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

Swimming in the Yarra

Norman Barry, well known dairyman in Port, was also a swimmer. He trained with the Port boys between the Piers. He swam in the 3 mile 'Race to Princes Bridge' in 1928 and finished in 1 hour, 40 minutes and 13 seconds. He was awarded a certificate illustrated by Percy Lindsay from the famous Lindsay family. The swimming race was discontinued because of…

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A Melbourne Cup Special

Rose with her future husband, Norman Barry Melbourne Cup Day prompts this recollection from member Helen Barry: “Mum was a milliner. She was busiest at racing time. I always went to the Melbourne Cup with her. We used to walk past the members’ enclosure trying to spot the hats she had made. Rose Welsh began her apprenticeship as a milliner at Susanne et Cie…

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