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 magazine is also available for purchase from the Torquay Newsagency, Gilbert Street, Torquay.
Its international Women’s day and we remember and celebrate Florence Rosser…..that’s her in the middle with her children…Florence, who was married to local fisherman Felix Rosser, was one of the earliest settlers in Torquay and was active in community affairs. In 1896 she joined the lobby for a school to be built in town by sending petitions to the Education Department. In 1900 the first school was opened in the T.I.A Hall and Alice, Myrtle and Arthur Rosser were among the first pupils. Florence Rosser served on the early Torquay School Boards. Her 4th son Harold who was born in Torquay and a pupil of the new school was killed in France in 1918 shortly before the end of the war. Florence grieved this loss all her life. She is a woman in our history worth celebrating today
A Christmas present was a piece of gold for Torquay/Geelong. It contained photos of Col. John Longville Price. We are currently working through the album to identify who the people photographed are. Here are some of the eighty one photos from the album.
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.
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