Fishermans or Fishermens
When we first saw the title of Allan Meiers' book Fisher Folk of Fishermans Bend it caused us some concern. Then Allan explained what he had found during his research about the naming of The Bend. more...

Grimwade Castings
Peter Griffin worked at Grimwade Castings in Williamstown Road from 1941 to 1970. He returned to Port as guest speaker for our October 2005 meeting. Peter proved to be an entertaining speaker and educated us on the history of this Port Melbourne firm. more...

Traffic Signs
The Railway Reserve along Evans St between Bridge & Graham was once a busy railway siding and carters would often take shortcuts through the residential streets on their way to the Williamstown Rd & Ingles St intersection. Glen Stuart recalls Port Melbourne City Council's response to the problem. more...
Maskell & McNab Memorial
In May 1887, Frederick Maskell and James McNab, both railway workers and Port Melbourne residents, were killed in a train crash near Windsor. Their actions averted a even worse disaster and in recognition of that, a memorial was erected in their names. more...
Henry O'Brien
Henry O'Brien was a publican in Port Melbourne in the latter part of the 19th Century. He ran the Ship Inn for many years and built a fine terrace of shops in Bay Street that still bear his name. more...