Anzac Centenary Heath Street Walk

To mark the centenary of the First World War landings at Gallipoli, Barb Mullen and Christine Griffiths, residents of Heath Street, Port Melbourne, … [Read more...]

Anzac Reception Committee

Barely a week after the home leave for the original Anzacs had been announced, the Minister for Defence, Senator Pearce sanctioned the appointment of … [Read more...]

Leave for the 1914 Men

“I will have a trip before long, as all the 1914 men are to be given six months’ furlough to Australia. A few are to go each month – married men … [Read more...]

Nott Street School Anzac Service

This order of service, presumably from an Anzac Day commemoration, was found within a recess of the Nott Street School Old Boys Honour Board along … [Read more...]

Nott Street School “Old Boys”

The Port Melbourne Standard newspaper of 31 July 1915 carried a story that the State Minister for Education had requested schools compile and display … [Read more...]

Returned Soldiers’ Reception and Smoke Concert

About 250 returned soldiers and sailors with about the same number of relatives attended the civic reception provided by the Mayor, Cr Richard Gill … [Read more...]

The End of the War – Friendly Societies’ Dispensary

The Friendly Societies’ Dispensary committee of management met for their monthly meeting on Thursday evening [14 Nov 1918]. The president, Mr S … [Read more...]

The End of the War – Hostilities Cease

About 7.30pm on Monday 11 Nov 1918, around the time the Bay steamers were returning from their day’s excursion, the news that Germany had signed the … [Read more...]

The End of the War – Good Templars

Brother Austin, the Grand Chief Templar of Victoria, presided over the meeting of the Mutual Help Lodge held at the lodge room in Graham Street on the … [Read more...]

The End of the War – Nott Street State School

At 11.30am on Wednesday (13 Nov 1918] one thousand students of Nott Street State School paraded in the school grounds where they saluted the flag, … [Read more...]