Hospital ship, MS Oranje, at Port Melbourne, 1940s. Photograph by Roy Liebig. PMHPS Collection.
This story was sparked by a couple of images in the PMHPS Collection taken by Roy Liebig in the 1940s. Both images appear later in this story so more on those later.
MS Oranje, 1940s. Photo by Roy Liebig. PMHPS Collection.
The MS Oranje started life in the…
These three streets in Port Melbourne are named after the Bay excursion paddle steamers that traveled from Station Pier down the Bay to Mornington, Sorrento, Queenscliff and Portarlington from the turn of the 20th century to the Second World War.
There are only 8 houses in Ozone St, 8 in Hygeia St and 11 in Weeroona St. The short streets…
At the commemoration service held at the St Kilda Cemetery each year, Jacka's audacious acts of bravery at Gallipoli and on the western front are remembered as well as his service to the unemployed while a Councillor and Mayor of the City of St Kilda.
Perhaps less often told is a Port Melbourne dimension to the story. Captain Jacka VC returned…
The amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) spent six days berthed at Station Pier from 28 August to 3 September. The 275m long ship occupied nearly the entire inner east berth.
The ship had been on training exercises in the Indo-Pacific region to prepare for any contingency and 'enhance warfighting readinesss'. The visit to Australia included joint training exercises with…
It is not the first time in Port Melbourne's history that the entry to Melbourne from Port Melbourne has been described in these terms.
In 1929, the Metropolitan Town Planning Commission report described 'this approach to Melbourne is a drab and shabby one which has been the subject of criticism by visitors as well as by citizens.' Their proposed solution was a…
Peter Fisher will be our special guest at the March meeting. Peter has stories to tell us about Sandridge conflicts such as the ‘white-hot competition’ between Town and Railway Piers and the community’s problem with the Melbourne & Hobsons Bay Railway.
PMH&PS meet on the fourth Monday of each month except December in the Council Chamber, Upstairs at Port Melbourne Town Hall, 333 Bay St,…
Station Pier Port Melbourne, Sept 1991 by Brian Cleveland
One of the Stothert & Pitt cranes on Station Pier.
Station Pier, Sept 1991 by Brian Cleveland
View of Station Pier showing the passenger terminal and one of the Stothert & Pitt cranes.
Station Pier, Pt Melb, Sept 1991 by Brian Cleveland
View along Station Pier looking back past the two Stothert & Pitt cranes towards the shore.
Crane by Brian Cleveland
View along Station Pier to one of the Stothert & Pitt cranes.