Stella Edwards 1883 – 1975

Stella Edwards Sarah Stella Edwards, known as Stella at her preference, was born into a close-knit Sandridge pioneering family that was strong on talent and ability. Even so, she was notable among them as the independent, entrepreneurial and highly talented woman that she was. She was much admired. Stella's mother was Sarah Whiteman, one of … [Read More...]

The Closing of Faram Bros

Faram Bros Hardware, January 2007. PMHPS Collection Early in 2007 Wanted posters featuring Doug Faram appeared in the Borough. Faram Bros Hardware store in Bay Street was closing and former customers were invited to a Street Party and Sausage Sizzle to be held at 11am on Saturday, 10 February to say goodbye and thanks to Doug and the family … [Read More...]

James Graham: was Graham Street, Port Melbourne named after this man?

by Margaret Bride Detail, Plan of allotments marked at Sandridge in the parish of South Melbourne / surveyed by Lindsay Clarke Assit. Surr., 1849. State Library of Victoria. In 1849 the government surveyor published a Street Plan of Sandridge showing a simple grid of streets with six blocks bounded by the newly named streets of … [Read More...]

Prince Arthur Hotel

Thomas O'Brien established the Prince Arthur Hotel on the corner of Nott and Spring Streets, opposite the Bowling Club, in 1870. That original structure was rebuilt in 1882 to a design by architect T J Crouch. The Prince Arthur was among the ten Port hotels that were delicensed in 1915. For the next seventy years or so the building was used by … [Read More...]

Fundraising Stalls and Christmas Dinners

PMHPS fundraising/information stall in conjunction with Port Melbourne Tourism Association, Station Pier, 9 November 1994 during the visit of the Replica Endeavour. Photographer Pat Grainger, PMHPS Collection Over its twenty-Seven year history, the Port Melbourne Historical and Preservation Society has had many stalls and displays serving the … [Read More...]

The Port Melbourne Historical and Preservation Society is a totally voluntary, non-profit, incorporated organisation founded in 1993 to preserve the identity of our historic port town.

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