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2019 Events

 

July 21 2019 Artists of St Kilda presented by Janine Burke, Art Historian with images provided by Steve Cappadona. Time and Place to be advised.

August 2019 AGM for the St Kilda Historical Society. Guest speaker Richard Peterson. Date time and place to be advised

October 2019 Olso House 'Restoration or Renovation'. Guest Speaker David Helms. Date time and place to be advised.

March 10 2019 Discover Lost Elwood Isaac Hermann, local history buff and civic treasure, will guide us down Slaughterhouse Road between the abattoirs, over the bridge by the dung heap, dodge the bullets at the rifle range, pass by the coal mine on the way to the quarantine station and through the tea-tree to the grave sites from the ship 'Glen Huntley'. More information: Isaac's 'Lost Elwood' also includes the original course of the creek, failings of the canal, flooding, demise of the street railway, excavation of Red Bluff, and the fall from grace of the infamous Tommy Bent. 

 


Previous Events

 

Carnivals, Charity & Commemorations

Carnivals, Charity & Commemorations

25 November 2018

Join local historian Maureen Walker for an early evening walk around the St. Kilda foreshore to learn how St Kilda celebrated the end of WWI and how local veterans were welcomed home. Maureen will explain the significance and scale of fundraising and how the local community worked to support veterans and their families. If you've ever wondered about the why and how of St Kilda's iconic Memo Hall, you'll have your questions answered.

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Joseph Panton 1831-1913

Joseph Panton 1831-1913

26 September 2018

Susan Grant presents a highly influential early St Kilda resident Joseph Panton 1831-1913

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Carlo Catani – The Man and His Legacy

Carlo Catani – The Man and His Legacy

26 August 2018

Daniela will discuss the life and work of Carlo Catani (1852-1918) responsible for the St Kilda foreshore reclamation, Catani Gardens, Memorial Arch, Elwood Canal, and multiple landmark projects across Victoria which remain of historical, aesthetic, architectural, and scientific significance.

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Early Houses of St Kilda Hill

Early Houses of St Kilda Hill

15 July 2018

This event is a repeat of the very popular "Early Houses of St Kilda" walking tour led by Phillip Stewart in February 2016. Phillip will share his considerable knowledge and expertise about many of the early homes of St Kilda dating from 1843 to 1860 as he leads us through Acland, Robe, and Dalgety Streets. Phillip will also take us inside three of these homes - including the stately 'Oberwyl' mansion and an 1857 terrace house built during the Gold Rush.

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