Point Lonsdale Camp – Toc H

Known locally as Toc H, the crumbling site which surrounds the entrance to the Point Lonsdale lighthouse has sat idle and in a state of decay for some years since its closure as a children’s camp. Passersby would be forgiven for presuming that this eerie, foreboding eyesore was utterly insignificant in a historical sense. However, […]

The Herald now delivered to all homes in 3225 postcode

The virus shutdown affecting many local businesses has impacted our distribution via baskets spread throughout the borough causing a rethink on how to deliver the local news to our readers. We’ve tried printing fewer copies, skipping an edition and partial home delivery, finally deciding on full home delivery to homes in the borough as well […]

Bunny Woods damaged beyond repair? Bulldozer the only Option?

As a permanent Point Lonsdale resident I am saddened and appalled by  vandalisation and damage done by BMX-ers  that is destroying the woodland opposite the Point Lonsdale Cemetery. Known locally as the Bunny Woods, figure eight tracks, mounding, formed jumps and ramps have been carved into the landscape. Trees have been cut down and broken.  […]

Borough economy in quarantine

Times are tough in the borough. Shops have been forced to close, visitors have stopped coming, residents are in lockdown and the streets are deserted with people venturing out only for the essentials or to exercise. Coronavirus is taking a toll on newspapers as advertising grinds to a halt. News is scarce with events and […]

Shedding the Blues

The launch pf a new men’s wellbeing group ‘Shedding the Blues’ focusing on a shared love of music was launched by Ms Libby Coker, Federal Member for Corangamite, at the Queenscliff RSL 21 February. “From today’s turnout it’s going to be a great success,” said Ms Coker. “It’s a perfect setting for men to come […]

Rolling Pin’s Midas Touch

Over its fifteen years entering competitions Rolling Pin Pies and Cakes have won over 400 meals. This winning streak began with Geoff and Susie Chalker when they took over the bakery and continues with their two daughters and sons-in-law, Stacey and Todd Lincoln and Kristy and Nathan Williams. Stacey looks after the finances, Todd is […]

On the road to Ramingining NT

I recently undertook a road trip to deliver a replacement vehicle for my son Damon, who teaches remotely in Ramingining. Ramingining Community and its surrounding outstations in North Eastern Arnhem Land is home to a varying population of 700-1200 people depending on season and ceremony. The visit began at the local oval where the Eagles […]

Artists occupy South Channel Fort

As men toiled back in the 1880s to construct the artificial island that would later become South Channel Fort, they would never have envisaged the far different role the island would play than that originally intended. The 7 hectare island, 6 kilometres North East of Sorrento, with its labyrinth of tunnels, magazines and gun emplacements, […]

Hot Rods bring massive boost to Queenscliff economy

Congratulations to the Geelong Street Rodders and Borough of Queenscliffe Council for accommodating the huge crowds that descended on the town for the annual rod run. Businesses along Hesse Street that stayed open on Saturday night were overflowing, locals dined alfresco and accommodation providers reported full houses. This great weekend gives the local economy a […]

Climate change concerns our kids too

“Hi everyone. We care about our futures. Our names are Milou and Harriet, and we are fourteen. We live in Castlemaine and are in Year 8. We have decided to go on strike from school to make our politicians do something about the climate emergency. We’ve been inspired by Greta Thunberg, a fifteen year old […]