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 … [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...]

The first Australian railway

Flinders Street Station c1854. Australia's first railway. Sketch by S.T. Gill showing the first station buildings and the single line from Sandridge.: Culture Victoria 'Yesterday was memorable in the annals of Victoria and of Australia, for the … [Read more...]

Maskell and McNab

What is a monument to railwaymen doing on the foreshore so far away from trains? The monument commemorates engine driver Frederick William Maskell and fireman James McNab who, along with three passengers, were killed in a rail accident at Windsor … [Read more...]

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