Josh Burns to represent Macnamara

At the federal election held on 18 May 2019, Josh Burns (ALP) was elected as the first member for the newly named seat of Macnamara with a swing of 6.64%. The two party preferred result (at 23 May 2019) was Kate Ashmor, Liberal, 30,617 votes … [Read more...]

Time and Tide – The presence of J B O Hosking: A photographic exhibition

More than 1600 negatives collected by J B O Hosking, Melbourne Harbour Trust Chief Engineer from 1936 to 1959, have been painstakingly indexed and digitised by Public Record Office Victoria volunteers. The black and white images depict Port of … [Read more...]

Anzac Day 2019

The annual Anzac Commemoration Service will be held on Thursday 25 April beginning at 9.45 am at the memorial on Beach Street. Guest speakers will be Cr Bernadene Voss, The Hon Michael Danby, The Hon Martin Foley MLA, and Mr B. E. Minster OAM. … [Read more...]

Wedding – Emma & Mick

Our Secretary, Emma Teasdale, got married on 1 December and everyone was especially pleased to see her and Mick at the Society's Christmas party. So much so that the gathering burst into spontaneous applause when they entered the … [Read more...]

Piers Festival on Station Pier

Piers Festival Saturday 6 October 11.30 to 4.30 The Piers Festival will take place on Station Pier this year in the furthest terminal building The Pier will be open and accessible for those who have missed a wander on the Pier. A bus will be … [Read more...]

Celebrating 25!

Celebrating 25, an exhibition that defines the activity of Port Melbourne Historical & Preservation Society volunteers -- our creative, archival and social contribution to the local community and the future, over our first 25 years. Port … [Read more...]

Recalling the Journey II

RECALLING THE JOURNEY II is a rich collection of mini biographies that reflect the experience of migration from 28 angles. On a broad level, these stories, seamlessly, reveal aspects of significant historic events such as: the 1922 conflict … [Read more...]

Change in the electorate

In spite of the Society's protests, the federal electorate of Melbourne Ports has been changed by the Australian Electoral Commission to Macnamara. The names will apply from 13 July. The Society argued that since Melbourne Ports was a Federation … [Read more...]

Home

As part of the Australian Heritage Festival, the City of Port Phillip presents an afternoon of speakers on the theme of 'Home'. Home: A right, a dream, a contested space Port Melbourne Town Hall Auditorium on 19 May, 2 to 5 pm A thought-provoking … [Read more...]

Anzac Day 2018

The annual Anzac commemoration service will take place at the Memorial Fountain on Beach St, next to the Port Melbourne Yacht Club at 9.45 am on Wednesday 25 April. Further details will be provided as they come to hand. The Society will lay a … [Read more...]

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