AGM Monday 26 August, 2019 at 7.00pm for 7.30pm

Robin Grow, PMHPS Member and President of the Art Deco and Modernism Society of Australia will be the guest speaker at our Annual General Meeting this year. Robin's presentation will provide an illustrated analysis of how Melbourne and Port … [Read more...]

Waterfront Place update

The Victorian Supreme Court of Appeal refused the developer of 1-7 Waterfont Place's leave to appeal the Court’s earlier decision to uphold the Minister for Planning’s ‘call in’ of the planning application. The interpretation of 'seven days' was … [Read more...]

Proud to be a Port girl, Part 2

Beverley Stephens (nee Dredge) remembers growing up in Port. She takes up the story after her grandmother and uncle were tragically killed in a house fire as told in Part 1. After the fire, Uncle Bill decided to bring his daughter Val to 82 Evans … [Read more...]

Wayward Women?

Warning: NOT for the faint hearted! Old Treasury Building - June 2019 to June 2020 Discover Wayward Women? and meet the women who don't fit the stereotype of demure Victorian womanhood. There are some familiar faces like Madame Brussels, … [Read more...]

Meeting 22 July @ 7.30pm

Our special guest will be Tracey Pahor who will speak on the topic of Making locals while preserving Port: The powerful use of pictures and stories in Port Melbourne. Tracey has this to say about her talk ... Tracey Pahor at the announcement of … [Read more...]

Proud to be a Port girl, Part 1

Beverley Stephens (nee Dredge) remembers growing up in Port Our family came to live at 82 Evans Street when Mum and Dad were struggling through the depression. Around the time I was due, Dad was trying to earn a living selling Jelly Crystals door … [Read more...]

Encountering People, Places and Things

An exhibition at Mission to Seafarers 21 June to 5 July 2019. … [Read more...]

Meeting – Mon 24 June 2019 @ 7.30pm

Our June meeting will feature Family Stories from Port. Three members of the Society will tell their own and their family story about living in Port Melbourne. Jill Dawson’s family could have the longest continuous record of living in Port … [Read more...]

Beachside Stories

A flamboyant mayor with a passion for lycra. A trail-blazing Uniting Church minister with a passion for justice. A South Melbourne Market vendor with a passion for singing. No doubt you are familiar with these celebrated locals whose energy, … [Read more...]

Josh Burns to represent Macnamara

At the federal election held on 18 May 2019, Josh Burns (ALP) was elected as the first member for the newly named seat of Macnamara with a swing of 6.64%. The two party preferred result (at 23 May 2019) was Kate Ashmor, Liberal, 30,617 votes … [Read more...]

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