Author Janice Christine MacDonald neé Morton was an active PMH&PS member in our foundation decades, Jan authored Thomas Edwards & Family – Farriers and Yachtsmen of Sandridge/Port Melbourne, and Monkey for a Yacht, the story of her grandfather, noted yachtsman Dick Edwards.
For some time in the 1940s and 50s, the family lived in ‘Irvine’ at 42 Beach Street next to the Pier Hotel. Jan wrote these evocative…
Shrouded in Controversy
Apartment Towers at Beacon Cove (2021). Photo: David Thompson, PMHPS Collection.
This peaceful waterfront has been a centre of controversy many times since it was first occupied by Europeans in 1836.
Surveyor Darke’s Camp, Sandridge. Watercolour by W.F.E. Liardet (1875) State Library of Victoria
William Darke was one of the surveyors given the task of surveying the district…
An exhibition at Mission to Seafarers 21 June to 5 July 2019.
Rev Charles Lavender mends a flag on the roof of the Mission to Seamen building with Station Pier beyond. The flag now forms part of the Mission to Seafarers archives. Photo: PMHPS Collection
When Jay Miller, Curator at the Mission to Seafarers in Flinders Street, and her volunteer Ros Fletcher were tackling the Mission’s closetful of old, unsorted photos, documents, scrapbooks…
Port Melbourne, March '91 by Brian Cleveland
View of the roadway (Beach Street) between Station and Princes Piers with the West Gate Bridge in the background and the Mission to Seamen building on the right.
Mission to Seamen Building, Pt Melbourne, March 1995 by Brian Cleveland
Colour view of Mission to Seamen building from March 1995.
Mission to Seamen Building, Port Melbourne, March 1995 by Brian Cleveland
Mission to Seamen building from March 1995.
Mission to Seamen, Pt Melbourne, Sept '94 by Brian Cleveland
Mission to Seamen, Pt Melbourne, '94 by Brian Cleveland
The Tall Ships Festival starts today with ships coming through the Heads and arriving in Williamstown tomorrow.
The Tall Ships came to Port Melbourne in 1988 for the Bicentenary Celebrations which were launched nationwide on New Year's Eve at Princes Pier by Prime Minister Bob Hawke. A quarter of a million people visited the Tall Ships over the week they were…