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.

Sir Samuel Mogg

Naming Moggs Creek

Is Mogg’s Creek named after Sir Samuel Mogg? Read all about Sir Samuel in our current edition of History Matters.

Foam shipwreck

The Foam Shipwreck

In the early days of European settlement, often the only way to travel between our coastal towns and major ports was by ship. These ships were the ‘backbone’ of our …

Lest We Forget

It took many years for communities across the country to recognise and pay tribute to those men and women who served at home and overseas, Here, in Torquay we have …


The March Edition of 𝑯𝒊𝒔𝒕𝒐𝒓𝒚 𝑴𝒂𝒕𝒕𝒆𝒓𝒔 is now available at the 𝑇𝑜𝑟𝑞𝑢𝑎𝑦 𝑁𝑒𝑤𝑠𝑎𝑔𝑒𝑛𝑐𝑦 or electronically to our members and digital subscribers. In this edition we celebrate the 30th birthday of …

Sir Bruce Small

On Thursday, Torquay will get the chance to hear more of the story of famous Australian Sir Bruce Small in a new book on his life. The author Rachel Sayers …


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