Heart Stories about Westernport

These stories have been curated by Hannah Lewis

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A place to connect deeply ~ by Sarah Miller A place to connect deeply ~ by Sarah MillerMerricks Beach is my sacred place. Merricks Beach on Western Port Bay, Warn Marring was our childhood home. It was here that my sense of wonder and awe for this planet began. It was here I delighted in the cliff tops, the rock pools, the sandy shallow beaches, the waves at the point, the sand ...

From St Kilda to Crib Point by Candy van Rood From St Kilda to Crib Point by Candy van RoodWe didn’t know anything about AGL‘s plans for Crib Point when we moved here from Melbourne. A friend rang me to tell me that on the front page of The Age, there was an article about how AGL were going to install a massive gas import jetty into Westernport. She had been to visit the weekend ...

OF SEAWEED AND SAND By Hannah Lewis OF SEAWEED AND SAND  By Hannah LewisI started coming to Balnarring Beach for holidays when I was 6 years old and moved permanently to Balnarring 36 years ago. This is my story. My earliest memories of Balnarring are the mountains of seaweed that we clambered through as children and threw handfuls at each other, watching my grandfather cook large periwinkles in a ...