81 Bridge St, Port Melbourne

A planning application has been lodged for the fire damaged property at 81 Bridge St. Permit application 164/2017 is for 6 three storey dwellings with roof top decks. Here is a picture of the house when it was still intact. PMHPS member David … [Read more...]

Who Needs a Chair?

My cousin John Beaumont, sitting on the footpath in front of his home at 43 Bridge Street Port Melbourne around 1943. John’s father Freddie, after returning from war service in North Africa, was sent to Singapore, escaping from there when the city … [Read more...]

A Migrant Story

Station Pier and the ship Johan van Oldenbarnevelt have something in common.  Both were completed in 1930 and both often met during and after the Second World War. During the war, the JvO was used as a troop ship and ferried many Australian and … [Read more...]

Watch This Space!

Sandridge Motors, near the Graham Street overpass, is for sale by Expession of Interest. According to the board, the land is zoned General Residential with a maximum height limit of 18 metres (6 storeys). The Clare Castle Hotel on the other side of … [Read more...]

History of a Street Precinct

History of a Street Precinct Interactive CD-ROM covering the histories of 91 homes and shops from Evans Street to Williamstown Road between Bridge and Farrell Streets, with historical photographs and stories of residents since the area was … [Read more...]

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