"When I think of Port, I think of Station Pier. My early memories of Port include waving good-bye to relatives sailing from Station Pier on ships like the Arcadia, and watching from the Centenary Bridge as steam engines shunted trains in the marshalling yards between the pier and Graham St. Years later, I used to take my own children to watch the cruise liners as they sailed from Station Pier. In 2002, I took a group of my Port Melbourne PS students to the pier to sing at a welcome function for the crew of the Tampa, shortly after it had rescued over 400 refugees from a sinking ship.
I also think of Murphy Reserve, where I first enjoyed Port Melbourne hospitality back in the 70's (I remember crawling around the Woodruff Oval in the early hours of a Sunday morning looking for my car keys), and where I still umpire the Port Colts juniors."
Photo by Michelle