Anzac Day Port Melbourne, 2021
As the fourth Tuesday of April this year coincides with Anzac Day the Society will not be holding a meeting that evening.
Instead we encourage everybody to attend the Anzac Day Commemoration at the Port Melbourne War Memorial in Beach Street. Sue Leong and John May will lay a wreath on behalf of the Society.
We pleased to have one of our own as guest speaker for the Society's March meeting. Ben Piper's talk will be titled "A History of the SouthPort Community Legal Service, 1987 - 2016"
Ben has provided a teaser for his talk including this intriguing photo. [That's Ben standing on the left]
For the last 35 years the residents of Port…
Our February monthly meeting will feature guest speaker Sandra Nicholson who will speak on the History of the Police Force.
Sandra served in the Victoria Police for 35 years attaining the rank of Assistant Commissioner by the time she retired in July 2010. She fulfilled a long held dream in 2011 when she attended a writing course at Oxford University…
Our first meeting for 2023 will be another look at some of the items in the Society's collection. Volunteers will present some favourites from the archives and some recent acquisitions.
The meeting will be held in-person upstairs at Port Melbourne Town Hall and on Zoom.
We are planning our end of year break up picnic at Edwards Park on Sunday 11 December 2022, 12.00pm to 3.00pm (weather permitting). BYO food, chairs, sunscreen, etc.
Hope to see you there and see off 2022 in style.
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…