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

September 2017 The Council approved a permit for an eight storey building on the site of the former London Hotel. It will include a hotel/pub and 18 dwellings. The permit includes conditions that there be no overshadowing of the foreshore beyond … [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...]

Olive’s Corner

The fences have come down at the revamped Olive's Corner. The small park at the corner of Liardet, Bay and Lalor Streets was opened in March 2002 in honour of the late Senator Olive Zakharov.  It was recently refurbished by the City of Port … [Read more...]

Ship Visit

The amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) spent six days berthed at Station Pier from 28 August to 3 September. The 275m long ship occupied nearly the entire inner east berth. The ship had been on training exercises in the … [Read more...]

After Glow of the AGM

The Society's well attended Annual General Meeting was underpinned by meticulous organisation and support from members.  Many people commented on the warm atmosphere - 'like a family gathering' - observed one of the guests. The business of the AGM … [Read more...]

Passages Exhibition 23 Aug – 11 Sept

The Passages exhibition is on display in the downstairs gallery at the Port Melbourne Town Hall until 11 September, 2017. Presented by the Society with support from the City of Port Phillip through the Cultural Development Fund the exhibition … [Read more...]

AGM – Mon 28 Aug 2017, 7.30pm

The 23rd Annual General Meeting of the Port Melbourne Historical and Preservation Society and the official launch of PASSAGES by Cr Bernadene Voss, Mayor of the City of Port Phillip will be held at Port Melbourne Town Hall on Monday 28th August … [Read more...]

Leonard Storey of ‘The Beach’

Leonard Storey was an interesting character, not so much for what we know of his life, but for what we don’t know. This enlivens our imagination into contemplating just where he originally came from and where he disappeared to. His known history … [Read more...]