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.

WINTER TALES FROM THE GRAVE

Written by Elizabeth Hore. Posted in

When:
July 29, 2018 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
2018-07-29T14:00:00+10:00
2018-07-29T16:00:00+10:00
Where:
ST KILDA CEMETERY
Dandenong Rd
St Kilda East VIC 3183
Australia
Cost:
$10 including afternoon tea
Contact:
Liz
0422 379 053 or 9531 3648

WINTER TALES FROM THE GRAVE TOUR
SUNDAY 29 JULY 2018 AT 2.00PM
Come and join us on this general tour through the cemetery and meet Rob our new tour leader on this fascinating winter walk. Graves visited will include St Kilda’s first mayor; a Lt Colonel who came to New South Wales on the 2nd fleet and was stationed on Norfolk Island; and Gough Whitlam’s family and many others.
Meet at main gates, Dandenong Road. Cost $10 including afternoon tea; pay on day. Bookings: email info@foskc.org or tel 0422379053 or 9531 3648
We go all weathers, rain, hail or shine so please wear suitable clothing and footwear and bring an umbrella.

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Photo: Lt Colonel Joseph Anderson (Ref:SLV), one of the graves we will visit.

Future Tours
Booksellers and Writers, 2.00pm. Sunday 16 September 2018
Wonderful Women, 2.00pm Sunday 21 October 2018
AGM, 10.00am Saturday 13 October 2018, Emerald Hill Library, speaker: Dr Celestina Sagazio, SMCT Historian, Topic: Melbourne General Cemetery

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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