Freedom of Entry to the City

The custom of granting armed forces Freedom of Entry to the City dates from medieval Europe where walled cities could make the movement of armed forces difficult. If the passing troops were deemed untrustworthy, then the city may refuse to provide … [Read more...]

Answering the Call

Gusty winds of around 90 kph on previous days had whipped off the covers to give a premature glimpse of the Answering the Call sculpture which commemorates the Navy's association with Port Melbourne going back to 1859. The Navy is back in … [Read more...]

New Life for Naval Drill Hall

Planning is well underway for adapting the Port Melbourne Naval Drill Hall for a Year 9 environment focused program for Albert Park Secondary College. Funding for the project was allocated in the May state budget. The former Naval Drill Hall is on … [Read more...]

Port’s eye sees inside ‘the silent ANZAC’

Port Melbourne played a part in allowing scientists and historians to film inside “the silent ANZAC”* - the historic submarine wreck HMAS AE2. Discovered in 1998, the submarine was scuttled during the Gallipoli campaign. The hulk sits on the … [Read more...]

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