Criterion G

“Strong or special association with a particular present-day community or cultural group for social, cultural or spiritual reasons.” 

Bells Beach Surfing Recreation Reserve (VHR H2032) is significant for its long and continuous association with the Victorian and Australian surfing community and as the location of the world’s longest running surf competition.

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The former Cockatoo Kindergarten (VHR H2303) was used as a refuge for residents of Cockatoo during the devastating Ash Wednesday bushfires of 1983. It has significance for its ability to resonate with other fire-affected communities and the wider Victorian public and interpret to them the experience of ‘seeking refuge from fires’.


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