Spencer's Guide to Port Melbourne: History

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THE NEW WARD OP THE CITY OF MELBOURNE.

26 July 1856, The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), page 5

…resource in the form of a searchable database of scanned newspapers from 1803 to 1954. Here are some highlights relating to post aboriginal Port Melbourne (aka Sandridge): 1803 - Lagoon sighted by Charles Grimes 1835 - Melbourne founded 1836 - A Landing by Captain Lonsdale at the Port Melbourne Beach 1838 - Government Surveyor Robert Hoddle proposed a village at Sandridge 1839 - Arrival of the Liardets 1840 - Pier Hotel opened 1849 - The lagoon flooded 1854 - Melbourne - Sandridge train line opened 1854 - Swallow & Ariel biscuit manufactory opened 1856 - City of Melbourne's Macarthur ward  proclaimed 1860 - Sandridge declared a municipality 1863 - Another flood 1867 - Duke of Edinburgh visited 1868 - Large fire along Beach Street 1869 - Frist town hall built 1873 - Gas company starts producing gas 1874 - Football club founded 1882 - Amalgamation with Emerald Hilld proposed 1884 - Sandridge renamed as Port Melbourne 1886 - Port Melbourne Football Club joins the VFA 1888 - The Port Melbourne Lagoon bill submitted to parliament 1890 - Cable trams start running along Bay Street 1893 - Port Melbourne proclaimed a town on the 23rd January 1899 - Port Railway Station built at…

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OLD STORY RETOLD. THE FLOOD OF 1863.

25 February 1928, The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), page 7

…newspapers from 1803 to 1954. Here are some highlights relating to post aboriginal Port Melbourne (aka Sandridge): 1803 - Lagoon sighted by Charles Grimes 1835 - Melbourne founded 1836 - A Landing by Captain Lonsdale at the Port Melbourne Beach 1838 - Government Surveyor Robert Hoddle proposed a village at Sandridge 1839 - Arrival of the Liardets 1840 - Pier Hotel opened 1849 - The lagoon flooded 1854 - Melbourne - Sandridge train line opened 1854 - Swallow & Ariel biscuit manufactory opened 1856 - City of Melbourne's Macarthur ward  proclaimed 1860 - Sandridge declared a municipality 1863 - Another flood 1867 - Duke of Edinburgh visited 1868 - Large fire along Beach Street 1869 - Frist town hall built 1873 - Gas company starts producing gas 1874 - Football club founded 1882 - Amalgamation with Emerald Hilld proposed 1884 - Sandridge renamed as Port Melbourne 1886 - Port Melbourne Football Club joins the VFA 1888 - The Port Melbourne Lagoon bill submitted to parliament 1890 - Cable trams start running along Bay Street 1893 - Port Melbourne proclaimed a town on the 23rd January 1899 - Port Railway Station built at Station Pier 1920 - Gasometer exploded 1942 - War-time brownouts…

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AMALGAMATION OF SANDRIDGE AND EMERALD-HILL.

16 December 1882, The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), page 12

…Port Melbourne Beach 1838 - Government Surveyor Robert Hoddle proposed a village at Sandridge 1839 - Arrival of the Liardets 1840 - Pier Hotel opened 1849 - The lagoon flooded 1854 - Melbourne - Sandridge train line opened 1854 - Swallow & Ariel biscuit manufactory opened 1856 - City of Melbourne's Macarthur ward  proclaimed 1860 - Sandridge declared a municipality 1863 - Another flood 1867 - Duke of Edinburgh visited 1868 - Large fire along Beach Street 1869 - Frist town hall built 1873 - Gas company starts producing gas 1874 - Football club founded 1882 - Amalgamation with Emerald Hilld proposed 1884 - Sandridge renamed as Port Melbourne 1886 - Port Melbourne Football Club joins the VFA 1888 - The Port Melbourne Lagoon bill submitted to parliament 1890 - Cable trams start running along Bay Street 1893 - Port Melbourne proclaimed a town on the 23rd January 1899 - Port Railway Station built at Station Pier 1920 - Gasometer exploded 1942 - War-time brownouts And here are some links to articles with photos: Bridge across Port Melbourne lagoon Butchers shop on Bay Street Cohen & Marks Loan Office Camels at Fisherman's Bend Fire at Bay Street drapers North Sandridge floods Montague…

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LIGHTS AT PORT MELBOURNE

20 February 1942, The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), page 2

…flood 1867 - Duke of Edinburgh visited 1868 - Large fire along Beach Street 1869 - Frist town hall built 1873 - Gas company starts producing gas 1874 - Football club founded 1882 - Amalgamation with Emerald Hilld proposed 1884 - Sandridge renamed as Port Melbourne 1886 - Port Melbourne Football Club joins the VFA 1888 - The Port Melbourne Lagoon bill submitted to parliament 1890 - Cable trams start running along Bay Street 1893 - Port Melbourne proclaimed a town on the 23rd January 1899 - Port Railway Station built at Station Pier 1920 - Gasometer exploded 1942 - War-time brownouts And here are some links to articles with photos: Bridge across Port Melbourne lagoon Butchers shop on Bay Street Cohen & Marks Loan Office Camels at Fisherman's Bend Fire at Bay Street drapers North Sandridge floods Montague Street flood Port Melbourne from the air Port Melbourne Theatre Procession for Gallipoli wounded Sandridge Pier Warships at Port Melbourne If you find this sort of thing interesting, you should consider joining the Port Melbourne Historical and Preservation Society ; it only costs $15.…