Jennifer BROWN

Wanting to share her passion for ocean swimming and love of the beach with her children Angel and Jasper surely influenced Jenn’s involvement with the Nippers Program, which she has run for the past four years. Introduced to Lorne by her husband Steve Atkinson in the early 90’s they holidayed with Steve’s parents until 2002 […]


Richard was born in Bath, England, in 1936. His school years were quite varied as his father was a Senior Officer in the British Army. In 1938, the family were sent to Hong Kong then Singapore. They were evacuated as the Japanese moved South in December 1941. They were put on a ship to Colombo […]


We love to hear stories of people trying out the “dark side” and ending up in Lorne! We realised the error of our ways John said, and Lorne became their holiday destination. For 17 years his family rented Upper Kincraig in Smith Street before they bought a block of land, built on it and have […]


Sam was brought up on the family farm outside Birregurra with his parents and brothers, Bill and Robin. He attended Winchelsea primary school before attending Geelong College as a boarder. He remembers holidaying in Lorne in his very early years and has been a regular ever since, building a home and eventually retiring here. After […]

Karen PITT

Karen’s first memory of Lorne is the strong fragrance of the rosemary everlasting that grows above the shoreline opposite her house. When her parents bought their first car, they started coming here, first staying in guest houses during the 50’s. She recalls her dad in the early 1950’s, cooking sausages on stones by the Erskine […]


Rosa has seen a lot of changes to Lorne over the 40 years she has been here, beginning by having annual family holidays in whatever rental property they could get that would accommodate not just them but many of the friends who used to follow them here. “We had so much fun. They were good […]

Jenny and Dahle McGREGOR

How do a nurse and a mechanic end up running the Post Office in Lorne? A sea change of course! Jenny and Dahle, a Brady Bunch family with eight grown children, were already talking about giving a post office a try when they noticed the Lorne business up for sale. Since Jenny knew Lorne from […]


Yvonne first came to Lorne from Geelong with her flatmate who was from Lorne. She was introduced to the boy next door, a fifth generation Murnane, and guess what? Yes, she ultimately married him. They lived in Anglesea for two years. Yvonne worked with a Geelong Accountant and commuted daily. She and Lindsay have lived […]


Jeff was born in Pascoe Vale. His father was a butcher, who wished to work outdoors, therefore he delivered ice to the main hotels in Melbourne including the Windsor and Lou Richard’s hotel. His mother currently resides in Lorne. Jeff attended Hadfield High School in the late 60’s and then he qualified in electronics and […]


Paul is manager of the Lorne Hotel and has an interesting story to tell. He first came to Lorne in 1985 for holidays and in 1989, to Paul’s surprise, his father John declared that he had purchased the Lorne Hotel. John sold the hotel in 1995, but liked Lorne so much, he repurchased it again […]