|Keith Payne VC addresses last weekends commemorative service for Captain Albert Jacka VC MC and Bar at St Kilda Cemetery. Photo Jim Claven 2017|
The Walk will commence at 2pm, Sunday 23 April at the Cemetery.
Cost $10; members free. Bookings: email firstname.lastname@example.org; tel: 9531 6832
All our tours leave from the main entrance to the cemetery in Dandenong Road. You are advised to wear suitable clothing and footwear as we go all weathers, rain, hail or shine.
A copy of the flyer for the Walk and booking details can be viewed and downloaded by clicking here.This would be a good event for all of those interested in Port Phillip's link to Anzac, including the Lemnos link.
The Committee is seeking better recognition of the grave by the Southern Metropolitan Cemetery Trust, the organization responsible for the St Kilda Cemetery. Watch this space.Friends of St Kilda Cemetery
The Friends of St Kilda Cemetery was incorporated as an association in 1999 with the aim: To promote the conservation and appreciation of the St Kilda Cemetery as a place of remembrance, of historic importance and of natural beauty.
St Kilda Cemetery was established in 1855. It was one of the principal burial places south of the Yarra River during the nineteenth century and its heritage values have been recognised by the Commonwealth and State Governments.
The cemetery contains many famous and notable Australians. Notable interments include:
- Alfred Deakin – politician and Prime Minister
- Alfred Felton – businessman, philanthropist and arts benefactor
- Matron Mary Finlay – World War 1 nurse in charge of army hospitals in Egypt and France
- Captain Albert Jacka – World War 1 Victoria Cross winner
- Christina MacPherson – provided the music for Banjo Patterson’s Waltzing Matilda
- Baron Sir Ferdinand von Mueller – botanist and director of Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens
- Fever victims from the 1840 emigrant ship the Glen Huntly
If you are interested in joining the Friends of St Kilda Library the annual membership is $15.
A copy of their current newsletter can be downloaded by clicking here.
Thanks to Elizabeth Hore, Vice-President, Friends of St Kilda Cemetery, for this information.
Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee