Welcoming the Wounded Anzacs by Terry Keenan

Welcoming the Wounded Anzacs by Terry Keenan Soft cover, 130 pp $20.00 Soon after the beginning of the First World War a group of Port Melbourne women decided to form themselves into a committee for the purpose of welcoming Australian troops, … [Read more...]

International Womens Day

Today's post honours all the women who have shaped and formed Port Melbourne from the indomitable Caroline Liardet onwards. PMHPS acknowledges the first woman elected to Port Melbourne Council and the first woman mayor, Anna Robieson. She was … [Read more...]

“They Can Carry Me Out”

"They Can Carry Me Out" - Memories of Port Melbourne Edited by Pat Grainger   PMH&PS 1991, A4 soft cover, illustrated, 96 pp $10.00   Reprint of 1991 Vintage Port: Worth Preserving oral history project.   Compiled from the memories of many … [Read more...]

Women of Port Melbourne

Women of Port Melbourne   PMH&PS 2005, A4 soft cover, illustrated, 64 pp $10.00   The stories of the lives of thirty-four Port women.   Produced in conjunction with the Women of Port exhibition held at Port Melbourne Town Hall, October … [Read more...]

Remembering Letty

Margaret Bride tells the story of her grandmother Letty Bellion. Her story is a window into Port life through the 1890s depression, the First World War and the difficult post war years that followed. The story tells of a disappeared cluster of … [Read more...]

Women in Port

With this week's debate about the inclusion of only one woman in the cabinet post the September 2013 federal election, PMHPS blog will next week begin an occasional series on women in Port Melbourne. The patron of the Port Melbourne Historical and … [Read more...]

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