The Gasometer Explodes

by Marlene Hegarty McPherson At 10.30 AM on Easter Sunday 4th April 1920 the gasometer on the corner of Pickles Street and Graham Street Port Melbourne burst into flames. The flames were estimated at 130 ft (40 meters) high and 130ft (40 … [Read more...]

Loss of a tree

Not a trace remains of the huge Tasmanian bluegum that was such a presence on Liardet Street for many years. Tasmanian bluegums are not indigenous to this area, of course. Perhaps it was planted in the eighties when there was renewed interest in … [Read more...]

Comodo SSL