Lorne Realestate” which is now “Great Ocean Road Realestate”, Lorne.

Ian Stribling, Betty Stribling (nee Howell), Rhita Howell, Mrs Lambeth, 1934

Hubert and Rhita Howell’s daughter, Betty Howell, married Kenneth Stribling, and had three sons Ian, Neville, and David Stribling.

See also The Stribling Family


  • Lorne Independent No. 223 June 2020, David Stribling 2024