Catherine Terrace

Ray Jelley writes An enquiry from Julie Peck of Drouin about her grandparents, Herbert and Emma McConnell, was the spark that ignited a warming fire of historical research on a cool autumn night into the cottages at 53 – 63 Bridge Street, … [Read more...]

Growing up in McCormack St

In April 2013, John Gilcrist walked the places where he grew up. The walk triggered these memories: John's family came to live in Port Melbourne from Warburton following the devastating Black Friday bushfires of January 1939. His father was a … [Read more...]

McCormack Street

Member Dr Robyn Clinch explored the history of  26 McCormack St and learned about its very close connection with the Cricketers Arms Hotel. McCormack St is a short, angled street that runs between Esplanade East and Bridge St. Thomas McCormack … [Read more...]

‘The Places We Keep’*

It all began with a mistake. Dr Robyn Clinch, member and guest speaker at the July meeting, was surprised to learn that her interesting house in Port was not mapped as significant whereas her neighbour’s 1980s house was. She later discovered that it … [Read more...]

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