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 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…
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.…
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…