Surely such a grandly named boulevard would be one of the more prominent streets in Port Melbourne. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Barkly Avenue is a short laneway off Garton Street, tucked in behind Crockford Street.
It is named in honour of Sir Henry Barkly who was Governor of Victoria when the Borough of Sandridge gained separation from…
The Port Melbourne Historical and Preservation made history on the 28 July 2020 when, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we hosted our first meeting via Zoom.
Eight members spoke on the theme "I Wish I Had Been There ..."
Margaret Bride wishes she had there when Wilbraham Liardet had ridden up and down Bay Street proclaiming the separation of Victoria…
On 1 July 1851, the Port Phillip district formally separated from New South Wales to become the colony of Victoria. From the 1840s onwards there was growing discontent in the Port Phillip district. People complained of being in 'the thrall' of New South Wales and that insufficient resources were directed towards the urgent and growing needs of Melbourne and the Port…