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/)
Robin Spry has had a long association with Queenscliff. She has seen many
changes especially in the areas of trade and social activity. She has had a long
association with the golf clubs of Queenscliff and Barwon Heads and recounts her
memories of their earlier days. Robin has also been very involved with the
Queenscliff Museum. She has a keen interest and knowledge of birdlife in this very
important wetland area of habitat for the migratory birds, some come thousands of
kilometres to spend the summer in this area.