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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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R.F. Julier Reserve

When the Housing Commission of Victoria built a new estate at Fishermans Bend, open space was a critical part of the health oriented design. Although the roads were named, the open space reserves were not named at the time. Layout of the Housing Commission estate at Fishermans Bend State Library of Victoria In the seventies, or thereabouts, the…

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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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VFL Premiers 2017!

Port Melbourne are the 2017 VFL premiers after a nail biting Grand Final against Richmond at Etihad Stadium. Port Melbourne supporters were outnumbered ten to one by Tigers but willed the Borough to victory. The final score was Port Melbourne 74, Richmond 70.    

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It’s a Grand Old Flag

Port will meet Richmond in the VFL Grand Final after after a 23 point win over traditional rival, Williamstown - also a stand alone club. Port Melbourne will play in its fourth VFL Grand Final under coach Gary Ayres. It won the flag in 2011 and lost in 2008 and 2012.

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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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Random post about dogs

There is something in the Society's collection for every interest. A leather bound alphabetical index book lists all dogs registered in Port Melbourne in 1892 by owner surname. Even in 1892 there were dogs large and small - from Newfoundlands to poodles. The names of the dogs are not recorded - that would have been revealing. Register of Dogs 1892. PMHPS…

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