I’m Glad I Was There

On Tuesday 28 July 2020, unable to meet in person due to the COVID-19 restrictions in place in Victoria at the time, the Port Melbourne Historical and Preservation Society held its first ever online meeting via Zoom. The topic, 'I Wish I Had Been … [Read more...]

Sandridge Stars

Recently Mark Nettleton wrote to us about two football clubs from Garden City that played in the Melbourne Amateur Sunday Football Association during the 1950s. Garden City Football Club played their home matches at Garden City Oval No. 1 (now … [Read more...]

Meeting – Mon 28 May 2018, 7.30pm

At our May meeting we'll hear from Andrew Calleja, co-coach of the inaugural Port Melbourne Football Club Women's Team. Port Melbourne Football Club was founded in 1874 and in 2018 will field its first women's team in the South Eastern Women's … [Read more...]

Grounds for Dispute by Terry Keenan

Terry Keenan explores a decade of disputation between the Victorian Football Association, various municipal councils and their football clubs. Download Grounds for Dispute by Terry Keenan. Terry has written extensively on Port Melbourne … [Read more...]

Meeting – Mon 27 June 2016, 7.30pm

Our special guest in June will be Barb Cullen, author of Harder Than Football - League Players at War, a comprehensive list of all players from the Victorian Football League who served their country in war. Barb has a long history of commitment to … [Read more...]

A Taste of Port by Terry Keenan

A Taste of Port by Terry Keenan   Soft cover, 191pp, illustrated $30.00   Personal profiles, snapshots and statistical records drawn from the illustrious history of the Port Melbourne football Club. Prices are in Australian Dollars. No GST is … [Read more...]

Signalling the Quarters for over 70 years: The PMFC’s Timekeepers’ Bell

From 1878, this 30cm. 14 Kg red bell was rung by the match timekeepers to signal the end of each quarter of a football game at Port Melbourne Oval. For the fiercely loyal and parochial Borough supporters, the final ringing at each game was of either … [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...]

A Different Breed by Terry Keenan

A Different Breed - A History of the Port Melbourne Football Club, Volume 3 1945-1995 by Terry Keenan   Soft cover, illustrated, 350 pp $30.00   Final part of Terry Keenan's trilogy History of the Port Melbourne Football.   A Different Breed … [Read more...]

Keeping Out the Riff-Raff by Terry Keenan

Keeping Out the Riff-Raff by Terry Keenan   PMH&PS, Soft cover, $10.00   Terry Keenan looks at the events surrounding Port Melbourne's exclusion during the formation of the Victorian Football League in 1896.     Prices are in Australian … [Read more...]

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