by David Thompson
Melbourne Harbor Trust General Plan, 1893 (detail). State Library of Victoria
A General Plan prepared by the Melbourne Harbor Trust dated 1893 shows a regular grid of six streets to the west of Williamstown Road. Tarver Street, Plummer Street and a third unnamed street running parallel to Williamstown Road with King Street, Stone Street and another unnamed street running directly off Williamstown…
Tarver St is a short street - only 500m long - between Prohasky and Salmon Sts in Port Melbourne.
William Richardson Tarver was born in Daventry, Northamptonshire and came to Australia on the steamship Great Britain in 1857 aged 12. His brother, Thomas, had preceded him, arriving the year before on the Royal Charter. Their father, James ,established the Vulcan…
Melbourne Harbor Trust monogram
The Port of Melbourne looks certain to be sold or leased after this year’s state election. This post very briefly surveys the history of the Port of Melbourne and Port Melbourne's relations with its powerful neighbour.
The Melbourne Harbor Trust was established in 1877 to bring a coordinated approach to shipping and to improvements to port facilities. Its…