Commendation – Victorian Community History Awards 2020
Nearly everyone in Melbourne has a St Kilda story. Many old photo albums include fading pictures of aunts and uncles sitting on the moon at Luna Park. Gen Xers fondly recall their youth spent in the Crystal Ballroom rocking to Iggy Pop and Hunters and Collectors. Just about all of us have paddled at ‘the beach’, browsed the Acland Street cake shops windows or indulged with friends and family at local eatery or bar.
David Willis’ new book, A Guide to Historic St Kilda tells the stories of many of the places you’ve visited in the suburb and hear some nifty facts you may not have known. Where was the alpaca paddock? Who has the Palais chandelier? Was there a Banksy painting in a St Kilda laneway?
Softcover, 276 pages.
ISBN: 9 780994 3756 1 2
Published by St Kilda Press