Meeting – Tuesday 26 January 2021 @ 7.30PM

Our first meeting of 2021 and our first in-person meeting in quite some time will be our Trivia Night with John May which has been rescheduled from November last year. We will be in the auditorium at Port Melbourne Town Hall to allow for social … [Read more...]

Merry Christmas

We wish all of our members a Merry Christmas and good tidings for the New Year. We looking forward to see you in 2021. … [Read more...]

Fundraising Stalls and Christmas Dinners

PMHPS fundraising/information stall in conjunction with Port Melbourne Tourism Association, Station Pier, 9 November 1994 during the visit of the Replica Endeavour. Photographer Pat Grainger, PMHPS Collection Over its twenty-Seven year history, … [Read more...]

Picnic in the Park – 13 December 2020, 12 – 3pm

Weather permitting, we are planning to be in Edwards Park on Sunday 13 December between noon and 3 pm for an end of year picnic in the park.  Please bring your own food and drink, picnic rug, chairs, sunscreen, hat and mask.  With … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

The Graham

Pubs have more lives than cats. The Graham Hotel is about to embark on a new one. The Graham Family Hotel was constructed on the shallow shore of the Sandridge Lagoon beside the Graham Street footbridge in 1872 for Alfred J. Johnson, a stevedore. … [Read more...]

Historic Port Melbourne Calendar

2021 Historic Port Melbourne Calendar Women of Port   Forty local women are depicted (others mentioned) in our tribute to Port Melbourne women and those featured are not necessarily those that you would expect.   In this packed … [Read more...]

Legon Street

by David Radcliffe Legon Street is one of those tiny streets in Port Melbourne tucked away off the main thoroughfares, not easy to find and doubtless a bane in the life of delivery drivers and removalists. It is a dead end street with relatively … [Read more...]

Meeting – Tuesday 24 November 2020 @ 7.30PM

Luke Savage, Honorary School Archivist at Melbourne High School will be our November guest. You can view Luke's talk here. In A Broad Path - Melbourne High School and the beginning of state secondary education, Luke will talk about the … [Read more...]

The Gasometer Explodes

by Marlene Hegarty McPherson At 10.30 AM on Easter Sunday 4th April 1920 the gasometer on the corner of Pickles Street and Graham Street Port Melbourne burst into flames. The flames were estimated at 130 ft (40 meters) high and 130ft (40 … [Read more...]

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