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The First Anzac Day

In 1916 the first Anzac Day commemorations were held on 25 April to commemorate the Anzacs’ entering the war and the lives of their fallen comrades. The day was marked …

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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 …

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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 …

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Farewell Margaret

With sadness we note the passing of a Torquay treasure, Margaret Ganly.Margaret, who was 104 was the descendant of one of our earliest settlers, William Pride and we doubt there …

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Torquay Museum Without Walls is approaching its third birthday. Over the three years we believe we have provided wonderful access to the Torquay district history. We have done this through …

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Torquay – Fun in the Sun

Stone family home movie of summer holidays in Torquay. Their house was located in Gilbert Street where IGA is now. Originally living in the old Anderson house, they later built …

Gilbert Street Shopping Strip

Gilbert Street has been the heart of our village for 120 years and I cant help but wonder if our founding fathers ever thought the village would grow as it has, or that the centre of our town would come under such pressure. Some of …