The rows of modest, cheek by jowl, Victorian cottages, in many streets in Port Melbourne, provide a glimpse of what it would have been like to live here in the mid-to-late 1880s. What was then is now intermingled with 21st century vehicles and a growing city skyline.
Albert Street (2021). Photo: David Thompson, PMHPS Collection
This intermingling of then and now…
At the 2020 Annual General Meeting of PMHPS three members, Liana Thompson, Suzy Milburn and Greg Hansen presented their memories of Port Melbourne anchored around the statement 'I was there when ...'.
Liana spoke of the time when Council was sacked and the City of Port Melbourne was amalgamated with the Cities of South Melbourne and St Kilda to form…
Albert and Alfred Streets are two narrow streets formed west of the railway in the 1870s.
Both streets run from Farrell Street towards Graham. Alfred stops mid-block after Union Street while Albert is split by Graham Street and continues to Poolman Street.
Albert Street. Photo by David Thompson
Albert Street was named for Prince Albert, Queen Victoria's Consort and due…
Port Melbourne children from the Albert Street area posing in Poolman Street, 1947. Jim Power is far right in the front row. Photographer: Jack Gould.
This photo was taken in 1947. These children lived in the neighbourhood of Albert Street. Jim Power is on the far right of the front row.
The photo was taken by Jack Gould in front of…
PMH&PS is fortunate to have in its collection an impressive number of photographs taken by Ron Laing (1920 to 2003)
Ron Laing spent the years between his retirement in 1984 and the end of his life documenting the massive change that was taking place in Port Melbourne through that time. ‘I’d heard that things were going to change round…
Shirley Videion recalls the shops in Graham Street before the construction of the Graham Street overpass:
Graham Street was blessed with milk bars. The two most preferred by our group when walking on a Sunday were McCarthy's next to the double storey house on the corner of Graham Street and Evans Street or McKenzie's on the other side of the Graham Station…
Pylons at Princes Pier, Port Melbourne
In a way it was fitting that it was a grey and rather sombre day for the launch of the ANZAC Centenary commemorations at Princes Pier.
Today marks the day 99 years ago that the HMAT Orvieto departed from then Railway Pier in Port Melbourne. The Orvieto troop ship was the lead ship in the convoy…