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Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne
Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne

History of a Street Precinct

In 2005, PMH&PS undertook a study of the residents of the houses in a Port Melbourne street precinct after the first houses were built, mainly in the 1880s, up to 1960.

The street precinct is that bounded by Evans Street, the east side of Bridge Street, south side of Williamstown Road, Farrell Street both the east and the west sides and including the section of Ross Street between Farrell and Bridge and the part of Derham Street between Farrell and Bridge.

The result was a map and an interactive CD which won the Best Community Research, Registers & Records project at the 2007 Victorian Community History Awards.

The interactive part of the project is now available through the Society’s website.

Click here to get started.


  • Julie Morgan
    Posted January 21, 2023 3.11 pm 0Likes

    What a wonderful project The History of a Street Precinct is. The interview with Emily Lock was of particular interest as she was born the same year as my grandmother who grew up in Princes Street.
    Is there any scope / interest in doing more of this? I do hope so.

    • David Thompson
      Posted January 21, 2023 11.58 pm 0Likes

      Thanks Julie,
      It was a fun project to work on and Emily was a wonderful person with great memories living in that Farrell St house.
      No plans for a similar project at the moment but you never know.

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