Carlo Catini bust
Public Art: Carlo Catini bust
Also Known As : Carlo Catani Memorial
Sculptor: © Paul Raphael Montford
Description: 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
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.