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 …

Puebla Geographic Map


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.


Grant Success

TMWW is excited to announce the success of our Grant Funding application for $1000 to purchase a new printer and computer consumables. This funding will support the production of our …

Darwin Bombing

Bombing of Darwin

The bombing of Darwin occurred on the morning of 19 February 1942, when 188 Japanese aircraft appeared over Darwin. The aircraft had taken off from four aircraft carriers in the …

Ash Wednesday Anglesea

Remembering a day of terror

Today marks 39 years since the Ash Wednesday bushfires devasted large parts of the Surf Coast. There were over 100 fires fanned by hot winds of up to 110 km/h …

Breaking the ice – Torquay Winter Olympian

Ice hockey originated in Canada in the early 19th century, based on several similar stick-and-ball games played in Europe. The first Olympic ice hockey tournament took place at the 1920 …

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Torquay Winter Olympian: Oslo, 1952

The 1952 Winter Olympics was held at Oslo in Norway with athletes from 30 nations competing. The Australian delegation consisted of nine athletes, three in the figure skating and alpine …


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