An afternoon in the Park

My mother Molly Lowrie, aged about 8, with her younger sisters Nancy, Betty, Patsy and Lorna taken in the Crichton Reserve, opposite their home at Princes Street Port Melbourne, in 1929. While the two-storey Nott Street School building in the … [Read more...]

William Cann’s Kitchen

Feeding the hungry children of Nott Street School in the 1930’s was a far cry from William Cann’s former life as a British soldier who had served in both the Zulu and Boer Wars. However, he did know what it was like to be hungry. Once in Afghanistan … [Read more...]

Good Ole Nott Street

This photo will give you a clue. This is my second class in my second year of being a teacher at Nott Street Port Melbourne. These kids represented the wonderful tapestry of the then cultural melting pot of multiculturalism of Port Melbourne in the … [Read more...]

October Sunday Afternoon Meeting

Members please note that our October meeting will be held on Sunday 23 October at 2.30pm in the Port Melbourne Trugo Clubrooms at Edwards Park. After usual business we'll hear from David Thompson about the Nott Street Old Boys WWI Roll of Honour and … [Read more...]

Meeting – Sun 23 October 2016, 2.30pm

Come along to a special Sunday afternoon meeting to hear the story of a secret compartment in the Nott Street School WWI honour board and the handwritten messages from families hidden there. You'll also have the opportunity to browse these … [Read more...]

Reflections on Anzac Day 2016

As we approach the 101st anniversary of the landings at Gallipoli it is interesting to look back at how the news of the first Australian campaign of the First World War was received in the Port and how they commemorated the first Anzac Day in … [Read more...]

Stories from a Postcard

From the collection - a postcard showing Nott St school in Port Melbourne This postcard was found by one of the PMHPS founding members at a Postcard swap meet.   A simple old postcard, but what a story it tells. On the front is a photo of the … [Read more...]

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