Albert and Alfred Streets

Albert and Alfred Streets are two narrow streets formed west of the railway in the 1870s. Both streets run from Farrell Street towards Graham. Alfred stops mid-block after Union Street while Albert is split by Graham Street and continues to … [Read more...]

Kitchen’s Picnic

My Father, Bill Hegarty, along with the Mott sisters, Myrtle, Ida and Alice who married Bill, were all employed by Kitchen & Sons. This picture was taken at one of Kitchen's annual outings, a picnic at Frankston. Here Bill is teamed with my … [Read more...]

My Mum, Joan Dawson

Young Teacher Graham Street Port Melbourne 1939 My mum was just 18 when she began to teach this class at the Graham Street School. She lived nearby at 174 Buckhurst Street. Her father was a carter and they lived in a double fronted timber home with … [Read more...]

My Life in Port

As a member of the PMHPS I would like to say I'm 91 years young. Home birth was very common in 1924 when I was born at 36 Princes Street, Port Melbourne. I lived in this house for 22 years until I got married in July 1947. The photo of me shows … [Read more...]

Aanensen Family Portrait

Rear (L-R) Alfred Adolf (b 1890), Stanley George (b 1888), Marie Louisa (b 1893) Middle (L-R) Albert Edward (b 1901) (being held), Bernt Andreas (b 1865) (father), Andreas Thomas (b 1903) (being held), Edith Ann (b 1867) (mother); Front (L-R) … [Read more...]

Freedom of Entry to the City

The custom of granting armed forces Freedom of Entry to the City dates from medieval Europe where walled cities could make the movement of armed forces difficult. If the passing troops were deemed untrustworthy, then the city may refuse to provide … [Read more...]

St Joseph’s Catholic Church

This small bluestone church was built in 1881. It was an important part of our family life for many years. My parents Robert Kilpatrick and Bette Jago were married there in 1943, during World War 2. The photo shows my father wearing his R.A.A.F. … [Read more...]

A Migrant Story

Station Pier and the ship Johan van Oldenbarnevelt have something in common.  Both were completed in 1930 and both often met during and after the Second World War. During the war, the JvO was used as a troop ship and ferried many Australian and … [Read more...]

George Samuel Walter Memorial Garden, 2016

At our July meeting we presented the entries to the My Port Melbourne photograph competition, announced the winners and made our selection for the People's Choice Award. Christine Griffith's entry, "George Samuel Walter Memorial Garden, 2016", was … [Read more...]

AGM – Mon 22 August 2016, 7.00pm for 7.30pm

The Guest Speaker is Associate Professor Don Garden OAM, President of the Royal Historical Society of Victoria (RHSV) and also President of the national umbrella group, the Federation of Australian Historical Societies FAHS. An author/historian with … [Read more...]

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