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 →
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 →
New issue of "History matters" now at the Torquay Newsagent. Celebrating 50 years of RipCurl in our town and the part some of our locals played.
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 →
Missed out on one of the early editions of HISTORY MATTERS? We have had many requests for further reprints of our wonderful magazine HISTORY MATTERS so we went ahead and did another run of the early editions. Editions 1 - 4 can be purchased at the Torquay Newsagency.
Just making the end of June for edition 6 of HISTORY MATTERS magazine! The winter edition profiles Ray Wilson who has always lived in Torquay. Other articles include the follow up article on the first development of Jan Juc and the Jarosite Mining that occurred in the 1920s. There is also a story on the... Continue Reading →
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 March edition is our ‘Bells Beach’ issue, and contains a feature article the early history of Jan Juc and Bells Beach, early surfing at Bells... Continue Reading →