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Why We Melbourne: St Kilda

St Kilda is a suburb of the metropolitan area of Melbourne, Victoria, 6 km south-east of Melbourne's Central Business District. Its local government area is the City of Port Phillip. St Kilda was named after a schooner, Lady of St Kilda (which moored at the main beach for much of 1841) by Charles La Trobe, and the ship's master and early settler Lieutenant James Ross Lawrence. During the Victorian and Edwardian eras, St Kilda became a favoured suburb of Melbourne's elite, and many palatial mansions were constructed along its hills and waterfront. Shortly after the turn of the 20th century, St Kilda served a similar function for Melburnians as did Coney Island to the residents of New York City and its history draws an interesting parallel.

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Peter Maltezos's picture

^^ Excellent photography again Sydney! yessmileyyes

For more, check out my own thread on Urban Melbourne of photographs and postcards of St Kilda's past:

St Kilda, images from the past

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Sydney Struwig's picture

Thanks Peter, I will have a browse :)

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