Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

The Executive Committee of the Port Melbourne Historical and Preservation Society has decided that it is in everyone's best interests to cancel our March General Meeting which was to be held on Tuesday 24 March. In a letter to members dated 14 … [Read more...]

Meetings Cancelled

With the Port Melbourne Town Hall closed due to the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak, the Executive Committee of the Port Melbourne Historical and Preservation Society has cancelled the Society's monthly meetings until further notice. For up to date … [Read more...]

Meeting Tuesday 28 January @ 7.30pm

Our January meeting will be the first at our new regular meeting date of the fourth Tuesday each month (bar December). Come along and hear from fellow members about some of the items in the Society's collection. We meet in the Council Chamber, … [Read more...]

Meeting Monday 25 November @ 7.30pm

As is tradition, our last general meeting of the year will be our annual trivia quiz. Professor May will test us on all manner of obscure things he has dreamt up over the past twelve months. We ask people to bring a small gift (no more than $5 … [Read more...]

AGM Monday 26 August, 2019 at 7.00pm for 7.30pm

Robin Grow, PMHPS Member and President of the Art Deco and Modernism Society of Australia will be the guest speaker at our Annual General Meeting this year. Robin's presentation will provide an illustrated analysis of how Melbourne and Port … [Read more...]

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...]

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