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A MODERN HISTORICAL SOCIETY

WHERE THE PAST MEETS THE PRESENT

We welcome all contributions to update information or post new information.

Historical information comes from people like you.

These projects tell – and in many cases gather – the stories of people from the Torquay region.

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Winter Magazine

With cold outdoors it is the right time to read our bumper winter edition of History Matters.

Read about oil exploration of Torquay last century.

During the Year of the Volunteer, check out some of the wonderful local volunteer work.

New website support

We’re excited to announce that with the $2350 funding from our wonderful supporters at Geelong Community Foundation we can begin work on developing our new website.

When updated, the site will include changes to navigation, improved structure of our content, so you’ll get more from a quick read as well as easier access to our resources. There’s a whole host of smaller but impactful changes, all to make your experience of the site that much better for you. There will also be a special place for ‘members only’ to access our research library that will be located within the website.

When we started Torquay Museum Without Walls we had big ideas, from publishing research to providing interesting reading. We also had the vision of providing a viewing platform for an array of historical images, videos and interviews. Our wonderful volunteers continue to work towards this vision as we all learn new skills. We will keep you posted on our progress.

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Summer Magazine is out now

The 2018 Summer edition of “History Matters” is out now

Read about the summer holidays in Torquay for the Parker and Evans families, the story of Breamlea, the adventures of Alexander Thompson and there is more from Sallie Ramsay about growing up in Torquay in the 1940’s.image001y in

Spring Magazine out now

The 2018 Spring Edition  of History Matters is out now.

Read about the celebrations to end World War 1  and the efforts of Harold Rosser on the Western Front. The history of fossils on our Surf Coast beaches and the story of Boococks Butcher shop in Gilbert Street.  We also recognise Twenty Five years of Spring Creek House.

 

2018 Sep Magazine Poster

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