The enduring Queenscliff Couta Boat

The Couta Boat design evolved in the late 1880s in Queenscliff because of the need to fish the open waters of Bass Strait. Its name derives from the staple fish of the early Victorian fish market, the barracouta. This fish was not caught with nets but with lines and jigs by a man and a […]

Journalist Wanted

GENUINE CAREER OPPORTUNITY If you are an experienced journalist, writer, graphics, marketing or sales professional looking to own and operate your own newspaper, this is a once in a life time “sea change” opportunity to secure an established business in this Victorian coastal town. You will have the opportunity to grow this successful business with […]

Bellarine Community Health Board remain silent on future of Eric Tolliday Units

Are the needs of this community being met? The most recent Bellarine Community Health Ltd (BCH) March ‘Member Update’ once again omitted to provide any information about the future of the 16 Eric Tolliday independent living units situated in Point Lonsdale. Why does the Board remain silent on this issue? These units were built to […]

Fake News in the Borough of Queenscliffe

Fact or Fiction? Wikipedia – Fake news has been defined as news which is ‘completely made up and designed to deceive readers to maximize traffic and profit’. News satire uses exaggeration and introduces non-factual elements, but is intended to amuse or make a point, not deceive. Propaganda can also be fake news. United States of […]

Streeton Prints Exhibition at Queenscliff Gallery

A year ago artists Theo and Soula Mantalvanos opened the doors of Queenscliff Gallery & Workshop housed in a former church in Hesse Street, Queenscliff. It’s been a year of hard work establishing themselves in the art scene, running workshops, curating art and dealing with surprises big and small. The biggest surprise came last year […]

RACV Great Victorian Bike Riders experience Queenscliff’s hospitality

Queenscliff’s Princess Park was overflowing with hundreds of small tents accommodating over 4,000 riders, food trucks, toilets and showers, a medical clinic and physiotherapists, 2 licensed bars, an outdoor cinema and a ‘main street’ with vendors like Mr Burger. The 527 km 9 day ride from Halls Gap in the Grampians to Geelong was via […]

How many hats can a mayor wear?

Councillor and mayor of the Borough of Queenscliffe Tony Francis, a senior policeman and business owner in town, has been appointed as the chairman of the Liberal Party’s Bellarine branch. A Liberal Party insider said Mr Francis had taken on the task of driving the preselection and managing the campaign for their chosen candidate ahead […]

Queenscliffe Neighbourhood House celebrates 30 years

‘Sharing, caring and achieving at the Queenscliff House’ is the heading of an article about opening the doors of community houses featured in ‘The Telegraph’ 8 July 1986. The sub-heading was ‘Harness the energy of a handful of women and the sky’s the limit!’ In September 1985 a group of women including Liz Parsons and […]

Vale McHarry’s driver Donald Lloyd Patrick 1946-2016

How shall we show our appreciation for the contribution made to our coastal community by the bus drivers of McHarry’s Bus Lines? The service they continue to render might, in our busyness, be overlooked, but by their day-by-day friendly participation in our life they can hardly be completely forgotten. A moment’s reflection will tell is […]

Upgrade for Queenscliff Cemetery

After extensive community consultation, botanical assessment and thoughtful environmental planning and restoration, the Geelong Cemeteries Trust has created a walk within Queenscliff Cemetery’s protected Coastal Moonah Woodland Area aptly named The Moonah Memorial Walk. The walk incorporates sweeping paths of crushed local limestone, mature Moonah trees and 1600 additional trees, shrubs and understory plants ensuring […]