Self Guided Walks

These FREE self-guided walks are available from the four City of Port Phillip Libraries, the Emerald Hill Heritage Centre and various community centres throughout the City.

WOODCRAFT  IN MIDDLE PARK ARCHITECTURE. Middle Park is noted for its timber-based decoration. Timber commonly replaced cast iron after 1895, up to about 1925, the period during which most Middle Park houses were built. This brochure identifies a range of timber decorations around the area.

CHURCHES : PAST AND PRESENT. Many buildings in Middle Park were once churches, built between 1891 and 1928. Now only two churches remain that still hold services for their congregations : the Albert Park Baptist Church and Our Lady of Mt Carmel. Social changes in the community brought diminishing attendance at church and some are now converted into dwellings and businesses.

FROM SHOPS TO CAFES : THE ARMSTRONG STREET SHOPPING PRECINCT.  From the early 1900s the Armstrong Street shopping precinct has been a hive of activity, once providing shops that supplied the daily needs of Middle Park families. This walk will take you back in time and show you the types of shops that once dominated this precinct.

Next Meeting

Monday 6 May at 7.30pm - followed by supper
Venue: Albert Park Baptist Church

"Growing up in Middle Park – recollections of the 1940s and 1950s". Speaker - Maurita Harney

See Meetings Page for further infomation


January 2019 Newsletter now available. See Newsletter Page or view page-turn style with issuu.

WW1 Volunteers

October 2018 - Updated list of WW1 Volunteers now available on World War 1 Page

Personal Histories

Interview with  Audrey Pruis added to Personal Histories Page