Monday – 25 June 2018 at 7.30pm

Geoff Dougall and Alf Pelns will speak on the subject of prison hulks at our June meeting at Port Melbourne Town Hall. By the middle of the 19th century the exisiting prison facilities in Victoria were overcrowded so the Government turned to … [Read more...]

Meeting – Mon 28 May 2018, 7.30pm

At our May meeting we'll hear from Andrew Calleja, co-coach of the inaugural Port Melbourne Football Club Women's Team. Port Melbourne Football Club was founded in 1874 and in 2018 will field its first women's team in the South Eastern Women's … [Read more...]

Meeting – Mon 23 April 2018, 7.30pm

John Briggs, Architect and Conservation Consultant, will be the guest speaker for our April meeting on the subject of Challenges and Issues of Heritage in 2018. John has broad experience in all aspects of heritage architecture including historical … [Read more...]

Meeting – Mon 26 March 2018, 7.30pm

Our guest speaker in March will be Jim Penaluna, "A Port Melbourne Boy". Jim was born and bred in Port Melbourne. He worked and played sport in Port all his life.   In his early years he lived in Clark Street close to the Graham Street Primary … [Read more...]

Meeting – Mon 26 February 2018, 7.30pm

Our February Guest speaker will be Adair Bunnett OAM who will look at the ways in which the settlement and history of South Melbourne and Port Melbourne are both similar and different in her talk 'Same But Not the Same'. PMH&PS meet on the … [Read more...]

Meeting – Mon 22 January 2018, 7.30pm

As is usually the case, our January meeting will feature members talking about a particular item from our collection or the work they do with the Society. PMH&PS meet on the fourth Monday of each month, bar December, in the Council Chamber at … [Read more...]

Meeting – Mon 27 November 2017, 7.30pm

Professor May will put us through our paces with our annual Trivial Quiz.  It's always a lot of fun and remember ... the questions are only hard if you don't know the answer. PMH&PS meet on the fourth Monday of each month except December in … [Read more...]

Meeting – Mon 23 October 2017, 7.30pm

Tumult at Montague Dr John Lack will speak to us about the attack on the Dunlop Rubber Mill on 19 September 1917. John is an Associate Professor and Principal Fellow in the School of History and Philosophical Studies at the University of … [Read more...]

Double Bill

September meeting Launch of Port Talks & guest speaker Jim Sinclair May Jasper has produced three short audio stories (10 minutes each) using voices from the Society's archive. You will hear from former Port residents Tom Hills and Myrtle … [Read more...]

After Glow of the AGM

The Society's well attended Annual General Meeting was underpinned by meticulous organisation and support from members.  Many people commented on the warm atmosphere - 'like a family gathering' - observed one of the guests. The business of the AGM … [Read more...]

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