First posted June 2011
First posted 25th November 2009
Billboard for the new movie “Where the wild things are” which comes out in Australia on 3rd December this year. This is a good spot for the billboard, here in Williamstown, as much of the movie was filmed here. Other locations included Gembrook, Werribee Quarry, Flinders and the Melbourne Central City studios in the docklands precinct. My son was one of the picture doubles for Max in the movie and we got to see some amazing scenes. The character of Max is played by Max Records from America, the movie is directed by the wonderful Spike Jonze. (He also shot the music clip for Bjork’s awesome “Oh so quiet” amongst much other great work.) The movie is based on the famous childrens book by Maurice Sendak. Lucky me, I’m off to the preview for “Where the wild things are” this Sunday!
First posted 15th August 2009
Possibly Melbourne’s oldest timber house. “Pope’s house” (named after a previous owner William Pope) is found at 43 Aitken Street in Williamstown. It is today, very close to being sold. The house which possibly dates back to as early as 1842 is to be dismantled. Apparently a condition of the development is that all parts of the house are stored by the current/new owners. More information about the site can be found at the Heritage Victoria site here. (House now demolished).
First posted 26th June 2008
There are many parts to Williamstown that have a great history to them, in fact Williamstown was nearly the port of Melbourne. Now this place isn’ that old, but it’s certainly been like this for as long as I can remember. You can find it in Ferguson Street, adjacent to some lovely period homes. (Now demolished).
First posted 21st June 2008
Right in the middle of Williamstown is Commonwealth Reserve with it’s lovely rotunda. Part of the park is taken up by Liston Tennis club, shown here at night. It’s one of the best spots for a game of tennis in Melbourne, with spectacular views like this, from the side of the courts. You must of course be a member to play tennis here, information about memberships can be found here.
First posted 24th May 2008
The Williamstown Seagulls Football club have just finished playing The Box Hill Hawks at Burbank Oval. After being very close at half time, Williamstown took it away in the third quarter and finished well in front. They are a game free, on top of the VFL ladder.
First posted 18th March 2008
Well it’s a lovely warm day down here in Williamstown, and many are making the trek to the beach. At the end of the beach lies the Williamstown Lifesaving Club. This club was featured as a court room on the hit TV series “Sea Change” some years ago now.
First posted 16th October 2007
A popular attraction in Williamstown is the Titanic restaurant which takes you on board the fated Titanic trip. Waiters are in character and the voyage starts as you board and leave New York and continues to the dramatic end. This restaurant has been established for 14 years and was developed before the Hollywood movie. This statue of liberty is part of the scenery which appears from the window of the ship as the voyage commences. More information can be found at the restaurants’ own website here.