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...]

Anzac Day 2020

Since gatherings are not permitted during the COVID-19 parademic, no Anzac service was held at the Port Melbourne War Memorial. Nevertheless, some did assemble (distanced, of course) in the dawn to hear the Last Post and lay wreaths. Cr Marcus … [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 in Port Melbourne 2018

On this warm Anzac morning, the crowd swelled and swelled, almost filling the Beach St roadway between Bay and Nott Street. A bearded Perce White attended the Anzac Service to acknowledge and thank all those who had supported the commemoration over … [Read more...]

Anzac Day in Port Melbourne 2017

The Port Melbourne Anzac  Day Commemorative Service took place at the Beach Street Memorial next to the Port Melbourne Yacht Club at 9.45am on Tuesday 25 April. Guest speakers included Mayor of the City of Port Phillip, Councillor Bernadene … [Read more...]

Reflections on Anzac Day 2016

As we approach the 101st anniversary of the landings at Gallipoli it is interesting to look back at how the news of the first Australian campaign of the First World War was received in the Port and how they commemorated the first Anzac Day in … [Read more...]

Anzac Day in Port Melbourne 2015

A wet Anzac Day in 2015 On Saturday 25 April, people gathered at the World War 1 Memorial Fountain in Port Melbourne to commemorate Anzac Day. The tradition has been upheld in Port for many, many years though the form it has taken has … [Read more...]

Anzac Day in Port Melbourne 2014

Perce White was the MC for the 2014 commemoration of the Anzac landing at Gallipoli. Frank Palmer, formerly of Nott St, can be seen in the crowd wearing a brown jacket and with a walking stick in hand. … [Read more...]

Anzac Day in Port Melbourne 2013

25 April 2013 Was it the beautiful sunny day or the growing pull of the Anzac tradition that led to this year's record crowd at the Port Melbourne Anzac service? Commander Mike Lovell once again gave a memorable address - all without notes. His … [Read more...]

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