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Postcards: Stories from the Mornington Peninsula... paddle steamer...Plaque: Paddle Steamer 'Weeroona', c. 1910...The Sorrento pier was constructed in 1870 mainly for vessels engaged in transporting lime to Melbourne. By 1886 the regular steamship service was capable of carrying well over 3,000 passengers a day on the paddle steamers Ozone, Hygeia and Weeroona...Holiday-making became popular in the late 19th Century. People would travel by paddle steamer to Dromana pier. ...
Stories of a time in history when holidaying was a grand pastime, and when special and unique places in Victoria began to be appreciated, celebrated and shared in that iconic mode of communication: the picture postcard.
Inspired by postcards in their collections, eight historical societies developed themes to explore the history of the Mornington Peninsula.
This story is based on a touring exhibition which was initiated by the Mornington Peninsula Local History Network and the Mornington Peninsula Shire.