The War in Port – 1917

As we make final preparations for Christmas . . . On the 20th December 1917 men and women in Port Melbourne voted in a referendum on this question "Are you in favour of the proposal of the Commonwealth Government for reinforcing the Australian … [Read more...]

Anti-conscription in Port

Had you been living in Port in October 1916, you would have been very aware of the referendum on conscription that was looming on 28 October. Campaigning was intense. The question to be put to electors was: Are you in favour of the Government … [Read more...]

Finding J Budd

The Port Melbourne Standard of 19 September 1914 carried a story about a send-off for three Port lads who had enlisted for the war. On Friday 11 September 1914 about 150 friends and workmates assembled at the Ship Hotel in Bay Street to bid … [Read more...]

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