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,

Trivia:

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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