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Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne

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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Meeting – Tuesday 22 Feb 2022

Richard Olive will talk about the West Gate Bridge collapse in his presentation "West Gate: What happened 50 years ago?" PMHPS member, Richard Olive, is a retired Civil Engineer with a lifetime of experience in major projects.  He has reviewed the literature, including the Royal Commission Report, on the disaster, and will explain what happened in simple terms for the…

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Meeting – Tuesday 25 January 2022 @ 7.30pm

Unfortunately, we have had to postpone our Trivia night with Prof May until our 22 March meeting. We will still hold a meeting on the 25 January which will be held on Zoom. We will begin with general business and then all members are invited to think of something to say about the following topic - “Something I love about living/having…

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Meeting – 26 October 2021 @ 7.30 PM

David Radcliffe and Janet Bolitho will take us on a virtual walk around the area covered in David's book Changing Fortunes: Ebb and Flow of People and Place in a Pocket in Port Melbourne. Changing Fortunes was recently shortlisted for the 2021 Victorian Community History Awards. Details for the meeting will be distributed closer to the date.

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Meeting – 28 September 2021 @ 7.30 PM

Felicity Watson from the National Trust will be the guest at our September meeting. In this presentation, National Trust Advocacy Manager, Felicity Watson, will discuss the enduring importance of heritage advocacy to communities across Victoria, and current issues and debates in heritage, including the recognition of social significance, support for local heritage protection, and good design in a heritage context.…

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AGM – Tuesday 24 August @ 7.30pm

Former City of Port Phillip Mayor, Bernadene Voss, will be guest speaker at the 2021 PMHPS Annual General Meeting via Zoom on Tuesday 24 August. "What I have learnt from my community and how history has influenced how this is passed on. A personal perspective into the recent past and a peek into the future." Please use the following link…

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