corner Princes and Rouse Streets, Port Melbourne, October 2015
This unprepossessing corner was once the site of the All England Eleven Hotel. The hotel was demolished in 1953 according to this account in The Herald of this week's date:
"If you stand in Princes St, and look in through the windows of the derelict All England Eleven Hotel, you can see the…
This week, PMHPS received a commendation for its Port Melbourne First World War Centenary Project at the Victorian Community History Awards. This article draws on the resources created by the project.
Chance, rather than conscious choice, led to a walk on Port Melbourne and the Great War coinciding with the 21st October – the final day of the departure of the first convoy from all…
A tale of two buildings
The two buildings discussed below had/have no heritage significance but they they have been part of the Port streetscape for many years. They are about to make way for new development.
143 Station Street (through to Princes St)
The property was sold by Frank Gordon for $1,140,000 on Saturday 22 September 2012.
A planning application to demolish…
All posts on this site must pass the Port Melbourne connection test. PMHPS suggests that it is not straining this test to say that Port Melbourne has a connection with the history of the Ashes. Read on.
Over Christmas 1861, the colony of Victoria was in a fever of anticipation for the arrival of the All England Eleven - the first…