Community Stories

These pages present stories about Port Phillip's heritage, as told by Port Phillip residents. The stories take many forms, including oral history, personal reminiscence and creative accounts. Please read and enjoy this growing archive, and perhaps consider contributing your own story.

Speaking Stories 2: digital histories, 2016

Tune in to these locally significant but nationally resonant digital stories about Port Phillip’s rich heritage, told by five local authors from the Seniors Festival, Port Phillip Writes Publication.


Speaking Stories 1: digital histories, 2015

Six local authors have contributed their stories to this digital story project, part of the 2015 City of Port Phillip Senior's Festival. Each of the stories was originally published in the Senior's Festival, Port Phillip Writes publication.

The Hollywood Hotel

Recalling the Journey

Multicultural Arts Victoria present, an illustrated E-publication of unforgettable stories by & about immigrants and refugees, who came to Australia by ship.




Bagdad Boys

by Reg Macey

King O'Malley plaque

Reccollections of a plant operator

by Meyer Eidelson

Plant operator Advert

The Gatwick: Home is more than four walls

Filmed, Edited and Directed by Rachel Edward, Produced by Robyn Szechtman

Image: "Gatwick," Fitzroy Street, St Kilda, c 1955, sk1202, PPCC