History Matters Dec 2023

History Matters – Edition 32 Find the latest copy of History Matters at Torquay Newsagents or your inbox. Stories this month include the centenary celebration of the Torquay Bowling Club, …

James Harrison

Tourists and locals alike have benefited from the completion of the James Harrison Bridge in 1990, at the time an innovative structure that is a silent memorial to James Harrison’s …

ANZAC DAY

Just before dawn on 25 April 1915, Australian and New Zealand soldiers rowed towards Gallipoli’s shores, and the history of ANZAC Day began. Of the 138 men from the Surf …

A Determined Spirit

Women have always been workers, have always been leaders, and have always balanced work and family. Torquay’s pioneering women were essential to the developing town. They were companions to their …

Summer Edition History Matters

Grab the newest edition of History Matters online or from the Torquay Newsagency. Stories that will capture your interest include the Ash Wednesday Bushfires, stories of old Connewarre, Colman’s Torquay …

2022 Event

Torquay Museum Without Walls will hold its 2022 Annual General Meeting on Monday, 21 November 2022. Below you can find the Notice of the 2022 Annual General Meeting and associated …

Big Thanks

As historians of our local area, we recognise that we have in the past focussed on the development of our town post the arrival of the first European settlers. Our …

Winter Edition Out Now

The winter edition of History Matters is out now. A great story on how the Torquay Motor Yacht and Angling Club was formed then evolved into separate organisations and the …