by Margaret Bride
Sangster Memorial. Photo: Janet Bolitho.
Sangster Reserve occupies the small triangular piece of land behind the Port Melbourne Bowling Club between Princes and Nott Streets. The area includes a children's playground and nearby there is an art deco style electrical substation. Just inside the Nott Street entrance is this monument commemorating the life of George Sangster, once a…
With the 2014 state election imminent, this post looks briefly at two very different people who have represented Port Melbourne:
Frederick Derham arrived in Melbourne in 1856. Following the death of his first wife, Ada, he married Francis Dodd Swallow, the daughter of his business partner Thomas Swallow. He became the managing director of the company in 1888 and the sole…
Beards have perhaps not made as much of a come back in Port as in some suburbs north of the river. Nevertheless, this post takes a look at some of our former Port leaders from a beard perspective.
Thomas Swallow, founder of the Swallow and Ariell biscuit company, sported a neat and trim sort of beard.
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