Howard Gostelow recalls his time working at Tom Piper in Williamstown Road
"I had been a screen printer in Melbourne for five years when a sales rep. friend of mine was informed that Tom Piper was looking at doing in-house printing rather than sending it out.
I made an appointment, called in and was shown what they wanted to do and asked if it was…
Port United Boys Cricket Team at JL Murphy Reserve, 1952.
The photo was taken in 1952 at JL Murphy Reserve, corner of Williamstown Road and Graham Street. The area was Port Melbourne Municipal Council’s depot for electric light and bluestone.
This local junior boy’s cricket team was organised by ourselves without adult help and was successful as undefeated premiers.
The boys lived in…
The Greater Port Melbourne: Official Souvenir of the 1939 Port Melbourne Centenary Celebrations Committee booklet includes many advertisements from iconic Port Melbourne companies. Many more than I can feature here.
A lot of the ads are just simple text but in others, the Art Deco style of the day with an emphasis on modern industry can be seen in the…
West Gate Bridge from Williamstown Road/Webb Dock area, a day or so before the collapse.
Looking from the Williamstown Road/Webb dock area towards the West Gate Bridge, just a day or so before the bridge collapsed. Contrast the sky in this photo to the blue of the later photo – such a grim threatening portent over the unhappy bridge.
West Gate Bridge…
Only a fragment of the presence of the massive engineering firm of Malcolm Moore Pty Ltd survives in Bertie St, Port Melbourne.
Remnant of the extensive Malcolm Moore factory in Bertie St - note the logo at top right
Malcolm Moore set up his firm's manufacturing centre in Williamstown Road, Port Melbourne in 1927. Branches were later opened in every State capital…
This is the briefest beginning of stories associated with the Graham St overpass.
Before the West Gate Bridge was built, access to the other side of the river at Newport was via a ferry at the end of Williamstown Road. The Graham Street overpass was built in the late 1970s in anticipation of the growing number of cars that would pass…