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

The Mystery of Dubbeldan’s Lane

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…

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St Joseph's Church, Port Melbourne

St Joseph’s Catholic Church

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…

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Rodda, Benjamin Patrick (1604)

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…

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