Free Publications

The first of the Society's publications that can be downloaded free of charge from the website, Salt on the Windows by Jan 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 … [Read more...]

Salt on the Windows by Janice C MacDonald

Author Janice Christine MacDonald neé Morton died on Tuesday, 19 May 2015. A victim of Alzheimer's Disease, she had lost all those memories fortunately recorded in her books on Port Melbourne. An active PMH&PS member in our foundation decades, … [Read more...]

A House in Beach Street

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 … [Read more...]

Smells

A recent article in The Guardian Urban Futures wondered whether cities are losing their smell. That caused me to reflect on how many Port stories are associated with smells. The fetid Sandridge Lagoon gave rise to virtually a whole vocabulary … [Read more...]

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