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Peter Johnson

Peter Johnson

Peter has been a resident and practicing architect in St Kilda for over 33 years. He comes from a long line of architects, engineers and builders going back at least 5 generations with various branches of his family having lived in the South Melbourne and St Kilda area since 1859.

He has researched and written on a range of architectural and local history subjects, and has contributed to the Australian Dictionary of Biography and the Encyclopedia of Australian Architecture.

Peter has acted as the Society's heritage officer since 2002 and was its president from 2009 until 2015.

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Objects

The collection holds many 3D objects. Some examples are:

  • IOOF lectern 
  • IOOF honour boards 
  • St Moritz Skating Girl sign

 

 

For details about our Collection Policy, please click here.

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Ephemera

We hold an extensive collection of ephemera. Some of the items include:

  • invitations
  • posters
  • leaflets
  • programmes
  • postcards

 

For details about our Collection Policy, please click here.

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Images

The collection holds many images. Many of them are now available for viewing and downloading on Flickr.com

Shortly we will be adding a general description of our collection strengths and eventually a detailed list of all the items held.

Stay tuned!

For details about our Collection Policy, please click here.

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Costumes

The collection holds a variety of different costumes from various periods.

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For details about our Collection Policy, please click here.

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Membership

The Society has various membership categories to fit in with you and your family's requirements.

Yearly rates are:

  • Individual $20
  • Couple (at same address) $30
  • Child (under 13) $5 per child
  • Student (under 18) $12
  • Corporate $40

Memberships run for 12 months with exception of the lifetime subscription

Payments are processed through Paypal, you can pay via credit card with Paypal.

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Donations

Our collection has been built by the generous donations of many past members and supporters. To build the collection even further for the future, we need many more donations.

If you think you have something that might be of use to us and would like to gift it, please contact the Secretary or President and discuss it with us.

Most items are usually very gratefully received. However we still need to go through an accessioning process to ensure that the items in question meet our Collection Policy, particularly large items.

For details about our Collection Policy, please click here.

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Membership Benefits

There are lots of benefits to membership:

  • receive invitations to attend various walks, talks and tours during the year
  • free access to our archives and research material
  • access to our experts, to provide assistance with your research at a discounted rate
  • access to the restricted member's section of our web site
  • opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with other like-minded people
  • develop new skills
Become a member and learn more about the fascinating history of this area.
 
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Useful Links

We encourage you to undertake your own research. Here is a list of local resources that may prove useful.

Download the Research Resources Guide from here.

Other useful links include:

Cemeteries deceased search - St KildaSpringvale and others
City of Port Phillip Collection heritage database 
Friends of the St Kilda Cemetery 
Museums Australia
Museums Australia Victoria 
National Trust of Australia (Victoria) register
Public Records office of Victoria 
- Home page
Passenger lists and other indexes 
- Wills and probate index
- Video Podcasts 
Picture Australia image database 
Picture Victoria  image database 
Royal Historical Society of Victoria 
- image database
- manuscripts database
State Library of Victoria catalogue 
Victorian Heritage database

 

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Service Charges

We offer the following services:

  • Research advice
  • Heritage research
  • Collection access
  • Scanning of archive documents

Fees for these services are set out here

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Assisted Help

We offer the following services:

  • Research advice
  • Heritage research
  • Collection access
  • Scanning of archive documents

Fees for these services are set out here

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Members' Area

This gives access to hidden content but members need to set up an account first

Membership Application form