by David Thompson
After months of meetings, planning and a rearrangement of dates and events, April 30, 1932 marked the first day of the Back-to-Port Melbourne festivities.
The Age that morning promoted the event with the inclusion of an illustration of the tent used by the Holy Trinity church in 1853 under the heading Glimpses of Old Melbourne.
Glimpses of Old Melbourne,…
Port Melbourne Uniting Church in Bridge St, 9 February 2023 image Janet Bolitho
The Rev. John Tansey conducted the final service of he Port Melbourne Uniting Church congregation at 5 pm on Sunday, November 2022. Anne Garrow, a member of the congregation since 1984, gave this overview of the Church's history
Before this church was built, this land was…
by Margaret Bride
170 Farrell Street, 2022. Photograph by David Thompson.
On the west side of Farrell Street is a wooden building with a sign Full Gospel Assembly, although by its neat garden and fence it is clear that it is a private house. What is its story?
In 1885 West Sandridge was well developed, the blocks of land had been subdivided…
A farewell for Percy was held at the Farrell Street Methodist School hall on 3 September 1914. He was associated with the church and the school as reported in the Port Melbourne Standard newspaper.
1914 'SOLDIERS' FAREWELL.', Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 - 1920), 12 September, p. 3, viewed 11 March, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article91167722
Percy Smith is listed on the Graham Street…