Meeting – Mon 26 November @ 7.30pm

November once again sees John May test our knowledge of all things trivial with his annual quiz.  Remember, they're only hard questions if you don't know the answers! PMH&PS meet on the fourth Monday of each month, bar December, in the Council … [Read more...]

Meeting 22 October @ 7.30pm

The War in Port Melbourne 1914 -1918 Janet Bolitho will present to the October meeting on the War in Port Melbourne 1914 - 1918.  Drawing on photographs of familiar Port Melbourne places, she will reflect on some of the themes that have … [Read more...]

Meeting – Mon 24 September @ 7.30pm

Elizabeth Hore from Friends of St Kilda Cemetery with be our guest for the September meeting.  Elizabeth will be speaking on the Cultural Significance of Cemeteries to our Community, including a history of the growth of cemeteries from the churchyard … [Read more...]

AGM – Mon 27 Aug 2018

Our Annual General Meeting will be held Monday 27 August 2018 at Port Melbourne Town Hall, 7.15pm for 7.30pm. We will be celebrating our FIRST TWENTY-FIVE YEARS with a video and exhibition launched by our Patron, Ms Liana Thompson. Doors open … [Read more...]

Meeting – Mon 23 July at 730pm

The July meeting of the Society will be a members participation night. Three Society members who have very long family connections to Port Melbourne will present material about their family histories. After each short presentation the audience will … [Read more...]

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...]

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