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Krystyna Kynst

Krystyna Kynst

Friday, 18 August 2023 04:25

Chronicles of Early Melbourne 1835-1852

Sunday 27 August 2023

5:00pm - 6:00pm
St Kilda Army and Navy Club
88 Acland Street, St Kilda (upstairs)

This is how Melbourne would have looked when Edmund Finn arrived in 1841, from Ireland, as a young man. He worked at the Port Phillip Herald for 6 years, and then became the clerk of the Legislative Council of Victoria. However, he is best known for his unique and entertaining account of early Melbourne, which he published under the pseudonym ‘Garryowen’ in 1888: Chronicles of Early Melbourne 1835-1852.

Friday, 18 August 2023 04:09

AGM 2023

Sunday 27 August 2023

4:00 – 4:45pm
St Kilda Army and Navy Club, 88 Acland Street, St Kilda (upstairs)

Tuesday, 15 August 2023 03:51

Mirka Mora Studio Visit

Sunday 13 August 2023

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
William Mora Galleries
60 Tanner Street

A splendid opportunity to view Mirka Mora's studio and the new exhibition (opening 10 August).

Sunday 30 July 2023

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Meet at Jackson Street car park (behind Pride Centre)  

For those who missed out in April, a second opportunity to join Carmel McKenzie for a 90-minute walk around the former mansions and grand homes on St Kilda Hill.

Sunday 18 June  2023

Linden New Art
26 Acland Street 
St Kilda 

We are delighted to announce that Carmel McKenzie’s much-anticipated book, St Kilda 1841-1900: Movers and Shakers and Money-makers, will be launched by the Mayor of Port Phillip, Heather Cunsolo, at a gala event at Linden, 4.30pm, Sunday, 18 June.

Sunday 30 April  2023

2:00pm - 3:30 pm
Meet at Jackson Street car park (behind Pride Centre)  

Join Carmel McKenzie for a 90-minute walk around the former mansions and grand homes on St Kilda Hill.

Thursday, 20 July 2023 08:55

AGM 2023

2023 Annual General Meeting

Notice of AGM 2023   -  27 August 2023

4:00 – 4:45pm

St Kilda Army and Navy Club, 88 Acland Street, St Kilda (upstairs)

As a member of the St Kilda Historical Society, you are invited to attend this year’s Annual General Meeting. The business of the meeting is to present the Annual Report including the annual Financial Statements and to elect the Committee of Management. Nominations of candidates for election as officers of the Association or as ordinary members of the committee will need to be made in writing and delivered to the Association by 22 August (seven days before the meeting). It won’t be possible to nominate from the floor. To download a nomination form, click here. Your completed nomination form can be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or posted to PO Box 177, Balaclava 3183.

Please note that only financial members are able to vote and/or seek nomination for election to the Committee of Management. Membership renewal was due by 1 July. You can renew your membership by clicking here.


Members unable to attend can appoint a proxy, who must also be a member of the Society.  The proxy form, which can be downloaded here, must be sent to theThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than 24 hours before the time of the AGM. 

Kindly note that any one member can represent no more than three proxies.


pdf   Agenda AGM 2023

pdf  Draft Minutes AGM 2022 

pdf  Financial Statement 2023  

jpg file icon format document symbol vector  Certificate re Financial Statement

pdf  President's Report 2023

Sunday 5 March 2023

4:00pm to 5:30pm 
St Kilda Army and Navy Club
88 Acland Street (upstairs)
St Kilda 

At this live stream presentation – a joint event with the Glen Eira Historical Society – Professor Ian Clark will share his research into the Aboriginal history of the area. 

Wednesday, 14 December 2022 04:54

Kate Johnson (1858-1878)

While living at St Kilda's Etloe Hall (Oberwyl) with her parents, young Kate Johnson attracted the attention of Melbourne Punch magazine for her cross-dressing escapade. And became an instant media sensation.  Was she St Kilda's first celebrity?

By Ken Norling. Images courtesy National Library of Australia

Monday, 05 December 2022 03:31

David Seddon (Rev) and Mary Green

.David Seddon arrived in Australia in 1848 to lead the first congregation at Christ Church, Acland Street St Kilda. He came with a dark history which has been provided to the Society by a contributor from Engand who has been investigating the Rev David Seddon and exploring his history by way of court transcripts. This sordid history has been collororated by work done by Liz Kelly confirming that in in 1868 he was again suddenly forced to depart- this time for England due to further accusations of misbehaviour........ 

Jeffrey Stafford, the author, submitted this story from England.

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