by David Radcliffe
Eighty years ago this month, the Second World War came very close to Port Melbourne. Early in the morning of February 26, 1942, a small float plane, launched from a Japanese submarine, conducted a reconnaissance flight around Port Phillip Bay, observing the port and other facilities.
That morning, Marlene Firman and her younger sister, Gloria, were sound…
Tumult at Montague
Dr John Lack will speak to us about the attack on the Dunlop Rubber Mill on 19 September 1917.
John is an Associate Professor and Principal Fellow in the School of History and Philosophical Studies at the University of Melbourne. Formerly Victorian section editor of the Australian Dictionary of Biography (to which he has contributed more than 40…
The difference between joy and frustration in local history research is being able to find things. This was a theme of Monday's meeting. Further integrating the Society's computer records, catalogue database and paper files will make it easier for researchers to find what they're looking for in the fascinating PMHPS collection.
Steve Tserkezidis, guest speaker, brings a particular tenacity to finding.…
Aerial view of Garden City from "Melbourne - Plan for General Development", Report of the Metropolitan Town Planning Commission, 1929
Steve Tserkezidis will present some stunning material from the PROV archives on housing developments in and around Port Melbourne.
Steve has spent some years in the archives researching not only the 'Bank Houses' of Garden City, but also of Montague, plus other…