Whittaker commemoration 2018

On an overcast but very hot day, people gathered at Princes Pier to remember Allan Whittaker. This year marked the culmination of a community campaign to recognise Whittaker, his life and tragic death. It was a time to hand on the story to the students of Albert Park College Former Supreme Court judge, Frank Vincent addressed his remarks to the … [Read More...]

Sydney Sims Anderson

We came across this curious item on eBay featuring a photo caricature montage of our long-serving Town Clerk, Sydney Sims Anderson.  We'd never seen it, nor the book it came from. The page is numbered 197 at the bottom (not shown in the image above) and enquiries to the seller proved fruitless as the book had already been split-up prior to him … [Read More...]

321 Imagined Settlement by Ray Jelley

321 Imagined Settlement by Ray Jelley softcover, 197 pp $20.00 This fascinating venture into the history of a relatively typical, highly modernised house in Port Melbourne reveals a rich and often contrasting history. The story of its evolution into its current fashionable state rightfully begins with the original custodians of the land on … [Read More...]

Memories of North Port

Mary Guise (nee Foy) writes: The area around North Port Station, on the Evans Street side, was a real hive of activity in the 1950's and 1960's - especially the 1950's. Early on week-day mornings, scores of people, mostly men, would appear from the subway under the railway line (now gone) having caught the Port Melbourne train from the … [Read More...]

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