In celebration of Port Melbourne's founding father Capt Wilbraham Frederick Evelyn Liardet, the Port Melbourne Historical & Preservation Society exhibits a selection of works from some of his creative descendants.
This showcase commemorates his arrival in 1839 and honours the creative legacy that Wilbraham left behind within his many descendants.
Port Melbourne Town Hall Thursday 14 November -…
Cr Jackie Watts
City of Melbourne Councillor, Jackie Watts was at the helm of the inaugural AGM of the Melbourne Maritime Heritage Network (the Network) at the lower Melbourne Town Hall on Wednesday 23 October. She lamented the 'depth of amnesia about Melbourne's maritime heritage'. The intention of the network, as the name suggests, is to bring together individuals and organisations…
The City of Port Phillip invites you to dust off and share your treasured miniatures, knick knacks and ornaments in a community exhibition to be held at the Emerald Hill Heritage Centre from 9 October to 24 January 2020.
Contributions to the exhibition can include porcelain, glass, silver, ceramic, wood, plastic or whatever material your treasured item is made of.…
Warning: NOT for the faint hearted!
Old Treasury Building - June 2019 to June 2020
Discover Wayward Women? and meet the women who don't fit the stereotype of demure Victorian womanhood.
There are some familiar faces like Madame Brussels, the successful brothel-keeper and Frances Knorr, the 'Brunswick baby farmer'. But do you know Beatrice Phillips, 'the worst woman in…
An exhibition at Mission to Seafarers 21 June to 5 July 2019.
A flamboyant mayor with a passion for lycra. A trail-blazing Uniting Church minister with a passion for justice. A South Melbourne Market vendor with a passion for singing. No doubt you are familiar with these celebrated locals whose energy, non-conformity and generosity have shaped the Port Phillip landscape – but do you really know them?
Prepare to be surprised as MAYOR…
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 or 42.15%
Josh Burns, Australian Labor Party, 42,017 or 57.85%
For more results and…
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 Melbourne facilities and activities including many of those overseen by Mr Hosking himself such as the development of Appleton Dock, operation…
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 marquee.
Congratulations Emma & Mick!
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 on hand to convey people from the start of the Pier to the terminal building. Lifts service…