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.

1956 Miss Torquay

Beach beauty competitions reached a peak of popularity in the 1950s and 1960s. Girls and women of all ages were photographed on the beach which was published in the paper or they paraded across the stage in their bathing suits vying for local titles to head to the State and National titles. They were held... Continue Reading →

Early Torquay

Ray Wilson has lived in Torquay all his life. Listen to the first of our clips where Ray describes growing up in Torquay.  His story is featured in the latest edition of our magazine HISTORY MATTERS available at the Torquay Newsagency. https://youtu.be/qZFKOu7OguQ

Need a box set?

Missed out on one of the early editions of HISTORY MATTERS? We have had many requests for further reprints of our wonderful magazine HISTORY MATTERS so we went ahead and did another run of the early editions. Editions 1 - 4 can be purchased at the Torquay Newsagency.

HISTORY MATTERS autumn edition

The latest edition of Torquay Museum Without Walls HISTORY MATTERS magazine is now available for members to read. It has been delivered to the email address supplied when joining. The March edition is our ‘Bells Beach’ issue, and contains a feature article the early history of Jan Juc and Bells Beach, early surfing at Bells... Continue Reading →

The Go Cart Track

Memories of the Torquay Go Cart track From "History Matters" Vol 1 no 4 1966 was the year Australia sent a task force to the war in Vietnam. The Youth Revolution was in full swing. The laws to end six o'clock closing were about to be abolished and decimal currency was about to be introduced.... Continue Reading →

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