Friends of St Kilda Cemetery

The Friends of St Kilda Cemetery are a not-for-profit community group working actively with Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust, the administrators of St Kilda Cemetery.

Books & Other Products

The Friends produce and stock a small supply of books and other products.

These include:

Nation Builders: Great Lives and Stories from St Kilda General Cemetery

by Meyer Eidelson

From politicians to poets and prostitutes – the extraordinary characters in this book made important contributions to the evolution of our identity as Australians.
This illustrated book runs to 120 pages and includes a coloured map of the cemetery. THIS PUBLICATION IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE.

150th Anniversary of the St Kilda Cemetery – Special Souvenir Newsletter

This illustrated special souvenir newsletter runs to 20 pages (plus cover pages) with over 40 images and includes an historic 1864 map of the cemetery.
Informative and insightful, readers will learn about the cemetery’s colourful history. THIS PUBLICATION IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE.

St Kilda Cemetery Points of Interest – A Self Guided Tour

Published for the 150th anniversary of the cemetery, this colour brochure folds out to A3 size and includes a self-guided cemetery tour of a number of points of interest. THIS PUBLICATION IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE

Transcripts of Memorial Inscriptions in the St Kilda Cemetery and an Index of Names

This CD was produced by the Genealogical Society of Victoria Inc in 2005. It includes transcripts (excluding verses and words and phrases such as “In Loving Memory of ..”) of memorial inscriptions, transcribed in 1987 and an index of approximately 29,000 names.

(No longer available from the Friends of St Kilda Cemetery).

These products are available by mail order from the Friends of St Kilda Cemetery Inc by completing the order form.

Order Form

These products are usually also available for purchase when tours operate at St Kilda Cemetery.

Kindly print out the form to order our books and other products.
Send the whole form with your payment (cheque or money order made payable to “Friends of St Kilda Cemetery Inc”) to:-

Friends of St Kilda Cemetery Inc.
PO Box 261
St Kilda, Victoria, 3182

Did you know - the remains of three victims from the fever ship “Glen Huntly” were removed from Point Ormond and reburied in St Kilda Cemetery in 1898.

Did you know - that Major General Sir John Hoad, the Australian Army’s second Chief of the General Staff, started his working career as a teacher. His last teaching position was at Brighton Road State School no.1479, St Kilda.

Did you know - that on 27 August 1890 in the St Kilda Cemetery a memorial was unveiled to honour the early pioneers who had come out in the ship ‘Glen Huntly’.


  • St Kilda Cemetery
    Dandenong Road St Kilda East


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Daylight Savings 8.00am - 8.00pm
Normal Hours 8.00am - 6.00pm

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