Long serving members

In 1966 Anthony Austin Street began his 18 year career as the member for Corangamite. The son of Geoffrey Street, in the first Fraser ministry he became the Minister for …

Tragedy strikes Corangamite

Geoffrey Austin Street won the seat of Corangamite in 1934 for the United Australia Party  and later the liberal party and would serve for the next 6 years. Street was …

Turning up a surprise in Corangamite

Corangamite was certainly a marginal seat in its early days and digging around in its history has turned up a few surprises. The third member for Corangamite was none other …

Election time -part 2

The second member for Corangamite was John Gratton Wilson, a first generation Australian and the son of an English tent maker. He was educated at Wesley College Melbourne and went …

Harold Leslie Rosser

Harold Leslie Rosser Felix Rosser, a first generation Australian, was one of the first permanent residents of Torquay. He was a fisherman who lived in a shack down by Fishermans …

John Foster Gear

James and Sarah Gear started building their holiday cottage “The Kipsey” in Torquay in 1906. John Foster Gear, one of their six sons, spent every summer playing on the beach …

Breakfast in the trenches

Breakfast in the trenches France 1916. Torquay Museum Without Walls has a seminar looking at what was happening in Geelong while the war was raging in France. It is on …