Friends of St Kilda Cemetery

The Friends of St Kilda Cemetery are a not-for-profit community group working actively with Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust, the administrators of St Kilda Cemetery.

Booksellers, Writers and Literati Tour

Written by Elizabeth Hore. Posted in

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PHOTO: George Robertson, Robertson and Mullen’s Bookstore

SUNDAY 26 FEBRUARY 2017 at 2.00pm

If you love books, you will love this tour! Come along and hear about the lives of some truly fascinating residents of the cemetery who led a literary life. Graves visited will include George Robertson, bookseller (“Robertson & Mullen”), Ferdinand Bailliere (bookseller & publisher), George Dunderdale (author), whose house was featured in ABC Restoration Australia, as well as many others.

ST KILDA CEMETERY
DANDENONG ROAD ST KILDA EAST
(MELWAYS 58-F9)

Cost: $10 for non-members, members free. Meet at the Main gates at 2pm
Bookings required. Email info@foskc.org; Ring 95316832 or go to
http://foskc.org/
We go all weathers, rain, hail or shine so please wear suitable clothing and footwear and bring an umbrella

Did you know - the remains of three victims from the fever ship “Glen Huntly” were removed from Point Ormond and reburied in St Kilda Cemetery in 1898.

Did you know - that Major General Sir John Hoad, the Australian Army’s second Chief of the General Staff, started his working career as a teacher. His last teaching position was at Brighton Road State School no.1479, St Kilda.

Did you know - that on 27 August 1890 in the St Kilda Cemetery a memorial was unveiled to honour the early pioneers who had come out in the ship ‘Glen Huntly’.

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  • St Kilda Cemetery
    Dandenong Road St Kilda East

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