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

Planning Update

A tale of two buildings The two buildings discussed below had/have no heritage significance but they they have been part of the Port streetscape for many years. They are about to make way for new development. 143 Station Street (through to Princes St) The property was sold by Frank Gordon for $1,140,000 on Saturday 22 September 2012. A planning application to demolish…

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Bertie, Joseph (1073)

Place of Birth: Bendigo, VIC Age: 30 years 5 months Enlistment Details: Thursday, 1 July 1915 - Melbourne, VIC Service Number: 1073            view online service record Address: 162 Station Street Port Melbourne, VIC Next of Kin: E Bertie (mother) 162 Station Street Port Melbourne, VIC Embarkation Details: Date: Wednesday, 10 November 1915 Ship: HMAT Ascanius A11 Port: Melbourne, VIC Unit: 29th Infantry Battalion Fate: RTA: Tuesday, 12 March 1918 Discharged: Friday, 28 June…

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McCulloch, Archibald John (18731)

Place of Birth: Brunswick, VIC Age: 26 years 10 months Enlistment Details: Tuesday, 6 February 1917 - Melbourne, VIC Service Number: 18731            view online service record Address: 65 Heath Street Port Melbourne, VIC Next of Kin: Teresa McCulloch (wife) 65 Heath Street Port Melbourne, VIC Embarkation Details: Date: Wednesday, 8 August 1917 Ship: HMAT Anchises A68 Port: Sydney, NSW Unit: Field Companies Engineers - May 1917 Reinforcements Fate: RTA: Sunday, 13 July…

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Weightman, John Henry (3521)

Place of Birth: Sebastopol, VIC Age: 30 years 2 months Enlistment Details: Wednesday, 7 July 1915 - Melbourne, VIC Service Number: 3521            view online service record Address: 133 Station Street Port Melbourne, VIC Next of Kin: Isabella Weightman (mother) 232 Station Street North Melbourne, VIC Embarkation Details: Date: Monday, 11 October 1915 Ship: HMAT Nestor A71 Port: Adelaide, SA Unit: 8th Infantry Battalion - 11th Reinforcements Fate: RTA: Thursday, 8 May 1919 Discharged:…

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‘The Places We Keep’*

It all began with a mistake. Dr Robyn Clinch, member and guest speaker at the July meeting, was surprised to learn that her interesting house in Port was not mapped as significant whereas her neighbour’s 1980s house was. She later discovered that it was an error in the original mapping software, since corrected. 26 McCormack Street This puzzling circumstance as well as…

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Lost Shops of Graham Street

Shirley Videion recalls the shops in Graham Street before the construction of the Graham Street overpass: Graham Street was blessed with milk bars. The two most preferred by our group when walking on a Sunday were McCarthy's next to the double storey house on the corner of Graham Street and Evans Street or McKenzie's on the other side of the Graham Station…

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