Now and Then Exhibition 2021

Now and Then Exhibition presented by the Port Melbourne Historical and Preservation Society, 2021. Proceed to the Exhibition … [Read more...]

Now and Then 2021 – Bridge Street Light Rail Crossing

Bridge Street Light Rail Crossing (2021). Photo: David Thompson, PMHPS Collection. The light rail service from the city to Port Melbourne opened in December 1987 replacing the railway that had operated along much the same route since 1854. In that … [Read more...]

Now and Then 2021- Beacon Cove Towers

Shrouded in Controversy Apartment Towers at Beacon Cove (2021). Photo: David Thompson, PMHPS Collection. This peaceful waterfront has been a centre of controversy many times since it was first occupied by Europeans in 1836. Surveyor Darke’s … [Read more...]

Meeting – Mon 28 March 2016, 7.30pm

Peter Fisher will be our special guest at the March meeting.  Peter has stories to tell us about Sandridge conflicts such as the ‘white-hot competition’ between Town and Railway Piers and the community’s problem with the Melbourne & Hobsons Bay … [Read more...]

Port Melbourne Railway Line, Casino Site, Sept 1993 by Brian Cleveland

View of the Port Melbourne railway line from September 1993 where Crown Casino now stands. … [Read more...]

Centenary Bridge, Port Melbourne, March 1991 by Brian Cleveland

In March 1991 Brian recorded many views of Centenary Bridge just as preparations were being made to demolish it. The staircase leading from Centenary Bridge to the Port Melbourne railway station. … [Read more...]

Centenary Bridge & Station Pier, March 1991 by Brian Cleveland

In March 1991 Brian recorded many views of Centenary Bridge just as preparations were being made to demolish it. Centenary Bridge from Station Pier.  The 'third leg', on the left, leads up to the conventional section of the bridge.  The railway … [Read more...]

One of a kind – Port Melbourne Railway Station

This week a Planning Panel has been meeting in Port Melbourne to hear submissions on the planning future of 1 to 7 Waterfront Place. The relationship between the proposed development of that site and the Port Melbourne Railway Station is one of the … [Read more...]

Railway Rockeries by Pat Grainger

Railway Rockeries By Pat Grainger   A5 soft cover, 20pp illustrated, $5.00   Tales of the Melbourne and Hobson's Bay Railway Reserves, Port Melbourne. Prices are in Australian Dollars. No GST is chargeable. … [Read more...]

Foundation stories

PMHPS finds it endlessly fascinating that it is still possible to 'read' the shaping stories of Port Melbourne in its street layout - the influence of the Lagoon and the Railway in particular. This is well explained in this report: 'Perhaps the … [Read more...]

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