Some three thousand people gathered along the roads leading from the New Railway Pier (Princes Pier) on the morning of Saturday 23 November 1918 to welcome the first contingent of returned soldiers.1
Barriers along the route restricted the roadway to 12 feet to allow the cars carrying the soldiers to proceed to the city.
At the foot of the pier, two strong…
WWC Band Rotunda. Photo by David Thompson.
At the meeting of the Women's Welcome Committee (WWC) held on Thursday 31 January 1918, Mrs E F Russell reminded the group of an intention raised some time ago to erect a monument on Sinclair Parade to commemorate the memory of fallen soldiers and the work of the committee. She suggested a band rotunda and…
When Great Britain declared war on Germany in 1914 Australia also found itself at war. No doubt many communities throughout the land began to make plans about how best they could support the war effort. For its part the Port Melbourne council quickly realised that the municipality, by virtue of its role as Melbourne’s port, was uniquely placed to play…
W McCullagh led a small group of builders who built a kiosk for the Womens Welcome Committee in November 1916 at new Railway Pier (Princes Pier).
1916 'Kiosk at Pier.', Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 - 1920), 25 November, p. 2. , viewed 12 Aug 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article91164784