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People

In this area you will find a collection of short histories about various St Kilda identities.

 

Research Notes

Research Notes

Research notes

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ELPHINSTONE DICK, Harriet

ELPHINSTONE DICK, Harriet

Arriving in Melbourne in 1876, Harriet earned an income from giving swimming exhibitions, teaching swimming and entering swimming races at Captain Kenney’s St Kilda sea baths.

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McEVOY, Freddie (1907-1951)

McEVOY, Freddie (1907-1951)

Freddie McEvoy was the first Australian to win a medal at a Winter Olympics

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LAWRENCE, Clarice WW1 Army Nurse (1889-1941)

LAWRENCE, Clarice WW1 Army Nurse (1889-1941)

Clarice Lawrence was a WW1 Army Nurse who nursed Gallipoli casualties on the Greek island Lemnos.

 

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AIREY, John Moore Cole; Politician, grazier and land speculator

AIREY, John Moore Cole; Politician, grazier and land speculator

John Moore Cole Airey was a politician, grazier and land speculator who purchased Lot 2 in St Kilda's first ever land sale in 1842.

 

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BENNETT, Robert (1822-1891)

Robert Bennett was born at Tandragee, Armagh, Northern Ireland in ca. 1822

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BROOKE, Frederick c1843-1884

BROOKE, Frederick c1843-1884

Frederick Brooke was a well-known St Kilda fisherman and boatman.

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PIGGOTT, Frederick John (1874-1962)

PIGGOTT, Frederick John (1874-1962)

Frederick Piggott was a superindendent of Police and a forensic science pioneer.

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SHIELS, William (1843-1904)

SHIELS, William (1843-1904)

Arrived Melbourne c1853.

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Mirka Mora

Mirka Mora

Mirka loved St Kilda’s raffish bohemian charm and made it her home for nearly two decades.

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