Historical information

This photograph is part of the Caulfield Historical Album 1972. This album was created in approximately 1972 as part of a project by the Caulfield Historical Society to assist in identifying buildings worthy of preservation. The album is related to a Survey the Caulfield Historical Society developed in collaboration with the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) and Caulfield City Council to identify historic buildings within the City of Caulfield that warranted the protection of a National Trust Classification.
Principal photographer thought to be Trevor Hart, member of Caulfield Historical Society. Most photographs were taken between 1966-1972 with a small number of photographs being older and from unknown sources. All photographs are black and white except where stated, with 386 photographs over 198 pages.

From Victorian Heritage Database citation for 84 Orrong Crescent
https://vhd.heritagecouncil.vic.gov.au/places/35584 as at (28/10/2020)
"St. Reliers" at 84 Orrong Crescent is important as an unusually excessively enriched asymmetrical villa residence of the Boom period.


From Victorian Heritage Database citation for HO50 84 Orrong Crescent Caulfield North
https://vhd.heritagecouncil.vic.gov.au/places/35584 as at (28/10/2020)
An imposing Italianate two storeyed asymmetrical villa with overpainted stuccoed surfaces to the facade, distinguished by their ornate treatment. Unusually rich ornamentation includes the acanthus leaf impost capitals, aedicules with swags and volutes, foliated panels to the frieze, ashlar treatment to the lower level and quoins above. The two storeyed cast iron verandah with timber frieze rail protects a black and white tiled floor. The hipped roof has patterned slates.

Physical description

Page 152 of Photograph Album with two landscape photographs of Bonhurst on Orrong Crescent.

Inscriptions & markings

Handwritten: 84 Orrong Crescent [top right] / NOW 84 - PREVIOUSLY 120 ORRONG CRESCENT / "BONHURST" [under bottom photo] / 152 [bottom right]