Derham Street

Frederick Thomas Derham was born in Somerset, England, in 1844 and arrived in Melbourne with his family in 1856. Derham's first business undertaking was as a mercantile broker with Callender Calwell & Co. In 1864, he married Ada Anderson with … [Read more...]

Meeting – 28 September 2021 @ 7.30 PM

Felicity Watson from the National Trust will be the guest at our September meeting. In this presentation, National Trust Advocacy Manager, Felicity Watson, will discuss the enduring importance of heritage advocacy to communities across Victoria, … [Read more...]

Mrs Jane Adam: A Difficult Life

by David Radcliffe In the late 19th century, life for many in “Marvellous Melbourne” was often tenuous. Living conditions were fairly basic and the economic depression that lingered from the 1890s until the First World War meant there was no … [Read more...]

AGM – Tuesday 24 August @ 7.30pm

Former City of Port Phillip Mayor, Bernadene Voss, will be guest speaker at the 2021 PMHPS Annual General Meeting via Zoom on Tuesday 24 August. "What I have learnt from my community and how history has influenced how this is passed on. A personal … [Read more...]

My Favourite Port Melbourne Place – Answering the Call

by Vicki Radcliffe When Margret Bride announced that she would be looking for new members to do a short presentation on their favourite Port Melbourne place, I immediately thought of the foreshore of Port Melbourne beach and, more specifically, … [Read more...]

Meeting 27 July 2021 @ 7.30pm

Steven Haby, Secretary Librarian at the Prahran Mechanics' Institute Library will be the guest speaker for our virtual July meeting via Zoom. Steven will speak on the topic of A 'standard' bus: the CAC / Comair. Camden Bus Service (11) JFF-416 … [Read more...]

Ingles Street

by David Radcliffe Ingles Street is parallel to, and a block south of, the northern boundary between Port Melbourne and South Melbourne. When gazetted in 1860, it only ran from the eastern boundary with Emerald Hill (South Melbourne), past the … [Read more...]

Meeting – Tuesday 22 June 2021 @ 7.30PM

My favourite Port Melbourne place presented by PMH&PS members. Auditorium, Port Melbourne Town Hall, Bay Street. Attendees must sign in, wear a mask and maintain a safe distance from one another. Supper will not be served. Please email … [Read more...]

Hall of Remembrance

by Greg Hansen At last year’s annual general meeting, I reflected on what it was like for my wife Sherrie and I to have made Port Melbourne our home these past 30 years. My thoughts had little to do with anything I might have learned or could tell … [Read more...]

Bridge Street

by David Radcliffe Bridge Street is one of three streets that both traverse Port Melbourne from east to west, cross the light rail tracks and extend into Fishermans Bend, the others being Ingles Street and Graham Street. Originally it only ran … [Read more...]

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