Lorne Historical Society News


March 31, 2024 The model yacht T37 regatta started ten years ago as a Love Lorne event. Since then The Men’s Shed have built yachts, a dingy to assist the process and run the event each year, normally around Easter. It is a beautiful spectacle to see the radio-controlled yachts sail assisted by the unpredictable breeze on the...
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Ravenswood House & Gardens

March 20, 2024 Enjoy an early Mother’s Day High Tea at this majestic property on Sunday 21st April 2024. Immerse yourself in the splendour of the heritage listed home and gardens at “Ravenswood” at Lorne, as we invite you to a memorable High Tea experience on Sunday, April 21st, from 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm. With a welcoming...
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March 14, 2024 On 16th February 2024 the Lorne Historical Society opened its latest exhibition “100 Years of Natural Disasters”. The opening coincided with the 41st anniversary of Ash Wednesday. The exhibition curated by Gary Allen, is more than bushfires. It looks at the effects on our township of floods, high seas, storms and the pandemic. The exhibition...
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Photo by Michael PRIDEAUX


March 14, 2024 For the first time in recorded history, Hooded Plovers have chosen to bred and raise two chicks on Lorne’s famous beach. The chicks were protected by an exclusion zone between the rock groyne and Erskine river estuary.
Deadwood Knee

2021 Deadwood Knee

April 19, 2021 Deadwood Knee The timber was identified as a Deadwood Knee, the piece of timber joining the bow to the keel of a ship. It was found by Geoff Brown on the beach at Lorne between the cypress tree carpark and Stony Creek April 2021. It was recovered by workers from GORCAPA and left to dry...
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Doug Stirling

November 4, 2015 Lorne Legend Doug Stirling. Story teller, historian, picture theatre manager and projectionist, master electrician, father, husband, lawn bowler, RSL member and former president. An all ’round good bloke. Now in his 90s but as active as most 40 year olds! Third generation of Stirlings at Lorne, his grandfather owned a store on Mounjoy Parade. His stories of...
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