People of the past

The City of Port Phillip has many fascinating figures in its history. Please let us know if you would like to suggest notable people to add to this page.

Councillor Samuel Aldous

Samuel Aldous served as City of St Kilda Councillor from 1957-1973 and as mayor from 1963-4, 1966-7.
Alice Mabel Aldous

Councillor Thomas George Allen

T G Allen was elected to the St Kilda Council in 1894, representing the North Ward, and served as mayor from 1919/20, 1923/24.

Digger Albert Alfred Bent

Digger Albert Alfred Bent, who hailed from St Kilda, and died on the Gallipoli Peninsula

William Parton Buckhurst

William Parton Buckhurst, an active local citizen

Betty Day BEM

Betty Day was a long serving volunteer and community activist. The Betty Day Community Centre in Argyle Street, St Kilda was named in her honour.

Granny and her shop

Granny and her shop on the Esplanade, 1860s

Granny's shop

James Elder - Port Melbourne hero

Port Melbourne hero saved at least fourteen lives

Albert Jacka VC MC and Bar

Albert Jacka, V.C. was a hero in his own lifetime

Councillor Sigismund Jacoby JP

Sigismund Jacoby served as a St Kilda City councillor from 1888-1914 and as Mayor from 1892-3, 1893-4, 1907-8 and 1908-9.

Mary Kehoe BEM

Mary Kehoe was a tireless community worker in the City of South Melbourne. The Mary Kehoe Community Centre was named in her honour.

Clarice Daley and Ernest Lawrence

Clarice Daley was a nurse from Elwood who served on the island of Lemnos during World War I.

Councillor J L Murphy

J L Murphy served as a South Melbourne councillor from 1904 to 1942, including a term as mayor in 1910-1911.

Annie Samson

The story of Annie Samson, Women's Welcome Committee member, Australian Women's Association member, political activist.

Carlo Catani

Carlo Catani and his influence in Port Phillip

Aileen 'Mac' Kennedy BEM

Aileen 'Mac' Kennedy BEM, after whom the South Melbourne Life Saving Club pavilion is named.

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