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

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 Parliament House in Canberra. After the ceremonies, the royal couple returned to Victoria by train alighting at Montague so…

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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, 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…

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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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