Meeting – Mon 24 June 2019 @ 7.30pm

Our June meeting will feature Family Stories from Port. Three members of the Society will tell their own and their family story about living in Port Melbourne. Jill Dawson’s family could have the longest continuous record of living in Port … [Read more...]

Meeting – Mon 29 April 2019 @ 7.30pm

West Melbourne. The front view of a Dudley Mansion. Our guest speaker at our (post-Easter) April meeting will be David Sornig. David will speak on the topic of theBlue Lake: finding Dudley Flats and the West Melbourne Swamp. The lush … [Read more...]

Meeting – Mon 25 March 2019 @ 7.30pm

Bryan Hegarty will give us a presentation on Growing up in the 50s, 60s & 70s from Middle Park to Port Melbourne. Bryan spent the first 21 years of his life living in Albert Park, the next 20 years in Port Melbourne and now lives in Hoppers … [Read more...]

Meeting – Mon 25 February 2019 @ 7.30pm

Spencer Street Bridge, 1930. State Library of Victoria. Have you ever noticed the Spencer Street Bridge? Arguably nondescript, this dependable 1930 structure has a backstory of political infighting, pioneering technology and an unexpected obstacle … [Read more...]

Meeting – Mon 28 Jan 2019 @ 7.30

Do you know that you can view some of the most important items in our collection from your home computer whenever it suits you? Come and hear from Glen Cosham, Ray Jelly and Lex Johnson as they show off some of these items and Margaret Bride will … [Read more...]

PMHPS 2018 AGM

On Monday 28 August around 140 members and guests attended the 2018 Port Melbourne Historical and Preservation Society Annual General Meeting at Port Melbourne Town Hall where the Society celebrated its 25th Anniversary. All Photos by John Kirby … [Read more...]

AGM – Mon 27 Aug 2018

Our Annual General Meeting will be held Monday 27 August 2018 at Port Melbourne Town Hall, 7.15pm for 7.30pm. We will be celebrating our FIRST TWENTY-FIVE YEARS with a video and exhibition launched by our Patron, Ms Liana Thompson. Doors open … [Read more...]

Meeting – Mon 23 July at 730pm

The July meeting of the Society will be a members participation night. Three Society members who have very long family connections to Port Melbourne will present material about their family histories. After each short presentation the audience will … [Read more...]

Monday – 25 June 2018 at 7.30pm

Geoff Dougall and Alf Pelns will speak on the subject of prison hulks at our June meeting at Port Melbourne Town Hall. By the middle of the 19th century the exisiting prison facilities in Victoria were overcrowded so the Government turned to … [Read more...]

Meeting – Mon 26 March 2018, 7.30pm

Our guest speaker in March will be Jim Penaluna, "A Port Melbourne Boy". Jim was born and bred in Port Melbourne. He worked and played sport in Port all his life.   In his early years he lived in Clark Street close to the Graham Street Primary … [Read more...]

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