Shrouded in Controversy
Apartment Towers at Beacon Cove (2021). Photo: David Thompson, PMHPS Collection.
This peaceful waterfront has been a centre of controversy many times since it was first occupied by Europeans in 1836.
Surveyor Darke’s Camp, Sandridge. Watercolour by W.F.E. Liardet (1875) State Library of Victoria
William Darke was one of the surveyors given the task of surveying the district…
From the Collection - Charles Wynn Kiver Allison’s photo album c1920 (catalogue number 2197)
Sixty-six tiny but beautifully photographed views of piers and wharves under construction are treasured in this small album.
It belonged to New Zealand-born Charles Wynn Kiver Allison MIEA, who in the 1920s was the head engineer with the Melbourne Harbor Trust.
Many major developments in the Port…
Today's post is prompted by the royal visit to Australia and the approach of Anzac Day.
The Prince of Wales, later to become King Edward VIII, visited Melbourne in May 1920 on board the British warship HMS Renown.
He came to represent his father King George V to thank Australia for its part in the war.
His visit was eagerly anticipated with crowds…