Shrouded in Controversy
Apartment Towers at Beacon Cove (2021). Photo: David Thompson, PMHPS Collection.
This peaceful waterfront has been a centre of controversy many times since it was first occupied by Europeans in 1836.
Surveyor Darke’s Camp, Sandridge. Watercolour by W.F.E. Liardet (1875) State Library of Victoria
William Darke was one of the surveyors given the task of surveying the district…
Place of Birth: Melbourne, VIC
Age: 23 years
Enlistment Details: Thursday, 27 August 1914 - Sydney, NSW
Service Number: 468 view online service record
Next of Kin:
43 River Street
Date: Sunday, 18 October 1914
Ship: HMAT Afric A19
Port: Sydney, NSW
Unit: 1st Infantry Battalion
RTA: Thursday, 29 July 1915
Discharged: Wednesday, 12 January 1916
Allan Whittaker suffered a gun shot…
The 1923 Police Strike will be the subject of Ralph Stavely's presentation at our next meeting on Monday, June 23rd at 7.30 pm.
PMHPS meet on the fourth Monday of each month except December in the Council Chamber Upstairs at Port Melbourne Town Hall Bay Street