The Deans Marsh Curtains

During World War II, the women of the Deans Marsh community constructed the Deans Marsh Curtains. Sugar bags were sewn and embroidered over a period of nine years and used as curtain panels in the community hall. See Making the Original Curtains for more detail. In 1991, due to the inevitable...

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Loutitt Bay (Lorne)

In 1864 the Mountjoy brothers arrived at Loutitt Bay after coming originally from Cornwall, England. They were primarily interested in growing wheat but, seeing the opportunity to establish a tourist business, they built a hotel (Erskine House) in 1868. The Loutitt Bay Track (old Lorne Road) was...

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Marjorie Florence Lawrence

Marjorie Florence Lawrence (1907 – 1979) A famous singer, Marjorie was born at Deans Marsh on February 17, 1907, the fifth of the sixchildren of William Lawrence and his wife Elizabeth, nee Smith, who died when Marjorie was two years old. All the family were musical and were prominent in many...

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The Settlement of Deans Marsh

The establishment of the Deans Marsh community dates back to the European settlement of Eastern Australia. In addition to the settlement of convicts, free settlers, many of whom were graziers poured into Victoria (then New South Wales) in the 1820′s. One of the original settlers (who must really...

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