Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Happy 150th!

The 13th July marks the sesquicentenary - that is 150 years - since Sandridge became a Borough.

To celebrate this venerable occasion, the Council with the Port Melbourne Historical and Preservation Society are putting on a splendid exhibition. I know because I have had a glimpse of it emerging.

Former mayors line the walls of the upstairs hallway and you may recognise the provenance of familar street names such as Howe Parade and Salmon Street. There are interesting views of Sandridge in the 1870s which show how the Borough was developing at that time.

And the mayor's a room is hung with pastel postcards that show the prominent life the piers have played in the life of Port Melbourne.

Do visit the exhibition at the Port Melbourne Town Hall. The official opening is on Tuesday 13th at 10.30 am.

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