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Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne

Port Melbourne Trivia Quiz

November usually means we get together for a night of trivia under quizmaster John May but COVID-19 restrictions during 2020 have meant that is not possible. To alleviate some of the disappointment we have devised a Port Melbourne Trivia Quiz. So test your knowledge and have some fun!

  1. How many Mayors of the City of Port Melbourne have been President of PMHPS? Hint
  2. Who has won the Port Melbourne Football Club goal kicking award twelve times? The most by any player. Hint
  3. Who was the last Mayor of the City of Port Melbourne? Hint
  4. What was the name of the pier at the end of Bay Street? Hint
  5. Who was the first Treasurer of PMHPS? Hint
  6. What was the name of North Sandridge Railway Station changed to? Hint
  7. The naval base in Beach Street, was originally called HMAS Cerberus III and is now the site of the HM@S apartment complex. What was the base called from 1940 until it was decommissioned in 1992? Hint
  8. What was the previous name of Princes Pier? Hint
  9. How many male Australian test cricketers did the Port Melbourne Cricket Club produce during its first fifty years? Hint
  10. J Kitchen & Sons produced soap, including the familiar Velvet Soap brand but what was their other major product? Hint
  11. Who was the first female Councillor of the City of Port Melbourne? Hint
  12. What was the name of the bridge on Beach Street that allowed trains onto Station Pier unimpeded? Hint
  13. Who was the City of Port Melbourne’s longest-serving Town Clerk? Hint
  14. Before it became Port Melbourne, the area was known as Sandridge but what was it informally called before that? Hint
  15. What was the previous name of Station Pier? Hint
  16. What Port Melbourne company originally manufactured Vegemite? Hint
  17. The building has been known by many names – Senior Citizens Centre, Liardet Community Centre, Port Melbourne Neighbourhood House, for example – but what was it originally? Hint
  18. When was St Joseph’s Catholic Church built? Hint
  19. Which Port street is named after an executive of the State Savings Bank of Victoria? Hint
  20. In what year was PMHPS formed? Hint
  21. How was Nott Street School used during the 1918-19 Flu Epidemic? Hint
  22. When were the Leading Lights built? Hint
  23. What did R Graham Carey do in Port Melbourne on Coronation Day, 1937? Hint
  24. Who was the woman who owned many houses around Farrell, Bridge, Clark, Albert and Cambridge Streets in the late 1800s? Hint
  25. There are two large reserves on Dunstan Parade in Garden City. One is named for Mayor, T T Buckingham, who is the other reserve named for? Hint
  26. What was the name of the family-run dairy that led to the naming of Dairy Lane, off Ingles Street? Hint
  27. Originally established as the United States Hotel in 1854, it was known as Molly Bloom’s from 1988 to 2005 but in between these two names what was, and is now again, the name of this Port pub? Hint
  28. Who was picked to play cricket for Victoria aged 15 and toured England with the Australian team in 1937? Hint
  29. Who was the first owner of the Port Theatre on the corner of Liardet and Bay Streets? Hint
  30. What is the theme of the 2021 Historic Port Melbourne Calendar? Hint

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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.