Research the history of your house in City of Port Phillip – is it famous or notorious? 4

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City of Voices – Double Decker Bus tour – 3 Town Halls Reply

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94Tonight I had the opportunity to tour with the audience and visit three locations with the City of Voices group. Extraordinary performance. A bit of History back in time at the Port Melbourne Town Hall, A bit of Community at the South Melbourne Town Hall and a glimpse to the future markets at St Kilda Town Hall. I took these photos of the artists/actors that were being projected into the giant trees.

A prestigious golf Club in Port Melbourne Reply

Well – there used to be… The Victoria Golf Club www.victoriagolf.com.au  currently located in the beachside suburb of Cheltenham started its life in Port Melbourne.
Victoria Golf Club 1903 formed at Fishermen’s Bend as a links course. The location was sought after as it was close to the GPO where most of the members carried out business. 200 acreas at the corner of Lorimer & Ingles St, Fishermans Bend.
6 holes to start.
Mr Phil Hudson – the architect for the Shrine of Remembrance , designed the alterations and additions to the first clubhouse

Royal Melbourne turned down the site 6 years earlier – preferring Sandringham.
State govt owned the land and kept putting up the rent forcing the Victoria Club to look elsewhere – later settling on Cheltenham. about 25 years later.

source : Victoria Golf Club 1903-1988 by Don Lawrence published 1988