These three streets in Port Melbourne are named after the Bay excursion paddle steamers that traveled from Station Pier down the Bay to Mornington, Sorrento, Queenscliff and Portarlington from the turn of the 20th century to the Second World War.
There are only 8 houses in Ozone St, 8 in Hygeia St and 11 in Weeroona St. The short streets…
From the collection
Scrapbook of Captain Harry Gray: Master of the Paddle Steamers PS Hygeia and PS Weeroona
Captain Gray kept a scrapbook of newspaper clippings of various shipping events and stories on Port Phillip Bay from 1888 to 1976 which was donated to the PMHPS by Joyce Gray of Swallow St in 2004. The clippings include newspaper articles which…
Today's post is prompted by the royal visit to Australia and the approach of Anzac Day.
The Prince of Wales, later to become King Edward VIII, visited Melbourne in May 1920 on board the British warship HMS Renown.
He came to represent his father King George V to thank Australia for its part in the war.
His visit was eagerly anticipated with crowds…