Aanensen Family Portrait

Rear (L-R) Alfred Adolf (b 1890), Stanley George (b 1888), Marie Louisa (b 1893) Middle (L-R) Albert Edward (b 1901) (being held), Bernt Andreas (b 1865) (father), Andreas Thomas (b 1903) (being held), Edith Ann (b 1867) (mother); Front … [Read more...]

Meeting – Mon 23 May 2016, 7.30pm

Our guest at the May meeting will be Helen Lardner of HLDC, heritage consultant for Stamoulis Property Group, who will talk about their concern for historical background, and the development of the former Rootes site in Salmon Street. Note: Barb … [Read more...]

Rootes Update

The PMHPS joined with the National Trust (Victoria) and the Art Deco and Modernism Society to commission a more detailed study of the former Rootes car manufacturer in Salmon St. These three organisations are concerned that there is no heritage … [Read more...]

Rootes in Salmon St

On June 26, the Age reported that a development application is under consideration for the former Rootes factory at 11-19 Salmon Street. Rootes was an English car company. It was started by William Rootes from a small cycle shop in Kent. A … [Read more...]

‘A sodden expanse’ – Fishermans Bend

In the late 1930s Fishermans Bend was on the cusp of a major transformation to industrial development - a change that was anticipated with excitement and optimism. Charles Daley in The History of South Melbourne says: 'The once-despised Fishermen's … [Read more...]

Ghost signs

Dr Stefan Schutt is documenting 'ghost signs' around Melbourne. That led to thinking about signs in Port Melbourne. Port Melbourne's most splendid signs would have to be those that adorned the UDL building (now the id apartments) on Pickles St. … [Read more...]

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