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

The Curious Case of King and Stone Streets with Bartlett Street Thrown in for Good Measure

by David Thompson Melbourne Harbor Trust General Plan, 1893 (detail). State Library of Victoria A General Plan prepared by the Melbourne Harbor Trust dated 1893[1] shows a regular grid of six streets to the west of Williamstown Road. Tarver Street, Plummer Street and a third unnamed street running parallel to Williamstown Road with King Street, Stone Street and another unnamed street running directly off Williamstown…

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Plummer Street

Plummer Street near J L Murphy Reserve. Photo by David Thompson Plummer Street runs between Bridge Street and Prohasky Street with a section running the length of J L Murphy Reserve. Andrew Plummer was born in 1812 in Dalkieth, Scotland. He came to Australia in 1853 and established a medical practice in Bay Street having qualified in medicine at Edinburgh University.…

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Tom Piper

Howard  Gostelow recalls his time working at Tom Piper in Williamstown Road "I had been a screen printer in Melbourne for five years when a sales rep. friend of mine was informed that Tom Piper was looking at doing in-house printing rather than sending it out. I made an appointment, called in and was shown what they wanted to do and asked if it was…

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