John Bichard Grut: The Brothers Grut: part 3

John Bichard Grut  John was the youngest of three surviving boys who were born to Peter Grut and his wife Elizabeth Mary née Bichard. He was born in Sandridge in 1861. John became a successful architect, builder and was prominent in many sporting clubs in Port Melbourne and South Melbourne. He was also involved in the arts through his membership … [Read More...]

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Port Talks – Listening Party

Earlier today at the Port Melbourne Trugo Club we gathered around the radio as City of Port Phillip Mayor, Cr Bernadene Voss (left) officially launched our latest project Port Talks. Port Talks distills highlights from the Society's audio-archive into three ten minute podcasts covering the theme of the Depression - a time of great hardship in … [Read More...]

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Women’s Welcoming Committee

It is unfair to say that 1918 marks the pinnacle of the work of the Women's Welcoming Committee (WWC) because they welcomed all but the first troopship returning to our piers right through the war until 1920. They did much more besides including the erection of the Band Rotunda on the foreshore as "there is no sweeter commemoration than music", … [Read More...]

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