A Young Girl’s Interests

Duke and Duchess of York outside Port Melbourne Town Hall, 11 May 1927. PMHPS Collection In 1927 the Duke and Duchess of York (future King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, later the Queen Mother) visited Australia for the official opening of Parliament House in Canberra. After the ceremonies, the royal couple returned to Victoria by train … [Read More...]

Ingles Street

by David Radcliffe Ingles Street is parallel to, and a block south of, the northern boundary between Port Melbourne and South Melbourne. When gazetted in 1860, it only ran from the eastern boundary with Emerald Hill (South Melbourne), past the upper arm of the Sandridge Lagoon to Evans Street, just over the Melbourne and Hobson’s Bay Railway. … [Read More...]

Hall of Remembrance

by Greg Hansen At last year’s annual general meeting, I reflected on what it was like for my wife Sherrie and I to have made Port Melbourne our home these past 30 years. My thoughts had little to do with anything I might have learned or could tell about the history of Port – rather, they were connected to the personal experience of our immediate … [Read More...]

Bridge Street

by David Radcliffe Bridge Street is one of three streets that both traverse Port Melbourne from east to west, cross the light rail tracks and extend into Fishermans Bend, the others being Ingles Street and Graham Street. Originally it only ran from the western edge of Sandridge Lagoon to the Melbourne to Hobsons Bay Railway track. As there was … [Read More...]

A Corner Shop

In the days before supermarkets and large shopping centres the people of Port Melbourne and other inner suburbs shopped every day at small local shops located cheek by jowl amongst their own houses. One such shop was located on the corner of Esplanade East and Spring Street East. PMHPS has a digital copy of a photograph album compiled by … [Read More...]

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