The relationship between Australia and Greece has deep roots in the island of Lemnos.
A hundred years ago, a piper welcomed the first Anzac nurses ashore onto that island.
Conditions were harsh and chaotic at first - ‘too awful for words’. Over time conditions improved and survival rates were impressive.
The dedication of the 130 nurses who served on Lemnos, the men they…
Did someone from your Port Melbourne family serve during WWI?
The Port Melbourne WWI Centenary project aims to list volunteers from Port who enlisted for active service and tell some of the stories of the Home Front in Port during the war.
David Thompson will present an overview of the project where you can learn how you can contribute with your own family history and…
Complementing Pamela Horsley’s ‘Adventuring with the Liardets’, the Port Melbourne Historical and Preservation Society presents ‘Celebrating the Landing’ – an exhibition detailing how Port Melbourne has commemorated other anniversaries of the Liardet family’s 1839 arrival on The Beach. Events include the momentous, month-long Liardet Centenary of 1939 as well as the 160th and 170th celebrations in 1999 and 2009.
Rev Noel Whale launching the English Church at Sandridge Exhibition, Port Melbourne Town Hall
Tonight we launched our exhibition to mark the 160th year of the Holy Trinity church in Port Melbourne. It was great to have the current Minister, the Rev Noel Whale on hand to talk about the history of the church in Bay Street and what it means…
It started with a tent service in 1854 and, since the sale and subsequent re-development of the main church building as apartments, continues the tradition of the Anglican Church in Port Melbourne at the now commissioned parish hall.
To celebrate the 160th year of The English Church at Sandridge, the Port Melbourne Historical & Preservation Society present an exhibition on the…
The Tall Ships Festival starts today with ships coming through the Heads and arriving in Williamstown tomorrow.
The Tall Ships came to Port Melbourne in 1988 for the Bicentenary Celebrations which were launched nationwide on New Year's Eve at Princes Pier by Prime Minister Bob Hawke. A quarter of a million people visited the Tall Ships over the week they were…