Came upon this "Bomb Bonsai" just near the Caravan/Camp site. Or is that a Mine??? Whatever... it was interesting to see anyway. Not too many of those around, I wouldn't think.. ;-)
In 1853 the ship Earl of Charlemont, with 435 passengers aboard, struck a reef one mile off the Barwon Heads Bluff.
(This reef now known as Charlemont reef).
The entire rescue took more than twelve hours and the Mayor of Geelong, Mr. J. Cowie sent eight bullock drays from Geelong to transport the women and children and they arrived in Geelong four days later.
Only one passenger was lost, a Mr. Josiah Bean.
Before there was a connecting bridge between Barwon Heads and Ocean Grove, Mr. Tom Abenathy, on an open boat with oars, ferried people across. The return fare was 6 Pence.
In 1926 Don and Colin Patience gained the contract to build a bridge. This was built with mostly new timber and two local men.
The bridge was opened in 1927.
Barwon Heads Road, Barwon Heads, Victoria, 3227, Australia
Good for: Couples
I love the outdoors, so a BBQ is one of those things we often do.. This place had a nice bbq area, right by the beach, bathrooms close by, and activities for kids to play on..
Very well maintained... ;-)
We didn't actually go into this resturant, but there were lots of people sitting on the deck, and enjoying their meals..
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The name of the series has been changed from Tropical Fever to Sea Change and the fictitious town, Mona Bay, has become Pearl Bay. Tropical Fever was used as a working title when it was originally planned to film the series at Byron Bay. A key element of Sea Change is that the bridge connecting Pearl Bay to the nearby fictitious Port Deakin has been condemned.
Barwon Heads was selected because of the type of bridge and location. While filming at fishermen's pier, the bridge will be visible in the background. Because the script tells of a bridge that is condemned, directors require a traffic free bridge.
Fondest memory: The story revolves around big city lawyer Laura Gibson and her two children Miranda 16 and Rupert 12. With her life in tatters in the city Laura returns to Pearl Bay with her children to where, ten years ago, she spent one of the happiest holidays of her life. But Pearl Bay has changed. Laura accepts the job of town magistrate and through the sad, funny, petty and sometimes extraordinary cases Laura presides over, she discovers an idiosyncratic town of divided loyalties, old secrets and bizarre conspiracies.
The Mini Series.. "Seachange" screened on the ABC. was filmed in Barwon Heads.
A piece from a Newsclip...
THE ABC Television Drama Unit has officially confirmed that segments of a television mini series will be filmed in Barwon Heads over a five month period beginning in November.
Filming will take place at the fishermen's pier, caravan park, the bridge, river and coastal beach.