Gusty winds of around 90 kph on previous days had whipped off the covers to give a premature glimpse of the Answering the Call sculpture which commemorates the Navy's association with Port Melbourne going back to 1859.
The Navy is back in Port.
Projects such as this have a long gestation and call on patience and dogged perseverance. As early as 1997, Don Boyle and Elizabeth…
The photograph in the window of the Photo Shop on Bay St records the visit of the 'Empire Cruise' to Melbourne in March 1924. Here is the photograph in the Museum Victoria Collection Reg. No: MM 111120 - but the image is reversed. Which is correct?
From 27 November 1923 to 28 September 1924, a fleet of six warships led by the flagship 'Hood'…
Planning is well underway for adapting the Port Melbourne Naval Drill Hall for a Year 9 environment focused program for Albert Park Secondary College. Funding for the project was allocated in the May state budget.
The former Naval Drill Hall is on the Victorian Heritage Register, Number H1378
The citation says
'The Port Melbourne Naval Drill Hall was built in 1912 to the design…