Carlo Catini bust

Carlo Cantani memorial, bust, St Kilda, public art

Public Art: Carlo Catini bust

Also Known As : Carlo Catani Memorial

Sculptor: © Paul Raphael Montford

Carlo Catani , bust, memorial, public art, Paul MontfordDescription: The actual Catani Clocktower and bronze bust were erected as memorial to the former Chief Engineer of Public Works, Carlo Catani (1852-1918), who was responsible for reclaiming the St Kilda foreshore just before his death in 1918.

Foundry: Alloy Castings Foundry in South Melbourne

Date Unveiled: The clocktower and bust were unveiled in 22nd August, 1931, with councillor Edward O'Donnell delivering a speech.

Location: The bust of Carlo Catani is located at the base of the St Kilda Clock Tower,


Hungry rats were responsible for the clock in the tower stopping.

Quotes about Carlo Catani: "He saw possibilities to which others were blind.” - Secretary of the Foreshore Trust Committee 1918.

He was “always wearing his spectacles on the end of his nose” - close associate.

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