G H Ransom Reserve

G. H. Ransom Reserve is a popular local reserve that supports a variety of relaxing recreational activities. The reserve is located near the intersection of Grieve Parade and Queen Street, with its southside boundary being on the Esplanade, along the western end of the Altona foreshore.

Initially, this property was set aside during Victoria’s centenary celebrations in 1934 as a caravan park for visitors. However, about 25 years later, it was named to acknowledge the contributions made to the area by George Henry Ransom.

For more information please follow this link: https://alhs.com.au/local-history/people/henry-ransom/



  • Altona A Long View by Susan Priestley, published 1988, pages 122, 123
  • HBCC website, hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au, G H Ransom reserve, viewed 17 Aug 2020
  • Altona Star, 19 November 1969, page 2

Research: Graeme Reilly (ALHS) 2021

Editing: Adam Virgona (ALHS)