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...]

Answering the Call

For many years Lieutenant Commander Mackenzie Gregory RAN (RTD) had a vision of a statue on the Port Melbourne foreshore to honour the service of all … [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...]

Bridge Street Presbyterian Church Honour Boards

An honour board listing 38 names of members of the Bridge Street Presbyterian Church was unveiled at the church by Rev W Borland, acting … [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. ┬áThe Returned Sailors' and Soldiers' Cricket Club … [Read more...]