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 … [Read more...]

Anzac Day 2018

The annual Anzac commemoration service will take place at the Memorial Fountain on Beach St, next to the Port Melbourne Yacht Club at 9.45 am on Wednesday 25 April. Further details will be provided as they come to hand. The Society will lay a … [Read more...]

Meeting – Mon 26 March 2018, 7.30pm

Our guest speaker in March will be Jim Penaluna, "A Port Melbourne Boy". Jim was born and bred in Port Melbourne. He worked and played sport in Port all his life.   In his early years he lived in Clark Street close to the Graham Street Primary … [Read more...]

Meeting – Mon 26 February 2018, 7.30pm

Our February Guest speaker will be Adair Bunnett OAM who will look at the ways in which the settlement and history of South Melbourne and Port Melbourne are both similar and different in her talk 'Same But Not the Same'. PMH&PS meet on the … [Read more...]

Peter Gallienne Grut: The Brothers Grut: part 2

Peter Gallienne Grut was born on the south bank of the Yarra in 1857. His father, also Peter, bought land at the corner of Bridge Street East and Esplanade East in 1868/69. Peter grew up in a single-storey wooden cottage built on part of this … [Read more...]

Albert Jacka VC and Port Melbourne

President Sue Leong will represent the Society and lay a wreath at the commemoration of the death of Albert Jacka VC at St Kilda cemetery on Dandenong Road this Sunday 14 January at 2pm. All are welcome. At this service, held each year, Jacka's … [Read more...]

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 22 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...]

Henry Brouard Grut: The Brothers Grut: part 1

Henry Brouard Grut Henry was the eldest surviving child of Peter and Elizabeth Grut née Bichard. He was born on the island of Guernsey in 1853. The family migrated to the colony of Victoria in 1855. The family lived and prospered in Port Melbourne … [Read more...]

Whittaker Commemoration 2017

Alan Whittaker Commemoration 2017 Former Supreme Court judge Frank Vincent offered these reflections at the Allan Whittaker commemoration held on Princes Pier on Thursday 2 November.  The gatehouse on Princes Pier has now been named the Alan … [Read more...]