On a mild, still morning, crowds gathered in Beach Street to find the scene set - the white crosses neatly laid row upon row and Beach Street closed to traffic.
MC Dale Allchin acknowledged the passing of Bunna Walsh in March and the role that he and fellow citizens, including Perce White, had played in keeping the Anzac commemoration…
The sun was shining as people gathered in Beach Street. The crosses had been laid out, as if by magic, but actually by Ken Jackson, son of the late veteran Geoff Jackson.
Beach St shoreward of the memorial was fenced off to enable registration via QR Code. No traffic - neither truck, car nor bicycle - was permitted to pass…
PMHPS Monthly Meeting, 23 February 2021 at the auditorium, Port Melbourne Town Hall featuring members' presentations of Gems from the Collection.
Suzy Milburn - Tennis and School Visits David Radcliffe - Port Melbourne Free Library John May and Janet Bolitho - Jim Sinclair and a Japanese map of wartime Port Melbourne
The presentation starts approximately 12 minutes into the meeting.
With MC Dale Allchin's firm hand on proceedings, the event started promptly at 9.45 am. He reminded the ever growing crowd that Anzac Day is not a celebration, it's a commemoration. Even though the crowd filled the width of Beach St and the length from Bay St to Nott St, a podium and a new sound system meant that all…
From the collection - a postcard showing Nott St school in Port Melbourne
This postcard was found by one of the PMHPS founding members at a Postcard swap meet. A simple old postcard, but what a story it tells.
On the front is a photo of the State School Port Melbourne and on the back is a letter from Percy to his…