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2005 Autumn

White Wash - Surfers Art Exhibition
Thursday 24 March 2005
MORE than 30 artists connected by the love of art and surf have come together to present the Whitewash exhibition this Easter. The exhibition of more 120 works, most of which were for sale, was held at Surfworld, Torquay on March 25 and 26 2005. The White Wash exhibition was a multi-media experience, reflected by the many styles on show, which includes photography, painting, drawing, digital art, siIk screening, and painted surfboards.


Mulanovich Bounces Back to Win the SPC Fruit Pro
Easter Saturday, March 26th, 2005
The apple of Peru’s eye, reigning ASP Women’s World Champion Sofia Mulanovich, has bounced straight back from a humiliating season opener to claim victory in the SPC Fruit Pro in clean 2-3’ waves at Bells today.


Bells remains in dry dock
Wednesday 23 March 2005
CONTINUING strong onshore winds and virtually no swell have led to the Rip Curl Pro and SPC Fruit Pro being postponed for the second day of the event waiting period. Similar conditions are expected early tomorrow, though a bump in the swell together with winds swinging into a more favourable NW direction, are forecast for later in the day.

2002 Winter

Local artist, Caroline Hawkins recently held an exhibition of her work at Scammells Estate Restaurant. I took the digital along to check it out. Click on the images below to take a closer look at her work.

2002 Spring
  Anglesea CFA

CFA Open Day
2 November 2002
With fine weather and a lot of cars passing on the Great Ocean Road, the Anglesea CFA opened its doors with a sizzle to mark the beginning of fire season. Visitors were encouraged to share a sausage with members of the crew, buy a raffle ticket and take a closer look at the equipment used.


Celebrating Surf Coast Volunteers
2 November, 2002
The Many Hands art project, which celebrates and acknowledges the work of volunteers, came to an end on Saturday with a sausage sizzle and the launching of a book celebrating the event.


The River Market season begins
3rd November 2002
The first of this Summer's River Side Markets was held this Sunday. It was a classic '3 seasons in one day' sort of day.


Needlework & Embroidery Exhibition at RSL
2 November 2002
The past efforts of the Anglesea Needlework & Embroidery Club went on display on Saturday 02/11/02, at the RSL Clubrooms. This annual Needlework & Embroidery Exhibition is organised by the club to raise money for the Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind (RVIB) Anglesea Auxiliary.

2003 Autumn

RipCurl Pro "Wildcard" Winners
15 April 2003
It seems as though local knowledge and raw talent won the day when Adam Robinson and Nic Muscroft won first and second place respectively in the Surf Dive'n'Ski Trials competition held yesterday at Winkipop, adjacent to Bells Beach.

  Anglesea Annual Annual Mixed Triples

Anglesea Bowlers shoot for the Spider
21 April 2003
Monday saw the 43rd anniversary of the opening of the Anglesea Bowling Club. To celebrate, the club held the annual Anniversary Mixed Triples event sponsored by Brian and Betty Butterworth. Each year since 1960, the Butterworths have sponsored the event with floral prizes going to the winners.


ANZAC Day Dawn Service at Torquay
25 April 2003
Leaving Geelong in the dark on Friday morning, I was surprised to see an unbroken string of red tail lights heading for Torquay. It then dawned on me that I was just one of the many thousands of people who were heading to Point Danger to remember all those who have served in defence of our nation in time of war


Fire used to save the New Holland Mouse
29 April 2003
The New Holland Mouse is very small, quite cute and very vunerable. In fact, it is one step away from extinction. Anglesea is one of only four locations in Victoria were the rare little marsupial is found. The other locations are Wilson Promontory, Loch Sport and Providence Ponds. It is also found in Tasmania.


Senior Citizens Celebrate 35th Birthday
7th May 2003
The Anglesea & Aireys Inlet Senior Citizens Club celebrated its 35th birthday this Wednesday with a little help from some friends. The Portarlington Entertainers traveled down and put on a wonderful cabaret performance for the 87 members and guests present.

2003 Spring
  Samuel Johnson rides into Anglesea for CanTeen

Samuel Johnson rides through Anglesea
23 November 2003
When Samuel Johnson was 11 years old his sister was diagnosed with cancer. The impact it had on him and his family was profound. It is this experience that lead the Australian film star to become involved with Canteen, an Australian Charity that supports, develops and empowers young people living with cancer.

2003 - 2004 Summer (December, January & February)
  Fire fighting helicopter after re-filling

Day one of November's Otway fires
1 December 2003
On the last weekend of November, during stormy weather along Victoria's coast, lightning struck in the Otways starting several fires. On Sunday 30 November fire fighters from the Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE), Department of Primary Industries (DPI), Parks Victoria and the CFA were.

2004 Autumn (March, April & May)
Cutting the cake.

Anglesea comes alive for Alcoa's 35 years
24 May 2004
Alcoa and the Anglesea community celebrated three and a half decades of working together in a sea of colour and activity on Sunday May 23 at the Alcoa Anglesea 35 year anniversary and new mine fleet expo. Alcoa Anglesea Manager, Phil Cooke, says the expo was attended by nearly 3000 visitors from as far away as South Australia and was a great success with activities for all the family.

2004 Winter (June, July & August)

Park Protesters make a stand at Apollo Bay
17 August 2004
Despite threatening weather a large crowd from around Victoria made their way to Apollo Bay on Sunday to protest against the expansion of the Otway National Park. While the date for the final submissions to the Victorian Environmental Assessment Council (VEAC) has passed, the aim of the protest was to send a message to Premier Bracks that many in the community oppose the expansion of the Otway National Park and have no confidence in the Victorian Environmental Assessment Council (VEAC).

2004 Spring (September, October & November)

$13.5 million land and transport plan
Monday, September 6, 2004
A new 20-year land and transport plan, unveiled in Jan Juc today by the the Premier, Steve Bracks, will ensure Victoria's famous Great Ocean Road is preserved for future generations. Mr Bracks said the Government had committed more than $13.5 million to the Great Ocean Road Region Strategy, which will protect the area from inappropriate development while improving roads and transport.

  Geelong Region Strategic Plan

Premier announces $600,000 boost for G21 projects
Monday, 6 September 2004
A blueprint to capitalise on the strong economic and population growth expected in the Geelong region over the next 20 years today received a $600,000 boost from the Victorian Government. The Premier, Steve Bracks, and the Minister for State and Regional Development, John Brumby, said the funding would assist the G21 Geelong Region Alliance implement and facilitate key projects identified in the Geelong Region Strategic Plan.

  Leonie Dillon, Meet the Candidates
20 November 2004
In the run up to the shire elections, the Surf Coast Women's Network held a 'Get to know your candidate' evening at the Anglesea Golf Club last Thursday. Of the 20 candidates standing, 13 were able to attend. Each candidate was given 5 minutes to present themselves as potential councillors, to outline their aims and objectives and to answer questions from the audience. Anglesea Online was there and recorded the evening. Follow the link to find out more about the candidates and listen to what they had to say...story>>


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Ash Wednesday

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End of a Voyage:
The story of the Inverlochy

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William Buckley:
A Timeline

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Local History:
Now & Then

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our local Grass Trees

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