Author Janice Christine MacDonald neé Morton was an active PMH&PS member in our foundation decades, Jan authored Thomas Edwards & Family – Farriers and Yachtsmen of Sandridge/Port Melbourne, and Monkey for a Yacht, the story of her grandfather, noted yachtsman Dick Edwards.
For some time in the 1940s and 50s, the family lived in ‘Irvine’ at 42 Beach Street next to the Pier Hotel. Jan wrote these evocative…
by David Thompson
A L Nathan. The Record, 23 January 1923.
In December 1922, Alfred Lewis Nathan retired as publican of the London Hotel, Beach Street selling the hotel to Mrs Emily Elsie Cotter of the Wayside Inn, City Road, South Melbourne intending to take a trip to Europe in May the following year.
A L Nathan had taken over the…
The site was purchased by Sydney-based developer Ilya Melnikoff in July 2021 for $16.65 million. This will be only their second project in Melbourne - the first being in Albert St, East Melbourne.
The 1400 sq m site was acquired from Melbourne developer V-Leader, which paid $11.2 million for it in 2017.
The development will be re-branded as Pier…
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 the years of the gold boom. In 1860 he was elected as the first chairman of the Sandridge Council. The…
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, the bronze memorial statue of a sailor looking outwards to the bay.
This statue intrigued me right from the first time…
George Tsingos with his father at Lagoon Pier, 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 the milk bar on the corner of Beach street and Pickles…
Port Melbourne foreshore (at Princes St) around 1947. PMHPS Collection.
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. By the late 1950s, much of the planking on…
Aanensen Family Portrait taken in early 1904.
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 (L-R) Aanen Harold (b 1897), Victor Bernt (b 1895),
William Ernst (b 1899).
The photo predates the birth of…
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.
Cable Tram Shed, Port Melbourne, September 1997 by Brian Cleveland
View of the old cable tram sheds in Port Melbourne looking towards Beach Street.