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 →

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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