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Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne
Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne

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 97-year-old messages, now beautifully preserved in specially handcrafted boxes. Sunday, 23 October 2016 Port Melbourne Trugo Club Edwards Park, off Esplanade East

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Australian soldiers at the Anzac Rest Camp at Sarpi on Lemnos, 1915. Photographer AW Savage, State Library of NSW Collection

Meeting – Mon 26 September 2016, 7.30pm

Australian soldiers at the Anzac Rest Camp at Sarpi on Lemnos, 1915. Photographer AW Savage, State Library of NSW Collection 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 the Greek Island of…

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Meeting – Mon 27 June 2016, 7.30pm

Harder Than Football - League Players at War 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 AFL affiliated groups and clubs. Barbara is currently a volunteer curator assisting…

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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 1916. The First Casualties In the weeks and months that followed 25 April 1915, as the authorities…

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Meeting – Mon 25 April 2016, 7.30pm

Gallipoli from the cliff tops Our special guest on ANZAC Day will be Vecihi Başarın co-author of Gallipoli: The Turkish Story.  When Vecihi’s father, a Turkish army officer, took him to Gallipoli as a 10-year-old, little did he realise it would be the start of a lifetime interest in the battles that occurred there, or the path to a PhD at Deakin University.…

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Nott Street School Old Boys Evening Talk: An Unfinished Tribute

Come to an evening talk from Port Melbourne Historical and Preservation Society to hear the story of a secret compartment in the Nott Street School WWI honour board and the handwritten messages from families hidden there. This event presents the opportunity to browse these 97-year-old messages, now beautifully preserved in specially handcrafted boxes for public viewing. Emerald Hill Heritage Centre Tues 26…

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The Lemnos Gallipoli Memorial

The relationship between Australia and Greece has deep roots in the island of Lemnos. A hundred years ago, a piper welcomed the first Anzac nurses ashore onto that island. Conditions were harsh and chaotic at first -  ‘too awful for words’. Over time conditions improved and survival rates were impressive. The dedication of the 130 nurses who served on Lemnos, the men they…

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Meeting – Mon 27 July 2015, 7.30pm

Photo: National Trust of Australia The guest speaker at our July meeting, Laura James, will talk about Avenues of Honour. PMH&PS meet on the fourth Monday of each month except December in the Council Chamber,  Upstairs at Port Melbourne Town Hall, 333 Bay St, Port Melbourne.    

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Port Melbourne First World War Centenary

Did someone from your Port Melbourne family serve during WWI? The Port Melbourne WWI Centenary project aims to list volunteers from Port who enlisted for active service and tell some of the stories of the Home Front in Port during the war. David Thompson will present an overview of the project where you can learn how you can contribute with your own family history and…

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Meeting – Mon 23 March 2015, 7.30pm

Did someone from your Port Melbourne family serve during WWI? PMHPS are currently undertaking the Port Melbourne First World War Centenary project which aims to list volunteers from Port who enlisted for active service and tell some of the stories of the Home Front in Port during the war. At our March meeting, David Thompson will present an overview of the project and show how…

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