A voluntary, incorporated, non-profit group of over 200 members, based at the Port Melbourne Town Hall and dedicated to collecting, preserving and making accessible the history and heritage of Port Melbourne

Our collection

Port Melbourne Historical and Preservation Society Collection (1993)

Items related to the history of Sandridge/Port Melbourne and limited to the traditional areas of Port Melbourne, Garden City and Fisherman's Bend defined by the municipal borders as at January 1994.

Date range 1839 to present.

Original documents and images, and copied or digital documents and images, plus objects of social, sporting and industrial interest.

While Victorian Collections includes the majority of our Collection, there are a significant number of items that we have chosen not to make publicly visible as well as a number of items such as lists, indexes, transcriptions, family histories, databases and much more that help us record the history of Port but we have not catalogued as part of our Collection.

Themes: Connecting Victorians by transport and communications, Building community life, Governing Victorians, Building towns, cities and the garden state, Building Victoria's industries and workforce, Shaping cultural and creative life, Peopling Victoria's Places & Landscapes, Shaping Victoria's Environment