Jolimont is a locality within the suburb of East Melbourne, and only covers a very small area. Most of the area comprises of the Melbourne Cricket Ground and surrounding Yarra Park. It also has it’s own railway station, Jolimont station, as you can see in this painting. Jolimont station also services the remainder of East Melbourne, which has no station of its own. The remainder of Jolimont is made up by a single block of housing, consisting of many Victorian terrace houses and office buildings.
The first superintendent of the Port Phillip District, and later lieutenant-governor, Charles La Trobe, lived in Jolimont with his family in a pre-fabricated cottage. The La Trobe’s Cottage was moved in 1963 to the Kings Domain, where it is open to the public. Other notable people who have lived in Jolimont include William Guilfoyle.