My Favourite Port Melbourne Place – Answering the Call

by Vicki Radcliffe When Margret Bride announced that she would be looking for new members to do a short presentation on their favourite Port Melbourne place, I immediately thought of the foreshore of Port Melbourne beach and, more specifically, … [Read more...]

Now and Then 2021 – Corner Bay and Beach Streets

Bay Street at Beach Street (2021). Photo: David Thompson, PMHPS Collection. For more than 150 years Morley’s Coal Depot has stood on the south-east corner of Bay and Beach Streets. William Morley was a prominent local merchant in Port Melbourne in … [Read more...]

The London Hotel – Planning

The site of the London Hotel is also known as 92 Beach Street for planning purposes. November 2017 The applicant has appealed the Council's September decision to VCAT with a hearing date to be advised. September 2017 The Council approved a permit … [Read more...]

The Year 1968

The Year 1968 Location "Hook Pier" This is a series of photos of me at the beach with my father. Innocent, quiet times in an unspoilt era. Clearly visible in the background are the chimney stacks of the Gasworks, the Life Saving Club building and … [Read more...]

Why Bother Going to the Riviera?

This image from the PMH&PS collection shows the foreshore at the foot of Princes Street, Port Melbourne, taken from the jetty that covered the main drain outlet around 1947. As a boy, I lived further along Princes Street and this was "my" beach. … [Read more...]

Aanensen Family Portrait

Rear (L-R) Alfred Adolf (b 1890), Stanley George (b 1888), Marie Louisa (b 1893) Middle (L-R) Albert Edward (b 1901) (being held), Bernt Andreas (b 1865) (father), Andreas Thomas (b 1903) (being held), Edith Ann (b 1867) (mother); Front … [Read more...]

Salt on the Windows by Janice C MacDonald

Author Janice Christine MacDonald neé Morton died on Tuesday, 19 May 2015. A victim of Alzheimer's Disease, she had lost all those memories fortunately recorded in her books on Port Melbourne. An active PMH&PS member in our foundation decades, … [Read more...]

Pt Melbourne, 1992 by Brian Cleveland

View of Beach Street showing the London Hotel, Swallow & Ariel, Harper's Starch Factory and the on;y remaining pylon from the Centenary Bridge. … [Read more...]

Cable Tram Shed, Port Melbourne, September 1997 by Brian Cleveland

View of the old cable tram sheds in Port Melbourne looking towards Beach Street. … [Read more...]

Cable Tram Shed, Port Melbourne Beach Street, August 1997 by Brian Cleveland

View of the old cable tram shed in Port Melbourne looking towards Beach Street. … [Read more...]

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