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March Magazine

The newest edition of our magazine is now available for purchase at the Torquay Newsagency. But things are not what they were just weeks ago. To keep healthy we do …

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 …

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Torquay Museum Without Walls is approaching its third birthday. Over the three years we believe we have provided wonderful access to the Torquay district history. We have done this through …

Gilbert Street, Torquay, House, Anderson

Torquay – Fun in the Sun

Stone family home movie of summer holidays in Torquay. Their house was located in Gilbert Street where IGA is now. Originally living in the old Anderson house, they later built …

1956 Miss Torquay

Beach beauty competitions reached a peak of popularity in the 1950s and 1960s. Girls and women of all ages were photographed on the beach which was published in the paper …

Surfing Torquay Early Years

Ray Wilson grew up in Torquay and was naturally one of the surfers in the early years. He learnt to swim and surf in our beaches. In this clip he …

Early Torquay

Ray Wilson has lived in Torquay all his life. Listen to the first of our clips where Ray describes growing up in Torquay.  His story is featured in the latest …