Family secrets

Margaret Bride writes: Are there any secrets in your family? Do you even know whether or not there are any? We are all aware that many families have their mythologies, based sometimes on fact, but myths never the less. Families pass on their … [Read more...]

Telling more than the time

Margaret Bride writes of the stories locked up in this handsome clock on the wall of her dining room I inherited this clock from my mother. It hangs on the wall of our dining room and is constantly referred to when we want to time ourselves. It is a … [Read more...]

Meeting – Mon 24 July 2017, 7.30pm

Society member Margaret Bride will speak at our July meeting on the topic of "Melbourne and its Suburbs". Between 1851 and 1891 Melbourne experienced an amazing growth in population and wealth.”Melbourne and its Suburbs” will explore five factors … [Read more...]

Mr Webster’s Brother

Margaret Bride writes Our house in Evans Street was built by John Webster in 1886. He and his wife Mary lived there until his death in 1916. John Webster was a carpenter, working on the docks and at sea. This is a photo of his younger brother whose … [Read more...]

Meeting – Mon 22 May 2017, 7.30pm

The landscape of Port Melbourne has been hugely changed by human intervention since white settlement. The shape and course of the Yarra River has been changed, the swampy terrain is now covered with roads and other hard surfaces, and there is a new … [Read more...]

An Almost Forgotten Man

Margaret Bride writes: "This is a story told to me by my Grandmother and also by my Mother. The period is some time in the ten years before the First World War, perhaps about 1910.  Johnny was a young man with a moderate intellectual disability who … [Read more...]

The Borough and its People

The Borough and its People: Port Melbourne 1839 - 1939 There is something for the new as well as the born and bred Port person in Margaret and Graham Bride's fascinating book. Whether you want to satisfy your curiousity about Port life and … [Read more...]

An Invisible Woman

Brought to light - the story of Janet Adams Margaret Bride writes: International Women’s Day is an opportunity to reflect on the many women who have influenced my life yet of whom there is little or no documentary evidence. Janet Adams is one of … [Read more...]

The Borough and its People: Port Melbourne 1839 – 1939 by Margaret & Graham Bride

The Borough and its People: Port Melbourne 1839-1939 by Margaret and Graham Bride   PMH&PS 2013, soft cover, illustrated, 324 pp $30.00   PMH&PS foundation members, Margaret and Graham Bride have written a fascinating history of Port … [Read more...]

‘The Food of Great-grandmothers’

An article in The Age, Epicure of 25 June 2013 prompted this response from member Margaret Bride: "In an article on how to eat a healthy diet, I recently read the advice, Don’t eat anything your great-grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food. I think … [Read more...]

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