1. List: Station Pier (formerly Railway Pier)
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    Location: Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Formerly Railway Pier, opened 12th Sept. 1854. Renamed "Station Pier" when rebuilt 1922-1930. Commonly known as "The Tasmanian Ferry Terminal". Nb. Prince's Pier sometimes referred to as "New Railway Pier"

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  1. Web page: Railway Pier C1880
    http://handle.slv.vic.gov.au/10381/69573
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    SLV (State Library of Victoria) high resolution download page for 55.7mb tif image H4514.
    Long exposure posed photo. One person standing near train evidently moved as he is semi transparent.

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  2. Advertising
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Tuesday 12 April 1853 p 1 Advertising
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    WANTED, Immediately, Two or Three good House Carpenters. Apply to Mr. Angel, Hobson's Bay Railway Pier, Sandridge.

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  3. Colonial News. VICTORIA.
    The Maitland Mercury and Hunter River General Advertiser (NSW : 1843 - 1893) Saturday 30 April 1853 p 3 Article
    Abstract: We have Melbourne papers to the 21st April A Mr. W. Parker Snow has purchased and was fitting out a small vessel at Melbourne for the purpose of proc ... 3660 words
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    RAILWAY TO THE BEACH —Already the blacksmiths' forges and carpenters' workshops are erected at the terminus for the Beach Railway, selected about a quarter of a mile up the bay from Liardet's and piles for the new jetty are being prepared on the spot with considerable speed and commendable alacrity. In twelve months time, it is expected this—the first rail- road in Victoria—will be in full working order. Fancy one minute and a half from the Pier to Prince's Bridge!—Herald.

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  4. Web page: The Railway Pier, Sandridge, Melbourne, Victoria ca. 1878-79
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  5. ITEMS OF INTEREST
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Friday 3 February 1922 p 8 Article
    Abstract: Owing to the mechanism operating the railway gates across the road at Lygon street, Carlton, shortly after 10 o,clock yesterday morning, the Coburg e ... 808 words
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    "Renaming Port Melbourne Piers.

    The chairman of the Harbour Trust Commissioners (Mr. Holden) announced yesterday that in view of the proposed construction of a new pier at Port Melbourne, it had been decided to rename the piers as follow:—The old railway pier will be known as the station pier, and "the new railway pier, at which the Renown berthed, the Prince's Pier. The name of the Town Pier will not be altered. "

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  6. PORT OF MELBOURNE. INCREASED TRADE. Proposed New Pier.
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Tuesday 18 April 1922 p 4 Article
    Abstract: Substantial improvement in the trade of the port of Melbourne is disclosed by the forty-fifth annual report of the Melbourne Harbour Trust Commission ... 563 words
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    The Melbourne Harbour Trust Commissioners propose to construct a modern pier on the site of the old railway pier at Port Melbourne, to be called the Station Pier. This new structure will be similar to the Prince's Pier, where the oversea mail steamers now berth. The principal dimensions will be Length 2,110ft., and width 191ft. The Prince's Pier is 1,900ft. long and 186ft. wide. The increased width is being provided in order that electrically operated travelling portal jib cranes may be installed on both sides of the pier when required. At the shore end berths for bay excursion steamers will be provided. The pier will have four berths for overseas steamers, and the piling will be of sufficient length to enable the berths to be dredged to 37ft. below low water. The cost of the completed scheme, including dredging to 37ft., will, it is estimated, be £492,880.

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  7. Classified Advertising
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Friday 18 August 1922 p 2 Advertising
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    THE MELBOURNE HARBOUR TRUST COMMISSIONERS.

    TENDERS are invited until 11 a.m.on Tuesday 29th August, 1922 for the following CONTRACTS.

    1. Demolition of Superstructure of Existing

    Station Pier, Port Melbourne, and Construction of First Section of the New Pier.

    2. Demolition Superstructure of Existing

    Station Pier, Port Melbourne, and Construction of the Whole of the New Pier.

    3. Supply of Timber Piles for Part of First

    Section of Station Pier.

    4. Supply of sawn Timber for Part of First Section of Station Pier.

    A preliminary deposit, as set out under Clause 2 of the General Conditions of Tendering must accompany each tender.

    The lowest of any tender not necessarily accepted.

    Specifications and plans may be seen at the offices of the Commissioners.

    Tenders must be made out on the prescribed (blue) form, and addressed to the Melbourne Harbour Trust Commissioners, Market street, Melbourne, and endorsed, "Tender for ——," as the case may be. J. H. McCUTCHAN, Secretary.
    Melbourne, July 3, 1922.

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  8. Classified Advertising
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Tuesday 29 August 1922 p 2 Advertising
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    THE MELBOURNE HARBOUR TRUST COMMISSIONERS.

    TENDERS are invited until 11 a.m. on Tues- day, 29th August, 1922, for the following CONTRACTS:—

    1. Demolition of Superstructure of Existing

    Station Pier, Port Melbourne, and Construction of First Section of the New Pier.

    2. Demolition of Superstructure of Existing

    Station Pier, Port Melbourne, and Construction of the Whole of the New Pier.

    3. supply of Timber Piles for Part of First

    Section of Station Pier.

    4. Supply of Sawn Timber for Part of First

    Section of Station Pier.

    A preliminary deposit, as set out under Clause 2 of the General Conditions of Tendering must accompany each tender.

    The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.

    Specifications and plans may be teen at the

    offices of the Commissioners.

    Alternative Tenders for the Construction of the Pier in Reinforced Concrete to the tenderer's own design will also receive consideration.

    Tenders must be made out on the prescribed (blue) form, and addressed to the Melbourne Harbor Trust Commissioners. Market street, Melbourne, and endorsed, "Tender for ——" as the case may be. J.H. McCUTCHAN, Secretary. Melbourne, July 3, 1922.

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  9. MELBOURNE'S NEW PIER. TENDERS ACCEPTED, £96,917. Large Ti[?]r Contracts.
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Saturday 9 September 1922 p 26 Article
    Abstract: Tenders, amou[?] to £96,917, were accepted yesterday, by the Melbourne Harbour Trust, for the first section of the new pier which is to be built on t ... 456 words
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    MELBOURNE'S NEW PIER.

    TENDERS ACCEPTED, £96,917.

    Large Timber Contracts.

    Tenders, amounting to £96,917, were ac- cepted yesterday, by the Melbourne Har- hour Trust, for the first section of the new pier which is to be built on the site of the Old Railway Pier at Port Melbourne, to be known as the Station Pier. The cost of the completed pier including dredging to 37ft.,

    will be £492,880.

    The following is a detailed list of the various tenders accepted:—

    Construction of the first section, Law and Spence, £59,106: piles, A. Farrelly, £27,151: sawn tim-

    ber, R. C. Crouch, £6,970: brush box, Pettit and Robertson, £3,689: total £96,917.

    The new structure will be similar to the New Railway, or Prince's Pier where the overseas mail steamers now berth. It will be 2110ft. long and 191ft. wide; the Prince's Pier is 1,900ft long and 186ft. wide. The increased width is being provided so that electrically operated travelling portal jiberanes may be installed on both sides of the pier when required. At the shore ends of the pier berths for the bay excur- sion steamers will be provided. The new pier will have four berths for overseas steamers and the piling will be of suffi- dent length to enable the berths to be dredged to 37ft. below low water mark.
    The new pier takes the place of the Old Railway Pier, which, in the opinion of the Harbour Trust Commissioners has outlived its usefulness. The "Station" pier, there- fore, is to be built to cope with the steadily increasing number of deep-draught vessels arriving from overseas.

    The first section covered by the tenders accepted will take two years. The facilities it offers will be availed of as soon as it is built, and before the complete pier is finished. The work includes the construction of the two inner berths and the shore approach of a total length of 1,460ft., with accommodation for bay steamers. Two double deck shelter sheds will be constructed 300ft. long by 180ft. wide. There will be movable gangways giving direct access from the steamers' decks to these sheds. The outer ends of the gangways will be hinged to permit of adjustment, and also to allow of folding out of the way of the travelling cranes.
    Mr. R. O. Law, one of the successful tenderers, was also a contractor for the Prince's Pier which was completed in

    1914.

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  10. BOAT LANDING AT STATION PIER. TO THE EDITOR OF THE ARGUS.
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Monday 30 October 1922 p 4 Article
    Abstract: Sir,—In your issue of Friday appears a very elaborate plan of the new station pier shortly to be erected at Port Melbourne. No provision has been mad ... 95 words
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    No provision for boats at Station Pier.

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  11. Web page: Station Pier plan drawing, Argus, 27 Oct. 1922
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  12. PORT MELBOURNE'S NEW PIER WILL COST HALF A MILLION.
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Friday 27 October 1922 p 19 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: The accompanying plan shows the "layout" of the proposed new pier at Port Melbourne, which the Harbour Trust is constructing to take the place of the ... 341 words
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    PORT MELBOURNE'S NEW PIER WILL COST HALF A MILLION.

    The accompanying plan shows the "layout" of the proposed new pier at Port Melbourne, which the Harbour Trust is constructing to take the place of the old Railway Pier at a total cost of £492,880. Tenders have been accepted for the first section (including shore approach, two inner overseas berths, and accommodation for bay steamers), totalling £96,617. This does not include the whole of the tim- ber and piles required for the first section.

    in the plan, on the left hand side, running at right angles to the pier line, is an overhead bridge over which bridge traffic, blocked by the continuation of the railway platform from Port Melbourne will pass down a ramp to the pier. The extension of the railway platform will land passengers at the east

    ferry "wing," on the right hand side of the motor way, where the Bay steamers will berth. The shore approach will contain a motor-way 25 feet wide, a passenger footway 10 feet wide, and the passenger steamer platform 15 feet wide and 3 feet 2 inches high, while on the west side of the ramp is another motor- way 30 feet wide to take vehicle traffic from the pier across to Swallow street. The centre of the pier consists ot a footway, platforms, and accommodation sheds (300 feet long), which extend almost the entire length, except for a gap of 100 feet, to enable traffic to pass across the railway lines (flush with the decking) to the western motor-way. At the sea end of the pier is an electrical "traverse" or movable table, to carry trucks from one side to another. The new pier, as
    shown in the plan, does not follow the alignment of the old structure. The outer eastern end of the new pier will be 390 feet east of the outer eastern end of the old pier, so as to make the new pier exactly parallel with the Prince's Pier.

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