Port Melbourne and the Port of Melbourne

14 March 2014 The Port of Melbourne looks certain to be sold or leased after this year’s state election. This post very briefly surveys the history of the Port of Melbourne and Port Melbourne's relations with its powerful neighbour. The Melbourne … [Read more...]

Beacon views

Do you remember that in a previous post I mentioned that the off shore beacon used to have a timber walkway connecting it to the shore? These two great images from the City of Port Phillip's collection show this perfectly. From the left looking … [Read more...]

Many more boxes ahead

Encounter Bay, first container ship to berth at no 1 West Swanson Dock This first blog post takes a Port theme, following the government's recent approval of the Port Capacity Project.  A recent Port of Melbourne publication says that 'In the … [Read more...]

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