Sir Samuel Mogg

Naming Moggs Creek

Is Mogg’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 ‘backbone’ 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 …

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. Torquay’s pioneering women were essential to the developing town. They were companions to their …

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 …

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 ‘pop-up’ exhibitions in Gilbert Street. We plan to do displays during the Easter and School holidays. Find more information in the upcoming History …

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 …

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 …

Celebrating Florence Rosser

Its international Women’s day and we remember and celebrate Florence Rosser…..that’s her in the middle with her children…Florence, who was married to local fisherman Felix Rosser,  was one of the …

Coffee Anyone?

Coffee Anyone? We came across this photo recently which the owner tells us was a house called “Loch Lomond “circa 1930’s in Torquay. It was built by Geelong Architect Iliffe …

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 …

The wait is almost over….

  Corangamite swung back to Labor in 2007 when Darren Cheeseman claimed it with a 6.6% swing. He became only the third Labor candidate to win and the first for …

Election time -part 2

The second member for Corangamite was John Gratton Wilson, a first generation Australian and the son of an English tent maker. He was educated at Wesley College Melbourne and went …