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…
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
Hoyt's Eclipse Theatre, Port Melbourne, Ca 1940s. Harold Paynting Collection, State Library of Victoria
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…
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…