Historical information

City of Moorabbin was proclaimed 1934 and managed the areas of Cheltenham, Highett, Moorabbin, Bentleigh, East Bentleigh, East Brighton, McKinnon, Ormond until the Amalgamation of Councils in 1994. The City of Kingston then took over the area south of South Road while City of Glen Eira took the area to the north
Kingston City Council possesses the original Mayoral Chain of former City of Moorabbin and it is displayed on the Moorabbin Mayoral Robe at KCC Office Cheltenham for the Annual Opening meeting of KCC in February .
2018 The Moorabbin Mayoral Robe was sent on 7 year loan to KCC for display at Cheltenham with the former City of Chelsea and former City of Mordialloc Mayoral Robes.


Since the 1960s far-sighted community members have generously donated many significant items to the ‘Box Cottage’ museum, specifically to provide future generations with a fascinating, and tangible insight into day-to-day life from the 1800’s and up to the mid 1900's. Moorabbin City Council supported their efforts until the Amalgamation of Councils 1994. The City of Kingston donated the 1990 City of Moorabbin Mayoral Robes in 2007

Physical description

Photograph of the City of Moorabbin Mayoral Chain circa 1990 in a glass covered, wooden frame
Photograph of Mayoral Chain worn by Kingston City Council Mayor Steve Staikos, with Councillor Brownlees, in November 2018 when Robe and Jabot were loaned to KCC by CMHS Box Cottage Museum

Inscriptions & markings

Plate at base of photograph frame states ' City of Moorabbin Mayoral Chain /Manufactured By / P. Blashki & Sons Pty.Ltd'/