WE ARE A DIGITAL HISTORY GROUP

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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ABOUT US

What is Torquay Museum Without Walls? TMWW is a modern historical society dedicated to collecting, researching and publishing online our understanding of the Torquay district history. OUR HISTORY After months …

WHO WE ARE

Discover our stories from Torquay, Victoria, Australia.
We preserve the Torquay region’s past through sharing our stories and research. Click on this header for more information.

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VISION & MISSION

Our purpose is to develop a comprehensive and easily accessible online history of Torquay and the surrounding area. Click heading to read more.

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TORQUAY HISTORY COLLECTION

Our Torquay history collection collectively tells the story of the district. From the early pioneers to the surfing journey that changed the town.

Torquay Museum Without Walls started in 2015, as a ‘modern historical society’ living in the digital world. We owned not a single image, map, object or original research. Through the combined efforts of our curators, researchers, and collectors, our Torquay history collection has grown to represent more than 150 years of the Torquay district history. The growth has come about through the generosity of people who have donated family treasures of objects and photos from the past to us so that we preserve them for future generations.

Our historical collection has been supported by the Geelong Heritage Centre.

EXPLORE OUR COLLECTION

Navigate through the collection by clicking on one of the titles below. The collection is being updated constantly as we upload our material and digitize the donations we have received.

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Join Us & Support

Member

$20.00
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

Subscriber

$0
Suitable for just wanting to enjoy reading our stories
  • Digital copy of HISTORY MATTERS magazine

Volunteer

$0
Great for someone looking to help. No research skills necessary.
  • Digital copy of HISTORY MATTERS magazine

Latest News

WELCOME
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.

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SCAVENGER HUNT DAY

May 24th each year sends us off to find random items all in the name of good fun. American Elsa Maxwell (May 24, 1883 –1963) is credited with the introduction …

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Victory in Europe Day

Today, Friday 8 May marks the seventy-fifth anniversary of VE Day – Victory in Europe Day – the end of the Second World War in Europe after Germany signed an …

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Scammell Shipwreck

Today is an autumn day not much different to that 129 years ago. We have warnings of damaging winds. I bet the Captain of the Scammell wished he had such …

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Torquay Learning Activities

With the outbreak of the coronavirus, our members are faced with many new challenges. We understand there is growing anxiety about supporting children’s learning which is why we have created …

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2020 Anzac Day

SEPARATED BUT UNITED A very different Anzac Day dawn at Point Danger this morning as people commemorated the service of our Anzacs from their driveways. LEST WE FORGET.

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