Port Melbourne Trivia Quiz Answers

  1. How many Mayors of the City of Port Melbourne have been President of PMHPS?
    One, Perce Maguire-White
  2. Who has won the Port Melbourne Football Club goal kicking award twelve times? The most by any player.
    Bob Bonnett
  3. Who as the last Mayor of the City of Port Melbourne?
    Liana Thompson, 1993/94
  4. What was the name of the pier at the end of Bay Street?
    Town Pier
  5. Who was the first Treasurer of PMHPS?
    Pat Grainger
  6. What was the name of North Sandridge Railway Station changed to?
    North Port
  7. The naval base in Beach Street, was originally called HMAS Cerberus III and is now the site of the HM@S apartment complex. What was the base called from 1940 until it was decommissioned in 1992?
    HMAS Lonsdale
  8. What was the previous name of Princes Pier?
    New Railway Pier
  9. How many male Australian test cricketers did the Port Melbourne Cricket Club produce?
    Three, Robert McLeod, Charles McLeod and James Kelly
  10. J Kitchen & Sons produced soap, including the familiar Velvet Soap brand but what was their other major product?
    Candles
  11. Who was the first female Councillor of the City of Port Melbourne?
    Anna Robieson
  12. What was the name of the bridge on Beach Street that allowing trains onto Station Pier unimpeded?
    Centenary Bridge
  13. Who was the City of Port Melbourne’s longest-serving Town Clerk?
    Sydney Sims Anderson
  14. Before it became Port Melbourne, the area was known as Sandridge but what was it informally called before that?
    Liardet’s Beach
  15. What was the previous name of Station Pier?
    Railway Pier
  16. What Port Melbourne company that originally manufactured Vegemite?
    Kraft
  17. The building has been known by many names – Senior Citizens Centre, Liardet Community Centre, Port Melbourne Neighbourhood House, for example – but what was it originally?
    Temperance Hall
  18. When was St Joseph’s Catholic Church built?
    1881
  19. Which street is named after an executive of the State Bank of Victoria?
    Emery Street
  20. In what year was PMHPS formed?
    1993
  21. How was Nott Street School used during the 1918-19 Flu Epidemic?
    A hospital
  22. When were the Leading Lights built?
    1924
  23. What did R Graham Carey do in Port Melbourne on Coronation Day, 1937?
    As the oldest airman in the world, he flew the oldest plane in Australia
  24. Who was the woman who owned many houses around Farrell, Bridge, Clark, Albert and Cambridge Streets in the late 1800s?
    Jane Slaven
  25. There are two large reserves on Dunstan Parade in Garden City. One is named for Mayor, T T Buckingham, who is the other reserve named for?
    Ray Julier
  26. What was the name of the family-run dairy that led to the naming of Dairy Lane, off Ingles Street?
    Barry’s Ideal Dairy
  27. Originally established as the United States Hotel in 1854, it was known as Molly Bloom’s from 1988 to 2005 but in between these two names what was, and is now again, the name of this Port pub?
    The Exchange Hotel
  28. Who was picked to play cricket for Victoria aged 15 and toured England with the Australian team in 1937?
    Peggy Antonio
  29. Who opened the Port Theatre on the corner of Liardet and Bay Streets?
    Alexander George Rogers
  30. What is the theme of the 2021 Historic Port Melbourne Calendar?
    Women of Port
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