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

Secretary News!

In a letter to members, President, Sue Leong, has informed us that after over twenty years of service, Pat Grainger has decided to step down from the role of secretary to the Society.  Thankfully Pat will continue to do her many non-secretarial tasks and will regularly meet with our Executive Committee in an advisory capacity. Emma Teasdale is going to take on…

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Congratulations Pat!

Pat Grainger OAM in the Society rooms at Port Melbourne Town Hall. We are delighted to inform Members that Ms Patricia Grainger has received a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the 2016 Queen’s Birthday Honours for service to history preservation. Pat was a founding member of our Society in 1993; held the role of Treasurer for five years…

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Pubs in Port – a snapshot from the nineties

From the Collection - Ron Laing’s Pub Photos (catalogue no 1287) Ron Laing was born in Scotland in 1920. During the war he was a flying instructor and in 1950 he migrated to Australia where he worked as a forklift driver and a machinist for the Melbourne Harbor Trust. After containers were introduced he worked unloading containers for an importer/exporter company. When…

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