Sandridge Marine Lodge Centenary Banquet

The local branch of the Freemasons, Sandridge Marine Lodge No 21 can trace its origins to the Chusan Hotel, Bay Street in the months or weeks leading up to a meeting held at the Ship Hotel, Bay Street on 15 December 1857. The meeting followed the drawing up of the following agreement. We the undersigned residents of and otherwise interested … [Read More...]

Walter Street

Walter St, Port Melbourne in 2019 image Rebecca Moore Walter Street Port Melbourne runs north-east to south-west between Graham and Poolman Streets along the north boundary of the Port Melbourne Primary School. It was named to commemorate Councillor George Samuel Walter who served on the Port Melbourne Council for 40 years from 1897 until … [Read More...]

“Here comes the thief”

Matthias Larkin This confronting headline was published in the Herald newspaper on 16 December 1891. It described the reaction of one very annoyed old lady who had lost her money by investing it in the South Melbourne Permanent Building and Investment Society and Deposit Institute (SMPB&IS&DS). The subject of her outburst was Matthias … [Read More...]

Albert and Alfred Streets

Albert and Alfred Streets are two narrow streets formed west of the railway in the 1870s. Both streets run from Farrell Street towards Graham. Alfred stops mid-block after Union Street while Albert is split by Graham Street and continues to Poolman Street. Albert Street. Photo by David Thompson Albert Street was named for Prince Albert, … [Read More...]

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