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

A Young Girl’s Interests

In 1927 the Duke and Duchess of York (future King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, later the Queen Mother) visited Australia for the official opening of Parliament House in Canberra. After the ceremonies, the royal couple returned to Victoria by train alighting at Montague so they could say goodbye from an open car at brief civic receptions outside South…

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Meeting – Mon 23 Jun 2014, 7.30pm

The 1923 Police Strike will be the subject of Ralph Stavely's presentation at our next meeting on Monday, June 23rd at 7.30 pm. PMHPS meet on the fourth Monday of each month except December in the Council Chamber Upstairs at Port Melbourne Town Hall Bay Street

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A Silver Anniversary

Hoyt's Eclipse Theatre, Port Melbourne, C1940s. Harold Paynting Collection, SLV The Hoyt's Eclipse Theatre in Port Melbourne almost missed its silver anniversary according to an article in the Argus newspaper from 1949. The story goes, a woman living in the neighbourhood found a newspaper from November 1924 under her lino that described the opening of “new and modern movie house”.  She…

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Prince's Visit ~ May 1920 ~ Nott Street Maypole Squad. State Library of Victoria

Nott Street Maypole Squad

Prince's Visit ~ May 1920 ~ Nott Street Maypole Squad. State Library of Victoria Often at the Society we come across a photo that stops us in our tracks because we want to know more. This is one of those photos. Many times there are no clues in the picture to help determine what it might be but in this case…

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PMHPS acknowledges the generous support of the City of Port Phillip.


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Acknowledgement of Traditional Custodians

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