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 and how postal services have developed in Torquay.

Copies are available at the Torquay Newsagents now.

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

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