Going to the Pictures in Port Melbourne
Reminiscences on the Port Theatre at Liardet and Bay Streets and the Eclipse Theatre at Crockford and Pickles Streets in Port Melbourne.
Transcribed by the Port Melbourne Historical and Preservation Society
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Biographical details on Robert McLeod, Charles McLeod and James Kelly, three members produced by the PMCC who played for Australia. (PDF 1.4 MB)
Compiled by Terry Keenan, President PMCC 1990-1993, to accompany a presentation to the Port Melbourne Cricket Club, 28 July 1993.
With excerpts from Jack Pollard's Australian Cricket, The Game and the Players, Hodder and Stoughton 1982.
Port Melbourne life as remembered by Jack Porritt of Princes Street: a few reflections written in 1991 for the Vintage Port - Worth Remembering Project, with comments added in 1998 for publication by the Port Melbourne Historical and Preservation Society. (PDF 4.8 Mb)
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3rd edition, 8pp.
Booklet of expressions remembered as common around the Borough. (PDF 671 KB)
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Grounds for Dispute
Sports historian, Terry Keenan explores a decade of disputation between the Victorian Football Association, various municipal councils and their football clubs. (PDF 246 KB)
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Author Janice Christine MacDonald neé Morton was an active PMH&PS member in our foundation decades, Jan authored Thomas Edwards & Family – Farriers and Yachtsmen of Sandridge/Port Melbourne, and Monkey for a Yacht, the story of her grandfather, noted yachtsman Dick Edwards.
For some time in the 1940s and 50s, the family lived in ‘Irvine’ at 42 Beach Street next to the Pier Hotel. Jan wrote these evocative…
The first of the Society's publications that can be downloaded free of charge from the website, Salt on the Windows by Janice C MacDonald, has been added to our Shop (see the menu at the top of the page).
We'll be adding a few more free publications in the coming weeks.