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Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne

Meeting – 22 November 2022 @ 7.30pm

The Society's November meeting will feature our annual trivia quiz where John May Esq will put us through our paces. As the trivia format does not easily fit with a presentation on Zoom, the meeting will be an in-person event only. Could attendees bring a simple gift (up to $5 value) that can be used as a prize. It's…

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Meeting, 25 October 2022 @ 7.30pm

The Lagoon, 1870s. Original photograph by Charles Nettleton. Greg Ades will be our guest speaker on the topic of The Lagoon. Greg has been a practicing artist for over 40 years. For a number of years he was artist in residence at Port Melbourne Primary School. At one stage, with Artists in Schools funding, he created a large painting with the…

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Meeting, 27 September 2022 @ 7.30pm

Bruce Gooley will speak on the topic of 'Men and Ships Driven by the Wind' at our September meeting. Bruce is a graduate of Melbourne University and a researcher, presenter and self-published author with a special interest in maritime history. He is a volunteer tutor at the Hawthorn University of the Third Age (U3A). He has presented over 120…

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AGM, 23 August 2022 @ 7.30pm

The 2022 Annual General Meeting of the Port Melbourne Historical and Preservation Society will be held on 23 August 2022 at the Port Melbourne Town Hall and via Zoom commencing at 7.30pm. The guest speaker will be Amanda Scardamaglia who will give us a presentation entitled Printed on Stone: The Lithographs of Charles Troedel. Charles Troedel (1835–1906) was a master…

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Meeting – 26 July 2022 @ 7.30pm

Lyn Allison will be guest speaker at our July meeting. She will speak on the topic of the biodiversity of Westgate. Lyn is the the president of Westgate Biodiversity: Bili Nursery & Landcare formed from the merger of Friends of Westgate Park and the St Kilda Indigenous Nursery (based next to the Port Melbourne Football Ground).  Lyn was an independent Councillor in the last Port…

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Meeting – 28 June 2022 @ 7.30pm

Tim Harding will speak on the topic of Major Harry Shaw: pioneer aviator of Port Melbourne at the Society's June meeting. Major Harry Turner Shaw OBE (1889-1973) was an Australian pioneer aviator, both in wartime and peace. During the 1920s, he had an aircraft engineering factory, hangar and airstrip at Port Melbourne, from which he became the first civilian to fly from…

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Meeting – 24 May 2022 @ 7.30 pm

The PMHPS general meeting at 7.30pm on Tuesday 24 May will feature selected items from our archives. PMHPS meet on the fourth Tuesday of each month (bar December) at 7.30pm in the Council Chamber upstairs at Port Melbourne Town Hall. Society meetings are subject to Health and Safety Protocols in place at the time and may be relocated from time…

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Meeting – 26 April 2022 @ 7.30 pm

Hassa Mann (Melbourne), Mobil Footy Photos 1966. Private Collection. Hassa Mann, three-time premiership player with Melbourne Football Club (MFC) will be the guest speaker at our April meeting. Hassa, pictured taking a mark at the MCG during his playing days in the Victorian Football League (VFL), will speak on the topic of "Field of Dreams: A sporting odyssey". The April meeting…

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Meeting – Tuesday 22 March 2022

Twice postponed but our Trivia Night with John May will be held on Tuesday 22 March 2022. You can't keep a good man down! Port Melbourne Historical and Preservation Society meet in the Council Chamber, upstairs at Port Melbourne Town Hall, on the fourth Tuesday of each month bar December. Subject to COVID restrictions.

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