WWII Hospital Ship – MS Oranje

Hospital ship, MS Oranje, at Port Melbourne, 1940s. Photograph by Roy Liebig. PMHPS Collection. This story was sparked by a couple of images in the PMHPS Collection taken by Roy Liebig in the 1940s. Both images appear later in this story so more … [Read more...]

Whittaker commemoration 2019

In the welcome shade cast by the now formally named Allan Whittaker gatehouse, people gathered for the annual commemoration of his life on Princes Pier. Kevin Bracken photo Simon Kosmer No one can tell the story of Alan Whittaker and 1928 as … [Read more...]

Whittaker commemoration 2018

On an overcast but very hot day, people gathered at Princes Pier to remember Allan Whittaker. This year marked the culmination of a community campaign to recognise Whittaker, his life and tragic death. It was a time to hand on the story to the … [Read more...]

Whittaker Commemoration 2017

Alan Whittaker Commemoration 2017 Former Supreme Court judge Frank Vincent offered these reflections at the Allan Whittaker commemoration held on Princes Pier on Thursday 2 November.  The gatehouse on Princes Pier has now been named the Alan … [Read more...]

‘Anger at City Gateway Eyesore’

It is not the first time in Port Melbourne's history that the entry to Melbourne from Port Melbourne has been described in these terms. In 1929, the Metropolitan Town Planning Commission report described 'this approach to Melbourne is a drab and … [Read more...]

Port Melbourne, March ’92 by Brian Cleveland

The railings along the seafront looking back towards Princes Pier. … [Read more...]

Port Melbourne, March ’91 by Brian Cleveland

View of the roadway (Beach Street) between Station and Princes Piers with the West Gate Bridge in the background and the Mission to Seamen building on the right. … [Read more...]

Port Melbourne by Brian Cleveland

View of the railings along the seafront with the sea beacon and Princes Pier in the background. … [Read more...]

Port Melbourne, May 1992, Princes Pier by Brian Cleveland

View of Port Melbourne from May 1992 featuring the sea beacon and Princes Pier. … [Read more...]

Beacon & Princes Pier by Brian Cleveland

View of the sea beacon and Princes Pier fro the roadway between the piers. … [Read more...]

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