Spring Magazine out now

The 2018 Spring Edition  of History Matters is out now. Read about the celebrations to end World War 1  and the efforts of Harold Rosser on the Western Front. The history of fossils on our Surf Coast beaches and the story of Boococks Butcher shop in Gilbert Street.  We also recognise Twenty Five years of... Continue Reading →

We would love to read your feedback

Torquay Museum Without Walls is approaching its third birthday. Over the three years we believe we have provided wonderful access to the Torquay district history. We have done this through our website, social media and the HISTORY MATTERS magazine. The committee would love to hear your thoughts on how we are going, where we can... Continue Reading →

Torquay – Fun in the Sun

Stone family home movie of summer holidays in Torquay. Their house was located in Gilbert Street where IGA is now. Originally living in the old Anderson house, they later built a larger holiday home to accommodate all the family. The movie clip goes with the Gilbert Street story in the current edition of HISTORY MATTERS... Continue Reading →

Gilbert Street

Gilbert Street has been the heart of our village for 120 years and I cant help but wonder if our founding fathers ever thought the village would grow as it has, or that the centre of our town would come under such pressure. Some of our good people are fighting to stop a five-story height limit in Gilbert Street.  The very thought of that would have people like Col Price, old Felix Rosser and James Follet turning... Continue Reading →

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 →

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