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...]

Meeting 22 October @ 7.30pm

The War in Port Melbourne 1914 -1918 Janet Bolitho will present to the October meeting on the War in Port Melbourne 1914 - 1918.  Drawing on photographs of familiar Port Melbourne places, she will reflect on some of the themes that have … [Read more...]

AGM – Mon 27 Aug 2018

Our Annual General Meeting will be held Monday 27 August 2018 at Port Melbourne Town Hall, 7.15pm for 7.30pm. We will be celebrating our FIRST TWENTY-FIVE YEARS with a video and exhibition launched by our Patron, Ms Liana Thompson. Doors open … [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...]

The War in Port – 1917

As we make final preparations for Christmas . . . On the 20th December 1917 men and women in Port Melbourne voted in a referendum on this question "Are you in favour of the proposal of the Commonwealth Government for reinforcing the Australian … [Read more...]

October Sunday Afternoon Meeting

Members please note that our October meeting will be held on Sunday 23 October at 2.30pm in the Port Melbourne Trugo Clubrooms at Edwards Park. After usual business we'll hear from David Thompson about the Nott Street Old Boys WWI Roll of Honour and … [Read more...]

Meeting – Sun 23 October 2016, 2.30pm

Come along to a special Sunday afternoon meeting to hear the story of a secret compartment in the Nott Street School WWI honour board and the handwritten messages from families hidden there. You'll also have the opportunity to browse these … [Read more...]

Meeting – Mon 26 September 2016, 7.30pm

Our special guest at the September meeting will be Jim Claven MA and Secretary of the Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee. In his presentation, Lemnos 1915 - The Other Side of Gallipoli, Jim will recount the often forgotten role that … [Read more...]

Meeting – Mon 27 June 2016, 7.30pm

Our special guest in June will be Barb Cullen, author of Harder Than Football - League Players at War, a comprehensive list of all players from the Victorian Football League who served their country in war. Barb has a long history of commitment to … [Read more...]

Reflections on Anzac Day 2016

As we approach the 101st anniversary of the landings at Gallipoli it is interesting to look back at how the news of the first Australian campaign of the First World War was received in the Port and how they commemorated the first Anzac Day in … [Read more...]

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