About Us

We are a creative solution to those interested in Torquay history,
we tell the story through a range of mediums all located in one place.

torquay museum without walls is a modern historical society


TMWW is a modern historical society dedicated to collecting, researching and publishing online our understanding of the Torquay district history. We cover the townships of Torquay, Breamlea, Connewarre, Mt. Duneed, …



TMWW specializes in local history relating to Torquay families and property in the area. We have extensive knowledge of the town development from a fishing and rural community to the …

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We are happy to help with enquiries for research projects relating to the history of the Torquay district. Search our extensive online research collection or ask us to search our …

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Join Us & Support


Perfect for those who would like to support our work financially
  • Digital copy HISTORY MATTERS magazine

  • 1 hour free genealogical or house research

  • Access to our research library

  • Right to stand for Committee membership

  • Voting rights


Suitable for just wanting to enjoy reading our stories
  • Digital copy of HISTORY MATTERS magazine


Great for someone looking to help. No research skills necessary.
  • Digital copy of HISTORY MATTERS magazine

Latest News

We welcome all contributions to update information or post new information.
Historical information comes from people like you.
These projects tell – and in many cases gather – the stories of people from the Torquay region.

OUT NOW – Summer Edition of History Matters

This summer edition of History Matters contains fascinating family history stories of the Gundry, Duffield and Halls families and Andrew Thomas Abercrombie. More Fishy Tales, this time from the Smith …

Out Now – Edition 23 History Matters

Another interesting edition of History Matters is out today, It is our 23rd edition which is full of interesting reading, like the reprint of Owen Yateman’s story on Torquay fishermen. …

Torquay Summer Olympians: The next century

Olympic Games of the 21st Century have seen some significant changes in competition and technology. For example, Sydney 2000 introduced the triathlon, and more sports have been introduced this century. …

Barcelona flame

Torquay Olympians of the 1990s

The 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games were spectacular. From the Opening Ceremony when the Olympic flame was lit by a flaming arrow fired by a Spanish archer to images such as …

1948 Australian March past

1948 London Olympic Opening Ceremony

Les McKay, flag bearer Tonight, we will be watching Opening Ceremony of the 2020/2021 Tokyo Summer Olympics which will be vastly different from ever before. Back in 1948 at the …


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