Advertisements from the Port Melbourne 1939 Centenary

The Greater Port Melbourne: Official Souvenir of the 1939 Port Melbourne Centenary Celebrations Committee booklet includes many advertisements from iconic Port Melbourne companies. Many more than I can feature here. A lot of the ads are just … [Read more...]

The Block and Fishermans Bend

At a sneak preview of The Block apartments on 7 September, Port Phillip Mayor, Councillor Bernadene Voss, spoke of the Council's vision for Fishermans Bend. It was welcome to hear her comments on the importance of Port Melbourne's history and … [Read more...]

Positive News For Heritage Building in Ingles St

The fine 1925 administrative headquarters of J Kitchen & Sons in Ingles have been  deteriorating over many years -  boarded up and defaced with graffiti. A proposal for a primary school did not eventuate at this location. In good news … [Read more...]

Miss Jago’s Corner Shop

Annetta (Joy) Phillips writes about the former shop on the corner of Heath and Ingles Streets: Irene ('Rene') was the elder of two Jago sisters. In 1937 she opened a grocery and bakery shop at 101 Ingles Street. Rene was in charge of the … [Read more...]

Barry’s Ideal Dairy

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 … [Read more...]

More Tales from the Bend

Whenever PMHPS speaks with people who grew up in Port, tales from the Bend emerge. It seems that the Bend offered the best kind of adventures a boy could have. (Girls weren't allowed down there). Boys roamed about in a way that would not be … [Read more...]

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