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.

MAYORS OF ST KILDA TOUR

Written by Elizabeth Hore. Posted in

When:
March 25, 2018 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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Where:
ST KILDA CEMETERY
Dandenong Rd
St Kilda East VIC 3183
Australia

SUNDAY 25 MARCH 2018 AT 2.00PM
This is a repeat of a tour that has not been conducted for at least ten years!
Come and hear about the lives of some of the earliest mayors of St Kilda; from Benjamin Cowderoy, First President, to Sir George Turner, Albert Jacka VC, MC and Bar (yes…he was a mayor of St Kilda as well as a war hero), and many others. All served their community well.

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Photo: Councillors of St Kilda, 1862

Meet at main gates, Dandenong Road at 2.00pm. Afternoon tea included; Cost $10, pay on day; members free. Bookings: email info@foskc.org; tel: 0422379053 or 9531 3648.
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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