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...]

VFL Premiers 2017!

Port Melbourne are the 2017 VFL premiers after a nail biting Grand Final against Richmond at Etihad Stadium. Port Melbourne supporters were outnumbered ten to one by Tigers but willed the Borough to victory. The final score was Port Melbourne … [Read more...]

It’s a Grand Old Flag

Port will meet Richmond in the VFL Grand Final after after a 23 point win over traditional rival, Williamstown - also a stand alone club. Port Melbourne will play in its fourth VFL Grand Final under coach Gary Ayres. It won the flag in 2011 and … [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...]

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...]

Greek Festival & Exhibition

Family keepsakes and brief histories are arriving from Port’s Greek families to be copied into the album we’re putting together for our August exhibition. Younger generations seem the most keen to have their family included in the archives, and … [Read more...]

Anzac Day 2017

The Port Melbourne Anzac Day Commemorative Service will take place at the Beach Street Memorial next to the Port Melbourne Yacht Club at 9.45am on Tuesday 25 April. Wreaths and flowers welcome. Guest speakers include The Hon Michael Danby … [Read more...]

Theofania 2017

A welcome southerly breeze plunged the temperature from the 30s to the pleasant 20s for the annual commemoration of Theofania - the Blessing of the Waters - at Princes Pier on Sunday 8 January. A large crowd gathered on the generous deck at Princes … [Read more...]

Secretary News!

In a letter to members, President, Sue Leong, has informed us that after over twenty years of service, Pat Grainger has decided to step down from the role of secretary to the Society.  Thankfully Pat will continue to do her many non-secretarial tasks … [Read more...]

Coles Stall – 10 December 2016

Look out for our stall at the Bay Street entrance to Coles on Saturday, 10 December from 10am until 4pm. We'll be selling our Historical Port Melbourne 2017 Calendar at $12 each and J Kitchen & Sons postcards, which you may have seen on The … [Read more...]