This is the place

Address by Ted Baillieu, chairman of the Anzac Centenary Commemoration Committee at the commemoration of the departure of the first convoy from Port Melbourne's piers on 19 October 2014   'This is the place Where streamers were thrown … [Read more...]

Commemoration at Princes Pier this Sunday

  All three piers at Port Melbourne were used for the first convoy; Town Pier, New Railway Pier (later Princes Pier) and Railway Pier (later Station Pier).  This Sunday, 19th October, Princes Pier will be the focus of the commemoration … [Read more...]

Remembering the Westgate Bridge disaster

On 15 October, people will gather at a memorial at the Westgate Bridge to honour 35 workers who were killed when a 120-metre span of the bridge collapsed on that day in 1970. Another 18 were injured, with many crippled for life. The day before … [Read more...]

19 October 2014 – First Convoy Embarkations Commemoration

One hundred years ago, thousands of Victorians embarked from Port Melbourne bound for the battlefields of World War One. By the end of October 1914, 17 troopships had left Victorian shores carrying almost 8,000 troops as well as nurses, technicians, … [Read more...]

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