This web site has been set up as community service to help promote and provide information about the town of Barwon Heads I am willing at any time to advertise or promote any community group in the town orissues that may interest the community at no cost.
My name is Martin Klabbers and I have been living in Barwon Heads since 1972. I first started collecting images after buying my first colour scanner in 1993. After scanning a number of early photographs of Barwon Heads and towns along the Great Ocean Road owned by a family friend. This gave me the idea that there may be more photos lying in bottom drawers and cardboard boxes around town. Of these first photos some were already showing signs of aging and at risk of being lost forever.
The Following Is a List of some Local Residents that have contributed photographs
Clarence — Quinton — Hyland — Ward — Hay — Hudson — Stephens — Brown — Cameron — Taylor — Creece — Druce –Sutcliffe — Edwards — Evans — Blyth –Hunter — James — Jantzen — Lamont — Lawn — Leigh — Luxton — Morison — Obrien — Hayward — Brady — Kroger — Tait — Andrews — Harmer — Jennings — Cribbs — Firth — Heward — Stevens — Walker — Collier — Dumergue — Gray — Hobbs — Shears — Ward — Barr — Bartlett — Brady — Edge — Brockwell — Capon — Charmen — Fagg — Feldman — Fuller — Golightley — Howard — Marshman — Mckee — Walker — Watson — Winter — Zada
As time permits I will post a reply to any questions I receive below
- 10/2022 The last flood that affected the whole town 1951-52. In 1995 there was a high river flow that eroded the Ocean Grove river bank at the bridge. There have been a number of minor flooding events due to heavy rain fall or lack of drainage.