Summer Exhibitions – Free entry
nuary 5th. 9am-1pm @ Inverloch Angling Club. On the foreshore, near BIG4 caravan park.
January 25-27. 9am-4pm (Australia Day weekend) as part of the Wooden Boat Festival @ Stadium rear of Inverloch Community Hub.
Rocket Man @ The Hub
A lifesize model of the Boxer Rocket & an operator is on display in the Information Centre at the Inverloch Community Hub.
The original rocket equipment was stored in the Rocket Shed (now restored & located on the Esplanade behind the Ripple Ketch replica) & was designed to be used for life saving rescues from stricken sea vessels.
The rope coiling mechanism to prevent tangles during launch is by itself a piece of ingenuity.
The model will be displayed until late January 2020.
Over the past 18 months, ‘Southern Bazaar‘ of 13 A’Beckett Street, Inverloch have been helping us promote Inverloch’s past by selling a selection of our restored images as A2 sized Flat Prints.
Soon they will also be stocking our framed Canvas Prints & we sincerely thank them for their ongoing support.
A cup winner
Lions International Inverloch recently held their Cup Eve Dinner at the Inverloch Community Hub.
Lions invited us to auction a canvas print to support fund raising.
The auctioneer, Mr Pat Barry from Southcoast First National, had a busy time with many bidders and a great result. Our thanks to Pat & the Lions.
The print is an image of the Inverloch stone seawall built back in 1934 with sustenance labour, commenced below St. Kilda Street and is part blue stone & part sandstone.
The wooden groynes were added to try and stop sand movement.
The photo was taken near Venus Street. Large trees in the top right of the picture on the far shoreline mark Beilby’s farm.
We are always looking for both new images and documents. Also new members to help us.
Our 2019 Exhibition was held in September at the Inverloch Community Hub.
Our special section on ‘Identities and Pioneers’ display cards was especially welcomed. We brought to life many of the names that are familiar, but of which little was known to many – names such as- Ullathorn, Norman, Ramsey, Howson and Loch . There is much to be done in this particular area, especially in finding photos of individuals.
What’s with those gate posts?
Sitting on seven acres at the comer of Ramsey Parade and Scarborough Street, Pine Lodge was built in 1930 and demolished in 1985. Almost everything about Pine Lodge was notable. If it still existed, it would be the prime historic building in Inverloch, yet its fame goes far beyond Bass Coast & Gippsland. The story of its origin, its structure, its architecture, the people who stayed there and the man who ran it, built it and during the Great Depression saw a vision for it, is the story of legendary quality, worthy of any notable Victorian inclusion.
Amazon Shipwreck at Inverloch in 1863
Site investigation undertaken at Inverloch Surf Beach during Nov — Dec 2018 by Heritage Victoria.
Dr Maddy McAllister has completed her report on this heritage project and provided the following copy to the Society.
2019 Regatta Exhibition
On Australia Day, we held a well attended exhibition as part of the Inverloch Classic Wooden Dinghy Regatta @ The Inverloch Community Hub
Ripple Display Plaques
Keen observers will have noticed the installation of new signage and information panels around the replica Ripple on The Esplanade. The signage was installed & funded by Bass Coast Shire. More information…