Seisman Street

Seisman Street runs between Dow Street and Esplanade West near Liardet Street.  Originally known as Clark Street, but unproclaimed as an official street, Sandridge Council at their meeting on Thursday 22 November 1883 approved that it be renamed Seisman Street, after the immediate past Mayor, Cr Frederick Seismann.  The … [Read More...]

Tarver St

Tarver St is a short street - only 500m long - between Prohasky and Salmon Sts in Port Melbourne. When the Melbourne Harbor Trust (the Trust) was set up in 1877 to guide and plan for the future development of the Port, it was governed by 15 (later 17) commissioners with various interests in the Port. Councils adjoining the Port elected … [Read More...]

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...]

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