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

AGM – Mon 25 Aug 2014, 7.30pm

FromtheShadowsThe Annual General Meeting of the PortMelbourne Historical and Preservation Society will be held on Monday 25th August 2014 in the Council Chamber at Port Melbourne Town Hall.

Guest speaker will be journalist/author Russell Robinson whose latest book, Khaki Crims and Desperadoes, traces the criminal and military records of some Australian offenders who served in World War I, including some well known gangsters of the time.  In particular, Russell’s talk, From the Shadows, will delve into a couple of criminals with strong local Port Melbourne connections – both of whom were hanged for their terrible murders.  He will also include the murder of Pat Shannon, the Painters and Dockers chief in the South Melbourne pub, the Druids.  It was this shooting that started the bloody war on Melbourne’s waterfront and ties in with his other book, Shotgun and Standover, the Story of the Painters and Dockers.

7.15 pm for 7.30 pm
Council Chamber,
Port Melbourne Town Hall,
Bay Street

Please Note: AGM will now be held in the auditorium, upstairs at Port Melbourne Town Hall


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Acknowledgement of Traditional Custodians

We respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we meet and work, the Bunurong Boon Wurrung and Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung peoples of the Eastern Kulin Nation and pay respect to their Elders past, present and emerging.