Historical information

The 100th anniversary of the proclamation and declaration of the "Caulfield Road District" was held on 15 October 1957. A variety of public events were organised to celebrate this memorable occasion between 13 October and 8 November 1957. The "Centenary of Caulfield 1857-1957" photograph album which contains annotated images of these events is considered of great historical importance as a unique record of Caulfield events, people and places during this time. The Caulfield Centenary events were held between 13 October and 8 November 1957. Key participants included the Mayor of the City of Caulfield, Councillors, officers, and a wide range of community groups. The events included: a special Centenary Council Meeting at the Town Hall on 15 October; an opening ceremony; two receptions; two religious services; a naturalisation ceremony; an evening community float parade; a children's carnival at Caulfield Racecourse; the crowning of Centenary Queen and an impressive fireworks display.

Physical description

Light brown leather bound photograph album with embossed in gold lettering on the front and centre of the Album. Contains a series of annotated B/W photographs taken as part of the Centenary of Caulfield celebrations which took place in the local area including the Caulfield Town Hall between 13 October and 8 November 1957. portico

Inscriptions & markings

"Centenary of Caulfield 1857-1957 Photography by Hermes Studio Carnegie"