by Jim West and David Radcliffe
The premises of the Port Melbourne Engineering Works, built by Albert T Harman in Derham Street, Port Melbourne in 1902, included a foundry for casting components out of iron and brass. In November 1934, this foundry was purchased by his son, Alfred Henry Harman, and James Robertson and registered as JV Robertson Pty Ltd.…
Starward Distillery now produces whisky at 50 Bertie Street in a building where, previously, Malcolm Moore Industries fabricated large cranes.
Starward Distillery, Bertie Street (2021). Photo: David Thompson. PMHPS Collection
Bertie Street is named after Joseph (Joe) Bertie, a stevedore, World War One veteran, and long term Port Melbourne councillor who served as Mayor in 1943-44. At its intersection with…
Portrait of Mayor Joe Bertie
Bertie St is named after Joseph Bertie but he was always known as Joe.
Bertie's family originally came from Teglio in Italy near the border of Switzerland. Bertie was born in Bendigo in 1885. His father was killed in a mining accident there.
Bertie had been working as a stevedore in Port Melbourne for seven years…
Only a fragment of the presence of the massive engineering firm of Malcolm Moore Pty Ltd survives in Bertie St, Port Melbourne.
Remnant of the extensive Malcolm Moore factory in Bertie St - note the logo at top right
Malcolm Moore set up his firm's manufacturing centre in Williamstown Road, Port Melbourne in 1927. Branches were later opened in every State capital…