New Life for Naval Drill Hall

Planning is well underway for adapting the Port Melbourne Naval Drill Hall for a Year 9 environment focused program for Albert Park Secondary College. Funding for the project was allocated in the May state budget. The former Naval Drill Hall is on … [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...]

Historic Marriage Records Preserved by the PMHPS

The original Church of England in the Borough of Sandridge was established in a tent on the corner of Bay and Graham Streets in 1854. It was reported in the Church of England Messenger of 1854 that '...a commodious tent, we'll fitted up, has been … [Read more...]

A Pre-fabricated Church

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Hard Times in Port

Some of the early items added to the PMHPS collection were three very large pawnbroker’s pledge books. They were found in a chimney in Bay Street, from the Johnny Allsorts Pawnbrokers. They contain thousands of poignant transactions involving most … [Read more...]

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...]

Cottage on the corner

PMHPS has observed a notice of application for a planning permit for this house on the corner of Nott and Farrell Sts, Port Melbourne. This is where William Morley lived. He was the the first chairman of Sandridge when it became a municipality … [Read more...]

1990 Colour Heritage Postcards

Set of heritage colour postcards of sights around Port Melbourne from the 1990s. See what you can still recognise today, and what has now passed into history :- Old Starch Factory from Lagoon Pier Gull's Eye View of Bay Street Front Channel … [Read more...]

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