Church St (highlighted), MMBW Map (detail), 1895. State Library of Victoria
Church Street is the Z-shaped laneway running from Stokes Street to Nott Street highlighted above on an MMBW map from 1895.
St Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, MMBW Map (detail), 1895. State Library of Victoria.
The Stokes Street end of Church Street is opposite St Joseph's Roman Catholic Church which was…
Research by David Radcliffe and David Thompson
In July 2021, Allan Marshall posted a photograph of Doubledan's Lane, Port Melbourne from Building and Real Estate magazine, February 1916 (above) on the Born and Bred in Port Melbourne Facebook page stating that he had checked period maps but couldn’t find any mention of the location. Allan posts old photographs of Port on…
The brief article above appeared in the Standard newspaper on 16 November 1918 and unfortunately there does not appear to be any reports in subsequent editions of the Standard to record the order of service for any of the local churches. There is an article in that same edition of the Standard that gives a hint of what was planned…
St Joseph's Church, Port Melbourne
This small bluestone church was built in 1881.
It was an important part of our family life for many years. My parents Robert Kilpatrick and Bette Jago were married there in 1943, during World War 2. The photo shows my father wearing his R.A.A.F. uniform and my mother wearing the suit made by her aunt from material…
Place of Birth: Daylesford, VIC
Age: 31 years 1 month
Enlistment Details: Tuesday, 20 July 1915 - Melbourne, VIC
Service Number: 1604 view online service record
Address: 117 Gordon Crescent Newmarket, VIC
Next of Kin: Mary Teresa Rodda (mother) 117 Gordon Crescent Newmarket, VIC
Embarkation Details: Date: Friday, 5 November 1915…