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...]

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...]

Nott Street School Old Boys Evening Talk: An Unfinished Tribute

Come to an evening talk from Port Melbourne Historical and Preservation Society to hear the story of a secret compartment in the Nott Street School WWI honour board and the handwritten messages from families hidden there. This event presents the … [Read more...]

An Invisible Woman

Brought to light - the story of Janet Adams Margaret Bride writes: International Women’s Day is an opportunity to reflect on the many women who have influenced my life yet of whom there is little or no documentary evidence. Janet Adams is one … [Read more...]

Nott Street Maypole Squad

Often at the Society we come across a photo that stops us in our tracks because we want to know more. This is one of those photos. Many times there are no clues in the picture to help determine what it might be but in this case we have three key … [Read more...]

Cottage on the corner

PMHPS has observed a notice of application for a planning permit for this house on the corner of Nott and Farrell Sts, Port Melbourne. This is where William Morley lived. He was the the first chairman of Sandridge when it became a municipality … [Read more...]

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