Sydney Sims Anderson

We came across this curious item on eBay featuring a photo caricature montage of our long-serving Town Clerk, Sydney Sims Anderson.  We'd never seen it, nor the book it came from. The page is numbered 197 at the bottom (not shown in the image … [Read more...]

Once Were Champions by Terry Keenan

Once Were Champions - The First Fifty Years of the Port Melbourne Cricket Club by Terry Keenan   Terry Keenan 2017, soft cover, illustrated, 142 pp $10.00   Noted sports historian, Terry Keenan looks at the formative years of the Port … [Read more...]

Go Port: Port United Boys Cricket Team

The photo was taken in 1952 at JL Murphy Reserve, corner of Williamstown Road and Graham Street. The area was Port Melbourne Municipal Council’s depot for electric light and bluestone. This local junior boy’s cricket team was organised by … [Read more...]

Port’s Woman Test Cricketer

Peggy Antonio was born in Port in 1917. Her father, Francis Antonio, died when she was 15 months old. He was a Chilean docker of French and Spanish parentage. She learned to play cricket with boys in the streets around her Port Melbourne home. In … [Read more...]

Meeting – Mon 22 Sep 2014, 7.30pm

Our guest, Kevin Mooney will talk about his role as a founder of the Bradman Foundation and his relationship with Sir Donald Bradman.  He will also be discussing the lessons we can learn from establishing such an enterprise and the great qualities of … [Read more...]

A Family Feud by Terry Keenan

A Family Feud: Fifty years of conflict in the management of the Port Melbourne Cricket and Recreation Reserve by Terry Keenan   A4 soft cover, 56 pp $15.00 Prices are in Australian Dollars. No GST is chargeable. … [Read more...]

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