by David Thompson
The origins of the picturesque name of this short right-of-way are not clear other than it appears to have been named at the whim of a private owner. We do know that the name first appeared in Melway Ed 14 in 1982 but prior to that the name of the street is even less clear.
From the Collection - two photographs packed with interest
Catalogue No: 2622
Anzac Day in Port Melbourne in the 1950s image George Joostens
Ron Joosten and his two sisters, Vera and Yvonne, observing the crosses laid on the grassed area of Sinclair Parade, Port Melbourne, for Anzac Day, shortly after their arrival in Australia in 1956.
Catalogue entry 2622 invites further exploration of…
The Last Milk Horse
I moved to Farrell Street in Port in 1986.
Coming from the suburbs I was amazed to hear the milkman’s horse clopping past each morning. One morning in November 1988 I thought that I must take a picture of something that seemed unique to Port at that time.
Little was I to know that it was to be the…
Shirley Videion recalls the shops in Graham Street before the construction of the Graham Street overpass:
Graham Street was blessed with milk bars. The two most preferred by our group when walking on a Sunday were McCarthy's next to the double storey house on the corner of Graham Street and Evans Street or McKenzie's on the other side of the Graham Station…