Helen Barry writes:
My great grandfather, Robert Clarke Barry, first arrived in Sandridge in 1866 as a 17 year old seaman.
Robert was born about 1849; the son of Henry Clarke Barry, a shipmaster and Johanna O’Connor, both from Ireland. His father worked the coastal areas of England. Robert was born at sea in England as the family had no…
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 There', was conceived by Margaret Bride and resulted in eight PMHPS members each describing an…
The Port Melbourne Historical and Preservation made history on the 28 July 2020 when, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we hosted our first meeting via Zoom.
Eight members spoke on the theme "I Wish I Had Been There ..."
Margaret Bride wishes she had there when Wilbraham Liardet had ridden up and down Bay Street proclaiming the separation of Victoria…
The July meeting of the Society will be a members participation night. Three Society members who have very long family connections to Port Melbourne will present material about their family histories. After each short presentation the audience will have the opportunity to comment and contribute from their own family stories.
Glen Cosham, long time member of our Society, former President and…
Garden City Reserve.
This is a photo of Garden City Reserve taken early Autumn 2016 at about 7 am.
I always make a cup of tea in the morning and go out the front in my dressing gown and look eastwards towards the park. There is always a difference in the horizon. It can be the sun breaking with the clouds bright…
Helen Barry writes:
"My father’s family dairy was at 68 Ingles Street, Port Melbourne from about 1931 to 1972. The property consisted of a two-storey dwelling with a milk bar in the front where Dad’s mother Nellie Barry and sister Bernice sold milk into jugs customers brought with them. The dairy was at the rear of the long lane that separates…
Rose with her future husband, Norman Barry
Melbourne Cup Day prompts this recollection from member Helen Barry:
“Mum was a milliner. She was busiest at racing time. I always went to the Melbourne Cup with her. We used to walk past the members’ enclosure trying to spot the hats she had made.
Rose Welsh began her apprenticeship as a milliner at Susanne et Cie…