Anzac Day 2020

Since gatherings are not permitted during the COVID-19 parademic, no Anzac service was held at the Port Melbourne War Memorial. Nevertheless, some did assemble (distanced, of course) in the dawn to hear the Last Post and lay wreaths. Cr Marcus … [Read more...]

Anzac Day in Port Melbourne 2019

With MC Dale Allchin's firm hand on proceedings, the event started promptly at 9.45 am. He reminded the ever growing crowd that Anzac Day is not a celebration, it's a commemoration. Even though the crowd filled the width of Beach St and the length … [Read more...]

Anzac Day in Port Melbourne 2018

On this warm Anzac morning, the crowd swelled and swelled, almost filling the Beach St roadway between Bay and Nott Street. A bearded Perce White attended the Anzac Service to acknowledge and thank all those who had supported the commemoration over … [Read more...]

Passages Exhibition 23 Aug – 11 Sept

The Passages exhibition is on display in the downstairs gallery at the Port Melbourne Town Hall until 11 September, 2017. Presented by the Society with support from the City of Port Phillip through the Cultural Development Fund the exhibition … [Read more...]

A Visit from the Conservators

We are lucky to have in the Society’s collection a large number of editions of the annually produced Victorian Municipal Directory. In the days before the world wide web, these directories provided a snapshot of each municipality in the State … [Read more...]

Meeting – Mon 27 February 2017, 7.30pm

Perce White, Society foundation member and long term Port Melbourne Councillor will be guest speaker at our February meeting. Perce served on Council from 1972 until amalgamation in 1994 with six terms as Mayor. He will talk about growing up in … [Read more...]

Anzac Day in Port Melbourne 2015

A wet Anzac Day in 2015 On Saturday 25 April, people gathered at the World War 1 Memorial Fountain in Port Melbourne to commemorate Anzac Day. The tradition has been upheld in Port for many, many years though the form it has taken has … [Read more...]

Anzac Day in Port Melbourne 2014

Perce White was the MC for the 2014 commemoration of the Anzac landing at Gallipoli. Frank Palmer, formerly of Nott St, can be seen in the crowd wearing a brown jacket and with a walking stick in hand. … [Read more...]

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