Change in the electorate

In spite of the Society's protests, the federal electorate of Melbourne Ports has been changed by the Australian Electoral Commission to Macnamara. The names will apply from 13 July. The Society argued that since Melbourne Ports was a Federation … [Read more...]

The War in Port – 1917

As we make final preparations for Christmas . . . On the 20th December 1917 men and women in Port Melbourne voted in a referendum on this question "Are you in favour of the proposal of the Commonwealth Government for reinforcing the Australian … [Read more...]

VFL Premiers 2017!

Port Melbourne are the 2017 VFL premiers after a nail biting Grand Final against Richmond at Etihad Stadium. Port Melbourne supporters were outnumbered ten to one by Tigers but willed the Borough to victory. The final score was Port Melbourne … [Read more...]

It’s a Grand Old Flag

Port will meet Richmond in the VFL Grand Final after after a 23 point win over traditional rival, Williamstown - also a stand alone club. Port Melbourne will play in its fourth VFL Grand Final under coach Gary Ayres. It won the flag in 2011 and … [Read more...]

Double Bill

September meeting Launch of Port Talks & guest speaker Jim Sinclair May Jasper has produced three short audio stories (10 minutes each) using voices from the Society's archive. You will hear from former Port residents Tom Hills and Myrtle … [Read more...]

A corner shop

A corner shop - 116 Farrell Street, Port Melbourne The house on the corner north-west of Ross Street and Farrell Street was once occupied by a small shop and residence. Perhaps the light cream brick cladding on the building in 2016 could have been … [Read more...]

Anzac Day 2017

  The Port Melbourne Anzac¬† Day Commemorative Service took place at the Beach Street Memorial next to the Port Melbourne Yacht Club at 9.45am on Tuesday 25 April. Guest speakers included Mayor of the City of Port Phillip, Councillor … [Read more...]

Theofania 2017

A welcome southerly breeze¬†plunged the temperature from the 30s to the pleasant 20s for the annual commemoration of Theofania - the Blessing of the Waters - at Princes Pier on Sunday 8 January. A large crowd gathered on the generous deck at Princes … [Read more...]

Election Results in Gateway Ward

The successful candidates in the Gateway Ward, which includes Port Melbourne, are Bernadene Voss, Marcus Pearl and Ogy Simic. The new Council will be sworn in at a Council meeting to be held in St Kilda on Monday 7th November. The results for … [Read more...]

Representing Port

On October 22nd, elections will be held for the Port Phillip Council. Port Melbourne will no longer have a dedicated representative and the ward of Sandridge will cease to exist. Instead, three councillors will represent the new Gateway … [Read more...]

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