A Message from the Clouds by Des Martin and Bertha Carey

A Message from the Clouds by Des Martin and Bertha Carey   A4 hard cover, illustrated, 182 pp $20.00   A biography of Bend pioneer aviator R Graham Carey. Sold Out Prices are in Australian Dollars. No GST is chargeable. … [Read more...]

‘A sodden expanse’ – Fishermans Bend

In the late 1930s Fishermans Bend was on the cusp of a major transformation to industrial development - a change that was anticipated with excitement and optimism. Charles Daley in The History of South Melbourne says: 'The once-despised Fishermen's … [Read more...]

Fishermans Bend – the past and the future

PMHPS's head is spinning with thinking about its submission to the Fishermans Bend Urban Renewal Area Draft Vision, so this week's post is about .... Fishermans Bend! PMHPS will argue that an understanding of the environmental/natural history of … [Read more...]

Metropolitan Planning 1929

Last week, Premier Napthine and Planning Minister Guy released Plan Melbourne which sets out the government's vision for Melbourne to 2050. In the Society's collection is a copy of the first plan for Melbourne prepared by the newly formed … [Read more...]

The CSIRO in Port Melbourne

This post is a fragment of a huge story. Fishermans Bend has a very strong association with science and innovation and their application to industry and manufacturing. CSIRO, Australia's national science agency, was a very significant presence in … [Read more...]

Fishermans Bend – do the maps

On Sunday 7 July, several members of the Society attended a forum on the Future of Fishermans Bend convened by the Community Alliance of Port Phillip. To follow this discussion into the future, it is probably necessary to become familiar with the … [Read more...]

Migrant hostel in Fishermans Bend

Mike Brady's huge contribution to Australian life has been recognised in the Queens Birthday Honours with an AM. A less well know part of his story is the time his family spent in the migrant hostel in Fishermans Bend after their arrival in … [Read more...]

Port Melbourne’s early aviation history

Kevin O'Reilly, aviation historian, shared his astonishing collection of photographs and deep knowledge of his subject with members. What follows is not an account of Kevin's wide ranging talk - just some observations arising from it. The Shaw-Ross … [Read more...]

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