Port Melbourne War Memorial

Sue Leong writes: This is the snap that I took of the war memorial on that wet and grey ANZAC centenary in 2015. (Not a great photo but I liked having the people in it to show how bleak a day it was!) Our PMHPS red and blue flowers can be seen. My … [Read more...]

Who Needs a Chair?

My cousin John Beaumont, sitting on the footpath in front of his home at 43 Bridge Street Port Melbourne around 1943. John’s father Freddie, after returning from war service in North Africa, was sent to Singapore, escaping from there when the city … [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...]

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...]

‘A sodden expanse’ – Fishermans Bend

In the late 1930s Fishermans Bend was on the cusp of a major transformation to industrial development - a change that was anticipated with excitement and optimism. Charles Daley in The History of South Melbourne says: 'The once-despised Fishermen's … [Read more...]

Jack’s journeys

Journey no 2 Here is an account of some research member Jack Bolt recently completed.  Jack says in summary: 'Read a book, find an item interesting, go to the book's references and web, do more personal research closer to home, find the some more … [Read more...]

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