Henry Whatty’s Port Melbourne

by David Radcliffe Henry Martin Whatty grew up in Port Melbourne during the 1870s and 1880s. He loved boats and boating and the photographs he took reflect his nautical interests.  Boat Harbour, Port Melbourne Lagoon Mouth. Photo: Henry … [Read more...]

Time and Tide – The presence of J B O Hosking: A photographic exhibition

More than 1600 negatives collected by J B O Hosking, Melbourne Harbour Trust Chief Engineer from 1936 to 1959, have been painstakingly indexed and digitised by Public Record Office Victoria volunteers. The black and white images depict Port of … [Read more...]

Recalling the Journey II

RECALLING THE JOURNEY II is a rich collection of mini biographies that reflect the experience of migration from 28 angles. On a broad level, these stories, seamlessly, reveal aspects of significant historic events such as: the 1922 conflict … [Read more...]

Meeting – Mon 24 April 2017, 7.30pm

Our April guest will be John Hoskins.  John, as a young boy, lived in Howe Parade for a short time and the view of the ships at Station and Princes Piers sparked a lifelong interest in all things maritime.  John will speak about life in mid-1960s … [Read more...]

Under the Hook

Under the Hook - Melbourne Waterside Workers Remember: 1900-1998 by Wendy Lowenstein and Tom Hills   1998 Ed, softcover A4, illustrated, 352 pp $30.00   1998 edition of of this significant Port Melbourne book, Under the Hook by Wendy Lowenstein … [Read more...]

Walks Around Vintage Port

Set of seven self-guided walks around old Port Melbourne Updated - 2016/17   1 - Beach to Borough: Liardet's Beach and Early Sandridge 2 - Along the Vanishing Lagoon 3 - Steamers & Streamers: The Piers at Port Melbourne 4 - From Pier to … [Read more...]

Meeting – Mon 28 March 2016, 7.30pm

Peter Fisher will be our special guest at the March meeting.  Peter has stories to tell us about Sandridge conflicts such as the ‘white-hot competition’ between Town and Railway Piers and the community’s problem with the Melbourne & Hobsons Bay … [Read more...]

Station Pier Port Melbourne, Sept 1991 by Brian Cleveland

One of the Stothert & Pitt cranes on Station Pier. … [Read more...]

Station Pier, Sept 1991 by Brian Cleveland

View of Station Pier showing the passenger terminal and one of the Stothert & Pitt cranes. … [Read more...]

Station Pier, Pt Melb, Sept 1991 by Brian Cleveland

View along Station Pier looking back past the two Stothert & Pitt cranes towards the shore. … [Read more...]

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