More Migrant Hostel Memories

This week's story comes to the PMHPS from Bill Hankin: "I arrived at Fisherman’s Bend hostel in November 1952 aged 5 with my parents Cliff and Josy Hankin and my younger brother, John. We came to Australia on the New Australia from Southampton with stops at Suez, Aden and Fremantle, I think. At first we were sent to Bonegilla near Albury … [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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