Malcolm Moore Pty Ltd

Only a fragment of the presence of the massive engineering firm of Malcolm Moore Pty Ltd survives in Bertie St, Port Melbourne. Malcolm Moore set up his firm's manufacturing centre in Williamstown Road, Port Melbourne in 1927. Branches were … [Read more...]

Constructing the Port of Melbourne

From the Collection - Charles Wynn Kiver Allison’s photo album c1920 (catalogue number 2197) Sixty-six tiny but beautifully photographed views of piers and wharves under construction are treasured in this small album. It belonged to New … [Read more...]

Port Melbourne and the Port of Melbourne

14 March 2014 The Port of Melbourne looks certain to be sold or leased after this year’s state election. This post very briefly surveys the history of the Port of Melbourne and Port Melbourne's relations with its powerful neighbour. The Melbourne … [Read more...]

Gateway to Melbourne

The Town Planning Commission report of 1929 was very critical of the entrance to Melbourne from Port Melbourne. It reported that 'this approach to Melbourne is a drab and shabby one'. The honorary secretary of the Commission, Frank Heath, said … [Read more...]

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