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 Football League with the aim of obtaining a VFL license in the near future.
Andrew will go over the recent…
Port United Boys Cricket Team at JL Murphy Reserve, 1952.
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 without adult help and was successful as undefeated premiers.
The boys lived in…
Harder Than Football - League Players at War
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 AFL affiliated groups and clubs. Barbara is currently a volunteer curator assisting…
Port Melbourne Football Club's Timekeepers' Bell
From 1878, this 30cm. 14 Kg red bell was rung by the match timekeepers to signal the end of each quarter of a football game at Port Melbourne Oval. For the fiercely loyal and parochial Borough supporters, the final ringing at each game was of either joy or sorrow; dependent of course, as to whether…
Our guest, Kevin Mooney will talk about his role as a founder of the Bradman Foundation and his relationship with Sir Donald Bradman. He will also be discussing the lessons we can learn from establishing such an enterprise and the great qualities of Sir Donald.
PMHPS meet on the fourth Monday of each month except December in the Council Chamber …