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St Kilda Webcam

 Oceania, Australia, St Kilda
Location:  Oceania, Australia, St Kilda

Category: Marina cam

Description: View of the marina at St Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria

Location Information:

St Kilda is an inner city suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 6 km south from the Melbourne city centre. Its Local Government Area is the City of Port Phillip. As of 2006 Census the population has 16,122 people.

St Kilda was named after a schooner Lady of St Kilda (which moored at the main beach for much of 1841) by Charles La Trobe and former ship master and early settler Lieutenant James Ross Lawrence.

During the Edwardian and Victorian eras, St Kilda became a favoured suburb of Melbourne's elite, and many palatial mansions were constructed along its hills and waterfront. Shortly after the turn of the 20th century, St Kilda served a similar function for Melburnians as did Coney Island to the residents of New York City and its history draws an interesting parallel. Densely populated postwar St Kilda became Melbourne's red-light district, home to low-cost rooming houses. Since the late 1960s, St Kilda was a bohemian area of Melbourne, home to artists, musicians and many of the city's subcultures, including the punks, LGBT groups and was the birthplace of Melbourne's Techno scene at The Pure

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