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Catani Memorial Clock Tower : 13-March-2012
Catani Memorial Clock Tower : 13-March-2012

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

The clocktower and bronze bust commemorate Carlo Catani (1852 - 1918),  the chief engineer of the Public Works Department who was highly respected in St Kilda.

Catani's last major project was the reclamation of the foreshore of St Kilda. He was an original member of the St Kilda Foreshore Trust, set up in 1906, and after his retirement in 1917 he continued as government representative. He designed the landscaping of the gardens at the beach end of Fitzroy Street, later named the Catani Gardens, and was responsible for the foreshore works all the way to Point Ormond.



Address:Jacka Boulevard, The Esplanade, St Kilda, 3182
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.865058
Long: 144.972942
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Government - State
Designer:Mr. N. E. Schefferle (Tower)
Artist:Paul Montford
Monument Manufacturer:Alloy Castings Foundry


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 22nd August, 1932
Front Inscription

In honor of Carlo Catani 

Born 25th April 1852 - Died 20th July 1918

A great public servant of Victoria

1876 - 1917

Source: MA,VMR,ADB
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au