1919 Anzac Remembrance Day Appeal Sticker

This sticker from the 1919 Anzac Remembrance Day Appeal in aid of the Memorial Building for Returned Sailors and Soldiers has survived for 100 years … [Read more...]

A Captured German Gun for Port!

An interesting aside has come from a meeting at Port Melbourne's Temperance Hall on Thursday evening, 20 March 1919. Representatives of fourteen … [Read more...]

A Picture Show – 26 July 1918

A short article and a notice in the Standard newspaper on 20 July 1918 alerting readers to the latest efforts, a picture show, by Nott Street School … [Read more...]

A Poignant Note

Amongst the many papers found in the recess of the Nott Street School "Old Boys" Memorial is one very poignant note. While all the papers bar one … [Read more...]

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...]

Certificate of Appreciation

In May 1916, Port Melbourne Council decided to give each soldier and sailor of Port Melbourne a certificate commemorating the citizens' commendation … [Read more...]

Diggers’ Weekly Dances

After the war, weekly dance evenings known as Diggers' Dances were held in the Anzac Memorial Hall.  The Returned Sailors' and Soldiers' Cricket Club … [Read more...]

Final Welcome Home

At 8pm on 14 February 1920 the Graham Street Methodists conducted the Final Welcome Home to their Returned Soldiers in the Graham Street Methodist … [Read more...]

Fundraising Bazaar – 9 June 1917

Among the papers found with the Honour Roll in the recess in the Nott Street School “Old Boys” Memorial were a few copies of a letter distributed by … [Read more...]