Once Were Champions by Terry Keenan

Once Were Champions - The First Fifty Years of the Port Melbourne Cricket Club by Terry Keenan   Terry Keenan 2017, soft cover, illustrated, 142 pp $10.00   Noted sports historian, Terry Keenan looks at the formative years of the Port … [Read more...]

Meeting – Mon 23 January 2018, 7.30pm

As is usually the case, our January meeting will feature members talking about a particular item from our collection or the work they do with the Society. PMH&PS meet on the fourth Monday of each month, bar December, in the Council Chamber at … [Read more...]

A Visit from the Conservators

We are lucky to have in the Society’s collection a large number of editions of the annually produced Victorian Municipal Directory. In the days before the world wide web, these directories provided a snapshot of each municipality in the State … [Read more...]

Advertisements from the Port Melbourne 1939 Centenary

The Greater Port Melbourne: Official Souvenir of the 1939 Port Melbourne Centenary Celebrations Committee booklet includes many advertisements from iconic Port Melbourne companies. Many more than I can feature here. A lot of the ads are just … [Read more...]

Greater Port Melbourne – 1939 Centenary Celebrations

From October 28 to November 25, 1939 the City of Port Melbourne celebrated the landing of the Wilbraham and Caroline Liardet and their children on The Beach on November 15, 1839. The Centenary Committee produced a souvenir booklet entitled Greater … [Read more...]

Freedom of Entry to the City

The custom of granting armed forces Freedom of Entry to the City dates from medieval Europe where walled cities could make the movement of armed forces difficult. If the passing troops were deemed untrustworthy, then the city may refuse to provide … [Read more...]

Well Represented at the Front

Our First World War Centenary project has uncovered many incredible stories of Port men volunteering for active service such as this one from The Standard newspaper on 15 May 1915. The first part of the article talks about four cousins, all born … [Read more...]

AGM Venue

Our AGM will be held this year in the recently renovated hall of St Joseph's church at Rouse and Stokes Street at 7.00 for 7.30 pm, Monday, 22 August. The entrance is toward the rear of the hall on the left of the church, so from Rouse just keep … [Read more...]

Meeting – Mon 23 May 2016, 7.30pm

Our guest at the May meeting will be Helen Lardner of HLDC, heritage consultant for Stamoulis Property Group, who will talk about their concern for historical background, and the development of the former Rootes site in Salmon Street. Note: Barb … [Read more...]

Anzac Day

As we approach the 101st anniversary of the landings at Gallipoli it is interesting to look back at how the news of the first Australian campaign of the First World War was received in the Port and how they commemorated the first Anzac Day in … [Read more...]