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...]

The story behind Olive’s Corner

Olive's corner was officially so named on 7 December 2001 as a tribute to the life and values of Olive Zakharov  - humanist and Federal Senator 1929 – 1995 Olive Zakharov was born at home in Kew on 19 March 1929. Olive was educated at Ruyton … [Read more...]

Meeting – Mon 27 November 2017, 7.30pm

Professor May will put us through our paces with our annual Trivial Quiz.  It's always a lot of fun and remember ... the questions are only hard if you don't know the answer. PMH&PS meet on the fourth Monday of each month except December in … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

Historic Port Melbourne Calendar

2018 Historic Port Melbourne Calendar Historic sPort Melbourne   In the twenty-first edition of the Historic Port Melbourne calendar we are delighted to welcome noted sports historian Terry Keenan as guest writer.  He has succeeded in just twelve … [Read more...]

Life on the Bend

Life on the Bend: A Social History of Fishermans Bend has been released by the Fishermans Bend Taskforce. Note the emphasis on A Social History. It is fully acknowledged that there are many histories to tell and many layers to uncover. The … [Read more...]

Meeting – Mon 23 October 2017, 7.30pm

Tumult at Montague Dr John Lack will speak to us about the attack on the Dunlop Rubber Mill on 19 September 1917. John is an Associate Professor and Principal Fellow in the School of History and Philosophical Studies at the University of … [Read more...]

The London Hotel – Planning

The site of the London Hotel is also known as 92 Beach Street for planning purposes. November 2017 The applicant has appealed the Council's September decision to VCAT with a hearing date to be advised. September 2017 The Council approved … [Read more...]

Telling more than the time

Margaret Bride writes of the stories locked up in this handsome clock on the wall of her dining room I inherited this clock from my mother. It hangs on the wall of our dining room and is constantly referred to when we want to time ourselves. It is … [Read more...]