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...]

PMHPS 2018 AGM

On Monday 28 August around 140 members and guests attended the 2018 Port Melbourne Historical and Preservation Society Annual General Meeting at Port Melbourne Town Hall where the Society celebrated its 25th Anniversary. All Photos by John Kirby … [Read more...]

Meeting – Mon 24 September @ 7.30pm

Elizabeth Hore from Friends of St Kilda Cemetery with be our guest for the September meeting.  Elizabeth will be speaking on the Cultural Significance of Cemeteries to our Community, including a history of the growth of cemeteries from the churchyard … [Read more...]

Celebrating 25!

Celebrating 25, an exhibition that defines the activity of Port Melbourne Historical & Preservation Society volunteers -- our creative, archival and social contribution to the local community and the future, over our first 25 years. Port … [Read more...]

Recalling the Journey II

RECALLING THE JOURNEY II is a rich collection of mini biographies that reflect the experience of migration from 28 angles. On a broad level, these stories, seamlessly, reveal aspects of significant historic events such as: the 1922 conflict … [Read more...]

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