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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History Matters Spring Edition

The Spring Edition of History Matters celebrates 100 years since construction began on the iconic Great Ocean Road which stands as the largest war memorial in the world. Read about its construction by World War I returned servicemen and their lives as they built the 243 kilometre road. Read also about electricity arriving into Torquay... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

There is some fabulous footage of Torquay in the seventies from an ABC weekend Magazine that appeared in 1972, up on our webpage. A few familiar faces here !! Click on image or link.    Surf Culture              

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.y in

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