Anti-conscription in Port

Had you been living in Port in October 1916, you would have been very aware of the referendum on conscription that was looming on 28 October. Campaigning was intense. The question to be put to electors was: Are you in favour of the Government having, in this grave emergency, the same compulsory powers over citizens in regard to requiring their … [Read More...]

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Port Melbourne Festival Posters

From the Collection - Port Melbourne Festival Posters (various catalogue nos) A selection of posters from the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s promoting the Port Melbourne Festival Port has a long-standing tradition of an annual community festival usually held over a weekend in summer. At times it has been held in JL Murphy Reserve, Bay Street and … [Read More...]

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Historic Port Melbourne Calendar

2017 Historic Port Melbourne Calendar Borough Homes Part 2: Interwar Estates   In this second Borough Homes edition of Historic Port Melbourne calendars on the history of where we live and have lived, we contemplate the four housing estates built between the Great Wars on Fishermans Bend – a time of slum clearances and the first government … [Read More...]

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