Meeting – Mon 28 March 2016, 7.30pm

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 … [Read more...]

A Kerosene Ship in Flames

The Hilaria, a 1,500 ton two-masted ship from New York caught fire at Town Pier on the morning of the 7th July 1895. Earlier it had been ordered to an outer anchorage away from the pier as its manifest included a case of detonators as well as the … [Read more...]

The Great White Fleet and Port Melbourne

President Theodore Roosevelt commissioned 16 new battleships between 1904 and 1907. He sent them on a 15 month goodwill visit around the world. Prime Minister Deakin invited them to visit Australia. The young Australia was feeling exposed following … [Read more...]

Comodo SSL