Lagoon Reserve is a popular place for dogs and their owners to meet up especially in the late afternoon. The reserve is lined on its eastern side by the Park Apartments and across Graham Street by the Portside Apartments. Both art deco inspired designs were developed by Becton Pty Ltd during the late 1990s and early 2000s.
Lagoon Reserve (2021).…
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 meters) in diameter. The heat was so intense it scorched buildings and people in the area, as iron pellets…
A flamboyant mayor with a passion for lycra. A trail-blazing Uniting Church minister with a passion for justice. A South Melbourne Market vendor with a passion for singing. No doubt you are familiar with these celebrated locals whose energy, non-conformity and generosity have shaped the Port Phillip landscape – but do you really know them?
Prepare to be surprised as MAYOR…
George Tsingos with his father at Lagoon Pier, 1968.
The Year 1968
Location "Hook Pier"
This is a series of photos of me at the beach with my father.
Innocent, quiet times in an unspoilt era.
Clearly visible in the background are the chimney stacks of the Gasworks, the Life Saving Club building and the milk bar on the corner of Beach street and Pickles…
A business near Holy Trinity church inquired whether there were ghosts in the area.
The PMHPS has no records of paranormal activity in that vicinity, but there have been tales of ghosts in Port Melbourne.
Take the curious case of the Graham Hotel. According to the owners, brothers Peter and Tony Giannakis, in 2001, a woman, dressed in white nightclothes and a…
South Melbourne Gasworks
It is one of Port’s often told stories - how people ‘knocked off’ coal from the trucks taking coal to the Gasworks from Town Pier at the end of Bay Street.
Emily Lock remembered
"The different cargoes were a source of wonder. Some of them brought coal for the Gasworks. It was a dirty job unloading the coal into small…
View from Station Pier
So much of interest in this photo from 1959. This is an invitation to readers to list all the disappeared places in the picture and respond with your memories of this time.
There are endless stories to tell about the former Sandridge Lagoon and environs. But you've got to begin somewhere. This account by Josephine Liardet, daughter of Wilbraham Liardet, is especially evocative.
She recalled that in the early days "The lagoon was covered with wild ducks and in the trees were cockatoos, plovers, pigeons. Hector and Jack used to get up between 3…