Meeting – Mon 25 February 2019 @ 7.30pm

Spencer Street Bridge, 1930. State Library of Victoria. Have you ever noticed the Spencer Street Bridge? Arguably nondescript, this dependable 1930 structure has a backstory of political infighting, pioneering technology and an unexpected obstacle … [Read more...]

Meeting – Mon 28 Jan 2019 @ 7.30

Do you know that you can view some of the most important items in our collection from your home computer whenever it suits you? Come and hear from Glen Cosham, Ray Jelly and Lex Johnson as they show off some of these items and Margaret Bride will … [Read more...]

Whittaker commemoration 2018

On an overcast but very hot day, people gathered at Princes Pier to remember Allan Whittaker. This year marked the culmination of a community campaign to recognise Whittaker, his life and tragic death. It was a time to hand on the story to the … [Read more...]

Wedding – Emma & Mick

Our Secretary, Emma Teasdale, got married on 1 December and everyone was especially pleased to see her and Mick at the Society's Christmas party. So much so that the gathering burst into spontaneous applause when they entered the … [Read more...]

Sydney Sims Anderson

We came across this curious item on eBay featuring a photo caricature montage of our long-serving Town Clerk, Sydney Sims Anderson.  We'd never seen it, nor the book it came from. The page is numbered 197 at the bottom (not shown in the image … [Read more...]

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

PMH&PS wish all our members and friends a Merry Christmas and a hope you all have a fabulous 2019 and we'll see you at our January meeting. … [Read more...]

1-7 Waterfront Place, Port Melbourne (3)

October 2018 VCAT was due to hear Waterfront's appeal of Port Phillip Council's refusal of their application on 30 July. On 23 July, the Minister for Planning, Richard Wynne called in the application. Waterfront appealed the Minister's decision to … [Read more...]

More Than Just Housing

More Than Just Housing The South Port Community Housing Group Story 1983 - 2018 Softcover A4, illustrated, $35.00   South Port Community Housing Group is a unique player in Victoria’s community housing sector. Since 1983 the organisation has … [Read more...]

321 Imagined Settlement by Ray Jelley

321 Imagined Settlement by Ray Jelley softcover, 197 pp $20.00 This fascinating venture into the history of a relatively typical, highly modernised house in Port Melbourne reveals a rich and often contrasting history. The story of its … [Read more...]

Memories of North Port

Mary Guise (nee Foy) writes: The area around North Port Station, on the Evans Street side, was a real hive of activity in the 1950's and 1960's - especially the 1950's. Early on week-day mornings, scores of people, mostly men, would … [Read more...]

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