Approximately 140 km out of Melbourne (Australia), along one of the most beautiful scenic drives in the world, lies the small town of Lorne.
Lorne is located alongside the magnificent Great Ocean Road and before European settlement belonged to the Aboriginal People of the Gadubanud, who called the Cape Otway coast their home.
The first European, named John Louttit, arrived in 1841 . He sought shelter while supervising the retrieval of cargo of a nearby shipwreck. The first European settler was William Lindsay, a timber-cutter who began felling the area in 1849.
25 years later, on 29 April 1874, the Post Office of Lorne officially opened. By 1922 the Great Ocean Road was extended, making Lorne more accessible for tourists.
This beautiful Series by Greg Briggs shows Lorne and its residents once the tourists have left and the town, once again becomes a calm, relaxed and quite place along the Cape Otway Coast.