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Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne

Anzac Day in Port Melbourne 2022

On a mild, still morning, crowds gathered in Beach Street to find the scene set - the white crosses neatly laid row upon row and Beach Street closed to traffic. MC Dale Allchin acknowledged the passing of Bunna Walsh in March and the role that he and fellow citizens, including Perce White, had played in keeping the Anzac commemoration…

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Anzac Day in Port Melbourne 2021

The sun was shining as people gathered in Beach Street. The crosses had been laid out, as if by magic, but actually by Ken Jackson, son of the late veteran Geoff Jackson. Beach St shoreward of the memorial was fenced off to enable registration via QR Code. No traffic - neither truck, car nor bicycle - was permitted to pass…

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Meeting – Tuesday 26 January 2021 @ 7.30PM

Our first meeting of 2021 and our first in-person meeting in quite some time will be our Trivia Night with John May which has been rescheduled from November last year. We will be in the auditorium at Port Melbourne Town Hall to allow for social distancing and to further meet COVID protocols supper will not be served. To assist with…

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Percy Allan May

In the Society's April 2020 Newsletter, David Thompson relayed the story of the discovery that P A May of 137 Esplanade West, Port Melbourne appears in the Register of Entrants for the 1946 Easter Carnival at Stawell. The large registers are held at the Stawell Gift Hall of Fame and it was Wendy Hopwood from the Hall of Fame…

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I’m Glad I Was There

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…

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Meeting Monday 25 November @ 7.30pm

As is tradition, our last general meeting of the year will be our annual trivia quiz. Professor May will test us on all manner of obscure things he has dreamt up over the past twelve months. We ask people to bring a small gift (no more than $5 worth) that we can use as prizes and that's not…

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Anzac Day in Port Melbourne 2019

With MC Dale Allchin's firm hand on proceedings, the event started promptly at 9.45 am. He reminded the ever growing crowd that Anzac Day is not a celebration, it's a commemoration. Even though the crowd filled the width of Beach St and the length from Bay St to Nott St, a podium and a new sound system meant that all…

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Meeting – Mon 26 November @ 7.30pm

November once again sees John May test our knowledge of all things trivial with his annual quiz.  Remember, they're only hard questions if you don't know the answers! PMH&PS meet on the fourth Monday of each month, bar December, in the Council Chamber at Port Melbourne Town Hall in Bay Street.  

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Anzac Day in Port Melbourne 2018

On this warm Anzac morning, the crowd swelled and swelled, almost filling the Beach St roadway between Bay and Nott Street. A bearded Perce White attended the Anzac Service to acknowledge and thank all those who had supported the commemoration over many years. Perce White took on the role of MC of the service when the RSL handed in its commission and…

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Meeting – Mon 27 November 2017, 7.30pm

Professor May will put us through our paces with our annual Trivial Quiz.  It's always a lot of fun and remember ... the questions are only hard if you don't know the answer. 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, Port Melbourne.

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