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Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne
Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne

Thaxter, Albert (1149)

Place of Birth: Redhill, Surrey, England Age: 33 years Enlistment Details: Saturday, 10 July 1915 - Melbourne, VIC Service Number: 1149            view online service record Address: 214 Princes Street Port Melbourne, VIC Next of Kin: Ada Thaxter (wife) 7 Peckville Street Port Melbourne, VIC Embarkation Details: Date: Tuesday, 9 November 1915 Ship: HMAT Beltana A72 Port: Sydney, NSW Unit: 30th Infantry Battalion Fate: KIA: Sunday, 23 June 1918 Place: France Private, 30 Infantry, killed…

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Exhibition Launch

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…

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Exhibition on Holy Trinity

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 the 160th year of The English Church at Sandridge, the Port Melbourne Historical & Preservation Society present an exhibition on the…

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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 opened for Divine Service on Sundays and for a school during the week.' To replace the…

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Bay Street Shops

Hard Times in Port

Bay Street Shops 1875: Charles Nettleton: PMHPS Collection 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 Port families during Australia’s severe Depression 1891 to 1898. The shop pictured here in 1875 at 239…

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Ring the bell

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. If…

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Water according to Walter

George Samuel Walter Memorial Garden Picking up on last week's watery theme, this post turns to Councillor Walter's connection with metropolitan water supply. This week, price increases for water were approved by the Essential Services Commission. The increases were largely attributed to the desalination plant. The Argus of 28 March 1936 contains an article Story Behind the Tap: Our Water Supply cost millions…

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