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.
Rootes Factory in Salmon St. Harold Paynting Collection, State Library of Victoria
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 Bend - a no-man's land - under the pressure of economic…
Journey no 2
Here is an account of some research recently completed by member Jack Bolt.
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 some more information/data, and inadvertently meet a PMHPS member who is part of the story. It only took about a week. …