Anzac Day 2020

Since gatherings are not permitted during the COVID-19 parademic, no Anzac service was held at the Port Melbourne War Memorial. Nevertheless, some did assemble (distanced, of course) in the dawn to hear the Last Post and lay wreaths. Cr Marcus … [Read more...]

Anzac Day in Port Melbourne 2019

With MC Dale Allchin's firm hand on proceedings, the event started promptly at 9.45 am. He reminded the ever growing crowd that Anzac Day is not a celebration, it's a commemoration. Even though the crowd filled the width of Beach St and the length … [Read more...]

Anzac Day 2019

The annual Anzac Commemoration Service will be held on Thursday 25 April beginning at 9.45 am at the memorial on Beach Street. Guest speakers will be Cr Bernadene Voss, The Hon Michael Danby, The Hon Martin Foley MLA, and Mr B. E. Minster OAM. … [Read more...]

Anzac Day in Port Melbourne 2018

On this warm Anzac morning, the crowd swelled and swelled, almost filling the Beach St roadway between Bay and Nott Street. A bearded Perce White attended the Anzac Service to acknowledge and thank all those who had supported the commemoration over … [Read more...]

Anzac Day in the fifties

From the Collection - two photographs packed with interest  Catalogue No: 2622 Ron Joosten and his two sisters, Vera and Yvonne, observing the crosses laid on the grassed area of Sinclair Parade, Port Melbourne,  for Anzac Day, shortly … [Read more...]

Port Melbourne War Memorial

Sue Leong writes: This is the snap that I took of the war memorial on that wet and grey ANZAC centenary in 2015. (Not a great photo but I liked having the people in it to show how bleak a day it was!) Our PMHPS red and blue flowers can be seen. My … [Read more...]

Anzac Day in Port Melbourne 2017

The Port Melbourne Anzac  Day Commemorative Service took place at the Beach Street Memorial next to the Port Melbourne Yacht Club at 9.45am on Tuesday 25 April. Guest speakers included Mayor of the City of Port Phillip, Councillor Bernadene … [Read more...]

Reflections on Anzac Day 2016

As we approach the 101st anniversary of the landings at Gallipoli it is interesting to look back at how the news of the first Australian campaign of the First World War was received in the Port and how they commemorated the first Anzac Day in … [Read more...]

Anzac Day in Port Melbourne 2015

A wet Anzac Day in 2015 On Saturday 25 April, people gathered at the World War 1 Memorial Fountain in Port Melbourne to commemorate Anzac Day. The tradition has been upheld in Port for many, many years though the form it has taken has … [Read more...]

‘We will honour them by being silent’*

It was one of those perfect Port Melbourne mornings that make people love living in Port more than ever. About 500 people gathered for the Anzac Day commemoration.  The Piers provided the evocative backdrop to the service, and  a reminder of how … [Read more...]

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