A search of the Society's collection for Trugo (sport - trugo) today, 20 January, 2023, produces a list of eleven items. This story looks at three of those items to see what they say about the sport, in general, and Trugo in Port Melbourne in particular.
This is not intended to be an in-depth story about Trugo other than…
Helen Barry writes:
My great grandfather, Robert Clarke Barry, first arrived in Sandridge in 1866 as a 17 year old seaman.
Robert was born about 1849; the son of Henry Clarke Barry, a shipmaster and Johanna O’Connor, both from Ireland. His father worked the coastal areas of England. Robert was born at sea in England as the family had no…
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…
Helen Barry writes:
"My father’s family dairy was at 68 Ingles Street, Port Melbourne from about 1931 to 1972. The property consisted of a two-storey dwelling with a milk bar in the front where Dad’s mother Nellie Barry and sister Bernice sold milk into jugs customers brought with them. The dairy was at the rear of the long lane that separates…
For these hot days, a summer photo.
This is a favourite picture from the PMH&PS collection. While charming in itself, there is much to be gleaned from the background. It is taken approximately where the Life Saving Headquarters at Sandridge is today. You can see a house in the immediate background with Princes Pier and the chimney of the Starch Factory…
Thoughts have turned obsessively to ice cream over this protracted spell of hot weather. Where were the best spots in Port Melbourne to buy an ice cream at various times?
Member Helen Barry recalls buying ice creams from a small shop in Crichton Ave. Woodruffs had a milkbar on Bridge St. People have mentioned that good ice creams and milk shakes…