History of Sandy Point

With the help of many residents and descendants of residents of Sandy Point we will be placing stories about the beginnings of Sandy Point on this website. Some of these stories have already been printed in our newsletter and even as books, but we believe much is as yet untold. This page will be in a continual process of updating as we receive new items, so please keep an watch on it.

If you have a story to tell about earlier times in Sandy Point please do send it to us at SPCG.editor@sandypoint.vic.au.

History of Sandy Point

Early European Settlement on the Sandy Point peninsular
An abridged version of this meticulously researched and beautifully written account of Sandy Point’s history from the beginnings of European settlement until the late 1890s was printed in the summer 2021 edition of the Sandy Point News but click here to read the longer, more detailed version.

History stories

A little bush grave (1912) by Katrina Vincent (nee Pilkington) from www.pastlinks.blogspot.com.au

The Shack (1960s) by Katrina Vincent (nee Pilkington) from www.pastlinks.blogspot.com.au

The Voyage of the Tilikum (1904)  by Diana Cornwell from a range of sources including The Venturesome Voyages of Captain Voss by Capt John Claus Voss. Katrina Vincent has also written a great account of this episode in her blog at https://pastlinks.blogspot.com/2018/06/tilikum-trove-tuesday-post.html

The Dick Martin Story: 1922 – 2019 by Rick Martin

Sandy Point: The World’s best kept secret (1960s) by Margaret Paynter

Movie magic (2000)
We were recently given an old newspaper cutting of an article published in The Age newspaper back in 2000. It seems a reporter came down to Sandy Point to interview Diane Casbolt and Trish Lee about their “Flicks at the Point” program that they started running for the community almost every night during summer of 2000 in the old TP Taylor Hall.