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.
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.
Port Melbourne, March '91 by Brian Cleveland
View of the roadway (Beach Street) between Station and Princes Piers with the West Gate Bridge in the background and the Mission to Seamen building on the right.
Port Melbourne by Brian Cleveland
View of the railings along the seafront with the sea beacon and Princes Pier in the background.