Our Events

25 November 2018

Join local historian Maureen Walker for an early evening walk around the St. Kilda foreshore to learn how St Kilda celebrated the end of WWI and how local veterans were welcomed home. Maureen will explain the significance and scale of fundraising and how the local community worked to support veterans and their families. If you've ever wondered about the why and how of St Kilda's iconic Memo Hall, you'll have your questions answered.

26 September 2018

Susan Grant presents a highly influential early St Kilda resident Joseph Panton 1831-1913

26 August 2018

Daniela will discuss the life and work of Carlo Catani (1852-1918) responsible for the St Kilda foreshore reclamation, Catani Gardens, Memorial Arch, Elwood Canal, and multiple landmark projects across Victoria which remain of historical, aesthetic, architectural, and scientific significance.

15 July 2018

This event is a repeat of the very popular "Early Houses of St Kilda" walking tour led by Phillip Stewart in February 2016. Phillip will share his considerable knowledge and expertise about many of the early homes of St Kilda dating from 1843 to 1860 as he leads us through Acland, Robe, and Dalgety Streets. Phillip will also take us inside three of these homes - including the stately 'Oberwyl' mansion and an 1857 terrace house built during the Gold Rush.

14 October 2017

Canberra based author David Dufty in conversation with Carmel Shute will explore The Secret Code Breakers of Central Bureau and the origins of World War II intelligence decoding in our local suburbs. Importantly David's book also uncovers the secret and vital role played by women decoders in winning the Pacific War.

The St Kilda Historical Society respectfully acknowledges:

Yalukut Weelam clan

The traditional lands of the Yalukut Weelam clan and the continuing relationship of the Boon Worrung people to our local area

City of Port Phillip

The continuing support of the City of Port Phillip


The contribution made by past and present volunteers

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