During summer, to earn a bed in Gerry and Sue’s Lorne house you have to either swim in the Pier to Pub or run in the Mountain to Surf. This year within the family, three grandchildren and three parents completed the run. Four did the swim including Sue, who chalked up her 20th event. The […]


Don’s career in procurement had its beginning in the family company, R.K. Morgan, after finishing school in Seymour. He worked with them for eleven years before moving to Fluor Australia, a US multinational engineering and construction company. However, the bulk of his 25 years in procurement was spent with BOC Gases in Melbourne until he […]

Angela QUINN

This is the familiar story of someone coming annually to Lorne for holidays, falling in love with the environment then one day, on their reluctant return to Melbourne asking themselves why not move down permanently. In 1989 this is exactly what Angela did. Investigating job opportunities in the town, her timing turned out to be […]


Helga was still excited about the Lorne ladies bowls pennant win and no wonder …. a first in 30 years. She also happens to be president of midweek pennant and loves the camaraderie that the club offers. Her accounting skills acquired as bookkeeper for their family business, a Non-Ferrous Foundry, made her an obvious choice […]


UK born Nicky met an Australian, Keith, in London, married him and in 1991 immigrated to Melbourne. In 1996 Keith was offered a job in Sydney so the couple relocated north. Although loving art as long as she can remember it wasn’t until the family moved to Sydney that Nicky had an opportunity to study […]


“I tried retirement for three years but I felt I was going stale” so for the past four years Leon has been driving the local school bus and loving it. Having some part time experience with school buses in Geelong when he and his wife were living there, he jumped at the opportunity when a […]

Graham (Sam) JOHNSON

Graham (Sam) had never missed a Christmas or New Year at Lorne until last year. There was however a very good reason – he was in Lima, Peru at his son’s wedding celebrations. The Johnson family of Sam, his wife Adrienne and their three sons, wives and six grandchildren use the house at Lorne most […]

Geraldine FAY and George RENNIE

Geraldine and George loved their inner city lifestyle and being able to walk to the CBD but craved a break from the busy and sometimes noisy environment. After some memorable holidays with friends they decided Lorne was the escape for them. In 1993 they bought a house. Right from the start they became involved with […]


Allan’s connection to Lorne started way back with ancestors from his mother’s side cutting the first track from Deans Marsh to Lorne. As a boy he spent holidays here with his grandparents who lived in Lorne, living with them for a time while his parents were building their house in Benalla and attending Lorne School. […]


A country boy from Hopetoun, Daryl worked with BHP for 35 years after graduating from Geelong Grammar and Melbourne University. His various jobs took him all over the world and around Australia. After leaving BHP he worked as a CEO for a corporation in Melbourne before retiring in 2011. Surprisingly he still loves to travel, […]