A Young Girl’s Interests

Duke and Duchess of York outside Port Melbourne Town Hall, 11 May 1927. PMHPS Collection 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 … [Read more...]

Framed Panorama of Beach Street Port Melbourne

Framed Panorama of Beach Street Port Melbourne Three photographs taken from the Swallow & Ariell building in 1925 make up this panorama, and shows 4 units of the American Pacific Fleet berthed at Princes Pier and the PS Weeroona at the east … [Read more...]

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 Decemberin the Council ChamberUpstairs at Port Melbourne Town … [Read more...]

A Silver Anniversary

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 … [Read more...]

Nott Street Maypole Squad

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 we have three key … [Read more...]

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