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…
Port Melbourne Football Club's Timekeepers' Bell
From 1878, this 30cm. 14 Kg red bell was rung by the match timekeepers to signal the end of each quarter of a football game at Port Melbourne Oval. For the fiercely loyal and parochial Borough supporters, the final ringing at each game was of either joy or sorrow; dependent of course, as to whether…
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…
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. …