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

My Mum, Joan Dawson

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…

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Beacon Cove 1997

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; * most…

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My Life in Port

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…

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Aanensen Family Portrait

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…

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St Joseph's Church, Port Melbourne

St Joseph’s Catholic Church

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…

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George Samuel Walter Memorial Garden after refurbishment, 29 March 2016.

George Samuel Walter Memorial Garden, 2016

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…

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Meeting – Mon 25 July 2016, 7.30pm

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.

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My Port Melbourne – Photographic Competition

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…

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