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 2021 Autumn Edition

The latest History Matters Magazine is now available at the Torquay newsagents, featuring a range of story related to the Torquay district. The cover features Rex ‘China’ Gilbert and inside …

Torquay Tennis Team Beale Street

Game On

Not Wimbledon or the Aussie Open but still significant tennis tournaments played in Torquay. Lawn tennis was invented by Major Walter Wingfield in 1873. The game quickly became a popular …

Our Pop-Up Museum

Check out no 32 Gilbert Street for our display of photos and stories on old Gilbert Street. This shop was once owned by Don Loveless who ran his TV and …

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History Matters Summer Edition

Read about the early years of the Torquay and Jan Juc pubs, heritage saved at Loveridge Lookout, some heritage lost at the Barwon River Ovoid Sewer Aqueduct and the fight …

We Remember

Tomorrow, Remembrance Day (also known as Armistice Day) — remembers the agreement between the Allies and Germany on November 11, 1918, to stop fighting which marked a victory for the …


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