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Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne
Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne

Town Pier

by Margaret Bride Jetty at Sandridge, State Library of Victoria For over 100 years Town Pier jutted out to sea from the end of Bay Street an extension of the route from the city of Melbourne to the ships in Port Phillip Bay. This was the site of the first small jetty built by the Liardet family soon after they built…

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A Young Girl’s Interests

Duke and Duchess of York outside Port Melbourne Town Hall, 11 May 1927. PMHPS Collection In 1927 the Duke and Duchess of York (future King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, later the Queen Mother) visited Australia for the official opening of Parliament House in Canberra. After the ceremonies, the royal couple returned to Victoria by train alighting at Montague so…

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Prince's Visit ~ May 1920 ~ Nott Street Maypole Squad. State Library of Victoria

Nott Street Maypole Squad

Prince's Visit ~ May 1920 ~ Nott Street Maypole Squad. State Library of Victoria Often at the Society we come across a photo that stops us in our tracks because we want to know more. This is one of those photos. Many times there are no clues in the picture to help determine what it might be but in this case…

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