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Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne
Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne

Cottage on the corner

PMHPS has observed a notice of application for a planning permit for this house on the corner of Nott and Farrell Sts, Port Melbourne.

Morley's Cottage: cnr Nott and Farrell Sts, Port Melbourne
Morley’s Cottage: cnr Nott and Farrell Streets

This is where William Morley lived. Morley was the the first chairman of Sandridge when it became a municipality in 1860. He was Mayor in 1867 and remained a Councillor until his death in 1877. You may have seen his name before – on the Bay Street frontage of the former coal store now occupied by South Pacific Gym. Morley was a coal merchant and carter. The coal store, built out of bluestone, indicates that Morley was a successful businessman.

Read more about Morley, the circumstances of his election and his family life in The Borough and Its People: Port Melbourne 1839 to 1939 by Margaret and Graham Bride pp 82-84

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