The War in Port – 1917

As we make final preparations for Christmas . . . On the 20th December 1917 men and women in Port Melbourne voted in a referendum on this question "Are you in favour of the proposal of the Commonwealth Government for reinforcing the Australian … [Read more...]

Walking the War in Port

This week, PMHPS received a commendation for its Port Melbourne First World War Centenary Project at the Victorian Community History Awards.  This article draws on the resources created by the project. Chance, rather than conscious choice, led … [Read more...]

Ibis

Geoff Deed, who grew up at 41 Nott Street, offers this story from his boyhood in the fifties: 'There was a family called Fletcher that lived in Rouse St - just the mother and the son. His name was Jeffrey - with a 'J'. There was no father. (Maybe … [Read more...]

Planning Update

A tale of two buildings The two buildings discussed below had/have no heritage significance but they they have been part of the Port streetscape for many years. They are about to make way for new development. 143 Station Street (through to … [Read more...]

An Invisible Woman

Brought to light - the story of Janet Adams Margaret Bride writes: International Women’s Day is an opportunity to reflect on the many women who have influenced my life yet of whom there is little or no documentary evidence. Janet Adams is one of … [Read more...]

Port Melbourne on location

  A glimpse of the Graham St overpass in the current TAC road safety campaign triggers a post about Port Melbourne as a location in films. Port Melbourne was the scene of the early 1905 Limelight documentary film showing Swallow and … [Read more...]

Protecting Port’s Significant Heritage Places

Port Phillip Planning Scheme Amendment C103: Implementing the Bay St Structure Plan The Society will present at the Planning Panel considering submissions on this amendment on Friday 2 May. Two key directions in the amendment strongly supported by … [Read more...]

Off the Street

In late 2013,  Council gave notice to Dugga Beazley to cease operating from his familiar spot in Dow St. See PMH&PS's post of November. Following interventions by many people who wish Dugga well, Council has removed a section of the raised … [Read more...]

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