West Gate Bridge from Williamstown Road/Webb Dock area, a day or so before the collapse.
Looking from the Williamstown Road/Webb dock area towards the West Gate Bridge, just a day or so before the bridge collapsed. Contrast the sky in this photo to the blue of the later photo – such a grim threatening portent over the unhappy bridge.
West Gate Bridge…
My grandfather Bert Cosham, with my cousin Barry Bond, in the lane, Princes Place, at the rear of his house at 94 Princes Street Port Melbourne in 1948. Along the lane is the wall at the rear of St Joseph’s Priory in Stokes Street, while the church hall in Rouse Street seems to be impaled by the chimney of Swallow…
Joan Dawson with her Graham Street School Grade Prep class, 1939.
Young Teacher Graham Street Port Melbourne 1939
My mum was just 18 when she began to teach this class at the Graham Street School.
She lived nearby at 174 Buckhurst Street. Her father was a carter and they lived in a double fronted timber home with stables at the back where…
Beacon Cove 1997, and not a canal in sight.
These photos were not taken with history in mind but with my 2016 eyes I see:
* an area I have walked through almost every week since 1992;
* what the 2nd stage of Beacon Cove looked like between the end of the site clean up and just after the start of construction;
Ted Raven with a model Swallow & Ariell's Uneeda Biscuits van. PMHPS Collection (Cat No 2436.03).
As a member of the PMHPS I would like to say I'm 91 years young.
Home birth was very common in 1924 when I was born at 36 Princes Street, Port Melbourne. I lived in this house for 22 years until I got married in July…
Aanensen Family Portrait taken in early 1904.
Rear (L-R) Alfred Adolf (b 1890), Stanley George (b 1888), Marie Louisa (b 1893)
Middle (L-R) Albert Edward (b 1901) (being held), Bernt Andreas (b 1865) (father),
Andreas Thomas (b 1903) (being held), Edith Ann (b 1867) (mother);
Front (L-R) Aanen Harold (b 1897), Victor Bernt (b 1895),
William Ernst (b 1899).
The photo predates the birth of…
St Joseph's Church, Port Melbourne
This small bluestone church was built in 1881.
It was an important part of our family life for many years. My parents Robert Kilpatrick and Bette Jago were married there in 1943, during World War 2. The photo shows my father wearing his R.A.A.F. uniform and my mother wearing the suit made by her aunt from material…
At our July meeting we presented the entries to the My Port Melbourne photograph competition, announced the winners and made our selection for the People's Choice Award.
Christine Griffith's entry, "George Samuel Walter Memorial Garden, 2016", was judged the overall winner. In the coming months we'll be presenting several entries on this website but it's only fitting that we start with the…
We'll be presenting the results of our My Port Melbourne - Photographic Contest at our July meeting and hearing about some of the more interesting entries.
PMH&PS meet on the fourth Monday of each month except December in the Council Chamber, Upstairs at Port Melbourne Town Hall, 333 Bay St, Port Melbourne.
The photographic competition 'My Port Melbourne' will create a display and screening for our July meeting. Margaret expects every member to enter a favourite photo and words to tell why it means Port Melbourne to you, so please don’t let her down.
An entry consists of:
a photo or a series of related photos, with a label/title
a story of up to…