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...]

Meeting – Tuesday 25 May 2021 @ 7.30PM

In May we will again meet in the auditorium at Port Melbourne Town Hall. The guest speaker will be Dr Jackie Watts OAM, Chair, Melbourne Maritime Heritage Network and board member, Off-shore and Specialist Ships Australia. Jackie will speak to … [Read more...]

Anzac Day in Port Melbourne 2021

The sun was shining as people gathered in Beach Street. The crosses had been laid out, as if by magic, but actually by Ken Jackson, son of veteran Geoff Jackson. Beach St shoreward of the memorial was fenced off to enable registration via QR … [Read more...]

Changing Fortunes by David F Radcliffe

Changing Fortunes: Ebb and Flow of People and Place in a Pocket in Port Melbourne by David F Radcliffe PenFolk Publishing , Blackburn, 2021, soft cover, colour illustrated, 266 pp. $39.95. With forewords by Janet Bolitho and Dr Gary … [Read more...]

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...]

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