Acknowledgement of Country
This website contains stories of towns established on the land of the Bengalat balug of the Wadawurrung people. We acknowledge them as the Traditional Owners of these lands and pay our respects to their Elders, past and present, and Aboriginal Elders of other communities who read these stories.
Several interviews include copies of photographs sourced from either:
• the person being interviewed,
• The Bellarine Historical Society (https://www.bellarinehistory.org)
• Barwon Heads Association. (https://www.barwonheadsassociation.com/new-site/heritage/)
‘Holidaying on the Bellarine’
Marg and her family first came to Point Lonsdale in the immediate post World War 2 era. Her father built their holiday house in the 1940s and the family spent many years holidaying in it. She now lives permanently in Point Lonsdale.
Marg relates many humorous stories of her childhood adventures and experiences during that time as well as reflecting on the changes that occurred to the landscape and coast.