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.
2018 is the centenary of Catani's death. His Italian heritage, immigration, relationships and family, engineering feats and design aesthetics make for a fascinating afternoon of local history storytelling.
Your ticket includes a glass of wine/beer/softdrink & nibbles. Other drinks are available at bar prices.
SKHS current members: $5.00
When: Sunday 26 August 2018 – 4.00 - 5.30pm
Where: St Kilda RSL - 88 Acland St (upstairs - wheelchair access via lift)
Daniela (Volpe) Riachi 's book From Tuscany to Victoria: The Life and Work of Pietro Baracchi, Carlo Catani and Ettore Checchi was shortlisted in the 2006 Victorian Premier's Literary Awards and will be available to purchase at this event.