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 AND AUTHORS TOUR

Written by Elizabeth Hore. Posted in

When:
September 16, 2018 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
2018-09-16T14:00:00+10:00
2018-09-16T16:00:00+10:00
Where:
ST KILDA CEMETERY
Dandenong Rd
Victoria
Australia
Cost:
$10
Contact:
Liz

Booksellers and Authors Tour
Sunday 16 September 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, including George Robertson, bookseller (Robertson and Mullen’s bookshop), George Dunderdale (author), as well as an anarchist bookseller.
Cost $10 including afternoon tea;
Bookings: email info@foskc.org

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Photo: George Robertson, Bookseller, SLV

Future Tours and events
AGM, 10.00am Saturday 13 October 2018, Emerald Hill Library, Bank Street, South Melbourne, speaker: Dr Celestina Sagazio, SMCT Historian, Topic: Melbourne General Cemetery…Free event
Wonderful Women Tour, 2.00pm Sunday 21 October 2018; Cost $10
Bookings info@foskc.org

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

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