From riches to rags and back again
This is a walking tour of St Kilda’s domestic architecture and changing fortunes of the seaside suburb.
Narrated by Peter Mares from ABC Radio National, the tour guides you through some St Kilda streets that show how history is captured in bricks and mortar.
You can play this audio on your computer or transfer the files to a portable MP3 player.
Print out the map before you set off.
To download the files right click the link and select ‘save target as’ / ‘save link as’ and save to your computer.
The files can be played by a range of media player software including: iTunes, Windows Media Player, QuickTime Player.
This tour is one of the Recommended Tours on Vic-Heritage, our iPhone app. Download the app from Apple’s iTunes store.
St Kilda walking tour in separate tracks
Stop 1 – Summerland Mansions (MP3 3.6 MB)
Stop 2 – The evolution of St Kilda (MP3 1.5 MB)
Stop 3 – Houses on Victoria St (MP3 3.1 MB)
Stop 4 – Things are not as they seem (MP3 1.8 MB)
Stop 5 – Development and protest (MP3 2.3 MB)
Stop 6 – Outside the Espy (MP3 1.6 MB)
Stop 7 – Alfred Square (MP3 1.3 MB)
Stop 8 – Cream brick veneer (MP3 1.4 MB)
Stop 9 – Church Square (MP3 2.8 MB)
Stop 10 – Mansion subdivisions (MP3 1.2 MB)
Stop 11 – Queen Anne (MP3 1.3 MB)
Stop 12 – Art Deco (MP3 1.6 MB)
Stop 13 – Californian Bungalow (MP3 1.2 MB)
Stop 14 – Victorians transformed (MP3 1.4 MB)
Stop 15 – Linden (MP3 1.3 MB)
Stop 16 – Halcyon days (MP3 1 MB)
Stop 17 – The end (MP3 730 KB)
This tour has been created by Heritage Victoria and funded through the strategy, Victoria’s Heritage: Strengthening our communities.
Producer: Malcolm McKinnon
Narrator: Peter Mares
Music and sound design: AYJ Cabrie
Map design: Dianna Wells Design
This project has received in-kind support from the City of Port Phillip, St Kilda Historical Society, and ABC Radio National.Special thanks to Peter Johnson for generously sharing his knowledge of local buildings.