Welcome to the website of the 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.
Forthcoming tours (click here for further details)