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 showcase commemorates his arrival in 1839 and honours the creative legacy that Wilbraham left behind within his many descendants.
Port Melbourne Town Hall Thursday 14 November -…
Warning: NOT for the faint hearted!
Old Treasury Building - June 2019 to June 2020
Discover Wayward Women? and meet the women who don't fit the stereotype of demure Victorian womanhood.
There are some familiar faces like Madame Brussels, the successful brothel-keeper and Frances Knorr, the 'Brunswick baby farmer'. But do you know Beatrice Phillips, 'the worst woman in…
Celebrating 25, an exhibition that defines the activity of Port Melbourne Historical & Preservation Society volunteers -- our creative, archival and social contribution to the local community and the future, over our first 25 years.
Port Melbourne Town Hall
333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne
Tuesday, 28 August until Monday, 10 September 2018
Viewing during ASSIST and Library hours:
Monday, Wednesday & Friday 9.00 am to…
Our Annual General Meeting will be held Monday 27 August 2018 at Port Melbourne Town Hall, 7.15pm for 7.30pm.
We will be celebrating our FIRST TWENTY-FIVE YEARS with a video and exhibition launched by our Patron, Ms Liana Thompson.
Doors open 6.30pm for viewing the ground floor exhibition.
Following a brief business meeting, historian/author Assoc. Prof. John Lack will speak on Port in a…
The Passages exhibition is on display in the downstairs gallery at the Port Melbourne Town Hall until 11 September, 2017.
Presented by the Society with support from the City of Port Phillip through the Cultural Development Fund the exhibition looks at Port Melbourne in the 1970s, a decade of great change for the Borough.
A decade when Port Melbourne Council faced its…
The 23rd Annual General Meeting of the Port Melbourne Historical and Preservation Society and the official launch of PASSAGES by Cr Bernadene Voss, Mayor of the City of Port Phillip will be held at Port Melbourne Town Hall on Monday 28th August 2017.
The Spring Street South door will be open from 6.30pm providing the opportunity to view the exhibition before moving…
Family keepsakes and brief histories are arriving from Port’s Greek families to be copied into the album we’re putting together for our August exhibition.
Younger generations seem the most keen to have their family included in the archives, and respond well to personal contact. Although the June deadline looms, please continue to invite Greek friends to join in.
To assist them, download…
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 family’s 1839 arrival on The Beach. Events include the momentous, month-long Liardet Centenary of 1939 as well as the 160th and 170th celebrations in 1999 and 2009.
Rev Noel Whale launching the English Church at Sandridge Exhibition, Port Melbourne Town Hall
Tonight we launched our exhibition to mark the 160th year of the Holy Trinity church in Port Melbourne. It was great to have the current Minister, the Rev Noel Whale on hand to talk about the history of the church in Bay Street and what it means…
It started with a tent service in 1854 and, since the sale and subsequent re-development of the main church building as apartments, continues the tradition of the Anglican Church in Port Melbourne at the now commissioned parish hall.
To celebrate the 160th year of The English Church at Sandridge, the Port Melbourne Historical & Preservation Society present an exhibition on the…