More Fishermans Bend Migrant Hostel Memories

This week's story comes to the PMHPS from Bill Hankin: "I arrived at Fisherman’s Bend hostel in November 1952 aged 5 with my parents Cliff and Josy Hankin and my younger brother, John. We came to Australia on the New Australia from Southampton … [Read more...]

My Life in Port

As a member of the PMHPS I would like to say I'm 91 years young. Home birth was very common in 1924 when I was born at 36 Princes Street, Port Melbourne. I lived in this house for 22 years until I got married in July 1947. The photo of me shows … [Read more...]

St Joseph’s Catholic Church

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. … [Read more...]

Trash & Treasure

I snapped this sign in 2007 on the fence at the former St Josephs Primary School site in 2007 near where Swallow Street diverges from Graham Street near the overpass but for me it has always raised one question.  When, exactly, was the Trash & … [Read more...]

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