(Corvey, Brighton Road St Kilda, fell into disrepair and then demolished)
For only the third time in more than a 100 years the game was drawn at 67 points all.
(captains of Collingwood and St Kilda looking stunned at the end of the game)
I don't really follow football, and I can tell you that is pretty unusual in Melbourne. But I always watch the Grand Final and it was an amazing, heart stopping 1970s style game on Saturday. I actually 'barrack' (I use that word very loosely) for Richmond but St Kilda comes a close second. For no reason other than I love the suburb and spent many happy years living there.
Do you know what happens in AFL when a game is drawn? Unlike 99.9% of the other ball games played on this planet, there is no extra time. No no. They replay the game next week. Although for future finals, they may need to rethink this.
So here, for my second most favourite team, are some St Kilda iconic buildings. All demolished now. Do you think we have learned not to demolish beautiful buildings? I am not so sure. St Kilda was a wealthy suburb in the 1800s and full of Italianate and Victorian mansions. Many were saved simply by virtue of being converted into apartments. Others were demolished in the 1960s to make way for brick flats or glass towers.
(Iloura in St Kilda Road demolished in 1964)
(Armadale in St Kilda Road, demolished in the 1970s)
Acland’s ship was in turn named after a Lady Grange. In 1734, it is said that she was imprisoned by her husband for seventeen years on the St Kilda group of islands, the westernmost point of the British Isles, and way beyond the Scottish Outer Hebrides. Only on his death could she be released. Her crime was in remonstrating with him about his schemes to restore the position of Bonnie Prince Charlie. There are seven islands in the group, but Hirta is the largest. It has not been continuously inhabited since 1930. Lady Grange was probably left on Hirta.
I will remember that next time I remonstrate with my husband about his schemes.
(Images: (1) Not sure sorry (2) The Age (3) (4) The Collector (5) St Kilda Historical Society