A Right Royal Welcome to Port Melbourne

David Radcliffe Recently the PMHPS acquired a magnificent picture showing a distinguished visitor being officially welcomed to Port Melbourne. But who is this dignitary resplendent in his ostrich feather festooned bicorne hat? Is it the Prince of … [Read more...]

Spring Street – North, South, East and West

David Radcliffe For Victorians, Spring St is synonymous with the seat of government. Similarly, Spring St in Port Melbourne runs past our historical seat of local government, the Town Hall. What makes our Spring St unique is that it has four parts … [Read more...]

Meeting Tuesday 25 February @ 7.30pm

The guest speaker at our February meeting will be Cr David Brand who will take us on a slide tour through the Mediterranean sources of Carlo Catani’s landscapes, and chat about their significance to Melburians. Carlo Catani, Italian born … [Read more...]

W C Cone and Company of Port Melbourne

23 January 2020 Ray Jelley writes In somewhat of a coincidence I began this article on 20 December 2019 – a day that almost broke the record for the hottest Melbourne day in December for 143 years – the temperature reached 43.2 degrees Celsius … [Read more...]

Meeting Tuesday 28 January @ 7.30pm

Our January meeting will be the first at our new regular meeting date of the fourth Tuesday each month (bar December). Come along and hear from fellow members about some of the items in the Society's collection. We meet in the Council Chamber, … [Read more...]

Merry Christmas and All the Best for 2020

PMHPS wish all our members all the best for Christmas and the New Year. We see you in 2020 for our first meeting of the year on TUESDAY 28 January. … [Read more...]

Liardet Street

LIardet? or Lee-ar-day? There may be some uncertainty over the pronunciation but anyone living in Port Melbourne would know this street running between Pickles St to the east and Princes St to the west. Liardet St has two quite different … [Read more...]

Those Creative Liardets

180th Anniversary In celebration of Port Melbourne's founding father Capt Wilbraham Frederick Evelyn Liardet, the Port Melbourne Historical & Preservation Society exhibits a selection of works from some of his creative descendants. This … [Read more...]

Meeting Monday 25 November @ 7.30pm

As is tradition, our last general meeting of the year will be our annual trivia quiz. Professor May will test us on all manner of obscure things he has dreamt up over the past twelve months. We ask people to bring a small gift (no more than $5 … [Read more...]

Historic Port Melbourne Calendar

2020 Historic Port Melbourne Calendar A Then and Now Calendar   It was during the year the Liardets arrived and settled on our beach that the art of photography was developed in faraway places, which explains why we have so few images of our earliest … [Read more...]

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