Old photos of ships at Station Pier, Port Melbourne

Here are some more historical photos from my late father’s “John W Gould” collection. These are at Port Melbourne and one that I believe was taken at the Lagoon wharf at Port Melbourne, just where the Port Melbourne Yacht Club is now at the end of Bay Street. I know that it could also be on the Yarra river but for some reason I think I was told it was the Lagoon when I was young.

Reference is made in a caption below to the paddle steamers that went around the bay they were the Ozone, Weeroona and theHygeia and they operated around 1915.

I have scanned these from various formats of film and glass plates but have not tried to retouch them too much and lose the historical feeling to them.

Port Melbourne Pier in 1871

The Lagoon, Port Melbourne

Port Melbourne Pier. The signpost in the centre of the pier advises that the Ozone ferry is going to Schnapper Point, Dromana and Sorrento. The Hygeia is going to Queenscliff then Sorrento. What a pity we don’t have a ferry service like that today.

Station Pier, Port Melbourne circa 1940′s. The ships on the right are the Highland Prince and the Orcades the P & O passenger liner.

About Roger

Roger Gould, Australian international sports and advertising photographer has worked on assignment for some of the worlds leading magazines. he emerged from photographing record covers of rock and roll musicians to start one of Australia's first specialist sport press agencies, photographing tennis, cricket, golf, football as well as the Olympic and Commonwealth Games. Roger is a past President of the International Tennis Photographer's Association and has conducted photography seminars for Kodak in many countries. He currently works in aerial and advertising photography.
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