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.


Written by Elizabeth Hore. Posted in

Sunday 31 March 2019 at 2.00pm

Mayors of St Kilda Tour, St Kilda Cemetery

This is a repeat of a tour we have not conducted for at least ten years.

Come and join us and hear about the lives of some of the earliest mayors of St Kilda who are buried in our cemetery, from Benjamin Cowderoy, first mayor, to Sir George Turner, all served their community well.

COST $15 including afternoon tea.

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL:  EMAIL or tel: Liz 0422379053

We meet at main gates, Dandenong Road and go all weathers, unless temperature is over 35 degrees.

We look forward to seeing you.

Forthcoming tours:

Sunday 26 May Life in the Law Tour

Sunday 23 June Musicians and Photographers.


Photo: Early council members of City of St Kilda



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’.


  • St Kilda Cemetery
    Dandenong Road St Kilda East


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Daylight Savings 8.00am - 8.00pm
Normal Hours 8.00am - 6.00pm

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