Welcome to the e-book version of
"A Place of Sensuous Resort"
Buildings of St Kilda and Their People
Second Edition 2009
This book was conceived as an e-book located on this web site
www.skhs.org.au and as work in progress, i.e. an
ongoing history subject to changes resulting from
contributions by readers. For these reasons comprehensive editing was not
implemented. However a small number of hard copies were published for
libraries and non-user of cyberspace. Publication of
this title has been assisted by the City of Port
Phillip through its Cultural Development Fund. Many thanks go to the entire
steering committee of the St Kilda Historical Society, in particular
Peter Johnson, and to volunteer Chris Stoneman.
The initial edition was published in 2005. Author Richard
Peterson generously revised the publication to this
second edition in 2008. However the history of our built
environment can change rapidly, witness for example recent changes to the
‘Triangle’ site, on which the Palais is located and we acknowledge even
recent material can rapidly become out of date.
Our reasons for selections of buildings in this volume included
their representation of architectural styles and
structures, their association with significant persons or
events and their diverse locations across St Kilda. Many thanks go to
David Brand, former councilor of the City of Port
Phillip, who assisted in the choice of our final forty
eight buildings, and who has made an enormous contribution to the
preservation of cultural heritage in St Kilda.
The Society is responsible for illustration copyright in this
non-profit production, not the author or the City of
Port Phillip. The Society has taken steps to ensure full
acknowledgement and/or permission of relevant copyright sources and
regrets any omissions if they exist.
For Darrell, who walked, drove and typed most of it.
Copyright St Kilda Historical Society Inc.
ISBN: 978-0-98-4534-4-7 (Online)
Published by the St Kilda Historical Society 2005 © ABN: 25 188 646 275
Second Edition 2009
P.O. Box 177 Balaclava 3183 AUSTRALIA
Web Site: www.vicnet.net.au/~hsosk
Layout, Design, Photographs, Maps and Website: John Hulskamp
Editor: Chris Stoneman
Publishing Coordinator: Meyer Eidelson
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by the City of Port Phillip through its Cultural