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I’m Glad I Was There

On Tuesday 28 July 2020, unable to meet in person due to the COVID-19 restrictions in place in Victoria at the time, the Port Melbourne Historical and Preservation Society held its first ever online meeting via Zoom.

The topic, ‘I Wish I Had Been There’, was conceived by Margaret Bride and resulted in eight PMHPS members each describing an event in Port Melbourne’s history that they wish they had been there.

Screen capture of Margaret Bride during the first PMHPS meeting on Zoom. Click on the image to replay the presentations.

During the evening, Beris Campbell put out a call for any photographs of Port Melbourne Mayoral Balls. They were lavish affairs by Port standards and the photos must exist out there somewhere. PMHPS seeks your help to uncover them.

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PMHPS acknowledges the generous support of the City of Port Phillip.


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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.