This is the briefest beginning of stories associated with the Graham St overpass.
Before the West Gate Bridge was built, access to the other side of the river at Newport was via a ferry at the end of Williamstown Road. The Graham Street overpass was built in the late 1970s in anticipation of the growing number of cars that would pass…
Margaret Bride tells the story of her grandmother Letty Bellion. Her story is a window into Port life through the 1890s depression, the First World War and the difficult post war years that followed.
The story tells of a disappeared cluster of shops in Graham St, and the shadow cast on this family and community by the First World War.…
Port Phillip Council is inviting contributions to the Seniors Writing Awards - due by 2 September. Successful pieces are included in a publication. Here is a small excerpt from a delightful longer poem from the 2010 competition. It's about a corner shop in the Wimmera but it sounds as though it would also describe some of Port's corner shops
Maskell & McNab Memorial
What is a monument to railwaymen doing on the foreshore so far away from trains?
The monument commemorates engine driver Frederick William Maskell and fireman James McNab who, along with three passengers, were killed in a rail accident at Windsor in May 1887. Maskell was 46, McNab 21. One hundred and fifty four people were injured. Mr Maskell…
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…