The first stage of the Great Ocean Road began construction in 1919. The first stage was built as a war memorial for fallen World War I soldiers by approximately 3,000 returned servicemen.
In the 1920s, Australian artist Aileen Dent painted London Bridge, Port Campbell. Dent’s work depicts what is now known as London Arch in Port Campbell, capturing the landmark’s former structure before its partial collapse in 1990.
Dent’s use of blues, browns and yellows encapsulates our landscape’s natural colourings, and highlights the distinctive strata of limestone that defines many significant rock formations found along the coast of Victoria.