Summer Edition of HISTORY MATTERS magazine

History Matters, Torquay History, MagazineSummer is here and so is our December issue of HISTORY MATTERS, bringing to life stories from summers past. Taylor Park and the Taylor family feature in this edition. Don’t miss the story on our beaches and the go cart track that operated on Elephant Walk at Christmas time in the 1960s.

The digital magazine is distributed free to members.

If you would like a copy, they are available now at the Torquay newsagent for $10 or become a member by joining online through our website http://www.torquayhistory.com

Spring HISTORY MATTERS

History Matters, Magazine, Torquay History

The Spring issue of our magazine HISTORY MATTERS has now been distributed to members. This third issue brings you stories on Nairn’s Dairy, Torquay’s Olympian Dick Garrard and squatter Robert Zealley.

If you would like a copy, please become a member by joining online through our website http://www.torquayhistory.com

 

Torquay’s Olympic Connections

The names Garrard and Torquay and Olympics go hand in hand and what an amazing connection it is, spanning over 80 years

Dick Garrard (senior) a founding member of the Torquay Surf Club, had one of the longest careers of any wrestler ever. He qualified for the 1936 Olympics in Berlin. He also represented Australia in 1948 in London and 1952 in Helsinki. He won a silver medal in the 1948 Olympic welterweight freestyle class. He also won three gold medals (1934, 1938, and 1950) and one bronze medal (1954) at the Empire Games (all four in the lightweight freestyle class) and won a gold medal at the Pan-Pacific Games

He was awarded an MBE in 1970 and an OBE in 1976.

After his competition days were over , He became an international judge and referee as well as chairman of the Olympic Wrestling Technical Committee. He was involved with the every Olympics until the 2000 Sydney Olympics (except for the 1980 Moscow Games which he boycotted) as either a judge, referee, section manager, mat chairman, a delegate to the Congress or simply as a VIP. He was manager of the Australian wrestling team at the 1972 Munich Olympics.

He was and still is the only Australian wrestler to ever contest an Olympic final

Dick( Junior) a long time Torquay local , and member of the TSLC, made his Olympic mark as a rower . He represented  Australia in 1960 in Rome and 1964 in Tokyo. Has had a long connection with the Olympics as a coach. In recent times his expertise has been sought by rowers from around the world . In Sydney  in 2000 he coached a pair of US girls to a silver medals in the double sculls.

The full story of the Garrard’s and the Olympics will be in our next “History Matters “ Magazine

 

WW2, Olympics, Garrard

Photo shows Dick Garrard (snr) 2nd from left  in Berlin 1936 showing visiting German army officers   the Australian Kangaroo mascot at the Olympic Village .

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Dick Garrard (jnr)  in the 3 seat second from right  in Tokyo 1964

June Magazine

Published quarterly our magazine ‘HISTORY MATTERS’ is packed full of local history and stories from the district. History Matters is distributed to all members of Torquay Museum Without Walls.

S2016 02 TMWW Magazine Junetep inside our current issue of the magazine featuring stories the Joseph H Scammell shipwreck at Pt. Danger, Pioneers – streets of Torquay, Maie’s Amazing Memorabilia, Mt. Duneed Reserve, Spotlight on Corangamite. Get issue two here:

June Magazine

 

 

 

 

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