The local branch of the Freemasons, Sandridge Marine Lodge No 21 can trace its origins to the Chusan Hotel, Bay Street in the months or weeks leading up to a meeting held at the Ship Hotel, Bay Street on 15 December 1857.
The meeting followed the drawing up of the following agreement.
We the undersigned residents of and otherwise interested…
Celebrating 25, an exhibition that defines the activity of Port Melbourne Historical & Preservation Society volunteers -- our creative, archival and social contribution to the local community and the future, over our first 25 years.
Port Melbourne Town Hall
333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne
Tuesday, 28 August until Monday, 10 September 2018
Viewing during ASSIST and Library hours:
Monday, Wednesday & Friday 9.00 am to…
Greater Port Melbourne: Official Souvenir of the 1939 Port Melbourne Centenary Celebrations Committee
From October 28 to November 25, 1939 the City of Port Melbourne celebrated the landing of the Wilbraham and Caroline Liardet and their children on The Beach on November 15, 1839.
The Centenary Committee produced a souvenir booklet entitled Greater Port Melbourne and it gives a glimpse into the…
Complementing Pamela Horsley’s ‘Adventuring with the Liardets’, the Port Melbourne Historical and Preservation Society presents ‘Celebrating the Landing’ – an exhibition detailing how Port Melbourne has commemorated other anniversaries of the Liardet family’s 1839 arrival on The Beach. Events include the momentous, month-long Liardet Centenary of 1939 as well as the 160th and 170th celebrations in 1999 and 2009.
Museum Victoria c1907 Although a later image, chosen for its 'birthday' feel
At 12.20 pm on 12th September 1854, the first journey of the first steam powered passenger train in Australia left Flinders Street for Sandridge.
The gold rush had made the long and convoluted journey up the Yarra River increasingly untenable. Goods had to be transferred to lighters which was expensive…
Rev Noel Whale launching the English Church at Sandridge Exhibition, Port Melbourne Town Hall
Tonight we launched our exhibition to mark the 160th year of the Holy Trinity church in Port Melbourne. It was great to have the current Minister, the Rev Noel Whale on hand to talk about the history of the church in Bay Street and what it means…
It started with a tent service in 1854 and, since the sale and subsequent re-development of the main church building as apartments, continues the tradition of the Anglican Church in Port Melbourne at the now commissioned parish hall.
To celebrate the 160th year of The English Church at Sandridge, the Port Melbourne Historical & Preservation Society present an exhibition on the…
A service was held at 10 am today at Holy Trinity Church, Bay Street, Port Melbourne to commemorate the first service held on this site 160 years ago. The 'commodious' tent of the 1850s was made of sailcloth. This one was kindly lent by the scouts.
Reverend Noel Whale outside Holy Trinity on Bay Street
Celebrations will be held throughout the year.