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Glen Eira City Council History and Heritage Collection Caulfield, Victoria

Glen Eira City Council’s History and Heritage Collection records the municipal history of the City of Glen Eira through its collection of objects, photographs and ephemera.

The City of Glen Eira was formed in December 1994 following the amalgamation of the former City of Caulfield with the northern part of the former City of Moorabbin. These cities grew from the Caulfield District Road Board, proclaimed in 1857, and the Moorabbin District Road Board, established in 1862.

The City of Glen Eira takes its name from two local landmarks - Glen Eira Road and the mansion Glen Eira , demolished in 1964. The first Glen Eira Council was elected by residents and ratepayers in March 1997.

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Contact Information

location
PO Box 42 Caulfield South Victoria 3062 (map)
phone
+61 9524 3333

Contact

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday 10am–5pm Weekends 1pm–5pm Closed public holidays

Entry Fee

Free

Location

Corner Glen Eira and Hawthorn Roads Caulfield Victoria

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Glen Eira City Council’s History and Heritage Collection records the municipal history of the City of Glen Eira through its collection of objects, photographs and ephemera. Primarily focused on the history of Council and its relationship with the community, the collection tells the story of the city of Glen Eira prior to and after the period of amalgamation in 1994.

Significance

This is a collection that outlines the course of local government in Melbourne's inner south-east. Council regularly creates and manages material of historical significance as part of the management of the municipality. This collection was developed in response to a 2009 report on the history of the municipality, which surveyed objects on display and in storage at the Town Hall, monuments and sites managed by Council.
Key objects on the register include material related to the function of council, such as symbols of office, items commemorating civic events, and significant local records such as rate books, maps and plans.

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Booklet - "THE CAULFIELD ARTS COMPLEX / CITY OF CAULFIELD"

Glen Eira City Council History and Heritage Collection, Caulfield

1 x Maroon coloured booklet with gold lettering on cover published by the City of Caulfield. Inside are 14 paper pages with colour concept drawings of the proposed Caulfield Arts Complex, Concept Plans and printed text. Dated May 1987 in the opening page with an Introduction by the Mayor of Caulfield, Cr Jack Campbell.

Historical information

Considered to be of historical and social significance. Provides information on the development of the current Town Hall Auditorium and the Glen Eira Gallery.

Newspaper (digital) - Glen Eira News 2010

Glen Eira City Council History and Heritage Collection, Caulfield

Digital scanned copies of Glen Eira News from 2010 includes Volume 147 to Volume 157. Newsletter containing information on Council services and to inform local residents of happenings and changes in the Municipality of Glen Eira.

Historical information

The Glen Eira news is the official newspaper of the City of Glen Eira from 1995 to present day. The City of Glen Eira is the Municipal Council for an area of the South Eastern suburbs of Melbourne, including Bentleigh, Bentleigh East, Brighton East, Carnegie, Caulfield, Elsternwick, Gardenvale, Glen Huntly, McKinnon, Murrumbeena, Ormond and St Kilda East. Prior to the amalgamation of City of Caulfield and parts of the City of Moorabbin in 1994, the Glen Eira News was preceded by the Caulfield Contact Monthly.

Newspaper (digital) - Caulfield Contact - 1977

Glen Eira City Council History and Heritage Collection, Caulfield

Digital scanned copies of Caulfield Contact from 1977 includes 9 editions from Vol. 2, no. 3 (Feb 23, 1977)-v. 3 no. 5 (December 7, 1977)

Historical information

The Caulfield Contact was the official newspaper of the City of Caulfield from 1976-1994. The City of Caulfield was the Municipal Council for an area of the South Eastern suburbs of Melbourne, including Brighton East, Carnegie, Caulfield, Elsternwick, Gardenvale, Glen Huntly, McKinnon, Murrumbeena, Ormond and St Kilda East. Following Amalgamation of City of Caulfield and parts of the City of Moorabbin in 1994, the Caulfield Contact was followed by the Glen Eira News. Includes references to the following: Children's Neighbourhood Centre Caulfield; Fire destroyed Caulfield Park Bowling Club; Naming of Harleston Park; Home Handyman Service; Profiles Councillors Peter Baitz, Ron Walters; Carnegie-Glenhuntly Football Club formed Council drops approval of rail crossings over Neerim and Glenhuntly Roads; Profiles Councillor Alwyn Samuel, Glen Richards; First stage of Nepean Highway widening; Minister approved re-subdivision; Council spills; Exciting development of Caulfield Park; Profiles Councillor Max Blair, Councillor Brian Rudzki; Tram shelter classified by National Trust

Newspaper (digital) - Glen Eira News 2014

Glen Eira City Council History and Heritage Collection, Caulfield

Digital scanned copies of Glen Eira News from 2014 includes Volume 190 to Volume 200. Newsletter containing information on Council services and to inform local residents of happenings and changes in the Municipality of Glen Eira.

Historical information

The Glen Eira news is the official newspaper of the City of Glen Eira from 1995 to present day. The City of Glen Eira is the Municipal Council for an area of the South Eastern suburbs of Melbourne, including Bentleigh, Bentleigh East, Brighton East, Carnegie, Caulfield, Elsternwick, Gardenvale, Glen Huntly, McKinnon, Murrumbeena, Ormond and St Kilda East. Prior to the amalgamation of City of Caulfield and parts of the City of Moorabbin in 1994, the Glen Eira News was preceded by the Caulfield Contact Monthly.

Newspaper (digital) - Glen Eira News 1997

Glen Eira City Council History and Heritage Collection, Caulfield

Digital scanned copies of Glen Eira News from 1997 includes Vol. 3 December 1996/January 1997 to Vol. 14 December 1997/January 1998

Historical information

The Glen Eira News is the official newspaper of the City of Glen Eira from 1995 to present day. The City of Glen Eira is the Municipal Council for an area of the South Eastern suburbs of Melbourne, including Bentleigh, Bentleigh East, Brighton East, Carnegie, Caulfield, Elsternwick, Gardenvale, Glen Huntly, McKinnon, Murrumbeena, Ormond and St Kilda East. Prior to the amalgamation of City of Caulfield and parts of the City of Moorabbin in 1994, the Glen Eira News was preceded by the Caulfield Contact Monthly.

Booklet - "Souvenir of H.R.H. Prince of Wales' Visit to Caulfield 31ST MAY, 1920"

Glen Eira City Council History and Heritage Collection, Caulfield

Grey paper cover with gold printed text bound with purple wool thread. The booklet contains 5 pages with black and white facsimile copy of cover and pages from a book possibly presented to HRH on the occasion of his visit. Final page is a copy of a letter from H.R.H to the City of Caulfield.

Historical information

Booklet created by Caulfield City Council on the occasion of the visit of H. R. H. Prince of Wales' to Australia in 1920.

Book - "Guest Book"

Glen Eira City Council History and Heritage Collection, Caulfield

Brown vinyl, hard cover book with "GUESTS" embossed on obverse cover and four raised ridges on spine and cream coloured paper pages, 12 pages have been signed. Book presented in a green, fabric bag with black, cord draw-string and CAVALLINI & CO. printed on bag.

Historical information

Guest book presented for signing by guests attending the re-opening of the Bentleigh Library in June 2010 including the signatures of councillors and official visitors.

Booklet - "City of Caulfield CENTENARY 1857 - 1957"

Glen Eira City Council History and Heritage Collection, Caulfield

Small commemorative book with cream coloured cover. The words "City of Caulfield" are embossed in brown ink on the top of the cover. The original City of Caulfield Coat of Arms is embossed in brown ink in the centre of the front cover. The words "Centenary 1857 - 1957" are embossed in brown ink at the bottom of the cover. The interior pages are cream coloured and are not numbered. The text and images are in black and white.

Historical information

Commissioned by the Caulfield City Council to mark the occasion of the Centenary of the City of Caulfield, October - 1957.

Book - "Moorabin: A Pictorial History 1862 - 1994"

Glen Eira City Council History and Heritage Collection, Caulfield

Hard cover book with a red jacket with the title "Moorabbin: A Pictorial History, 1862 - 1994" printed in brown colour in and oval at the top of a red , hard paper cover book, copy of an image of horse and carts and Gregg's Plough and Harrow Hotel, South Brighton below.

Historical information

Copy of pictorial history book written by John Cribbin with dedication to former Mayor, Cr Noel Erich on inside of cover: "To Cr Noel Elrich, Mayor of the City of Glen Eira from Moorabbin Historical Society and the Glen Eira Volunteers. International Year of Volunteers 2001".

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on inside of cover: "To Cr Noel Elrich, Mayor of the City of Glen Eira from Moorabbin Historical Society and the Glen Eira Volunteers. International Year of Volunteers 2001".

Plaque, commemorative

Glen Eira City Council History and Heritage Collection, Caulfield

Plaque, bronze with polished bronze border, relief lettering and City of Caulfield ensign, and brown textured background. The plaque commemorates the official opening of kitchen extensions by His Worship the Mayor Cr Nicholas Gold on 25th January 1994. It lists Councillors of the City and Chief Executive.

Inscriptions & Markings

THESE KITCHEN EXTENSIONS / WERE OFFICIALLY OPENED / BY / HIS WORSHIP THE MAYOR / CR. NICHOLAS GOLD / THIS 25TH DAY OF JANUARY 1994 / CR. SANDY ANDERSON CR. JAMES BARRETT CR. ED BIGGS CR. TONY BROWNE CR. NOEL ERLICH CR. ALAN GROSSBARD CR. DANIELLE HASTINGS CR. VERONIKA MARTENS CR. DAVID MICHELSON CR. DAVID SPENCER CR. HEATHER WELSH / COUNCILLORS OF THE CITY / THESE KITCHEN EXTENSIONS WERE FUNDED BY THE CITY OF CAULFIELD / WITH ASSISTANCE FROM THE COMMONWEALTH GOVERNMENT'S LOCAL CAPITAL / WORKS PROGRAM / MR DOUGLAS AYLEN / CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Letters Patent - Letters Patent for the Grant of Arms to the City of Caulfield presented on 1st May, 1977

Glen Eira City Council History and Heritage Collection, Caulfield

Mounted Letters Patent illuminated document for the Grant of Arms to the City of Caulfield presented on 1st May, 1977. Hand written and hand painted on cream coloured parchment using different coloured inks, mainly black, blue, red and gouache and gold paint. The bottom edge is folded up over itself approx. 45mm revealing the flesh side of the parchment, which displays black ink signatures and three sets of two horizontal slits that hold three blue ribbon. The ribbons support three wax seals in round, gold coloured metal cases held by the wax through slots in the casing. Although covered by the cap top, each wax seal within displays a different flag emblem with a crown on top, surrounded by a ring of text (difficult to read), noted when the cases were opened during conservation treatment.

Historical information

Glen Eira has a long history of association with various heraldic forms. From its early years the municipality of Caulfield had used the armorial bearings of the Caulfield Family (the Charlemonts of Castle Caulfield) to represent the roads board and later the town and city. In 1969 Caulfield City Council began planning to apply for an official coat of arms for the City. In 1974 Horace Hall, a Balwyn North resident and member of the Heraldry Society in London advised Council that the current usage was illegal, and that the Houston family, current owners of the Caulfield Arms could take legal action against Council for 'usurping their arms'. Mr Hall was commissioned to develop new heraldry for the City, and in conjunction with J. P. Brooke Little at the College of Arms, London, he prepared an acceptable design for Caulfield's Coat of Arms. The Council paid an additional sum to have a standard painted on the Letters Patent and the municipality's new coat of arms was drawn up in June 1975. The Coat of Arms retains a number of heraldic elements from the original Caulfield family insignia, including the dragons, the colours and the elements of the shield. The newly registered coat of arms and Letters Patent document for the granting of arms was presented at a civic service to mark the granting of armorial ensigns and the city banner to the City of Caulfield on the 1st May 1977. Significant elements of the coat of arms granted by these Letters Patent are as follows: The motto 'Labore Vinces' translates to 'By our labours we will conquer'. The helmet represents the rank of the owner. Public authorities are granted an esquire's helmet. The brickwork on the crest is a recognised emblem of local government. The Letters Patent also display a banner and a badge, both official symbols of the City of Caulfield. The badge, which is displayed on the banner as well as on its own, features a bridled horse. This represents the importance of racing, the Caulfield racecourse and the Caulfield cup to the municipality.

Significance

These letters patent officially proclaim the granting of the coat of arms to the City of Caulfield. They are highly significant to the City of Glen Eira as they are the primary document that signifies the official and ceremonial heraldic powers of the Coat of Arms of the City of Caulfield.

Inscriptions & Markings

See attached transcription.

Scrapbook

Glen Eira City Council History and Heritage Collection, Caulfield

Large cloth bound hard cover scrapbook, red colour. The pages inside the scrapbook have black and white cut out newspaper clippings adhered to the cream colour paper pages. Title of publications and dates have been hand written adjacent to the clipping.

Historical information

One of three similarly presented scrapbooks that came from the Public Relations Department. They were created by PR as an historical chronological record of the publication of the advertisements. They are significant as the only complete sets of council advertisements for the periods outlined in the description.

Inscriptions & Markings

Hand written in texta on cover of red book (smaller): "ADVERTISING 11.7.90" and typed on white label below: "COPIES OF ADVERTISEMENT".

DVD - "Caulfield a living City"

Glen Eira City Council History and Heritage Collection, Caulfield

DVD copy of original rare film held by the Australian Centre of the Moving Image (ACMI). Colour; Sound; 21 min. Produced in 1963.

Historical information

Film was commissioned by the Caulfield City Council and produced in 1963 by the Caulfield Film Society.

Medal, commemorative - "City of Caulfield, Coronation of H. M. Queen Elizabeth II, 2nd June, 1953"

Glen Eira City Council History and Heritage Collection, Caulfield

Small round gilt bronze commemorative medal with loop. Profile of HM Queen Elizabeth II on obverse surrounded by the inscription "CORONATION OF QUEEN ELIZABETH II JUNE 2ND 1953" and "AMOR" near the left shoulder. The City of Caulfield Coat of Arms (unofficial version) is depicted in the centre circled by the inscription "CITY OF CAULFIELD VICTORIA" around central coat of arms. Deterioration due to areas of oxidation on both sides.

Inscriptions & Markings

Obverse - "CORONATION OF QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2ND JUNE 1953" around Head of Elizabeth II and "AMOR" near Queen's shoulder- Reverse - "CITY OF CAULFIELD VICTORIA" around central coat of arms.

Newspaper (digital) - Caulfield Contact - 1988

Glen Eira City Council History and Heritage Collection, Caulfield

Digital scanned copies of Caulfield Contact from 1988 includes Vol. 13, no. 1 -Vol. 13 no. 10. These are all numbered as Volume 13 but should in fact be Volume 15. There are 2 editions labelled as edition 10, one for 10 November and one for 8 December.

Historical information

The Caulfield Contact was the official newspaper of the City of Caulfield from 1976-1994. The City of Caulfield was the Municipal Council for an area of the South Eastern suburbs of Melbourne, including Brighton East, Carnegie, Caulfield, Elsternwick, Gardenvale, Glen Huntly, McKinnon, Murrumbeena, Ormond and St Kilda East. Following Amalgamation of City of Caulfield and parts of the City of Moorabbin in 1994, the Caulfield Contact was followed by the Glen Eira News.

Newspaper (digital) - Glen Eira News 2000

Glen Eira City Council History and Heritage Collection, Caulfield

Digital scanned copies of Glen Eira News from 2000 includes Volume 37 to Volume 47

Historical information

The Glen Eira News is the official newspaper of the City of Glen Eira from 1995 to present day. The City of Glen Eira is the Municipal Council for an area of the South Eastern suburbs of Melbourne, including Bentleigh, Bentleigh East, Brighton East, Carnegie, Caulfield, Elsternwick, Gardenvale, Glen Huntly, McKinnon, Murrumbeena, Ormond and St Kilda East. Prior to the amalgamation of City of Caulfield and parts of the City of Moorabbin in 1994, the Glen Eira News was preceded by the Caulfield Contact Monthly.

Newspaper (digital) - Caulfield Contact - 1987

Glen Eira City Council History and Heritage Collection, Caulfield

Digital scanned copies of Caulfield Contact from 1987 includes Vol. 14, no. 2 -Vol. 14 no. 11

Historical information

The Caulfield Contact was the official newspaper of the City of Caulfield from 1976-1994. The City of Caulfield was the Municipal Council for an area of the South Eastern suburbs of Melbourne, including Brighton East, Carnegie, Caulfield, Elsternwick, Gardenvale, Glen Huntly, McKinnon, Murrumbeena, Ormond and St Kilda East. Following Amalgamation of City of Caulfield and parts of the City of Moorabbin in 1994, the Caulfield Contact was followed by the Glen Eira News.

Planter, commemorative

Glen Eira City Council History and Heritage Collection, Caulfield

Sliver bowl shaped planter with handles, wire insert and a separate wooden stand. Hallmark on side of planter.

Historical information

This Planter was presented by the City of Caulfield in 1928 to Mrs E.F.S, England, in appreciation of her role as Mayoress of the City.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Presented to MRS E.F.S. ENGLAND by the COUNCILLORS, RATEPAYERS and CITIZENS TO COMMEMORATE HER OFFICE AS MAYORESS OF THE CITY OF CAULFIELD IN THE YEAR 1928."

Newspaper (digital) - Caulfield Contact Monthly - 1991

Glen Eira City Council History and Heritage Collection, Caulfield

Digital scanned copies of Caulfield Contact Monthly from 1991 includes Vol. 17, no. 1 -Vol. 17 no. 11. These are all numbered as Volume 17 but should in fact be Volume 18.

Historical information

The Caulfield Contact was the official newspaper of the City of Caulfield from 1976-1994. The City of Caulfield was the Municipal Council for an area of the South Eastern suburbs of Melbourne, including Brighton East, Carnegie, Caulfield, Elsternwick, Gardenvale, Glen Huntly, McKinnon, Murrumbeena, Ormond and St Kilda East. It was renamed the Caulfield Contact Monthly in September 1989. Following Amalgamation of City of Caulfield and parts of the City of Moorabbin in 1994, the Caulfield Contact was followed by the Glen Eira News.

Book - "Caulfield Year Book 1975-76"

Glen Eira City Council History and Heritage Collection, Caulfield

Blue coloured cover with white lettering and B/W image of the front of the Art Gallery Portico. In fair condition with some "dog-eared" pages, light stains on the cover and yellowing internal pages.

Book - "Moorabbin: A Pictorial History, 1862 - 1994"

Glen Eira City Council History and Heritage Collection, Caulfield

The words "Moorabbin: A Pictorial History, 1862 - 1994" printed in brown colour in and oval at the top of a red, hard paper cover book, copy of an image of horse and carts and Gregg's Plough and Harrow Hotel, South Brighton below. Below that name of author "John Cribbin" is printed.

Historical information

Copy of pictorial history book written by John Cribbin significantly signed by councillors and the author on the first page.

Photograph

Glen Eira City Council History and Heritage Collection, Caulfield

B/w portrait photograph of Cr Dorothy Ford with white hair and glasses wearing a printed dress and beads.

Historical information

One of 11 similarly presented b/w half portrait photographs showing various Councillors within Glen Eira City Council. Copyright for this image is unknown, although likely commissioned by Council. It has been digitised and published here for educational and research purposes. If you believe that you have copyright to this image and would like it removed from the site please contact us through the 'Leave a Comment' tab below.

Inscriptions & Markings

Handwritten on verso in blue ink pen: "Cr. Dorothy Ford"

Newspaper (digital) - Glen Eira News 1999

Glen Eira City Council History and Heritage Collection, Caulfield

Digital scanned copies of Glen Eira News from 1999 includes Volume 26 to Volume 36

Historical information

The Glen Eira News is the official newspaper of the City of Glen Eira from 1995 to present day. The City of Glen Eira is the Municipal Council for an area of the South Eastern suburbs of Melbourne, including Bentleigh, Bentleigh East, Brighton East, Carnegie, Caulfield, Elsternwick, Gardenvale, Glen Huntly, McKinnon, Murrumbeena, Ormond and St Kilda East. Prior to the amalgamation of City of Caulfield and parts of the City of Moorabbin in 1994, the Glen Eira News was preceded by the Caulfield Contact Monthly.

Photograph

Glen Eira City Council History and Heritage Collection, Caulfield

B/W photograph showing the main hall, Caulfield Town Hall, including the seating facing towards the stage set up with a table, chairs and a piano. The image shows the Caulfield Town Hall Auditorium prior to 1987 when it was reconstructed and divided to make a lower floor to accommodate a gallery and an auditorium on the floor above.

Historical information

One of 5 B/W photographs showing areas within Caulfield Town Hall. Production date unknown, sometime after 1931 and before 1976. Original source unknown. Copyright for this image is unknown, although likely commissioned by Council. It has been digitised and published here for educational and research purposes. If you believe that you have copyright to this image and would like it removed from the site please contact us through the 'Leave a Comment' tab below.

Inscriptions & Markings

Small Sticker, green and gold, adhered to r.h.s. verso corner 'The Speciality Press Pty. Ltd.'

Book (small) - "CAULFIELD 1869 - 1935 MEMORIES OF THE PAST"

Glen Eira City Council History and Heritage Collection, Caulfield

Small book titled "CAULFIELD 1869 - 1935 MEMORIES OF THE PAST" by William Ludwig Samuel Sebastian Lechte, published by the City of Caulfield, 1993. The book has a cream coloured cover with the title and author, an aerial image of Caulfield featuring the Caulfield Town Hall and the City of Caulfield Coat of Arms printed on the front. The pages inside include 18 pages of black text printed on white pages.

Historical information

The introduction in this book, by Doulas R. Aylen (CEO), explains that the book is a publication of the memoirs of William Ludwig Samuel Sebastian Lechte, written in the 1930s.

Inscriptions & Markings

A sticker on the front bottom left hand corner reads 994.51, as this object was once a part of a library catalogue.

Spurway Home Photograph Album

Glen Eira City Council History and Heritage Collection, Caulfield

Black leather-bound photograph album with brochures, newspaper clippings, printed ephemera and photographs of residents from the Spurway Nursing Home. Circular embossed logo at bottom right corner of front cover.

Illuminated Address - "To James Ross Briggs, Esq."

Glen Eira City Council History and Heritage Collection, Caulfield

Illuminated address received by James Ross Briggs Esq. on the occassion of his retirement as Town Clerk and Treasurer by the Mayor, Councillors and Citizens of the City of Caulfield. 2 page watercolour and ink address bound in maroon and gold tooled leather folder, The address, presented on cream colour card, is secured inside the folder by a piece of maroon colour rope ribbon and strip of leather running vertically down the centre. The address is hand lettered in red and black ink and watercolour decorations include James Ross Briggs name in a scroll surrounded by sprigs of yellow wattle and a blue, pink and yellow decorative border. A red, paper seal has been placed beside the signatures of the Mayor, Town Clerk and Councillors.

Inscriptions & Markings

Hand lettered signatures at bottom of page include the Mayor, Town Clerk and 10 Councillors Hand written on small yellow "Post-It" note on inside of back cover: "DONATION FROM (details)"

Plaque, commemorative

Glen Eira City Council History and Heritage Collection, Caulfield

Silver shield attached by one screw to an irregular oval shaped segment of varnished Australian Mulga tree trunk. Label on the back of the tree trunk segment with a map of Australia and in the middle the words, "GENUINE AUSTRALIAN MULGA. S&D PRODUCT". Head of screw visible in the middle of the back of the plaque.

Historical information

This Plaque was presented by the City of Caulfield to both Mr and Mrs E.F.S England, to commemorate their term of office as Mayor and Mayoress of the City. Councillor Egbert Frances Scott England was Mayor of the City of Caulfield in 1927.

Inscriptions & Markings

"PRESENTED TO to CR. E.F.S. AND MRS ENGLAND by the COUNCILLORS, RATEPAYERS AND CITIZENS of the CITY OF CAULFIELD TO COMMEMORATE THEIR TERM OF OFFICE IN THE YEAR 1928"

Newspaper (digital) - Glen Eira News 2016

Glen Eira City Council History and Heritage Collection, Caulfield

Digital scanned copies of Glen Eira News from 2016 includes Volume 212 to Volume 222. Newsletter containing information on Council services and to inform local residents of happenings and changes in the Municipality of Glen Eira.

Historical information

The Glen Eira news is the official newspaper of the City of Glen Eira from 1995 to present day. The City of Glen Eira is the Municipal Council for an area of the South Eastern suburbs of Melbourne, including Bentleigh, Bentleigh East, Brighton East, Carnegie, Caulfield, Elsternwick, Gardenvale, Glen Huntly, McKinnon, Murrumbeena, Ormond and St Kilda East. Prior to the amalgamation of City of Caulfield and parts of the City of Moorabbin in 1994, the Glen Eira News was preceded by the Caulfield Contact Monthly.

Book - 2015 ANZAC Centenary Poppies Community Project Book

Glen Eira City Council History and Heritage Collection, Caulfield

This large, black book is embossed with the square logo for the City of Glen Eira on the front. It contains tributes and dedications made by members of the community as part of the 2015 ANZAC Centenary Poppies community project under the headings "Date / Name / Dedication". The object also includes an unattached handwritten letter, and a handwritten label attached to one dedication. The dedication entries are dated from 10/04/2015 to 17/05/2015.

Historical information

The 2015 ANZAC Centenary Poppies community project was run by Glen Eira City Council, community artists and the Glen Eira community. Glen Eira Council encouraged community involvement by inviting the community to handmake poppies (knitted, crocheted, felted or crafted, no more than 15cm in diameter) to be included in a display in the Town Hall’s gallery from April the 8th. The Poppies Community Project Display will be held from 8th April - 17th May 2015 in the Gallery Annexe at Glen Eira Town Hall, with the hundreds of poppies arranged and linked by artist Emma Davies. The display was accompanied by a display of war memorabilia and artefacts, and visitors were invited to record their own dedication in a commemorative book.