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

Memorial to George Sangster

by Margaret Bride Sangster Memorial. Photo: Janet Bolitho. Sangster Reserve occupies the small triangular piece of land behind the Port Melbourne Bowling Club between Princes and Nott Streets. The area includes a children's playground and nearby there is an art deco style electrical substation. Just inside the Nott Street entrance is this monument commemorating the life of George Sangster, once a…

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Bain Street

There is no need to go looking on any 21st Century map for Bain Street, Port Melbourne, you won't find it. Bain Street was gazetted on 27 July 1898 and as you can see from the map below from around the 1950s, it was west of Swallow Street and it wasn't quite 100 years old when it succumbed…

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I’m Glad I Was There

On Tuesday 28 July 2020, unable to meet in person due to the COVID-19 restrictions in place in Victoria at the time, the Port Melbourne Historical and Preservation Society held its first ever online meeting via Zoom. The topic, 'I Wish I Had Been There', was conceived by Margaret Bride and resulted in eight PMHPS members each describing an…

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Meeting – Mon 28 May 2018, 7.30pm

At our May meeting we'll hear from Andrew Calleja, co-coach of the inaugural Port Melbourne Football Club Women's Team. Port Melbourne Football Club was founded in 1874 and in 2018 will field its first women's team in the South Eastern Women's Football League with the aim of obtaining a VFL license in the near future. Andrew will go over the recent…

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Meeting – Mon 25 May 2015, 7.30pm

Gary Brice during his playing days with Port Our special guest will be Gary Brice from the Port Melbourne Football Club Past Players and Officials Association.  Gary is a legend of PMFC and was selected as a player and coach for the Club's Team of the Century. PMH&PS meet on the fourth Monday of each month except December in the Council Chamber,  Upstairs at…

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Cleland, Robert Hamilton (6348)

Place of Birth: Port Melbourne, VIC Age: 26 years 3 months Enlistment Details: Tuesday, 4 January 1916 - Melbourne, VIC Service Number: 6348            view online service record Address: 139 Clark Street Port Melbourne, VIC Next of Kin: William James Cleland (father) 139 Clark Street Port Melbourne, VIC Embarkation Details: Date: Monday, 20 March 1916 Ship: HMAT Armadale A26 Port: Sydney, NSW Unit: 2nd Field Company Engineers - 15th Reinforcements Fate: RTA: Tuesday,…

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Daniel, Harold (3760)

Place of Birth: Western Creek, VIC Age: 36 years Enlistment Details: Wednesday, 14 July 1915 - Melbourne, VIC Service Number: 3760 view online service record Address: 121 Graham Street Port Melbourne, VIC Next of Kin: Angelina Daniel (mother) Regent, VIC Embarkation Details: Date: Tuesday, 23 November 1915 Ship: HMAT Ceramic A40 Port: Melbourne,…

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Danks, William Haydn (480)

Place of Birth: Port Melbourne, VIC Age: 30 years 3 months Enlistment Details: Saturday, 16 December 1916 - Melbourne, VIC Service Number: 480            view online service record Address: 201 Station Street Port Melbourne, VIC Next of Kin: Gertrude Danks (mother) 201 Station Street Port Melbourne, VIC Embarkation Details: Date: Monday, 19 February 1917 Ship: HMAT Ballarat A70 Port: Melbourne, VIC Unit: Railway Unit - No 2 Section Fate: RTA: Tuesday, 8 July…

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