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Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne
Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne
George Samuel Walter Memorial Garden after refurbishment, 29 March 2016.

George Samuel Walter Memorial Garden, 2016

At our July meeting we presented the entries to the My Port Melbourne photograph competition, announced the winners and made our selection for the People's Choice Award. Christine Griffith's entry, "George Samuel Walter Memorial Garden, 2016", was judged the overall winner.  In the coming months we'll be presenting several entries on this website but it's only fitting that we start with the…

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Well Represented at the Front

'Well Represented at Front.', Port Melbourne Standard 15 May 1915 Our First World War Centenary project has uncovered many incredible stories of Port men volunteering for active service such as this one from The Standard newspaper on 15 May 1915. The first part of the article talks about four cousins, all born in Port Melbourne, who were serving at the Front. William…

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Redevelopment sites in Port Melbourne

Sandridge Motors, near the Graham Street overpass, is for sale by Exrpession of Interest. According to the board, the land is zoned General Residential with a maximum height limit of 18 metres (6 storeys). The Clare Castle Hotel on the other side of the overpass is also for sale. It too is on land zoned General Residential "offering excellent future development…

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Fire at Port Theatre, Bay Street, Port Melbourne Sunday 30 August 2015 - Courtesy MFB Facebook Page

Part of Port’s history up in smoke

3 September 2015 Fire at the former Port Theatre, Bay Street, Port Melbourne Sunday 30 August 2015 - Courtesy MFB Facebook Page Another piece of Port Melbourne’s history may have been claimed by fire. The building that was once the Port Theatre, on the corner of Bay and Liardet Streets, was severely damaged by fire last Sunday. Around 80 fire fighters…

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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 the Victorian Heritage Register, Number H1378 The citation says 'The Port Melbourne Naval Drill Hall was built in 1912 to the design…

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Hodges, William John Thomas (2315)

Place of Birth: Port Melbourne, VIC Age: 26 years 2 months Enlistment Details: Monday, 14 August 1916 - Melbourne, VIC Service Number: 2315            view online service record Address: 209 Bay Street Port Melbourne, VIC Next of Kin: Mary Hodges (mother) 209 Bay Street Port Melbourne, VIC Embarkation Details: Date: Friday, 20 October 1916 Ship: HMAT Port Lincoln A17 Port: Melbourne, VIC Unit: 39th Infantry Battalion - 4th Reinforcements Fate: RTA: Sunday, 21…

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Hutchinson, George Willey (6466)

Place of Birth: London, England Age: 22 years 3 months Enlistment Details: Monday, 15 May 1916 - Melbourne, VIC Service Number: 6466            view online service record Address: 19 Foote Street Albert Park, VIC Next of Kin: Ruth Hutchinson (mother) 95 Bay Street Port Melbourne, VIC Embarkation Details: Date: Monday, 2 October 1916 Ship: HMAT Nestor A71 Port: Melbourne, VIC Unit: 7th Infantry Battalion - 21st Reinforcements Fate: Discharged: Sunday, 30 September 1917 Discharged…

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Jensen, Oluf Waldemar Hermann (72)

Place of Birth: Copenhagen, Denmark Age: 26 years 1 month Enlistment Details: Friday, 31 March 1916 - Melbourne, VIC Service Number: 72            view online service record Address: 435 Bay Street Port Melbourne, VIC Next of Kin: James Heron (friend) 251 Douglas Parade Newport, VIC Embarkation Details: Date: Saturday, 27 May 1916 Ship: HMAT Ascanius A11 Port: Melbourne, VIC Unit: 10th Machine Gun Company Fate: RTA: Monday, 17 March 1919 Discharged: Saturday, 14 June…

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Maltravers, Charles Jasper Penny (1773)

Place of Birth: Richmond, VIC Age: 29 years 9 months Enlistment Details: Wednesday, 21 April 1915 - Yarrawonga, VIC Service Number: 1773            view online service record Address: Bay Street Port Melbourne, VIC Next of Kin: G W Briggs (uncle) Bay Street Port Melbourne, VIC Embarkation Details: Date: Friday, 16 July 1915 Ship: HMAT Demosthenes A64 Port: Melbourne, VIC Unit: 22nd Infantry Battalion - 2nd Reinforcements Fate: RTA: Friday, 11 January 1918 Discharged: Monday,…

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