What ever happened to South Park? Many things you didn’t know about West St Kilda

  • Heritage

Local architect and historian Peter Johnson will give an in depth talk on the history and development of St Kilda West.

Image: West Beach St Kilda c1905 PPCC sk0803

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Peter Johnson - brief bio

Peter has been a resident and practicing architect in St Kilda for over 32 years. He comes from a long line of architects, engineers and builders going back at least 5 generations with various branches of his family having lived in the South Melbourne and St Kilda area since 1859.

Peter has researched and written on a range of architectural and local history subjects, and has contributed to the Australian Dictionary of Biography and the Encyclopedia of Australian Architecture.

Peter has also served on many professional, municipal and community committees including the City of Port Phillip’s Cultural Heritage Reference Group and the St Kilda Historical Society of which he was president of from 2009 to 2015.


Emerald Hill Library & Heritage Centre
195 Bank Street
South Melbourne
Vic 3205




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