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

Now and Then Exhibition 2021

The Now and Then Exhibition was planned to be held at Port Melbourne Town Hall during October 2021 but the COVID-19 pandemic intervened and the exhibition was not able to be held as an in-person event at that time. As the general vaccination rate across the State rose and restrictions were progressively eased, the exhibition was able to be put on display at the end of November.

However, the exhibition had always been planned to include a significant online component and this became the way people were first able to enjoy the exhibition and continue to do so after the in-person display concluded.

Nine familiar sites in Port Melbourne are represented in the exhibition. Each panel explores one of these locations to give an outline of how it has changed in the 184 years since European settlers arrived in what we now call Port Melbourne.

We respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land, the Bunurong Boon Wurrung and Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung peoples of the Eastern Kulin Nation and pay respect to their Elders past, present and emerging.

Move your pointer over one of the panels below and click on the link icon to view the extended information regarding that site or the view icon to see an enlarged version of the panel.

PMHPS expresses its gratitude to the City of Port Phillip for the continuing support we receive and particularly the Heritage staff for the assistance they have given to the preparation of Now and Then.We acknowledge the support we have also received from:

The Port Melbourne Business Association
Frank Gordon Real Estate
Marshall White, Port Phillip
Kosdown Press

Panel Design and Content:

Margaret Bride | Ann Gibson | David Radcliffe | Vicki Radcliffe | David Thompson