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Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne
Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne

Good Ole Nott Street

Nott Street Primary School, Grade 5, 1972 This photo will give you a clue. This is my second class in my second year of being a teacher at Nott Street Port Melbourne. These kids represented the wonderful tapestry of the then cultural melting pot of multiculturalism of Port Melbourne in the 1970s. Many of the kids families came from migrants from…

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Go Port: Port United Boys Cricket Team

Port United Boys Cricket Team at JL Murphy Reserve, 1952. The photo was taken in 1952 at JL Murphy Reserve, corner of Williamstown Road and Graham Street. The area was Port Melbourne Municipal Council’s depot for electric light and bluestone. This local junior boy’s cricket team was organised by ourselves without adult help and was successful as undefeated premiers. The boys lived in…

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The Year 1968

George Tsingos with his father at Lagoon Pier, 1968. The Year 1968 Location "Hook Pier" This is a series of photos of me at the beach with my father. Innocent, quiet times in an unspoilt era. Clearly visible in the background are the chimney stacks of the Gasworks, the Life Saving Club building and the milk bar on the corner of Beach street and Pickles…

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Why Bother Going to the Riviera?

Port Melbourne foreshore (at Princes St) around 1947. PMHPS Collection. This image from the PMH&PS collection shows the foreshore at the foot of Princes Street, Port Melbourne, taken from the jetty that covered the main drain outlet around 1947. As a boy, I lived further along Princes Street and this was "my" beach. By the late 1950s, much of the planking on…

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St James Cottage circa 1870

St James Cottage (c 1870), Heath Street. In 2012, 11 years after first moving to Port Melbourne, my husband Zeno and I together with our beautiful boy Luke then just 6 years old, made the move north across the borough from Beacon Cove to Heath St to bring back to life St James Cottage. The previous owner had detailed our new homes’…

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Kitchen’s Picnic

Myrtle Mott and Bill Hegarty in the Thread Needle Race at Kitchen's Annual Picnic. My Father, Bill Hegarty, along with the Mott sisters, Myrtle, Ida and Alice who married Bill, were all employed by Kitchen & Sons. This picture was taken at one of Kitchen's annual outings, a picnic at Frankston. Here Bill is teamed with my Auntie Myrtle, dressed in their Sunday…

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