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

Tom Griffin

by David Thompson On Sunday, 8 Nov 1953 Port Melbourne Mayor, Cr E J Purchase with Crs J P Crichton and T G Douglas accompanied by the Port Melbourne Municipal Band attended the grave of the late Cr Tom Griffin at Lancefield. [1] This had become an annual pilgrimage since Griffin's death three years earlier. Advertisement, The Record, 15 August…

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A Triumvirate of Test Cricketers by Terry Keenan

Biographical details on Robert McLeod, Charles McLeod and James Kelly, three members produced by the PMCC who played for Australia. (PDF 1.4 MB) Compiled by Terry Keenan, President PMCC 1990-1993, to accompany a presentation to the Port Melbourne Cricket Club, 28 July 1993. With excerpts from Jack Pollard's Australian Cricket, The Game and the Players, Hodder and Stoughton 1982. Download…

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Field of Dreams – Hassa Mann

Hassa Mann, three-time premiership player with Melbourne Football Club was the guest speaker at our April 2022 meeting. Hassa, spoke on the topic of "Field of Dreams: A sporting odyssey". This talk was presented to the Port Melbourne Historical and Preservation Society on 22 April 2022.

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Now and Then 2021 – Lagoon Reserve

Lagoon Reserve is a popular place for dogs and their owners to meet up especially in the late afternoon. The reserve is lined on its eastern side by the Park Apartments and across Graham Street by the Portside Apartments. Both art deco inspired designs were developed by Becton Pty Ltd during the late 1990s and early 2000s. Lagoon Reserve (2021).…

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Gems from the Collection

PMHPS Monthly Meeting, 23 February 2021 at the auditorium, Port Melbourne Town Hall featuring members' presentations of Gems from the Collection. Suzy Milburn - Tennis and School Visits David Radcliffe - Port Melbourne Free Library John May and Janet Bolitho - Jim Sinclair and a Japanese map of wartime Port Melbourne The presentation starts approximately 12 minutes into the meeting.

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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 the Stawell Gift Hall of Fame and it was Wendy Hopwood from the Hall of Fame…

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PMHPS acknowledges the generous support of the City of Port Phillip.

 

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Acknowledgement of Traditional Custodians

We respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we meet and work, the Bunurong Boon Wurrung and Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung peoples of the Eastern Kulin Nation and pay respect to their Elders past, present and emerging.