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…
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…
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…
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…
The crowd grows year on year, the perspective of the speakers image Bernadene Voss
The Port Melbourne Anzac Day Commemorative Service took place at the Beach Street Memorial next to the Port Melbourne Yacht Club at 9.45am on Tuesday 25 April.
Guest speakers included
Mayor of the City of Port Phillip, Councillor Bernadene Voss
The Hon Michael Danby MHR, Federal Member for Melbourne Ports
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Perce White was the MC for the 2014 commemoration of the Anzac landing at Gallipoli.
Perce White MCs proceedings at Anzac Day 2014
It was one of those perfect Port Melbourne mornings that make people love living in Port more than ever. About 500 people gathered for the Anzac Day commemoration. The Piers provided…
Was it the beautiful sunny day or the growing pull of the Anzac tradition that led to this year's record crowd at the Port Melbourne Anzac service?
Commander Mike Lovell once again gave a memorable address - all without notes.
His theme was the evolution of Australian society from a time when white males ruled at home and in all areas of…