Percy Allan May

In the Society's April 2020 Newsletter, David Thompson relayed the story of the discovery that P A May of 137 Esplanade West, Port Melbourne appears in the Register of Entrants for the 1946 Easter Carnival at Stawell. The large registers are held at … [Read more...]

Meeting – Tuesday 27 October 2020 @ 7.30PM

Malcolm Moore and Albert Longoni Crane slewing ring and undercarriage designed by Albert Longoniand manufactured by Malcolm Moore, 1928 Many locals have memories of the former engineering company, Malcolm Moore. For sixty years from 1927 their … [Read more...]

Malcolm Moore and Albert Longoni

by David Radcliffe Over the past four years, the article on Malcolm Moore Pty Ltd has elicited many reminiscences from people with personal or family ties to this former Port Melbourne based engineering company. The numerous fond … [Read more...]

Meeting – Tuesday 22 September 2020 @ 7.30PM

Libby O'Farrell. Photograph by Sarah Matray (News Corp) If you missed Libby's talk on the night, you can view it here. We are thrilled to confirm that Libby O'Farrell will be the guest speaker at our September meeting via Zoom. In July … [Read more...]

I Was There When …

At the 2020 Annual General Meeting of PMHPS three members, Liana Thompson, Suzy Milburn and Greg Hansen presented their memories of Port Melbourne anchored around the statement 'I was there when ...'. Liana spoke of the time when Council was … [Read more...]

Peace at last

Rosie Bray (Thrupp) wrote this piece on 15th August 2020. Yes, August 15th 1945 was Victory in the Pacific day, and I remember it well. It meant Peace at last, and we all let out a sigh of relief when we heard Prime Minister Ben Chifley officially … [Read more...]

A Demographic Analysis of Liardet Street Port Melbourne Compared to Liardet Street, Liardet Grove and Liardet Terrace, London

by Ray Jelley As the name suggests the objective of this study was to compare the occupations, and therefore indirectly, the social status of people living worlds apart, but with a common link; the names of the streets in which they lived. The … [Read more...]

AGM – Tuesday 25 August 2020

The PMHPS AGM will be an online meeting starting at 7.30pm on Tuesday 25 August. You can register via the following link. https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_8s_cc5wgRKyyxi1cldJa3w  A brief meeting, including the election of the … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

The Freame Families of Port Melbourne

by Ray Jelley ‘there was a sheep dressed up to represent Carbine II with his jockey; Bunny Hare all ready to run for the Port Melbourne Cup; saddles of mutton in fanciful designs; poultry and geese formed from the shoulders of mutton; pigeons, … [Read more...]

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