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.

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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.

History Matters Dec 2023

History Matters – Edition 32 Find the latest copy of History Matters at Torquay Newsagents or your inbox. Stories this month include the centenary celebration of the Torquay Bowling Club, …

James Harrison

Tourists and locals alike have benefited from the completion of the James Harrison Bridge in 1990, at the time an innovative structure that is a silent memorial to James Harrison’s …


Just before dawn on 25 April 1915, Australian and New Zealand soldiers rowed towards Gallipoli’s shores, and the history of ANZAC Day began. Of the 138 men from the Surf …

A Determined Spirit

Women have always been workers, have always been leaders, and have always balanced work and family. Torquay’s pioneering women were essential to the developing town. They were companions to their …

Remembering Ash Wednesday Bushfires

It is 40 years today since over 100 bushfires swept through Victoria and South Australia, killing 75 people and causing widespread damage. High temperatures and intense winds along with dry …


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