Sources of information

Editorial research
Bassett, R.A., 1964: The Shire of Colac 1864–1964. Colac: Shire of Colac, 72pp.
Birregurra Hall Booklet Sub-committee, 1982, reprinted 2007: Birregurra by the Barwon. Booklet 60pp.
Blake, Les, 1977: Place Names of Victoria. Melbourne: Rigby Limited.
Burns, Shirley, 2006: Onion People: The history of onions in Victoria. Colac, self-published, 76pp.
Chapman, Nan, 1965: Historic Homes of Western Victoria. Colac: Colac Herald, 76pp.
Colac Otway Shire: Some information on the lake adapted from tourist information signs.
Conley, David and Dennis, Claire, editors, 1984: The Western Plains – A Natural and Social History. Parkville, Vic.: The Australian Institute of Agricultural Science, Western Victorian Sub-Branch, 116pp.
Hebb, Isaac, 1888: The History of Colac and District. Melbourne: Hawthorn Press, reprinted 1970 from articles which appeared in The Colac Herald.
Houghton, Norman, 1992: The Beechy: The Life and Times of the Colac–Beech Forest–Crowes Narrow Gauge Railway 1902–1962. Melbourne: Light Railway Research Society of Australia, 170pp.
Houghton, Norman, 2014: Rail Centre Colac – Rail Stations in the Colac Otway Shire 1877–2014. Geelong: Norman Houghton, 262pp.
Hyett, Rodney, 1995: The Great Ocean Road: A Traveller's Guide. Port Campbell, Victoria: Great Ocean Publications, 128pp.
McCormick, R.J., 1994: Ready for the Plough: History of the Colac Shire Council, 1864–1994. Colac: Colac Shire Council, 158pp.
McIntosh, Ida. 1988: Forest, Lake and Plain. Melbourne: Hargreen Publishing Company, 198pp.
Members of the Colac and District Historical Society, 1981: Colac: A Short History from 1837, booklet. Colac: Colac and District Historical Society, 24pp.
Members of the Colac and District Historical Society, 2006: The Historic Homes of Colac and District, booklet. Colac: Colac and District Historical Society, 60pp.
Le Griffon, Heather, 2006: Campfires at the Cross. Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing, 320pp.
Peel, Dawn, 2006: Year of Hope: 1857 in the Colac District. Colac: Dawn Peel, 210pp.
Peel, Geoff, 1989: 50 Golden Years: A History of 3CS. West Melbourne, Vic.: Associated Communication Enterprises Pty Ltd., 100pp.
Williams, W.D., 1995: 
Lake Corangamite, Australia, a permanent saline lake: Conservation and management issues. 
Lakes & Reservoirs: Research & Management 1 (1), 55–64. 
Melbourne, Vic.: Blackwell Publishing.

Additional resources including photographic images, newspapers and other references from the Colac and District Historical Society, The Colac Herald, The Colac Otway Shire and the Corangamite Regional Library.

Beeac and District Community Website, Beeac (Ondit & Cundare) Cemetery database website and Beeac Progress Association, used as references and previously listed on this website, appear to have disappeared so I am no longer including their links.
Beeac Primary School:
Birregurra community website:
Colac Otway Shire: