Barwon Heads, Victoria
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Barwon Heads, Victoria

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Barwon Heads is a coastal township on the Bellarine Peninsula, near Geelong, Victoria, Australia. It is situated on the west bank of the mouth of the Barwon River below Lake Connewarre, while it is bounded to the west by farmland, golf courses and the ephemeral saline wetland Murtnaghurt Lagoon. The township of Barwon Heads was surveyed in 1870 but remained sparsely populated for years, a Post Office finally opening in the area on 15 December 1889 (renamed Connewarre East in 1890 when a new Barwon Heads PO opened in the township). Fishing was the mainstay of the town in its early years. In the 1920s and 1930s the town became a popular holiday resort and a number of the richer families of Melbourne built houses here. The summer period today still sees a large influx of holidaymakers to the town. In 1959 the closing scenes of the film On the Beach based on a Nevil Shute novel about the end of the world was filmed in the town.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 113g
  • Aud Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • Aufl.
  • 6137737357
  • 9786137737354