Molly Lowrie, aged about 8 with her younger sisters Nancy, Betty, Patsy and Lorna in Crichton Reserve, Port Melbourne, 1929.
My mother Molly Lowrie, aged about 8, with her younger sisters Nancy, Betty, Patsy and Lorna taken in the Crichton Reserve, opposite their home at Princes Street Port Melbourne, in 1929. While the two-storey Nott Street School building in the background…
Whilst converting a terrace house in Bay Street to a photography studio in the 1970s, one of my memories of Port was the delicious smell of baking biscuits from the Swallows factory, not one you’d associate with an industrial area. Lydia, my paternal grandmother, had worked there back in the early 1900s.
Swallow & Ariell Sign (detail).
I took this photo for…
Mr Webster's Brother
Margaret Bride writes
Our house in Evans Street was built by John Webster in 1886. He and his wife Mary lived there until his death in 1916. John Webster was a carpenter, working on the docks and at sea.
This is a photo of his younger brother whose name we do not know. He was a friend of Emily Lock’s…
The shed Suzy shares with her five neighbours.
My rectangular house block meets up with five others at the back left hand corner, one rectangular and four triangles. So our six sheds were a shared building with a shared internal wall when I moved into Port Melbourne in 1994.
Diagram of Suzy's Shared Shed
Unique? I wonder.
The shed Suzy shares with her five…
Esplanade West, Port Melbourne
Little did I know that buying our house in Esplanade West, would change the direction of my life.
Esplanade West is an intriguing name for a street, and it led to an early interest in how it had come to be so named. I learned about the shaping influence of the Sandridge Lagoon on Port’s history and development.…
The Last Milk Horse
I moved to Farrell Street in Port in 1986.
Coming from the suburbs I was amazed to hear the milkman’s horse clopping past each morning. One morning in November 1988 I thought that I must take a picture of something that seemed unique to Port at that time.
Little was I to know that it was to be the…
Port Melbourne children from the Albert Street area posing in Poolman Street, 1947. Jim Power is far right in the front row. Photographer: Jack Gould.
This photo was taken in 1947. These children lived in the neighbourhood of Albert Street. Jim Power is on the far right of the front row.
The photo was taken by Jack Gould in front of…
Sue Leong writes:
This is the snap that I took of the war memorial on that wet and grey ANZAC centenary in 2015. (Not a great photo but I liked having the people in it to show how bleak a day it was!) Our PMHPS red and blue flowers can be seen. My Dad served in the air force in WWII…
John Beaumont, sitting on the footpath in Bridge Street, Port Melbourne circa 1943.
My cousin John Beaumont, sitting on the footpath in front of his home at 43 Bridge Street Port Melbourne around 1943.
John’s father Freddie, after returning from war service in North Africa, was sent to Singapore, escaping from there when the city fell to the Japanese on 15th February…
Garden City Reserve.
This is a photo of Garden City Reserve taken early Autumn 2016 at about 7 am.
I always make a cup of tea in the morning and go out the front in my dressing gown and look eastwards towards the park. There is always a difference in the horizon. It can be the sun breaking with the clouds bright…