Liardet St

LIardet? or Lee-ar-day? There may be some uncertainty over the pronunciation but anyone living in Port Melbourne would know this street running between Pickles St to the east and Princes St to the west. Liardet St has two quite different characters: heavily trafficked east of Bay St and quietly residential west of Bay St. W.F.E. … [Read More...]

Whittaker commemoration 2019

In the welcome shade cast by the now formally named Allan Whittaker gatehouse, people gathered for the annual commemoration of his life on Princes Pier. Kevin Bracken photo Simon Kosmer No one can tell the story of Alan Whittaker and 1928 as Kevin Bracken can. He speaks with the authority of a former Victorian secretary of the Maritime Union … [Read More...]

Those Creative Liardets

180th Anniversary In celebration of Port Melbourne's founding father Capt Wilbraham Frederick Evelyn Liardet, the Port Melbourne Historical & Preservation Society exhibits a selection of works from some of his creative descendants. This showcase commemorates his arrival in 1839 and honours the creative legacy that Wilbraham left behind … [Read More...]

Historic Port Melbourne Calendar

2020 Historic Port Melbourne Calendar A Then and Now Calendar   It was during the year the Liardets arrived and settled on our beach that the art of photography was developed in faraway places, which explains why we have so few images of our earliest years.   We love to see how the land looked in the 19th Century, and every now and then … [Read More...]

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