Out and About Torquay

Explore Torquay like the McCartney family did in the 1950s. Walks along the old Jan Juc Road, Surf Beach, playing at the mouth of Spring Creek, standing at the front …

Torquay Golf Club turns 100

Around about this time 100 years ago a group of 22 local citizens arranged a meeting at the Public Hall to form the Torquay Golf Club. Among those gathered were …

Freshwater Creek School class 1946

Celebrating Teachers

Today, World Teachers’ Day celebrates teachers with the theme “Teachers: Leading in crisis, reimagining the future”. The day provides the occasion to celebrate the teaching profession worldwide, take stock of …


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 …