HILLMAN CAR CLUB
OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA INC

Rootes Australia Factory
Fishermans Bend neighbourhood
of Port Melbourne
HILLMAN CAR CLUB
OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA INC


The Rootes Australia factory in Port Melbourne was established in 1945 (see image L1649 and others at the National Archives of Australia) or in 1946 according to other credible sources.  It was located at the southern end of Salmon Street, Port Melbourne.
The GM Holden factory is at the northern end, on both sides of Salmon Street.
The area is often known by its official "neighbourhood" name of Fishermans Bend (or Fishermen's Bend before 1977), within the suburb of Port Melbourne.

It was bounded by :
  1. Plummer Street to the north
  2. Prohasky Street to the west
  3. Williamstown Road to the south
  4. Salmon Street to the east

Here are two pictures at the Sunbeam Club website.
The first one ("most likely taken in the late fifties") is looking to the west.
Running left to right:  Salmon Street in the foreground, Prohasky Street in the background.

The second photo ("taken a few years earlier") is looking to the south west.
It is centred on the eastern half of the complex.  Clearly visible in the background (top-centre) is Leith Crescent, so you can follow the line of Smith Street northward from there.

Google Earth users:  Click here to run a placemark tour of the area.
You will need to occasionally pause during the first time you run it.
 


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