Now and Then Exhibition 2021

Now and Then Exhibition presented by the Port Melbourne Historical and Preservation Society, 2021. Proceed to the Exhibition … [Read more...]

Meeting 27 July 2021 @ 7.30pm

Steven Haby, Secretary Librarian at the Prahran Mechanics' Institute Library will be the guest speaker for our virtual July meeting via Zoom. Steven will speak on the topic of A 'standard' bus: the CAC / Comair. Camden Bus Service (11) JFF-416 … [Read more...]

Victor Lane Uniacke and Family

Ray Jelley Victor had an intriguing way of letting his mother know that he would soon be arriving close to home so that she could deliver his lunch to him without interrupting his work-day – he blew the train whistle. This oral history record was … [Read more...]

Now and Then 2021 – Bridge Street Light Rail Crossing

Bridge Street Light Rail Crossing (2021). Photo: David Thompson, PMHPS Collection. The light rail service from the city to Port Melbourne opened in December 1987 replacing the railway that had operated along much the same route since 1854. In that … [Read more...]

Now and Then 2021 – Corner Bay and Beach Streets

Bay Street at Beach Street (2021). Photo: David Thompson, PMHPS Collection. For more than 150 years Morley’s Coal Depot has stood on the south-east corner of Bay and Beach Streets. William Morley was a prominent local merchant in Port Melbourne in … [Read more...]

Now and Then 2021 – Corner Bay and Spring Streets

Bay Street at Spring Street (2021). Photo: David Thompson, PMHPS Collection. Bay Street has always been both a route and a destination. Vehicles now, as then, travel north and south, but in 1840 it was no more than a dusty track leading to … [Read more...]

I’m Glad I Was There

On Tuesday 28 July 2020, unable to meet in person due to the COVID-19 restrictions in place in Victoria at the time, the Port Melbourne Historical and Preservation Society held its first ever online meeting via Zoom. The topic, 'I Wish I Had Been … [Read more...]

Meeting – Mon 24 July 2017, 7.30pm

Society member Margaret Bride will speak at our July meeting on the topic of "Melbourne and its Suburbs". Between 1851 and 1891 Melbourne experienced an amazing growth in population and wealth.”Melbourne and its Suburbs” will explore five factors … [Read more...]

Post War Port Melbourne

This photo was taken in 1947. These children lived in the neighbourhood of Albert Street. Jim Power is on the far right of the front row. The photo was taken by Jack Gould in front of his house in Poolman Street. Jack was well known in Port … [Read more...]

Salt on the Windows by Janice C MacDonald

Author Janice Christine MacDonald neé Morton died on Tuesday, 19 May 2015. A victim of Alzheimer's Disease, she had lost all those memories fortunately recorded in her books on Port Melbourne. An active PMH&PS member in our foundation decades, … [Read more...]

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