Lorne Historical Society Timeline

Lorne Historical Society Timeline

Captain Louttit sheltered in the bay during a storm; it was marked on his chart and became known as Louttit Bay.


Assistant Surveyor G. D. Smythe surveyed the coast from Barwon Heads to Cape Otway, including the traditional lands of the GADUBANUD (meaning “King Parrot”) people, in the area now known as Lorne.

The name Louttit Bay appears for the first time on record in Surveyor G. D. Smythe’s report. George Coppin, actor and owner of the sloop “Apollo” whose Master was Captain Louttit, had the names Apollo Bay and Louttit Bay registered at Superintendent La Trobe’s office.


The first European settler William Lindsay granted a Splitters License.


The Louttit Bay “Cattle Run” was established by Mr. Herd, succeeded by Mr. Asplin, then Mr. Short.

Monday January 28th, William Firth Lindsay, aged 8, and his brother Joseph Southwell Lindsay aged 4, were buried and died in a sand cave collapse on the banks of the Erskine River, near the Swing Bridge, and later buried on the bank above the river.


Friday June 16th, Schooner “Osprey” wrecked in heavy seas.


Saturday, February 17th, Schooner “Rebel” ran aground on main Lorne beach but was later refloated.


A telegraph line linked Louttit Bay to Melbourne.


Schooner “Otway” driven ashore in gale force winds and wrecked.


Louttit Bay added to the Winchelsea Shire.


Mountjoy family erects a two-room dwelling.

The “Sanctuary” on Erskine River first used for church services.


Mountjoy’s erect a Temperance Hotel (now Erskine House).


Silk started the Louttit Bay sawmill (near the heath beds, Deans Marsh Road).


Louttit Bay Township was renamed Lorne in honour of the marriage of Princess Louise (Queen Victoria’s daughter) to the Marquis of Lorne.  


Mr. George Darbyshire laid out the main township of Lorne.


Deans Marsh to Lorne track surveyed.


The first Post Office opened at Erskine House (Thomas Mountjoy as Postmaster).


Lorne Hotel built for Joseph Duncan and Theodore Hancock.


Anthony Kelly’s tender was accepted for the erection of the long-awaited jetty.


The Lorne Cemetery Gazetted.

August, Ketch “Henry” wrecked on main Lorne beach.


Mr. John Stirling opened Lorne’s first Bakehouse and Store.


Tuesday, 16th September Lorne State School opened. Mr. P. Danaher first Headmaster.


Grand Pacific Hotel built for Mr. Henry Gwynne.


The first church services were held at Erskine House.

The “FOAM” overturned and sank.


Cobb & Co. and Mountjoy coaches ran from the Railway Station at Winchelsea to Lorne, taking 6 hours for the journey.


Rotunda at Teddy’s Lookout built during the 1880’s.  


Sunday, 14th November, All Saints Church of England opened. Built on the corner of Charles and Albert Streets.

First burial in Lorne Cemetery, Mrs. Martha Snowden, aged 36 years.


Lorne Sea Bathing Company erected sea baths on the Main Beach near the present swimming pool. A few years later they were destroyed by easterlies.


All Saints Church of England shifted to its present site by horse and bullock team. (190 Mountjoy Parade).

Friday March 20th, the American Ship the “Paul Jones” caught fire and sank 12 miles out to sea off Lorne. Captain and crew were rescued by the mail ship “Liguria”.  


Library hall built on the corner of Smith and William Streets.


Queens Park established.

First meeting of the Lorne Water Trust.


The installation of electric light by J. S. Norman, November.

The Lorne Water Scheme built. Water was reticulated to residents from a basin above the town.


November, Post Office foundation stone laid at 152 Mountjoy Parade.

Lorne Post Office opened.

A water supply was connected to the Lorne township.


Wymbooliel School opened. Closed 1904. This school was situated seven miles off the Colac-Lorne Road, west of Benwerrin.


March 3rd, Barque “Godfrey” wrecked near Godfrey Creek, Great Ocean Road with no loss of life. In three separate boating accidents five men drowned during salvage operations.


St. Cuthberts Presbyterian Church opened. In 1977 it became part of the Uniting Church.


Queens Park was gazetted.


“Ravenswood” built at 70 Smith Street for James Buick.


Lorne Football Club formed.


Friday 29th May, Lorne Foreshore Committee first meeting.


Railway extended from Birregurra to Deans Marsh.


Coal discovered 16km inland, transported to Deans Marsh by the Benwerrin Coal Mining Company.


Armistead Brothers erected a sawmill on the ridge between the Henderson Creek and the St George River, and constructed a 2’ 3” tramway to Lorne.

September, further extensions to the pier.

Actual Library Building added to Library Hall.


Teachers residence cnstructed in Swiss Chalet style.

Pier restructured as L shape.


Lorne State School extended.


Tuesday January 21st, the Barque “Hinemoa” ran around at Point Grey. She was floated off the next  day and towed to Melbourne by the tug “Eagle”.  In 1917 she was torpedoed by a German U-Boat off the English coast.


First Red Cross meeting held.


April 23rd, St Cuthberts Church established.

Lorne Picture Company, on the foreshore, began showing silent pictures.

The Council introduced fees for camping on the Foreshore.


The Great Ocean Road Trust was formed, and plans commenced for the Great Ocean Road.


The first Hospital in Lorne opened. It was at “Keverell” (16 Armytage Street) at the time owned by Mrs. Topp. It was opened to deal with the Spanish Flu epidemic.


An Avenue of Honour, with Red Flowering gum trees, were planted in the Recreation Reserve (now Stribling Oval). Each tree had a brass plaque with the name of the soldier from Lorne who served in World War 1.


Friday 28th November, Lorne Hotel destroyed by fire.  Rebuilt 1920.

Jura built for Clive Campbell. It was constructed with Knitlock which was patented by Sir Walter Burley Griffin in 1917.  


A power generating plant is built on the Erskine River near what is now the Tourist Information Centre.


A tollgate installed on the Great Ocean Road to help with construction expenses. Relocated to “The Springs” in 1929.


The Great Ocean Road officially opened as far as Lorne.  


The freestone Cenotaph was first erected in the old library paddock, now in Mountjoy Parade.  


First passenger road service between Geelong and Lorne.

Deans Marsh – Lorne Road surveyed and declared a public road in 1929.


Thursday 30th June, Benwerrin Tea Rooms and Post Office closed.

Old coach road replaced with the current alignment.


The first Bush Nursing Service commenced in Lorne.


The Great Ocean Road to Apollo Bay was officially opened.


Roller skating rink built, bottom of Grove Road.  Demolished in 1964.  


Babington’s sawmill at Benwerrin started operations.

Armstead, Clissold and Allen formed the A.C.A. Mill on the Little Erskine River.


The fishing industry commenced in Lorne with 2 boats. In the 1940’s 25 boats were working.

Lorne was connected to the state electricity grid The SEC.


Thursday 23rd July, the Lorne Fire Brigade was formed.


The toll gate on the G.O.R. was closed Friday, October 2nd.


The tollhouse building was moved to 4 Minapre Street Lorne, its present site.  


The Swing Bridge at the mouth of the Erskine River was built.


The Chalet guest house in Smith Street was built and opened for business on Christmas eve.


Lorne Theatre built on the corner of Grove Road and Mountjoy Pde  Saturday 18th December, Lorne Theatre opened.


Thursday 12th October, Lorne Red Cross re-organised.

Stone Comfort Station built on the Foreshore.  

13 Jan Black Friday Bushfire, 7 houses destroyed in North Lorne, Mills threatened.


By the 1940’s Lorne had changed from a town with 2 hotels to a town with 2 hotels and 21 guest houses.

The Lorne R.S.L. Sub-branch was formed.


The hut at Queens Park used by the volunteer Air Observers Corp as a Spotters Hit to check for enemy activity.


New bridge opened over the Erskine River.

Otway Street constructed to create a Lorne bypass.


Lorne Life Saving Club reformed after closing in 1939 due to World War 2.


The Lorne Fishermen’s Co-Operative was formed.


During the 1950’s the Lorne Surf Club started.

In the early 1950s Lorne School changed its name to Lorne Central School.


Lorne acquired its first ambulance, using volunteer drivers.


“Scotchman’s Hill” named by Mr. Frank Jackson, President of the Lorne Life Saving Club.

Lorne Kindergarten opened in Library hall, corner Smith and William Streets.

The second Surf Life Saving Club was built.


Infant Welfare Centre opened in Church of England hall, corner of Smith and William Streets.  

The Kindergarten was held in the Church of England hall, teacher Mrs Hilda Huxtable, assistant: Mrs Betty Cornford.


Kindergarten went to Library hall, teacher Mrs Rita Carmichael, assistant: Mrs Les Watson.


Cenotaph moved from the paddock (now Stribling Oval) to the top bank of the Erskine River near the present site of the Lorne Visitor Information Centre.


The Lorne Freemasons Lodge began with 56 founding members. A Masonic Temple was opened  in 1967.


Jarratt’s Laundry opened. Closed 1982.


S. L. Hall built. Sold to the Education Department in 1996.


The Lorne Bowling Club was formed on the foreshore at the end of Bay Street.


Lorne Golf Club formed, playing at “Allenvale”.


Sunday, January 15th, “Our Lady of Fatima” Catholic Church opened.

Friday 26th October, first Masonic Lodge meeting held in the RSL Hall.


The Smith brothers Graham, Alistair and Robyn opened the  “Arab” coffee shop and cafe in Mountjoy Parade. It had the third express machine in Victoria.


The Smith brothers opened the Wild Colonial  Club a dance and live music venue in the Beach Hall.


Lorne School fire.


The towns rock seawall was undermined and collapsed in a heavy storm.

Town flagpole erected by the Lorne Red Cross in memory of Mary Allen.

Groyne on beach built to prevent soil erosion.


Sunday 8th March, the Lorne Community Hospital opened in a refurbished home previously owned by Mrs. Edward Manifold.


Sunday 15th November, new Ambulance Station in William Street opened.


February, Lorne Aquatic Club opened.


Saturday 10th June, Lorne Infant Welfare Centre and Kindergarten reopened in Smith Street.

Football Oval moved from the foreshore to the Stribling Oval.

The Lorne Angling and Aquatic Club began. A boat ramp was built in 1962.


The CBA bank began operating in Lorne, was formerly SSB.

The first Lorne Opportunity Shop opened in late 1962, under the old Cumberland Hotel.

First houses were connected to the new sewerage system.

Tuesday, 16th October, American B-57 bomber crashed into the sea near Aireys Inlet.


July 8th, Lorne Opportunity Shop moved to vacant SSB premises, open 11-2 pm every Friday.


The Lorne Central School became the Lorne Higher Elementary School . Students could now enrol in Form 4.


Thursday 1st July, Lorne Senior Citizens Club was formed.


Friday, 26th October, first meeting of the Lorne Planning and Preservation League.


Saturday, 15th July, Masonic Temple opened in Smith Street.

Australian Surf Riding Championships held in Lorne.

Lorne Memorial Swimming Pool opened in December as the “Lillian Beaurepaire Memorial Swimming Pool.”


6 February a bushfire burnt 1215 ha on the north side of a Lorne. A number of outbuildings were also destroyed.

Cenotaph moved to beside the Lorne Memorial Swimming Pool.

Masonic Temple in Smith Street officially opened, and first meeting held.

Tuesday 5th March, Lorne Historical Society held its first Meeting.


February, Lorne Opportunity Shop moved to Mrs Ivy Baldry’s premises on east side of Mountjoy Pde.

Lorne Opp. Shop purchased land for $5,000 at 98 Mountjoy Pde. to build their current premises.

Thursday, 14th August, the RSL held a tree planting ceremony at the Memorial Swimming Pool.

Tuesday, 26th November, Lorne School fire.


December, Lorne Golf Club opened on its present site in Holiday Road. Destroyed by fire on Ash Wednesday 8th Feb. 1983, reopened 1st April 1984.


“Kia Ora” Caravan Park opened on what was originally Erskine House vegetable garden and orchard.

Library Hall demolished.

The World Surfing Championships were held at Lorne and Bells Beach. The opening ceremony was in Lorne and many of the surfers were quartered here.

March, formation of Lorne Lions Club.

All bathing boxes were permanently removed from the Lorne beach.


Lorne Opportunity Shop moved into their own premises, officially opened June 4th.


Lorne Telephone Exchange went automatic.


The State Government bought Erskine House from Mr. Hector Stribling. It was run under a Committee of  Management.

The township of Lorne declared “AN AREA OF NATURAL BEAUTY and SPECIAL SIGNIFICANCE”.

The last of the bathing boxes removed from the foreshore.


Sunday, 11th May, the Uniting Church was classified by the National Trust.


The first stage of the Lions Elderly Citizens Village in Clissold Street opened.


The Lorne Higher Elementary School enrolled students in Years 11 and 12 for the first time.


Lorne Leisure Centre opened.


Wednesday, 5th August, first edition of the Lorne Mercury. Last edition Thursday, 31st  March 1983.

First “Official” “Pier to Pub” event.

Six more units opened at the Lions Village.

October 15th, Andrew’s Chicken Joint established, at the current address.


The first section of the Lawn Section of the Lorne Cemetery was completed.


Wednesday 16th February “Ash Wednesday”. Fires devastated the coast with 76 houses destroyed in the Lorne area.

Buildings on the “Cumberland” Guest House site were demolished, and the new “Cumberland” Resort was opened in 1989.

The Lorne Fisherman’s Cooperative was sold to a private enterprise, Lorne Fisheries( the Katos brothers Christos and Bill and Henry Love).


April 14th Bert Alsop Walking Track opened.

The Lorne Nursing Home was opened in February.


Lorne Surf Life Saving Club was extended.  

Sunday 19th October, first Meeting of “Friends of Queens Park”.

Senior Citizens building opened in Otway Street.


The Leisure Centre was constructed. Designed by Morris and Parotta , built by KA Purdy.


The Cumberland Guest House was demolished. The  new Cumberland Timeshire Resort opened in 1989.


Saturday, January 28th, new Lorne Water Board building opened on the corner of Polwarth Road and William Street.

Babbington’s sawmill at Benwerrin closed.


The State Savings Bank became the Commonwealth Bank.


A 50 tonne adult male Blue Whale was washed ashore at Cathedral Rock near Lorne, believed to have died from malnutrition.


First “Rock Above the Falls” concert.


The Winchelsea Shire ceased to exist. On Wednesday, 9th March; Lorne became part of the newly established Surf Coast Shire.


The front veranda of “Allenby” at 46 Mountjoy Parade was removed and a two-shop   development built on the site. One known as “Louttit Bakery” and the other “The Ovenhouse Café and Pizza Shop”.

In June the Stribling Oval used for the first time by the Lorne Football Club.


The house named “Waverely” at 5 Deans Marsh Road, built by Staughton’s then owned by Mrs. Lascelles, then Miss Cecily Lascelles, and after her death Miss Hilda Lascelles who died in 1995. In 1996 it was bought by Mr. & Mrs. St John Sutton who converted it into studio apartments. Currently a private residence owned by the Sprague family.


Henry Love was the Maayor of the Surf Coast Shire.

The original old butchers’ shop at 112 Mountjoy Parade, built by Dormans and later owned by Alsop brothers, also the adjoining building which had been used by Mr. George & Mrs. Ann Burton as a clothes shop and later the T A B, finally became the “Clothes Machine” shop. This was finally demolished in May to make way for a development of new shops with flats above, the original butcher shop façade being kept.

During 1997, “Cora Lynn” Guest House at 22-28 Mountjoy Parade, was rebuilt and new units added beside the original building as well as a row of units on the rear boundary.


The Western Coast Regional Board’s  Lorne Coastal Action Plan was published. It led to major changes on the foreshore. The land between the SLSC and the pool was to be used for passive recreation and water based activities only. The tennis courts, toilets, bowls club and car park were all moved as a result.

April 26th, Lorne Historical Society unveiled plaque commemorating ‘Spotters WW2’.


Friday 9th April, “Fig Tree” Community House opened by the Hon. Ian Smith and Surf Coast Mayor Julie Hansen.

In May, Lorne Beach Books opened at 108A Mountjoy Parade by Meryl and David Bartak.

Lorne Historical Society moved from 56 Mountjoy Parade to “Fig Tree” Community House, 16 Mountjoy Parade.

The Lorne Health Centre was moved to Fig Tree Community House.

Monday 9th August, new sewage treatment plant opened, Deans Marsh Road, by Deputy Premier Pat McNamara.

Saturday, 8th January, the third Lorne Surf Club House opened by the Hon. Steve Bracks, Premier of Victoria. Operational for 2000 season.


New Police Station opened in Smith Street.


Friday 30th March, opening of the Lorne Emergency Services Complex by the Minister for Police and Emergency Services the Hon. Andre Haermeyer MLA.

The first edition of the Lorne Independent was published in November.

GORC leased the  Lorne Memorial Swimming Pool to a private consortium. It reopened as the Lorne Sea Baths with a gym, restaurant, cafe, spa and shops added.

April Cenotaph moved from beside the pool to up opposite the hardware store.

Tuesday, 17thApril, new board walk opened along the northern banks of the Erskine River.

New “Paddle Boat” kiosk opened.


Lorne Bowls Club relocated from the common.


Wednesday, 16th April, drug ship “Pong Su” came to Lorne.

The merged(1997) Lorne and Aireys Schools became known as Lorne – Aireys Inlet P-12 College.

Sunday 23rd November. New Bowling Club opened at Erskine House after being moved from the Lorne Common. It was opened by Mr. Stewart Stribling on behalf of Mr. Hector Stribling.  

The crane on the pier was condemned.

May: first meeting of the Combined Probus Club of Lorne.

Ridgeways supermarket became FOODWORKS.


Boardwalk completed along main beach from William Street to Grove Road.

The Great Otway National Park was declared. It combined number Crown Land reserves, the Otway National Park, Angahook Lorne State Park,Carlisle State Park and Melba Gully. It was gazette in 2005.

The Great Ocean Road Coast Committee was formed to manage coastal crown land from Point Impossible to The Cumberland River. The Lorne Foreshore Committee f Management ceased to exist.


Tuesday 28th June, Kay Langan Lorne Skate Park  opened by Sports Minister Justin Maddern. It as sponsored by the Lorne Lions Club.

End of timeshare at the Cumberland Resort.

Inaugural Great Ocean Road Marathon, 44 km from Lorne to Apollo Bay and half marathon Kenner River to Apollo Bay.

Removal of the wooden groynes from the main beach to create a safe running track for the World Surf Life Saving Championships.


Saturday, 4th February the new Lorne Hospital opened. It was rebuilt on the site of the old hospital. The Premier the Hon. Steve Bracks, MP officiated.

World Surf Life Saving Games held in Geelong and Lorne.

March, new Lorne Visitors Information Centre opened.

Re-opening of the Grand Pacific Hotel after a $2m. renovation.

“The Chalet” Guest House in Smith Street, demolished, replaced by “Mirvac” apartments.

Hospital Auxiliary “Wishing Well” demolished. Replaced by the “Lions Wishing Well” in the following year (2007).


Saturday, 24th March the new Lorne Pier was officially opened.

The Tramway Walking Track  from Lorne Pier to St. George River opened.

Additional lookouts and paths installed at Teddy’s Lookout.

First Sculpture Exhibition in November.

November, Jean Graham ends 19 years as Secretary of the Lorne Historical Society Inc.

Monday, 26th November: 75th Anniversary of the opening of the Great Ocean Road.


Monday, 9th February, the Victorian State Government gave over to the Great Ocean Road Coast Committee the running of Erskine House.

Lorne Streetscape commenced.


Monday, 2nd August, the maintenance of the Lorne Cemetery was turned over to the Geelong Cemetery Trust.


Great Ocean Road was Heritage Victoria listed.

Masonic Temple in Smith Street officially closed.

Last meeting of the Lorne Probus Club.


First combined service of the Anglican and United churches.

August, the first Performing Arts Festival held.

Reverend Lynton Wade inducted as the first minister of the combined churches.

October 26th, Clive Goldsworthy elected as  council representative for Lorne Ward of the Surf Coast Shire.

Cumberland Guest House marketing began as private apartments.

November 25th, 80th anniversary of opening of the Great Ocean Road at Pacific Hotel.


Opening of the View Room at the Lorne Hotel.

Ivy Baldry Walk opened June 14th, by President Merv Rice.

Lorne Swing Bridge removed for repairs, November.


Lorne Recreation Reserve re-leveled and resown in March.

Lorne Historical Society membership reaches 50 on March 14th.

March … Lorne netball courts refurbished and shed erected.

March … Extensions to Lorne Visitor Centre.

March 21st, Re-opening of Lorne Swing Bridge after removal for extensive repairs.

Opening of the Great Ocean Road Heritage Centre at Lorne Visitors Information Centre, November 26th.


Henry Love honoured with the inaugural Doug and Mary Stirling Community Award. Sponsored by the Lorne Lions Club.

June 30th, The Tea House, operated by Cam Rust, closed.

Lorne Cinema building sold to the Cohen family of South Yarra.

November 4th, Lorne Historical Society website established.

April 25th, Commemorative stone installed at Cenotaph.

December 25th, Lorne evacuated due to bushfire threat from the west. Fires destroyed 116 homes at Wye River.


June 21st. Lorne Men’s Shed officially opened in William Street with 200 guests. Project funded by Lorne Op Shop,  SCS, Vic. Govt., Geelong Foundation, donations.

August 5th, Riverbank Cafe opened by Tess Morrisey/Jo Hughes.

August, “The Pack” sculpture installed.

Lorne Central Cafe opened at Cumberland building by Bryce Newcombe.

Lorne Fishing Cooperative closed after thirty-six years.

December, Lorne Foodworks extensions and update completed.


Mrs Joan Wheal, a founding member of Lorne Historical Society, died at Lorne Hospital.

Lorne Aireys Inlet P-12 College de-amalgamated. Lorne Campus renamed Lorne P-12 College.

Nov. 3rd Jan and Peter Spring honoured as winners of the 2017 Doug and Mary Stirling Cup for Exceptional Community Service.


April 1st, Fiftieth anniversary of first committee meeting of the Lorne Historical Society.

September, Lorne Football Club and Lorne Netball Club both achieve premierships.

November 25th … Lily Pond Walk  renamed commemorating Michael ‘Camel’ Callahan.


June. Stribling Reserve electronic scoreboard installed, new lighting, oval rejuvenation.

June 10th … first ‘World Sausage Roll Championship’ held in Lorne at the Lorne Aquatic Club. Event won by Emily Miller and Ric Addison.  

June 21st, Regional Roads Victoria present the Lorne Historical Society with two metal rods, and gelignite remnants, used during the construction of the Great Ocean Road.

July 1st, Lorne Community Hospital becomes ‘Great Otway Road Health’. New CEO is Sandy Chamberlain.

Nov… Carly Enticott winner of 2019 Doug and Mary Stirling Cup for Exceptional Community Service.

Regional Roads Victoria install Asphalt mix to 1.5 km section of Lorne Road, a mix saving the equivalent of 300,000 plastic bottles from landfill.

December: Four new, AFL standard, lighting poles installed at Stribling Reserve.


Doug and Mary Stirling Cup for 2020 awarded to Carly Enticott for services to the Lorne Community Hospital.

December 10th Lorne Care twentieth anniversary.

The Arab ceased trading.

Corona Virus (Covid-19) dates: Jan 19: A man arrives in Melbourne from Guangzhou, China, as Australia’s first confirmed coronavirus case. March 16: Victoria declares State of Emergency. LOCKDOWN #1 commences: Stay home; masks; Social distancing; hand sanitising; home schooling; home business; no leaving home except for essential services; no travel. March 26: First coronavirus deaths in Victoria. May 31: Victoria’s lockdown restrictions eased. Mid-July: Virus escapes via poor quarantine procedures and second wave begins. August 2: Victoria records 671 cases and 7 deaths. LOCKDOWN #2 with stage four restrictions imposed. Melbourne encased in ADF-policed ‘ring of steel’. Sept 6: Stage four restrictions extended until October. Oct 1: Victorian death toll reaches 800. Nov 9: Melbourne’s “ring of steel” ends. No cases or contacts recorded in Lorne. Lorne residents exemplary with adherence to mask, social distancing, and hygiene regulations.


January 25th Gary Allen succeeds Clive Goldsworthy as Lorne Ward councillor.

January… Lorne Ward in Surfcoast Shire extended to include Deans Marsh and Bambra.

February, Lorne Men’s’ Shed membership reaches 100.

Friday February 12th – total 5-day state-wide lockdown. LOCKDOWN #3 begins after new UK Covid variant escapes from quarantine.

April: VCAT hearing re community objection to Pier Precinct Re-development.

Discovery of large 3-4m ‘Deadwood Knee’ – North Lorne Rocks … presumed from old sailing ship. Wood identified as Eucalyptus – suggesting an Australian built ship.

Doug and Mary Stirling Cup for 202I awarded to Lorraine Griffiths for service to the community through foster-parenting.

Covid-19 Variant Delta escapes quarantine in Victoria. LOCKDOWN #4 (Victoria only) begins 4/6/21.

June: 4-day re-emergence of wreck on main beach (map coordinates 38 32’ 7.368” S : 143 58’43.812” E) after severe easterly.