Winter Reading!

The June edition of History Matters is out now. Stories on John Pettigrove told by his family. the ‘Birdman of Torquay’ Jack O’Mara and his legacy at Taylor Park for …


Big Thanks

Geelong Community Foundation continues to support the work we do by offering us a $1000 grant this week for a book scanner.



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 …


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 …


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.


Come In Spinner

Social isolation has impacted on how we commemorate Anzac Day. Many families will be Lighting Up The Dawn, remembering all those who served in our defence forces. Many will wear …



Pte William Jacob FULLER Private William Jacob FULLER, a Connewarre farmer enlisted at the age of 23 just a month after volunteers were called for in 1914. William was assigned …


Anzac Day: Lest We Forget

At dawn on the morning of Sunday 25 April 1915, Australian and New Zealand troops entered their first major engagement of World War 1. They landed on a small Turkish …