Andrew White

White Family History

ANDREW WHITE was born at Strestton-on-Dunsmore, Wrwickshire, England in 1929 His first marriage was to Emily Walker in 1852(Emily was born in 1828 and died 1861.)The marriage produced three children.

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William Pride

Pride Family

William Pride was a Saddler in Malop Street Geelong, He took a leading part in the establishment of the Torquay Improvement Association and will always be remembered for his association with the wreck of the Joseph H Scammell.

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William Buckley

William Buckley

Governor King, fearful of the French explorers getting a foothold of the area around Port Phillip, established a colony at Sullivans Bay (now Sorrento) where a penal colony was established in 1803.

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OUR VISION

Our vision is to be totally integrated in the life and interest of the community as a resource to inspire, educate and inform the community and visitors about Torquay and the district thereby contributing to the conservation of the history and heritage of the district.

MISSION STATEMENT

To be the focal point for preserving the ongoing heritage of Torquay and the surrounding district. We will support this mission through

  • public education programs, sharing and preserving stories from Torquay’s past;
  • maintaining historical artefacts, collections and a district research centre;
  • promoting the preservation of historic buildings and sites; and
  • by partnering with local and regional institutions.

Our Activities

  • Genealogy
  • Cataloguing our collection
  • Public exhibition
  • Media presentations
  • Public presentations
  • Newspaper articles
  • Public speaking
  • Interviews of our older residents

RESEARCH

  • Light Hose Brigade & WWI Honour Roll
  • Heritage locations – heritage walk
  • The Scammell
  • D’s Club
  • Torquay Primary School
  • Torquay Surf Life Saving Club
  • Heritage Locations
and many more projects…

VISIT US

  • LOCATION

    The Old Torquay Police Station
    18 Price St Torquay, 3228

  • OPENING HOURS

    2:00pm – 4:00pm Sunday
    Our events are advertised on Facebook

  • MONTHLY MEETINGS

    7:30pm on the last Monday of the month


  • NEW MEMBERS WELCOME!
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