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, currently nearing the completion of an extensive renovation.
Julie’s great grandparents William and Winifred Bolitho lived in 57…
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 forester, but it was his mother who brought up the three boys - first from a small house on the south eastern corner of Bridge St…
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.
McCormack St is so narrow, making it difficult to get a good picture
Thomas McCormack began accumulating property in the Sandridge area from his…
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 was an error in the original mapping software, since corrected.
26 McCormack Street
This puzzling circumstance as well as…