Recalling Before and After – The Starch Factory

Looking south along Port Melbourne beach from Station Pier. See the intact but aged starch factory. One can almost see how quiet everything is. The sky generates warmth. I understand that in those days only twelve thousand people lived in the city of Port Melbourne. On the other hand, not too far behind my back as I took this photograph, Port … [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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John Kitchen Heritage Postcards

To celebrate the resurrection of the 1925 J Kitchen & Sons administration building in Ingles Street through its redevelopment as apartments as part of the Channel 9 television series The Block, we have produced a set of six postcards featuring historic images of Kitchens and two of their iconic products, Velvet Soap and Solvol. The six … [Read More...]

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