It seemed to be a very short time line from when I sent the photos to when the book was launched with a guests the very decent Tim Costello and the local State Parliament member. I was invited to the launch but I was working. First contact with me was made on November 16th and the book was launched on November 30th.
While I have not read it yet, it looks absolutely terrific. R is keen to read it too and it is a book I would have paid the $30 to buy. My interest? I have lived longer in the City of Port Phillip, Elwood, Balaclava and St Kilda Road than anywhere else. I do rather like being a citizen of CoPP, much as I complain at times, especially about this little underfunded and neglected enclave of St Kilda and Queens Roads. Even the late Baroness of Balaclava gets a run in book, I noted as I flicked through.
I researched the Port Phillip Housing Association and how it is funded some time ago. From memory after seeding funding by the City of Port Phillip, it is a self funding housing trust with income from tenants. The web site is very informative and can be found at this address http://www.ppha.org.au/ .
The book was launched at the St Kilda Town Hall on the 30th anniversary of the setting up of the trust.
The book is available from the Port Phillip Housing Association, in person or by mail plus postage. Contact details are at the the Housing Association website listed above.
My photo used.