Author Janice Christine MacDonald neé Morton was an active PMH&PS member in our foundation decades, Jan authored Thomas Edwards & Family – Farriers and Yachtsmen of Sandridge/Port Melbourne, and Monkey for a Yacht, the story of her grandfather, noted yachtsman Dick Edwards.
For some time in the 1940s and 50s, the family lived in ‘Irvine’ at 42 Beach Street next to the Pier Hotel. Jan wrote these evocative…
Swallow & Ariell viewed from Princes St 1987 PMHPS Collection
The National Trust has argued that the smell of Vegemite, produced at Fishermans Bend, warrants recognition as part of the heritage of the place. This has prompted a post on how many Port stories are associated with smells.
The fetid Sandridge Lagoon gave rise to virtually a whole vocabulary of smells…
The first of the Society's publications that can be downloaded free of charge from the website, Salt on the Windows by Janice C MacDonald, has been added to our Shop (see the menu at the top of the page).
We'll be adding a few more free publications in the coming weeks.
IRVINE, a house at 42 Beach Street, was built in 1922 for Eli and Christina Edwards. 'Only best quality material' was used in the construction of the house which was carefully chosen with a clear view of Station Pier, Williamstown and the Port Melbourne Yacht Club. Eli, better known as Dick, was a farrier and a great yachtsman.
IRVINE at 42 Beach…