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...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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’. … [Read more...]

Meeting – Mon 27 July 2015, 7.30pm

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 … [Read more...]

Port Melbourne First World War Centenary Project

The Port Melbourne Historical and Preservation (PMH&PS) has undertaken an ambitious project to mark the centenary of the first world war. The Society has already been tracking enlistments and events in Port Melbourne for several months, … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

19 October 2014 – First Convoy Embarkations Commemoration

One hundred years ago, thousands of Victorians embarked from Port Melbourne bound for the battlefields of World War One. By the end of October 1914, 17 troopships had left Victorian shores carrying almost 8,000 troops as well as nurses, technicians, … [Read more...]

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