Patriotic Fundraising in Port During the Great War

During the course of researching the Society’s World War One Centenary Project we have been struck by the sheer number and variety of patriotic and fundraising events in Port Melbourne during the war years.  Sometimes the proceeds went to local … [Read more...]

Women’s Welcoming Committee

It is unfair to say that 1918 marks the pinnacle of the work of the Women's Welcoming Committee (WWC) because they welcomed all but the first troopship returning to our piers right through the war until 1920. They did much more besides including … [Read more...]

Electric Sparks

I've been reading a lot of newspapers recently but not the Leader or the Weekly Review that appear in our mailboxes each week these days, I've been reading the Port Melbourne Standard from the time of the First World War.  The National Library of … [Read more...]

Welcoming the Wounded Anzacs

PMH&PS member and prolific footy club author, Terry Keenan has turned his mind and meticulous research to a group of Port Melbourne women who formed themselves into a committee to welcome Australian troops, especially the sick and wounded, … [Read more...]

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...]

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