From Melbourne Ports to Macnamara

As the 2019 federal election looms, Margaret Bride gives an overview of the history of the electorate Melbourne Ports was one of the original eight metropolitan electoral districts contested in the first federal election in 1901.  At that time, the electorate of Melbourne Ports included both the port suburb of Williamstown and that of Port … [Read More...]

Anzac Day in Port Melbourne 2019

With MC Dale Alchin's firm hand on proceedings, the event started promptly at 9.45 am. He reminded the ever growing crowd that Anzac Day is not a celebration, it's a commemoration. Even though the crowd filled the width of Beach St and the length from Bay St to Nott St, a podium and a new sound system meant that all speakers could be seen and … [Read More...]

Catherine Terrace

Ray Jelley writes An enquiry from Julie Peck of Drouin about her grandparents, Herbert and Emma McConnell, was the spark that ignited a warming fire of historical research on a cool autumn night into the cottages at 53 – 63 Bridge Street, currently nearing the completion of an extensive renovation. Julie’s great grandparents William and … [Read More...]

What’s in a name? Quinn St, Quinn Ave, or Quinn Rd?

As was the custom of the time, many streets in Port Melbourne were named after prominent citizens, including mayors and councillors. In this tradition you will discover a small roadway, Quinn Road, tucked away in a new housing development, 164 Ingles Street, at the northern boundary of the borough. Other names of roadways amongst this … [Read More...]

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