Starward Distillery now produces whisky at 50 Bertie Street in a building where, previously, Malcolm Moore Industries fabricated large cranes.
Starward Distillery, Bertie Street (2021). Photo: David Thompson. PMHPS Collection
Bertie Street is named after Joseph (Joe) Bertie, a stevedore, World War One veteran, and long term Port Melbourne councillor who served as Mayor in 1943-44. At its intersection with…
by David Radcliffe
Ingles Street is parallel to, and a block south of, the northern boundary between Port Melbourne and South Melbourne. When gazetted in 1860, it only ran from the eastern boundary with Emerald Hill (South Melbourne), past the upper arm of the Sandridge Lagoon to Evans Street, just over the Melbourne and Hobson’s Bay Railway. Pickles and Boundary…
by David Radcliffe
Over the past four years, the article on Malcolm Moore Pty Ltd has elicited many reminiscences from people with personal or family ties to this former Port Melbourne based engineering company. The numerous fond memories suggest it was a great place to work, one that fostered loyal employees. Most of these responses are based on experiences from the 1960s…
Peter Fisher will be our special guest at the March meeting. Peter has stories to tell us about Sandridge conflicts such as the ‘white-hot competition’ between Town and Railway Piers and the community’s problem with the Melbourne & Hobsons Bay Railway.
PMH&PS meet on the fourth Monday of each month except December in the Council Chamber, Upstairs at Port Melbourne Town Hall, 333 Bay St,…
Sometimes you just can't find the right word. Take icon, for example. Many Port Melbourne people have had enough of the word 'icon'. 'Iconic' as new developments are often described, is almost guaranteed to get people's backs up.
Port Melbourne foreshore from Princes Pier
Three Port landmarks of Port are captured in this image: the beacon, the newly restored Stothert & Pitt…