Liardet Street

LIardet? or Lee-ar-day? There may be some uncertainty over the pronunciation but anyone living in Port Melbourne would know this street running between Pickles St to the east and Princes St to the west. Liardet St has two quite different … [Read more...]

Those Creative Liardets

180th Anniversary In celebration of Port Melbourne's founding father Capt Wilbraham Frederick Evelyn Liardet, the Port Melbourne Historical & Preservation Society exhibits a selection of works from some of his creative descendants. This … [Read more...]

Greater Port Melbourne – 1939 Centenary Celebrations

From October 28 to November 25, 1939 the City of Port Melbourne celebrated the landing of the Wilbraham and Caroline Liardet and their children on The Beach on November 15, 1839. The Centenary Committee produced a souvenir booklet entitled Greater … [Read more...]

Adventuring Liardets & Celebrating the Landing

Pamela Horsley's Adventuring with the Liardets and the PMHPS complementary exhibition Celebrating the Landing  open on Friday 14th at 7 pm at Gasworks Arts Park. Most of the images of the Liardets we see are black and white, and yet we know from … [Read more...]

Celebrating the Landing – 175th Liardet Anniversary

Complementing Pamela Horsley’s ‘Adventuring with the Liardets’, the Port Melbourne Historical and Preservation Society presents ‘Celebrating the Landing’ – an exhibition detailing how Port Melbourne has commemorated other anniversaries of the Liardet … [Read more...]

This is Where the Story Ends

In the story of our first settlers we often focus on the arrival in November 1839, their subsequent settlement at the Beach and those early years during the establishment of Sandridge but what of their later life? By 1853 Wilbraham and Caroline … [Read more...]

International Womens Day

Today's post honours all the women who have shaped and formed Port Melbourne from the indomitable Caroline Liardet onwards. PMHPS acknowledges the first woman elected to Port Melbourne Council and the first woman mayor, Anna Robieson. She was … [Read more...]

Women of Port Melbourne

Women of Port Melbourne   PMH&PS 2005, A4 soft cover, illustrated, 64 pp $10.00   The stories of the lives of thirty-four Port women.   Produced in conjunction with the Women of Port exhibition held at Port Melbourne Town Hall, October … [Read more...]

Random post about dogs

There is something in the Society's collection for every interest. A leather bound alphabetical index book lists all dogs registered in Port Melbourne in 1892 by owner surname. Even in 1892 there were dogs large and small - from Newfoundlands to … [Read more...]

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