First Flush at the All England Eleven

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 … [Read more...]

Walking the War in Port

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 … [Read more...]

Planning Update

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 … [Read more...]

It has to be about cricket

Now 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 … [Read more...]

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