Celebrating 25!

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 … [Read more...]

Greater Port Melbourne – 1939 Centenary Celebrations

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 … [Read more...]

Celebrating the Landing – 175th Liardet Anniversary

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 … [Read more...]

Flinders St Station to Sandridge – the first journey

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. … [Read more...]

Exhibition Launch

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 to … [Read more...]

The English Church at Sandridge

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 … [Read more...]

A Pre-fabricated Church

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Ring the bell

6 April 2014 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 … [Read more...]

A Silver Anniversary

The Hoyt's Eclipse Theatre in Port Melbourne almost missed its silver anniversary according to an article in the Argus newspaper from 1949. The story goes, a woman living in the neighbourhood found a newspaper from November 1924 under her lino … [Read more...]

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