Victor Lane Uniacke and Family

Ray Jelley Victor had an intriguing way of letting his mother know that he would soon be arriving close to home so that she could deliver his lunch to him without interrupting his work-day – he blew the train whistle. This oral history record was … [Read more...]

Fennell Street and Fennell Reserve

David F Radcliffe Fennell Street and Fennell Reserve are both located at the extremities of present day Port Melbourne. This is ironic given that Melville Henry Albert Fennell, after who these are both named, was at the centre of community life in … [Read more...]

Meeting – Tuesday 27 April 2021 @ 7.30PM

Tim Allen will be our special guest at our April meeting. Tim will speak to us on the topic of What lies beneath? A potted history of Port Phillip Bay. We all know Port Phillip Bay – or we think we do. It’s the beach on our back doorstep and our … [Read more...]

Stella Edwards 1883 – 1975

Stella Edwards Sarah Stella Edwards, known as Stella at her preference, was born into a close-knit Sandridge pioneering family that was strong on talent and ability. Even so, she was notable among them as the independent, entrepreneurial and … [Read more...]

Norma Barnett Lane

Norma Barnett came to Port Melbourne in 1953 to work at the Melbourne City Mission. The Mission had been established a century earlier to give aid to the thousands of immigrants who had flocked to Victoria in the gold rush, failed to make their … [Read more...]

Meeting – Tuesday 23 March 2021 @ 7.30PM

Our March meeting will be held at 7.30pm on Tuesday 23 March. PMHPS member, Ben Piper will talk on the topic of 'Brushes with Fate, and with Port Melbourne', the story of how Ben came to live in Port Melbourne, told through a lens of world, … [Read more...]

James Graham: was Graham Street, Port Melbourne named after this man?

by Margaret Bride Detail, Plan of allotments marked at Sandridge in the parish of South Melbourne / surveyed by Lindsay Clarke Assit. Surr., 1849. State Library of Victoria. In 1849 the government surveyor published a Street Plan of … [Read more...]

Meeting – Tuesday 23 February 2021 @ 7.30PM

From the archives. Our February meeting will be another of our regular looks at some of the wonderful items in the Society's collection. The meeting will be held in the auditorium at Port Melbourne Town Hall in order for us to follow COVID … [Read more...]

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...]

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