NEXT MEETING: Stained Glass at Holy Trinity
When: Sunday, 12 October at 3pm
Where: Holy Trinity Church, 175 Chapel Street, Balaclava.
The speaker will be Dr Bronwyn Hughes, an acknowledged stained glass expert, who will speak about the stained glass at Holy Trinity and also the windows that were relocated from St Bede's, Elwood after its closure. Bronwyn has carried out a survey of the stained glass at Holy Trinity and has kindly offered to share it with SKHS members. The survey can be seen on our website under the History menu -> Churches -> Holy Trinity.
The St Kilda Library's newly renovated Community Room is now open. You will notice immediately that the kitchen equipment and cabinetry has been replaced and in the meeting area there are new chairs, tables and a projection screen. We shall be holding most of our meetings here from now on.
Our next display from 1 - 31 October will be about the Victory Theatre (now the National Theatre ) at the corner of Barkly and Carlisle Streets Do have a look at the display when you are in the Library. Thanks to Maureen Walker for all her good work.
The Royal Historical Society of Victoria at A'.Beckett Street in Melbourne is holding an exhibition 'The Australian Red Cross in the Great War'. Our Society has contributed to the exhibition with work Maureen Walker researched for our 'St Kilda Home Front in World War 1' display.. Well done Maureen that your work has been recognised in the exhibition
Society membership is now due and we hope you will rejoin to support our work to record St Kilda's history. Ordinary membership is $20 and joint membership is 30,
Work on our website is progressing. Peter Johnson. our President, has been working hard to put more information about houses, streets, people and land sales on the site. The website is an ongoing project as there is much to record. Thanks go to Peter for all his hard work which takes a great deal of research. Another of our members, Krystyna Kynst, has been awarded a Public Records Office grant to digitise and create an ibook about The Esplanade Campaign which she and many other St Kilda residents waged in the 1990's . This work will be on our website when it is completed and will be a valuable record.
2014 - 2015 SKHS COMMITTEE
President: Peter Johnson Vice President: Patricia Convery Treasurer" Vacant Secretary: Dorothy Lobert
Committee: Janet Beeston, Phillip Stewart and Helen Halliday
EMERALD HILL HERITAGE CENTRE
If any member has any ideas for our meetings do let us know.
EMERALD HILL HERITAGE CENTRE
City of Port Phillip has opened the Emerald Hill Heritage Centre at 195 Bank Street, South Melbourne . It is in the Library building opposite South Melbourne Town Hall. The opening hours are: Monday 10 - 6 / Tuesday 2-6 / Wednesday 2-6 / Thursday 12 - 6 / Friday 10 - 6 / Saturday 10 - 2 / Sunday Closed. The nearest tram is Route 112 stop 128 on C;arendon Street. The Local History Room at St KIlda Library is now closed so all enquiries should be directed to the Heritage Centre. The Cebtre will give access to historic and digital records, an image collection ,free access to a library edition of Ancestry to research family history so if you are researching your family or the history of your home the centre is the place to go. They are holding walks during the year and also talks. I will try and keep you updated with details so that you can attend if you wish to do so. Details of the Heritage Centre can be found here. If you do any research about St Kilda or its residents or houses the St Kilda Historical Society would appreciate a copy of your research for our records. The Heritage team of Sandra Khazam, Anne Scambary and Kay Rowan will give you a warm welcome and assist you.
FEBRUARY 2014 EVENT
ALBERT JACKA MEMORIAL SERVICE 2014
Every year a memorial service is held at the grave in St Kilda Cemetery of Albert Jacka VC, the first Australian winner of the Victoria Cross and after the war a councillor and Mayor of St Kilda. This years service is on Sunday 19 January 1014 at 2pm, followed by tea at St Kilda Town Hall from 3pm
EVENTS FOR 2014
Patricia and I are working on our program for the year and will send it to you as soon as possible. If you have any ideas for a speaker or a walk do let us know as we welcome your input.