2020-Mar-Available-now-History-Matters

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 …

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 …

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 …

The Go Cart Track

Memories of the Torquay Go Cart track From “History Matters” Vol 1 no 4 1966 was the year Australia sent a task force to the war in Vietnam. The Youth …

Torquay's Olympic Connections

The names Garrard and Torquay and Olympics go hand in hand and what an amazing connection it is, spanning over 80 years Dick Garrard (senior) a founding member of the …