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Sir Samuel Mogg

Naming Moggs Creek

Is Moggโ€™s Creek named after Sir Samuel Mogg? Read all about Sir Samuel in our current edition of History Matters.

Foam shipwreck

The Foam Shipwreck

In the early days of European settlement, often the only way to travel between our coastal towns and major ports was by ship. These ships were the โ€˜backboneโ€™ of our …

Lest We Forget

It took many years for communities across the country to recognise and pay tribute to those men and women who served at home and overseas, Here, in Torquay we have …

March HISTORY MATTERS

The March Edition of ๐‘ฏ๐’Š๐’”๐’•๐’๐’“๐’š ๐‘ด๐’‚๐’•๐’•๐’†๐’“๐’” is now available at the ๐‘‡๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘ž๐‘ข๐‘Ž๐‘ฆ ๐‘๐‘’๐‘ค๐‘ ๐‘Ž๐‘”๐‘’๐‘›๐‘๐‘ฆ or electronically to our members and digital subscribers. In this edition we celebrate the 30th birthday of …

Sir Bruce Small

On Thursday, Torquay will get the chance to hear more of the story of famous Australian Sir Bruce Small in a new book on his life. The author Rachel Sayers …

Taylor Park Centenary

On 24 February 2024 we celebrated the centenary of the naming of Taylor Park. Named in memory of John William Taylor who successfully fought the Lands Department to keep the …

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, …

Gilbert Street memories

Loving this photo of Gilbert Street ..probably early 60’s that Kyla Periwinkle Beale shared with us. David Gittings in front of the original Gitto’s shop. This is where the tattslotto …

History Matters: Winter 2023

The Winter edition of our magazine History Matters is out today. Joanne Weste (nee Pawson) writes about her dad John Pawson, we learn the history of the much loved Torquay …

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 …

2023 Education Week

Education week is here. This yearโ€™s theme is Active Learners: Move, Make, Motivate which highlights the way students learn through physical activity, hands-on learning and student voice. In 1918 students …

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. Torquayโ€™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 …

History Matters Spring Edition

Spring is in the air. As we start another season, TMWW has published another issue of History Matters. There is a great story about the Torquay Improvement Association, formed in …

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 …

Education Week

Torquay State School This yearโ€™s theme for Education Week โ€˜150 Years of Public Educationโ€™ is about Victoriaโ€™s public education journey. Our participation in Education Week, starting on Monday, showcases Victoriaโ€™s …

Thank-You-Postcard

Grant Success

TMWW is excited to announce the success of our Grant Funding application for $1000 to purchase a new printer and computer consumables. This funding will support the production of our …

Grant Success

Keep an eye out for our upcoming โ€˜pop-upโ€™ exhibitions in Gilbert Street. We plan to do displays during the Easter and School holidays. Find more information in the upcoming History …

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 …

Ash Wednesday Anglesea

Remembering a day of terror

Today marks 39 years since the Ash Wednesday bushfires devasted large parts of the Surf Coast. There were over 100 fires fanned by hot winds of up to 110 km/h …