Beachside Stories

A flamboyant mayor with a passion for lycra. A trail-blazing Uniting Church minister with a passion for justice. A South Melbourne Market vendor with a passion for singing. No doubt you are familiar with these celebrated locals whose energy, … [Read more...]

Josh Burns to represent Macnamara

At the federal election held on 18 May 2019, Josh Burns (ALP) was elected as the first member for the newly named seat of Macnamara with a swing of 6.64%. The two party preferred result (at 23 May 2019) was Kate Ashmor, Liberal, 30,617 votes … [Read more...]

Tarver St

Tarver St is a short street - only 500m long - between Prohasky and Salmon Sts in Port Melbourne. When the Melbourne Harbor Trust (the Trust) was set up in 1877 to guide and plan for the future development of the Port, it was governed by 15 … [Read more...]

Time and Tide – The presence of J B O Hosking: A photographic exhibition

More than 1600 negatives collected by J B O Hosking, Melbourne Harbour Trust Chief Engineer from 1936 to 1959, have been painstakingly indexed and digitised by Public Record Office Victoria volunteers. The black and white images depict Port of … [Read more...]

From Melbourne Ports to Macnamara

As the 2019 federal election looms, Margaret Bride gives an overview of the history of the electorate Melbourne Ports was one of the original eight metropolitan electoral districts contested in the first federal election in 1901.  At that … [Read more...]

Meeting – Mon 27 May 2019 @ 7.30pm

Liardet St No 41 Station, Port Melbourne (Fire Services Museum) Our guest speaker, Ian Munro AFSM, MIFireE, MAIES will take a quick walk through 2,000 years of Fire Service history, finishing with a focus on Australia, Melbourne, and Port … [Read more...]

Anzac Day in Port Melbourne 2019

With MC Dale Allchin's firm hand on proceedings, the event started promptly at 9.45 am. He reminded the ever growing crowd that Anzac Day is not a celebration, it's a commemoration. Even though the crowd filled the width of Beach St and the length … [Read more...]

Anzac Day 2019

The annual Anzac Commemoration Service will be held on Thursday 25 April beginning at 9.45 am at the memorial on Beach Street. Guest speakers will be Cr Bernadene Voss, The Hon Michael Danby, The Hon Martin Foley MLA, and Mr B. E. Minster OAM. … [Read more...]

Catherine Terrace

Ray Jelley writes An enquiry from Julie Peck of Drouin about her grandparents, Herbert and Emma McConnell, was the spark that ignited a warming fire of historical research on a cool autumn night into the cottages at 53 – 63 Bridge Street, … [Read more...]

What’s in a name? Quinn St, Quinn Ave, or Quinn Rd?

As was the custom of the time, many streets in Port Melbourne were named after prominent citizens, including mayors and councillors. In this tradition you will discover a small roadway, Quinn Road, tucked away in a new housing … [Read more...]

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