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 …