Percy Allan May

In the Society's April 2020 Newsletter, David Thompson relayed the story of the discovery that P A May of 137 Esplanade West, Port Melbourne appears in the Register of Entrants for the 1946 Easter Carnival at Stawell. The large registers are held at … [Read more...]

I’m Glad I Was There

On Tuesday 28 July 2020, unable to meet in person due to the COVID-19 restrictions in place in Victoria at the time, the Port Melbourne Historical and Preservation Society held its first ever online meeting via Zoom. The topic, 'I Wish I Had Been … [Read more...]

Port’s Stawell Gift Winner

G A Heppner plaque set into the footpath in Main Street, Stawell. Photo by David Thompson At very regular intervals along the footpaths of Main Street, Stawell there are small plaques recognising the winners of the Stawell Gift going back to 1878 … [Read more...]

Two More Flags

Two More Flags - The Second Fifty Years of the Port Melbourne Cricket Club: 1924-25 - 1973-74 by Terry Keenan Terry Keenan 2019, soft cover, illustrated, 88 pp $10.00Following on from Once Were Champions, Terry Keenan continues his history of … [Read more...]

Meeting Monday 23 September @ 7.30pm

Port Melbourne Sports Clubs Port Melbourne has had and still has a proud history of hosting many different sporting clubs. On Monday 23rd September, we will hear about the history and the members’ commitment behind three of these clubs - the … [Read more...]

Meeting – Mon 28 May 2018, 7.30pm

At our May meeting we'll hear from Andrew Calleja, co-coach of the inaugural Port Melbourne Football Club Women's Team. Port Melbourne Football Club was founded in 1874 and in 2018 will field its first women's team in the South Eastern Women's … [Read more...]

Once Were Champions by Terry Keenan

Once Were Champions - The First Fifty Years of the Port Melbourne Cricket Club by Terry Keenan   Terry Keenan 2017, soft cover, illustrated, 142 pp $10.00   Noted sports historian, Terry Keenan looks at the formative years of the Port Melbourne … [Read more...]

Go Port: Port United Boys Cricket Team

The photo was taken in 1952 at JL Murphy Reserve, corner of Williamstown Road and Graham Street. The area was Port Melbourne Municipal Council’s depot for electric light and bluestone. This local junior boy’s cricket team was organised by ourselves … [Read more...]

Grounds for Dispute by Terry Keenan

Terry Keenan explores a decade of disputation between the Victorian Football Association, various municipal councils and their football clubs. Download Grounds for Dispute by Terry Keenan. Terry has written extensively on Port Melbourne … [Read more...]

Meeting – Mon 27 June 2016, 7.30pm

Our special guest in June will be Barb Cullen, author of Harder Than Football - League Players at War, a comprehensive list of all players from the Victorian Football League who served their country in war. Barb has a long history of commitment to … [Read more...]

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