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As part of the Australian Heritage Festival, the City of Port Phillip presents an afternoon of speakers on the theme of 'Home'. Home: A right, a dream, a contested space Port Melbourne Town Hall Auditorium on 19 May, 2 to 5 pm A thought-provoking … [Read more...]

Anzac Day 2018

On this warm Anzac morning, the crowd swelled and swelled, almost filling the Beach St roadway between Bay and Nott Street. A bearded Perce White attended the Anzac Service to acknowledge and thank all those who had supported the commemoration … [Read more...]

Meeting – Mon 28 May 2018, 7.30pm

At our May meeting we'll hear from Andrew Calleja, co-coach of the inaugural Port Melbourne Football Club Women's Team. Port Melbourne Football Club was founded in 1874 and in 2018 will field its first women's team in the South Eastern Women's … [Read more...]

Anzac Day in the fifties

From the Collection - two photographs packed with interest  Catalogue No: 2622 Ron Joosten and his two sisters, Vera and Yvonne, observing the crosses laid on the grassed area of Sinclair Parade, Port Melbourne,  for Anzac Day, shortly … [Read more...]

Women’s Welcoming Committee

It is unfair to say that 1918 marks the pinnacle of the work of the Women's Welcoming Committee (WWC) because they welcomed all but the first troopship returning to our piers right through the war until 1920. They did much more besides including … [Read more...]

John Bichard Grut: The Brothers Grut: part 3

John Bichard Grut  John was the youngest of three surviving boys who were born to Peter Grut and his wife Elizabeth Mary née Bichard. He was born in Sandridge in 1861. John became a successful architect, builder and was prominent in many sporting … [Read more...]

Anzac Day 2018

The annual Anzac commemoration service will take place at the Memorial Fountain on Beach St, next to the Port Melbourne Yacht Club at 9.45 am on Wednesday 25 April. Further details will be provided as they come to hand. The Society will lay a … [Read more...]

Meeting – Mon 23 April 2018, 7.30pm

John Briggs, Architect and Conservation Consultant, will be the guest speaker for our April meeting on the subject of Challenges and Issues of Heritage in 2018. John has broad experience in all aspects of heritage architecture including historical … [Read more...]

Meeting – Mon 26 March 2018, 7.30pm

Our guest speaker in March will be Jim Penaluna, "A Port Melbourne Boy". Jim was born and bred in Port Melbourne. He worked and played sport in Port all his life.   In his early years he lived in Clark Street close to the Graham Street Primary … [Read more...]

Meeting – Mon 26 February 2018, 7.30pm

Our February Guest speaker will be Adair Bunnett OAM who will look at the ways in which the settlement and history of South Melbourne and Port Melbourne are both similar and different in her talk 'Same But Not the Same'. PMH&PS meet on the … [Read more...]

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