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HISTORY MATTERS ARTICLE LIST

PUB DATE

EDITN

PAGE

ARTICLE

AUTHOR

CATEGORY

Mar-2016

1

1

Launch TMWW

Baulch, Cheryl

News

Mar-2016

1

2

Torquay Pioneers

Baulch, Cheryl

Pioneers

Mar-2016

1

3

Sea View Villa

Baulch, Cheryl

Houses

Mar-2016

1

5

Smith Family

Baulch, Cheryl

Family

Mar-2016

1

11

Interrupted Lives

Baulch, Cheryl

Military

Mar-2016

1

15

Mt Duneed History Group

Threlfall, Gwen

News

Jun-2016

2

1

Joseph H Scammell shipwreck

Thoernberg, Carleen

Shipwrecks

Jun-2016

2

5

Scammell House: A Family Home

Thoernberg, Carleen

Houses

Jun-2016

2

7

Streets Old Torquay

Baulch, Cheryl

Streets

Jun-2016

2

11

Maie’s Memorabilia

Baulch, Cheryl

News

Jun-2016

2

15

Mt Duneed Reserve

Threlfall, Gwen

Parks

Jun-2016

2

19

Spotlight on Conrangamite

Barr, Chris

Governance

Sep-2016

3

1

Nairn’s Dairy

Barr, Chris

Commerce

Sep-2016

3

7

Robert Zealley

Baulch, Cheryl

Pioneers

Sep-2016

3

11

130 Years Torquay History

Baulch, Cheryl

Local History

Sep-2016

3

13

Legacies of the Great War

Baulch, Cheryl

Military

Sep-2016

3

15

Dick Garrard, Olympian

Barr, Chris

Olympics

Sep-2016

3

21

Nathanila Brown: Monumental Mason

Threlfall, Gwen

Pioneers

Dec-2016

4

4

Summer holidays

Barr, Chris

Holidays

Dec-2016

4

6

Our Beaches

Barr, Chris

Beaches

Dec-2016

4

10

Go Cart Track

Barr, Chris

Holidays

Dec-2016

4

12

Taylor Park History

Baulch, Cheryl

Parks

Dec-2016

4

17

Taylor Family

Baulch, Cheryl

Family

Dec-2016

4

20

Dairy Farming – Torquay

Baulch, Cheryl

Local History

Dec-2016

4

22

Origins Charles Lane

Stewart, John

Streets

Dec-2016

4

24

Robert Smiths Tuffs

Threlfall, Gwen

Pioneers

Mar-2017

5

4

Gathering of the Tribes -Bells Beach

Barr, Chris

Surfing

Mar-2017

5

7

Bell’s Belle – Gail Couper

Barr, Chris

Surfing

Mar-2017

5

8

Peter Troy

Baulch, Cheryl

Surfing

Mar-2017

5

9

Vic Tantau

Baulch, Cheryl

Surfing

Mar-2017

5

10

First to Surf Bells

O’Donnell, Mick

Surfing

Mar-2017

5

13

Jericho Poppler

Barr, Chris

Surfing

Mar-2017

5

16

First Bells compettion

Baird, Craig

Surfing

Mar-2017

5

18

Springside Surfers House

Barr, Chris

Houses

Mar-2017

5

20

Early Jan Juc & Bells Beach

Baulch, Cheryl

Land

Mar-2017

5

24

Girlie Bell

Barr, Chris

Family

Mar-2017

5

27

Max Stevens

Baulch, Cheryl

Reflection

Mar-2017

5

30

Our Beaches: Jan Juc to Bells Beach

Barr, Chris

Beaches

Mar-2017

5

32

William Batten

Threlfall, Gwen

Pioneers

Jun-2017

6

4

Ray Wilson

Barr, Chris

Surfing

Jun-2017

6

8

Cooee, the house

Baulch, Cheryl

Houses

Jun-2017

6

10

Jarosite Mining

Barr, Chris

Industry

Jun-2017

6

14

Early Jan Juc

Baulch, Cheryl

Pioneers

Jun-2017

6

18

Pursuit Hindenburg Line

Baulch, Cheryl

Military

Jun-2017

6

20

Torquay Football club

Baulch, Cheryl

Sport

Jun-2017

6

22

Peter Burns

Hutchinson, Col

Sport

Jun-2017

6

24

Jane Walker

Threlfall, Gwen

Pioneers

Sep-2017

7

4

Cobb & Co story

Baulch, Cheryl

Pioneers

Sep-2017

7

7

Bellbrae Carriage Museum

Barr, Chris

Museum

Sep-2017

7

10

Jan Juc story pt 3

Baulch, Cheryl

Pioneers

Sep-2017

7

14

Blinkbrae South

Baulch, Cheryl

Houses

Sep-2017

7

16

Bob Pettitt – Man Who Owned Jan Juc

Pettitt, Bob

Pioneers

Sep-2017

7

20

Light Horse Charge Into History

Baulch, Cheryl

Military

Sep-2017

7

24

Sonny Bell Remembered

Barr, Chris

Military

Sep-2017

7

28

William Underwood

Threlfall, Gwen

Pioneers

Dec-2017

8

4

Bathing Box history

Baulch, Cheryl

Beaches

Dec-2017

8

8

Summer Memories – White family

Ramsay, Sallie

Holidays

Dec-2017

8

10

Beach names: Bells to Red Rock

Barr, Chris

Beaches

Dec-2017

8

12

Ghazeepore – MacKenzies

Gawler, Sharron

Houses

Dec-2017

8

16

Great Ocean Road Memorial Arch

Spring, Peter

Memorial

Dec-2017

8

20

Torquay Bathing Beauty contest

Baulch, Cheryl

Beaches

Dec-2017

8

24

Mt Duneed Rifle Club

Threlfall, Gwen

Sport

Mar-2018

9

4

Perfection: Fred Pyke

Smith, Bob

Surfing

Mar-2018

9

10

Bells: A Place of Power and Spirit

Willcox, Kirk

Surfing

Mar-2018

9

13

Surfer Girl: Micha Mueller

Barr, Chris

Surfing

Mar-2018

9

16

Convict Footprints: Isabella Rosser

Baulch, Cheryl

Convicts

Mar-2018

9

19

Rosser Family Connections

Williams, Carollyn

Family

Mar-2018

9

22

The Summerhouse

Barr, Chris

Commerce

Mar-2018

9

26

Wagons & Pans: Grasstree Park

Baulch, Cheryl

Parks

Mar-2018

9

29

Grasstree Park history

Deakin Uni

Parks

Mar-2018

9

32

We Will Never Forget Australia

Baulch, Cheryl

Military

Mar-2018

9

36

George Gardiner

Threlfall, Gwen

Pioneers

Jun-2018

10

4

By George: The George McCartney Story

Barr, Chris

Family

Jun-2018

10

8

First Township Land Sales

Baulch, Cheryl

Land

Jun-2018

10

11

Early Land Holders

Baulch, Cheryl

Land

Jun-2018

10

13

Francis Edward Gilbert

Baulch, Cheryl

Family

Jun-2018

10

16

Gilbert Street – Look Through Time

Barr, Chris

Streets

Jun-2018

10

22

Iliffe Anderson

Baulch, Cheryl

Family

Jun-2018

10

26

Convict Footprints – John Goodall

Baulch, Cheryl

Convicts

Jun-2018

10

29

Together They Served

Baulch, Cheryl

Military

Jun-2018

10

32

Tait’s Point

Threlfall, Gwen

Pioneers

Jun-2018

10

35

Buckley’s Well

Baulch, Cheryl

Monument

Sep-2018

11

4

Celebrating end of WW1

Baulch, Cheryl

Military

Sep-2018

11

6

Fighting for Life in the Trenches: Harold Rosser

Baulch, Cheryl

Military

Sep-2018

11

10

From the Trenches

Baulch, Cheryl

Military

Sep-2018

11

15

Boocock Butchers

Barr, Chris

Commerce

Sep-2018

11

18

25 Years History Spring Creek Community House

Baulch, Cheryl

Community

Sep-2018

11

22

Surfing the Stone

Deakin Uni

Fossils

Sep-2018

11

26

Bancoora Shipwreck

Baulch, Cheryl

Shipwrecks

Sep-2018

11

28

Convict Footprints – Robert Betts

Baulch, Cheryl

Convicts

Sep-2018

11

30

Enest Henry Klemke

Baulch, Cheryl

Family

Sep-2018

11

32

Mt Duneed Post Office

Threlfall, Gwen

Public Service

Dec-2018

12

4

Mr Parker’s Passions – James Parker

Gawler, Sharron

Family

Dec-2018

12

10

Happy Days

Baulch, Cheryl

Houses

Dec-2018

12

14

Our Holiday House

Ramsay, Sallie

Holidays

Dec-2018

12

18

Women Vote

Baulch, Cheryl

Governance

Dec-2018

12

20

Town for Sale – Breamlea

Baulch, Cheryl

Land

Dec-2018

12

22

South of the river – Alexander Thomson

Gardiner, Lyndsay

Pioneers

Dec-2018

12

24

Convict Footprints: Joseph Thorogood

Baulch, Cheryl

Convicts

Dec-2018

12

27

Coastal Guardians

Barr, Chris

Military

Dec-2018

12

28

Earl of Charlemont Shipwreck

Mitchell, Jo

Shipwrecks

Dec-2018

12

30

Charlemont, the house

Rossack, Marilyn

Houses

Dec-2018

12

32

Ewing Blyth – Charlemont Shipwreck survivor

Threlfall, Gwen

Family

Dec-2018

12

35

Fagg family album

Fagg family

Family

Mar-2019

13

4

Cutting Bells Track

Blunt, Colin

Surfing

Mar-2019

13

10

Remembering Boong

Barr, Chris

Surfing

Mar-2019

13

11

Butchers Shop

Baulch, Cheryl

Commerce

Mar-2019

13

12

50 Years Rip Curl

Barr, Chris

Surfing

Mar-2019

13

16

History of the Westuit

Serong, Jock

Surfing

Mar-2019

13

16

Changing Fabric of Torquay: Sybil Stock

Barr, Chris

Surfing

Mar-2019

13

24

Anzac Day: A Time to Remember

Sceney, Helen

Military

Mar-2019

13

26

Victoria Tower Shipwreck

Baulch, Cheryl

Shipwrecks

Mar-2019

13

28

Melbourne General Cemetery

Atkinson, Jeff

Cemeteries

Mar-2019

13

32

William Bickers

Threlfall, Gwen

Pioneers

Jun-2019

14

4

Drilling for Oil in Torquay

Deakin Uni

Industry

Jun-2019

14

8

Local volunteering

Baulch, Cheryl

Volunteering

Jun-2019

14

10

Apex Club of Torquay

Baulch, Cheryl

Olympics

Jun-2019

14

12

Friends of Taylor Park

Baulch, Cheryl

Organisations

Jun-2019

14

14

Jan Juc Coast Group

Hynes, Luke

Organisations

Jul-2019

14

16

Ian and Roma Edwards

Baulch, Cheryl

Organisations

Jun-2019

14

18

Story of SANE

Stockton, Graeme

Organisations

Jun-2019

14

20

Take a Breath’ Playgroup

Faris, Rosemary

Organisations

Jun-2019

14

22

Torquay SES

Baulch, Cheryl

Organisations

Jun-2019

14

26

Torquay Food Aid

Baulch, Cheryl

Organisations

Jun-2019

14

28

Torquay Fire Brigade

Baulch, Cheryl

Organisations

Jun-2019

14

32

Torquay Surf Life Saving Club

Greenhough, Richard

Surf Life Saving

Jun-2019

14

35

Rotary Club Torquay

Baulch, Cheryl

Organisations

Jun-2019

14

38

Torquay RSL

Thomas, Peter

Military

Jun-2019

14

42

More Front Lines: D Day

Baulch, Cheryl

Military

Jun-2019

14

44

Red Cross

Baulch, Cheryl

Organisations

Jun-2019

14

46

Waurn Ponds Hotel

Threlfall, Gwen

Commerce

Sep-2019

15

4

Story behind the road

Baulch, Cheryl

Memorial

Sep-2019

15

6

Reflecton on the Great Ocean Road Vision

Hitchcock, Howard

Memorial

Sep-2019

15

10

Howard Hitchcock

Wynd, Ian

Pioneers

Sep-2019

15

12

Barwon Heads: the start of the GOR

Baulch, Cheryl

Memorial

Sep-2019

15

14

The men behind the road

Spring, Peter

Memorial

Sep-2019

15

16

Entertainment saved the day

Morris, Jan

Memorial

Sep-2019

15

18

Felix Rosser

Baulch, Cheryl

Family

Sep-2019

15

22

Convict Footprint: John Bright

Baulch, Cheryl

Convicts

Sep-2019

15

24

Electricity comes to Torquay (part 1)

Smith, Cathy

Public Service

Sep-2019

15

28

Torquay Post Office

Barr, Chris

Public Service

Sep-2019

15

32

Living on the road – Alexander Butler

Threlfall, Gwen

Family

Sep-2019

15

34

Living on the road – George Helyar

Threlfall, Gwen

Family

Dec-2019

16

4

Crossing Bass Strait

Shiel, Pirrie

Event

Dec-2019

16

6

50 Years Torquay Lions Club

Thomas, Peter

Organisations

Dec-2019

16

10

Electricity to Torquay (part 2)

Smith, Cathy

Public Service

Dec-2019

16

12

Don Loveless: Our first surf shop

Barr, Chris

Commerce

Dec-2019

16

14

Molyneux Hot Water Depot

Merritt, Alwyne

Commerce

Dec-2019

16

16

Living on the Road – John Croft

Threlfall, Gwen

Family

Mar-2020

17

4

Monument to Airman

Baulch, Cheryl

Monument

Mar-2020

17

7

Everest Of The Sea

Baulch, Cheryl

Story

Mar-2020

17

8

1970 World Surfing Titles

Barr, Chris

Surfing

Mar-2020

17

18

Crossing Paths – Harrison and Hughes families

Baulch, Cheryl

Family

Mar-2020

17

24

Vic Tantau

Brett @Rare Surf Tees

Surfing

Mar-2020

17

27

1970 World Surfing Titles Poster

Sutherland, Barrie

Surfing

Mar-2020

17

28

Margaret Ganly

Thoernberg, Carleen

Family

Mar-2020

17

29

Anzac Day, Point Danger poem

Ganly, Margaret

Military

Mar-2020

17

30

Norman Burn

Ganly, Margaret

Family

Mar-2020

17

32

Bellbrae Post Office

Hooper, Martin

Public Service

Mar-2020

17

38

Belmont High School

Threlfall, Gwen

Schools

Jun-2020

18

4

Fight for the town: 1940 fire

Baulch, Cheryl

Event

Jun-2020

18

10

Bird Man of Torquay: Jack O’Mara

O’Mara, Mick

Family

Jun-2020

18

14

John Pettigrove Story

Pettigrove, Gary & Clare

Family

Jun-2020

18

21

Our Holiday House: Bessie McIntyre

McIntyre, Bessie

Holidays

Jun-2020

18

24

Convict Footprints: Henry Bubb

Baulch, Cheryl

Convicts

Jun-2020

18

28

Craigburn Shipwreck

Baulch, Cheryl

Shipwrecks

Jun-2020

18

30

In Quarantine in Torquay

Barr, Chris

Event

Jun-2020

18

32

Breamlea Streets

Threlfall, Gwen

Streets

Sep-2020

19

4

Torquay Golf Centenary

Barr, Chris

Sport

Sep-2020

19

10

Local Government

Baulch, Cheryl

Governance

Sep-2020

19

12

Birth Surf Coast Shire

McCormack, Toni

Governance

Sep-2020

19

18

Cr Noel Bates, Rirst Shire Mayor

Baulch, Cheryl

Governance

Sep-2020

19

20

History Victorian Education

Baulch, Cheryl

Schools

Sep-2020

19

22

Bellbrae PS

Baulch, Cheryl

Schools

Sep-2020

19

28

Connewarre Flour Mill

Stewart, John

Commerce

Sep-2020

19

32

75th Anniversary end WW2

RSL, Torquay

Military

Sep-2020

19

33

WW2 Veteran – Roy Cummings

RSL, Torquay

Military

Sep-2020

19

34

WW2 Veteran – George Oxley

RSL, Torquay

Military

Sep-2020

19

34

WW2 Veteran – Cec Browning

RSL, Torquay

Military

Sep-2020

19

35

WW2 Veteran – Joan Sparkes

RSL, Torquay

Military

Sep-2020

19

36

Samuel Johnson, pastoralist

Threlfall, Gwen

Pioneers

Dec-2020

20

4

James Follett: A man of vision

Baulch, Cheryl

Pioneers

Dec-2020

20

10

Loveridge Lookout

Morris, Jan

Military

Dec-2020

20

12

Pooks of Bellbrae Cemetery

Hooper, Martin

Cemeteries

Dec-2020

20

16

King Billy

Baulch, Cheryl

Indigenous

Dec-2020

20

20

Barwon River Ovoid Sewer Aqueduct

Baulch, Cheryl

Local History

Dec-2020

20

24

Story of Kevin “Mumbles” Walker

Walker, Jacquline

Family

Dec-2020

20

28

PABS, A Tavern for Jan Juc

Barr, Chris

Commerce

Dec-2020

20

32

Bluestone Cottage, Marshall

Threlfall, Gwen

Houses

Mar-2021

21

4

Herb, of Voss Lookout

Baulch, Cheryl

Family

Mar-2021

21

10

Catherine Tait: Invisible Guardian

Baulch, Cheryl

Women

Mar-2021

21

14

Stories from Bellbrae Cemetery: Romuald Prokop

Smith, Vicki

Cemeteries

Mar-2021

21

18

Rex ‘China’ Gilbert

Baulch, Cheryl

Surfing

Mar-2021

21

24

Vale Maie Zorica (Stock)

Barr, Chris

Family

Mar-2021

21

26

Vale Myrle Tantau (Hughes)

Barr, Chris

Family

Mar-2021

21

28

Emanual Read: Crime & Punishment

Threlfall, Gwen

Pioneers

Jun-2021

22

4

Richard Daintree around Jan Juc

Baulch, Cheryl

Pioneers

Jun-2021

22

7

Andrew White, Pastoralist

Baulch, Cheryl

Pioneers

Jun-2021

22

11

Stretton Park

Baulch, Cheryl

Pioneers

Jun-2021

22

13

Joe Briody – to a tee

Baulch, Cheryl

Family

Jun-2021

22

20

Bellbrae Cemetery Centenairans

Smith, Vicki & Hooper, Martin

Cemeteries

Jun-2021

22

24

John Ford – 5 generations of farming

Threlfall, Gwen

Pioneers

Jun-2021

22

26

Blowing Bubbles – Bruce Stephens

Barr, Chris

Fishing