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 … [Read more...]

Congratulations Pat!

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

Chartered Scoundrels by Pat Grainger

Chartered Scoundrels: A brief history of Port Melbourne hotels by Pat Grainger   PMH&PS 2007, Soft cover, illustrated, 92 pp $20.00   The first two were opened on the Beach in 1840. Once gold was discovered in Victoria in 1851, some … [Read more...]

Linking Us Together by Pat Grainger

Linking Us Together A transport history of the Port Phillip community by Pat Grainger   Soft cover, illustrated, 72 pp $15.00   Produced for SouthPort Daylinks, this book details how changing transport developed the cities of Port Melbourne, … [Read more...]

Railway Rockeries by Pat Grainger

Railway Rockeries By Pat Grainger   A5 soft cover, 20pp illustrated, $5.00   Tales of the Melbourne and Hobson's Bay Railway Reserves, Port Melbourne. Prices are in Australian Dollars. No GST is chargeable. … [Read more...]

The Story of Excelsior Hall by Pat Grainger

The Story of Excelsior Hall by Pat Grainger   PMH&PS, A5 soft cover 20pp illustrated, $5.00   The story of Excelsior Club Hall, unpretentious in its corrugated iron cladding, yet at one time Port Melbourne's finest concert hall. Used by the … [Read more...]

Temperance Hall

Temperance Hall Text & Layout by Pat Grainger   PMH&PS, A5 soft cover 16pp illustrated, $5.00   It is said to be the oldest Temperance Hall in Melbourne that has been in continuous use by the public since it began. From teetotallers to … [Read more...]

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