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A Triumvirate of Test Cricketers by Terry Keenan

Biographical details on Robert McLeod, Charles McLeod and James Kelly, three members produced by the PMCC who played for Australia. (PDF 1.4 MB) Compiled by Terry Keenan, President PMCC 1990-1993, to accompany a presentation to the Port Melbourne Cricket Club, 28 July 1993. With excerpts from Jack Pollard's Australian Cricket, The Game and the Players, Hodder and Stoughton 1982. Download…

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Women’s Welcoming Committee

It is unfair to say that 1918 marks the pinnacle of the work of the Women's Welcoming Committee (WWC) because they welcomed all but the first troopship returning to our piers right through the war until 1920. They did much more besides including the erection of the Band Rotunda on the foreshore as "there is no sweeter commemoration than music", as…

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Finding J Budd

The Ship Inn in Bay St (3) where J Budd and others were farewelled . Port Phillip City Collection The Port Melbourne Standard of 19 September 1914 carried a story about a send-off for three Port lads who had enlisted for the war. On Friday 11 September 1914 about 150 friends and workmates assembled at the Ship Hotel in Bay Street to bid…

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Jack’s journeys

Journey no 2 Here is an account of some research recently completed by member Jack Bolt. Jack says in summary: 'Read a book, find an item interesting, go to the book's references and web, do more personal research closer to home, find some more information/data, and inadvertently meet a PMHPS member who is part of the story. It only took about a week. …

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