The Last Milk Horse

I moved to Farrell Street in Port in 1986. Coming from the suburbs I was amazed to hear the milkman’s horse clopping past each morning. One morning in November 1988 I thought that I must take a picture of something that seemed unique to Port at … [Read more...]

Post War Port Melbourne

This photo was taken in 1947. These children lived in the neighbourhood of Albert Street. Jim Power is on the far right of the front row. The photo was taken by Jack Gould in front of his house in Poolman Street. Jack was well known in Port … [Read more...]

Meeting – Mon 22 May 2017, 7.30pm

The landscape of Port Melbourne has been hugely changed by human intervention since white settlement. The shape and course of the Yarra River has been changed, the swampy terrain is now covered with roads and other hard surfaces, and there is a new … [Read more...]

Port Melbourne War Memorial

This is the snap that I took of the war memorial on that wet and grey ANZAC centenary in 2015. (Not a great photo but I liked having the people in it to show how bleak a day it was!) Our PMHPS red and blue flowers can be seen. My Dad served in the … [Read more...]

Who Needs a Chair?

My cousin John Beaumont, sitting on the footpath in front of his home at 43 Bridge Street Port Melbourne around 1943. John’s father Freddie, after returning from war service in North Africa, was sent to Singapore, escaping from there when the city … [Read more...]

Meeting – Mon 24 April 2017, 7.30pm

Our April guest will be John Hoskins.  John, as a young boy, lived in Howe Parade for a short time and the view of the ships at Station and Princes Piers sparked a lifelong interest in all things maritime.  John will speak about life in mid-1960s … [Read more...]

Garden City Reserve

This is a photo of Garden City Reserve taken early Autumn 2016 at about 7 am. I always make a cup of tea in the morning and go out the front in my dressing gown and look eastwards towards the park. There is always a difference in the horizon. It … [Read more...]

New finds at Seafarers

When Jay Miller, Curator at the Mission to Seafarers in Flinders Street, and her volunteer Ros Fletcher were tackling the Mission’s closetful of old, unsorted photos, documents, scrapbooks and memorabilia, they found much that they knew would … [Read more...]

Framework for the Future of 1-7 Waterfront Place

March 2017 After several years of extreme neglect of the site, planning application 989/2016 has been made to the City of Port Phillip. The application proposes a single tower of 10 storeys wrapped around at the ground and lower levels with … [Read more...]

The London Hotel – Planning

7 March 2017 On Tuesday 7 March, demolition of the London Hotel began. By week's end, only the outer walls remained standing, creating the tantalising impression that the hotel had been saved after all. 8 September 2016 In a roller … [Read more...]