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

Memorial to George Sangster

by Margaret Bride Sangster Memorial. Photo: Janet Bolitho. Sangster Reserve occupies the small triangular piece of land behind the Port Melbourne Bowling Club between Princes and Nott Streets. The area includes a children's playground and nearby there is an art deco style electrical substation. Just inside the Nott Street entrance is this monument commemorating the life of George Sangster, once a…

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Well Represented at the Front

'Well Represented at Front.', Port Melbourne Standard 15 May 1915 Our First World War Centenary project has uncovered many incredible stories of Port men volunteering for active service such as this one from The Standard newspaper on 15 May 1915. The first part of the article talks about four cousins, all born in Port Melbourne, who were serving at the Front. William…

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Ibis

Geoff Deed, who grew up at 41 Nott Street, offers this story from his boyhood in the fifties: 'There was a family called Fletcher that lived in Rouse St - just the mother and the son. His name was Jeffrey - with a 'J'. There was no father. (Maybe he was killed in the war?) Through the window of their place you could…

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Representing Port Melbourne

With the 2014 state election imminent, this post looks briefly at two very different people who have represented Port Melbourne: Frederick Derham Frederick Derham arrived in Melbourne in 1856. Following the death of his first wife, Ada, he married Francis Dodd Swallow, the daughter of his business partner Thomas Swallow. He became the managing director of the company in 1888 and  the sole…

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Elliott, Thomas George (6998)

Place of Birth: London, England Age: 26 years 7 months Enlistment Details: Monday, 18 September 1916 - Prahran, VIC Service Number: 6998            view online service record Address: All Nations Hotel, cnr Rouse and Nott Streets Port Melbourne, VIC Next of Kin: Anna Elliott (wife) 13 Rising Hill Street Barnsbury, London, England Embarkation Details: Date: Thursday, 23 November 1916 Ship: HMAT Hororata A20 Port: Melbourne, VIC Unit: 5th Infantry Battalion -…

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Kearley, Joseph James (244)

Place of Birth: Melbourne, VIC Age: 21 years 2 months Enlistment Details: Tuesday, 15 February 1916 - Melbourne, VIC Service Number: 244            view online service record Address: 123 Nott Street Port Melbourne, VIC Next of Kin: Joseph Thomas Kearley (father) 123 Nott Street Port Melbourne, VIC Embarkation Details: Date: Thursday, 4 May 1916 Ship: HMAT Port Lincoln A17 Port: Melbourne, VIC Unit: 15th Machine Gun Company - 2nd Reinforcements Fate: RTA: Sunday,…

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Murphy, Edward Henry Stephen (3605)

Place of Birth: Port Melbourne, VIC Age: 27 years Enlistment Details: Monday, 9 August 1915 - Melbourne, VIC Service Number: 3605            view online service record Address: c/o Jenkins, Nott Street Port Melbourne, VIC Next of Kin: John Lawrence Murphy (father) c/o Jenkins, Nott Street Port Melbourne, VIC Embarkation Details: Date: Wednesday, 5 January 1916 Ship: HMAT Afric A19 Port: Melbourne, VIC Unit: 22nd Infantry Battalion - 8th Reinforcements Fate: RTA: Thursday, 8…

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Prest, Henry Thomas (1403)

Place of Birth: Port Melbourne, VIC Age: 19 years 6 months Enlistment Details: Monday, 26 October 1914 - Melbourne, VIC Service Number: 1403            view online service record Address: 155 Nott Street Port Melbourne, VIC Next of Kin: Robert Henry Prest (father) 155 Nott Street Port Melbourne, VIC Embarkation Details: Date: Tuesday, 2 February 1915 Ship: HMAT Clan McGillivray A46 Port: Melbourne, VIC Unit: 5th Infantry Battalion - 2nd Reinforcements Fate: RTA: Monday,…

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