Historical information

Bonbeach is a small beachside suburb located between Chelsea and Carrum. The station was opened in 1926 and was the last to be established in the group from Aspendale to Carrum. Urban growth began after World War II. State primary and high schools were opened in 1958 on land in Breeze Street that was once occupied by The Australian Glass Manufacturers. Immediately east of the school sites is the Patterson River Golf Club. The Bonbeach sports reserve has five ovals and is home to the Bonbeach football and baseball clubs. The suburb borders the Edithvale-Seaford Wetlands which is the remnant site of the Carrum Carrum swamp, once the home of the Bunurong people.


Bonbeach was originally a seaside destination for holidaymakers and the housing comprised of holiday homes and gradually more permanent residents. It was not until 1926 that Bonbeach had its own railway station. From 1906 until the late 1940s sand was quarried on the east side of the railway line and used in the manufacture of glass. The Australian Glass Manufacturers sold this land in residential blocks and Bonbeach's permanent population spread from the coastal strip across to the other side of the railway line.

Physical description

Laminated colour aerial photograph of the suburb of Bonbeach and also the southern section of neighbouring Chelsea within the City of Kingston. The extent of this 1993 aerial image includes:
Top left - Maury Road at the south end of the Chelsea shopping Centre; Top right - Scotch Parade Chelsea
Bottom left - Monica Avenue in Bonbeach; Bottom right - Patterson River Golf Club.
Landmarks include St Joseph's Church and Primary School, Chelsea Primary School, Bonbeach Station, Bonbeach Fotball Club sports playing fields and Bonbeach Life Saving Club. The Edithvale Wetlands is featured prominently to the right-hand side of the image.

Inscriptions & markings

Black typed writing on white adhesive label: No. 6662
Black typed writing on white adhesive label: 26E/6662, 29/1/93, 4.25 pm
Black typed writing on white adhesive label: 29-1-93
Black typed writing on white adhesive label: P000109
Circular yellow adhesive sticker