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...]

Ellinis Mews

Pedestrian access to Ellinis Mews from Beacon Road, Photograph by David Thompson Ellinis Mews is a short residential street in Beacon Cove but I'm not sure where the connection with stables is other than in the developers' minds. To me it is a Court or what we would have called in Ireland a Close or, if we wanted to be fancy, a cul-de-sac. … [Read More...]

Port Melbourne Trivia Quiz

November usually means we get together for a night of trivia under quizmaster John May but COVID-19 restrictions during 2020 have meant that is not possible. To alleviate some of the disappointment we have devised a Port Melbourne Trivia Quiz. So test your knowledge and have some fun! How many Mayors of the City of Port Melbourne have been … [Read More...]

The Graham

Pubs have more lives than cats. The Graham Hotel is about to embark on a new one. The Graham Family Hotel was constructed on the shallow shore of the Sandridge Lagoon beside the Graham Street footbridge in 1872 for Alfred J. Johnson, a stevedore. The substantial, two storey brick structure in the Free Classical style was designed by architect … [Read More...]

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