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Krystyna Kynst

Krystyna Kynst

Wednesday, 14 December 2022 04:54

Kate Johnson (1858-1878)

While living at St Kilda's Etloe Hall (Oberwyl) with her parents, young Kate Johnson attracted the attention of Melbourne Punch magazine for her cross-dressing escapade. And became an instant media sensation.  Was she St Kilda's first celebrity?

By Ken Norling. Images courtesy National Library of Australia

Monday, 05 December 2022 03:31

David Seddon (Rev) and Mary Green

.David Seddon arrived in Australia in 1848 to lead the first congregation at Christ Church, Acland Street St Kilda. He came with a dark history which has been provided to the Society by a contributor from Engand who has been investigating the Rev David Seddon and exploring his history by way of court transcripts. This sordid history has been collororated by work done by Liz Kelly confirming that in in 1868 he was again suddenly forced to depart- this time for England due to further accusations of misbehaviour........ 

Jeffrey Stafford, the author, submitted this story from England.

Monday, 05 December 2022 03:09

Recollections of St Kilda

 Member only event with Professor Boris Frankel

Thursday 8 December 2022


St Kilda Army and Navy Club (upstairs)

88 Acland Street, St Kilda

Sunday, 12 December 2021 10:27

St Kilda Murders – an autumn tale . . .

Member only event hosted by Liz Kelly

Sunday, 3 April 2022

2:00pm - 4:30pm

Meet outside St Kilda Army and Navy Club

88 Acland Street, St Kilda

Public event hosted by Carmel McKenzie

Sunday, 6 March 2022

4:00pm – 6:00pm

St Kilda Army and Navy Club (upstairs)

88 Acland Street St Kilda

Sunday, 12 December 2021 04:17

Book Launch: Borne on Favouring Breezes

Member only event with John Callanan and Meyer Eidelson

Sunday, 6 February 2022

4:30pm - 5:30pm 

Harbour Room,  Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron

Pier Road, St Kilda

(followed by light refreshments and a free drink at the RMYS bar until 6:30pm)

Monday, 22 February 2021 23:46

MIRKA at the Jewish Museum

Member only event hosted by Janine Burke

Thursday 25 March, 7:00pm
Jewish Museum
26 Alma Road, St Kilda

A member only special tour of the Jewish Museum's premier exhibition for 2021 - MIRKA.  

Monday, 22 February 2021 04:12

History of Marli Place - a research journey

Member only talk presented by David Brand

Sunday 7 March, 4:00pm
Army and Navy Club (upstairs)
88 Acland Street, St Kilda

David Brand is writing a social history of Marli Place, the stately terrace that has graced St Kilda’s Esplanade for over 160 years. For almost a quarter of that time, David has made it his home.

Thursday, 27 February 2020 10:37

Christ Church Book Launch - 22 March

 St Kilda families: Memorials in Christ Church

EVENT CANCELLED - in keeping with current medical advice, the book launch has been cancelled.

The book, by Jenny O’Donnell and with a forward by the Archbishop of Melbourne, reveals the story behind each of the church's  many memorial stained glass windows, which celebrate the lives of prominent and less prominent citizens of early Melbourne. It will be launched by Dr Andrew Lemon OAM and copies will be available for purschase on the day. We welcome everyone to this important event. 

Sunday 22 March, 3:00pm

Christ Church St Kilda -  14 Acland Street 

Refreshments provided

Saturday, 01 February 2020 02:48

Short Story Competition

Short Story Competition Winners

To celebrate our 50th anniversary, in 2020, the St Kilda Historical Society held a short story competition. Entries closed on 7 August 2020. Thank you for your stories - all 134 of them.  The winners are:

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