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 Port Melbourne.

Port Talks brings voices from the past into the present – their character, personality and humour. The stories show how people supported one another through tough times. Tom Hills and Myrtle Richardson talk about how people in Port got by – with ingenuity, determination and spirit.

Episode 1: Putting food on the table
Episode 2: Putting clothes on your back
Episode 3: Putting a roof over your head

Port Talks was written and produced by May Jasper with sound engineering by Andrew Callaghan.

The Society is grateful to David Hauswirth from Ace Antiques and Collectables in North Melbourne for the loan of a depression-era radio speaker to set the scene for our Listening Party.

The project has been supported by the City of Port Phillip through the Cultural Development Fund.

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