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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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108 items

Label and seal

Glen Eira City Council History and Heritage Collection, Caulfield

A cardboard label with attached wire, including a small metal circular piece with "LONDON" stamped into it. The label contains black and red text as well as stamped numbers. The front of the label has the Henley trade mark, "Henley C.M.A. Regd Cable", and description of the cable (length 100 yards, size, 600 megohm Grade Classification G), with the obverse describing the manufacturer details and branches. The label is in poor condition, and has been ripped in various places, with some text sections faded/erased. A ripped portion of the label reads, in red, "Please see that this label and seal are intact". The date of manufacture is stamped on the label: JUN 1929.

Oral History - Deirdre Farrell

Glen Eira City Council History and Heritage Collection, Caulfield

Digital recording of an oral history interview taken by Cameron Auty with Deirdre Farrell. Supplementary files include photographs of Deirdre's father Les Campbell, a WWI veteran, Les' service record and a research file created by Deirdre.

Historical information

This interview was recorded in May 2016 as part of the Wounded Soldier exhibition. The Wounded Soldier ran in November 2016, exploring No. 11 Australian General Military Hospital (later Caulfield Hospital) and its impact on Glen Eira's community during and after the First World War. The audio file catalogued here is an edited excerpt from the larger interview, designed for use in the exhibition. Deirdre Farrell trained as a nurse at Caulfield Hospital in the 1960's. Her father Les Campbell was a First World War veteran, and Deirdre grew up on a soldier settlement farm. This interview explores her childhood, her relationship with her father, her experience of repatriation medicine and her memories of Caulfield Hospital.

Significance

This oral history is significant as the firsthand testimony of the child of a First World War veteran and for its recollections of Caulfield Hospital in the 1960's.

Scrapbook

Glen Eira City Council History and Heritage Collection, Caulfield

Large cloth bound hard cover scrapbook, red colour with gold lettering "Guard Book No.903" on the cover. 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.

Event Run-sheet and Map - "Booran Reserve Official Opening"

Glen Eira City Council History and Heritage Collection, Caulfield

Black and white printed run-sheet, and green, teal, red, yellow, blue and khaki colour printed map

Historical information

This run-sheet and map were used for the opening of Booran Reserve at the corner of Booran and Glenhuntly Roads on Tuesday 11 April 2017. The Reserve was officially opened by the Mayor, Cr. Mary Delahunty and The Hon. Philip Dalidakis, MP, Minister for Innovation. The run-sheet contains information about the Order of Proceedings of the opening ceremony. The map notes the locations of reserved parking, the route taken by Mayor Mary Delahunty and Minister Philip Dalidakis through the Reserve, and the speech and smoking ceremony site. The site of the Reserve was previously the Caulfield Service Reservoir.

Medal, commemorative - "HM King George V Silver Jubilee Medal"

Glen Eira City Council History and Heritage Collection, Caulfield

George V Silver Jubilee Medal, 1935. Round silver medal with attached loop and red ribbon with blue and white stripes on the edges. Awarded to Harry, Carl, Hortin Smith Mayor of the City of Caulfield. A total of 85,234 Jubilee medals were awarded to 'the great and good throughout the Empire' in 1935 to celebrate the Silver Jubilee of King George V.

Historical information

The Medal, Presentation Box and Certificate from Buckingham Palace are a very important addition to Council’s History and Heritage collection because of their association with a past Mayor of the City of Caulfield. Although a total of 85,234 Jubilee medals were awarded to 'the great and good throughout the Empire' in 1935 to celebrate the Silver Jubilee of King George V, only a handful of these medals survive in major Australian museum collections. The National Museum of Australia holds a similar medal which was awarded to Sir Robert Menzies. The Museum of Victoria also holds a similar medal but neither collection contains a presentation box or certificate from Buckingham Palace. The significance of the donation is greatly enhanced due to its good condition and the fact that it includes all items associated with the presentation the Medal. Most museum collections only include the jubilee medal. Together these unique historical objects tell a complete story of this important event which was cause for great celebration around the world.

Inscriptions & Markings

OBVERSE: Conjoined half-length busts of King George V and Queen Mary wearing crowns and robes of state; around, GEORGE . V . AND . QUEEN . MARY . MAY . VI . MCMXXXV. REVERSE: A crowned monogram GRI (Translation - George King and Emperor) with the dates of his reign at either side, MAY 6 1910 May 6 1935.

Pamphlet - "CAULFIELD CITY COUNCIL CIVIC CENTRE CONCEPT"

Glen Eira City Council History and Heritage Collection, Caulfield

Cream colour paper pamplet folded to create 4 panels with text and images printed in blue and orange ink on recto and verso of the four panels. The cover panel has "Caulfield City Council Civic Centre Concept" printed in orange with a blue copy of an artist's impression of the new Caulfield Centre and a blue representation of the City of Caulfield Coat of arms at the top. The other seven panels have been individually numbered from 1 to 7 however panels 1&2, 3&4 and 5&6 have been designed to be viewed together.

Historical information

Pamphlet commissioned by Council to promote and call for resident's comments on the Caulfield City Council's proposed Civic Centre by the 28th May 1976.

Bell, brass

Glen Eira City Council History and Heritage Collection, Caulfield

Brass bell with small piece of white cord attached.

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".

Photograph

Glen Eira City Council History and Heritage Collection, Caulfield

B/w photograph of Caulfield City Library in Maple Street, Caulfield - a single storey brick building with signage on the front of the building and rectangular windows below.

Historical information

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 in pen and pencil on verso of photograph: "CAULFIELD 7 / 1973"

Book - "Caulfield's Heritage"

Glen Eira City Council History and Heritage Collection, Caulfield

Single publication combining Volumes 1-4 of "Caulfield's Heritage" by Dr Geulah Solomon. Red hardcover book with gold embossed lettering down spine which reads 'Caulfield's Heritage Solomon' and post-1975 City of Caulfield Ensign. Housed in hardcover red sleeve. Includes Volume 1: Caulfield's Building Heritage, Volume 2: Caulfield's Cultural Heritage, Volume 3: Caulfield's Recreational Heritage, Volume 4: Caufield's Recent Municipal Heritage.

Historical information

This book was written by Dr. Geulah Solomon.

Photo Album - "Centenary of Caulfield, 1857- 1957"

Glen Eira City Council History and Heritage Collection, Caulfield

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.

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.

Inscriptions & Markings

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

Flyer

Glen Eira City Council History and Heritage Collection, Caulfield

Single page flyer printed on buff paper with black ink. Entitled "City of Caulfield / Notice of Intention to make and Levy a General Rate"

Historical information

This flyer is entitled "City of Caulfield / Notice of Intention to make and Levy a General Rate" and served to notify residents that the Council of the City of Caulfield intended to "make and levy a General Rate of four and a half pence in the pound on the unimproved Capital Values of all Rateable Properties in the Municipal District and of 1/11.65 in the pound on the Annual Values of all Special Rateable Properties in the Municipal District for the Year ending the 30th September, 1942" at its meeting to be held at the Town Hall of Caulfield on Tuesday 23rd of December, 1941. The flyer bears the name of the Town Clerk, James R. Briggs. The flyer was printed by The Craftsmen Press for City of Caulfield, and is dated 17th December, 1941.

Programme - "CIVIC SERVICE to mark the granting of ARMORIAL ENSIGNS AND CITY BANNER to the CITY OF CAULFIELD"

Glen Eira City Council History and Heritage Collection, Caulfield

Programme with white cardboard cover with the City of Caulfield Coat of Arms in black and white on the front. Four double sided pages and a colour representation of the City of Caulfield Coat of Arms on Page 3.

Historical information

The Programme was made on the occasion of the Civic Service to mark the granting of Armorial Ensigns and City Banner to the City of Caulfield. The cover states that the Ensigns were presented by J.P. Brooke - Little, Esq., Richmond Herald of Arms. There are three other known copies of the this Programme.

Certificate, commemorative

Glen Eira City Council History and Heritage Collection, Caulfield

Certificate from Buckingham Palace by command of His Majesty The King accompanying a Silver Jubilee medal awarded to Harry, Carl, Hortin, Smith. The first two names on the Certificate are incorrect and read "Charles, Henry, Hortin Smith*, 6 May 1935. The correct name is "Harry, Carl, Hortin, Smith confirmed by Mr Smith's grandson.

Historical information

The medal was awarded to Mr C.H.H. Smith as Mayor of the City of Caulfield, 1934-1935. The Medal, Presentation Box and Certificate from Buckingham Palace are a very important addition to Council’s History and Heritage collection because of their association with a past Mayor of the City of Caulfield. Although a total of 85,234 Jubilee medals were awarded to 'the great and good throughout the Empire' in 1935 to celebrate the Silver Jubilee of King George V, only a handful of these medals survive in major Australian museum collections. The National Museum of Australia holds a similar medal which was awarded to Sir Robert Menzies. The Museum of Victoria also holds a similar medal but neither collection contains a presentation box or certificate from Buckingham Palace. The significance of the donation is greatly enhanced due to its good condition and the fact that it includes all items associated with the presentation the Medal. Most museum collections only include the jubilee medal. Together these unique historical objects tell a complete story of this important event which was cause for great celebration around the world.

Plaque, commemorative

Glen Eira City Council History and Heritage Collection, Caulfield

Plaque, bronze, rectangular with polished bronze border and relief lettering and brown textured background. The plaque commemorates the opening of the pedestrian plaza development Elsternwick Place by the Mayor of the City of Caulfield, Cr B. Rudzki J.P. on the 24th of July 1982. The plaque is warped due to installation on a rock, and the reverse has brown and red discolouration and rust.

Inscriptions & Markings

Inscription: Elsternwick Place / This Pedestrian Plaza Development / Was Opened By / His worship the mayor of / The city of Caulfield / CR. B. Rudzki, J. P. / On 24th July 1982. / The opening marked the completion / of the first stage of an overall / Improvement programme for the / Elsternwick shopping centre / Mayor and councillors / City of Caulfield / Arrow Engraving & foundry co. Melb

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"

Plaque, commemorative

Glen Eira City Council History and Heritage Collection, Caulfield

Plaque, bronze rectangular with polished bronze border and relief lettering and brown textured background. The plaque commemorates the official re-opening of the East Bentleigh Memorial Pool by the Mayor, Cr Alan Grossbard in 1997.

Historical information

Plaque was previously located on the front wall of the East Bentleigh Memorial Pool alongside the original City of Moorabbin Memorial Pool plaques. The plaques were removed from the wall when the building was demolished for the GESAC development. The Moorabbin pool plaques were restored and relocated to the rhs wall in the entrance to GESAC.

Inscriptions & Markings

Polished bronze relief lettering in upper centre of plaque: "OFFICIAL RE-OPENING OF / EAST BENTLEIGH MEMORIAL POOL / ON / 7 DECEMBER, 1997 / BY / HIS WORSHIP THE MAYOR / CR ALAN GROSSBARD" lhs, rhs, centre: CR NOEL ERLICH / CR ALAN GROSSBARD / COUNCILLORS OF THE CITY / CR RUSSELL LONGMUIR / CR VERONIKA MARTENS / CR BARRY NEVE / JIM MACKINNON / DIRECTOR CITY SERVICES / MARGARET DOUGLAS / CHIEF EXECUTIVE"

Newspaper - The Sun News Pictorial, 18 August 1930

Glen Eira City Council History and Heritage Collection, Caulfield

Copy of The Sun News Pictorial, 18 August 1930. Pages are numbered to 36, but only 24 pages intact. Missing inserts.

Historical information

This newspaper was found under the floor during works on Town Hall in Caulfield. It was published in the same year (1930) that the portico was added to the Town Hall. The newspaper publication month coincides with the commencement of works in August 1930. It is possible that this object was deliberately placed underneath the floor at the time. The Sun News Pictorial was established in 1922 and published Monday to Saturday.

Box, presentation

Glen Eira City Council History and Heritage Collection, Caulfield

Red rectangular box used to hold the "HM King George V Silver Jubilee Medal" which was awarded to Harry, Carl, Hortin Smith, past Mayor of the City of Caulfield.

Historical information

The Medal, Presentation Box and Certificate from Buckingham Palace are a very important addition to Council’s History and Heritage collection because of their association with a past Mayor of the City of Caulfield. Although a total of 85,234 Jubilee medals were awarded to 'the great and good throughout the Empire' in 1935 to celebrate the Silver Jubilee of King George V, only a handful of these medals survive in major Australian museum collections. The National Museum of Australia holds a similar medal which was awarded to Sir Robert Menzies. The Museum of Victoria also holds a similar medal but neither collection contains a presentation box or certificate from Buckingham Palace. The significance of the donation is greatly enhanced due to its good condition and the fact that it includes all items associated with the presentation the Medal. Most museum collections only include the jubilee medal. Together these unique historical objects tell a complete story of this important event which was cause for great celebration around the world.

Inscriptions & Markings

"190 (royal crown symbol) 1935" Embossed in black letting in the middle of the top of the box.

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.

Plaque, commemorative

Glen Eira City Council History and Heritage Collection, Caulfield

Plaque, bronze rectangular with polished bronze border and relief lettering and brown textured background. The plaque commemorates the opening of the Moorabbin Pavilion by the Mayor CR G. L. Basterfield J.P. on the 27th August 1972.

Inscriptions & Markings

Inscription: City of Moorabin / This pavilion / was opened by / his worship the mayor / CR. G. L. Basterfield J.P / on 27th August 1972.

Booklet - "AVENUES OF HONOUR The Councils of the Municipalities of the CITY OF CAULFIELD TOWN OF BRIGHTON acting in conjunction PUBLIC DEMONSTRATION SAT 3rd AUG. 1918 AT 3oCLOCK"

Glen Eira City Council History and Heritage Collection, Caulfield

Commemorative booklet, grey cover with text printed on the grey textured paper cover and an image of four trees and a wreath. Image of a kookaburra on the back. Inside, 28 numbered pages with b/w text and photographic images including a transparent paper representation of the proposed Avenues of Honour on Brighton Road and Point Nepean Road. Souvenir programme for a Public Demonstration for the Avenues of Honour as detailed on the front.

Historical information

Souvenir Programme from the Councils of the Municipalities of the City of Caulfield and the Town of Brighton for a Public Demonstration to be held on Sat 3rd August 1918 at 3 o'clock for the proposed Avenues of Honour to be planted in memory of fallen WWI soldiers.

Photograph

Glen Eira City Council History and Heritage Collection, Caulfield

B/w portrait photograph, mounted and framed in wooden frame, no glass covering image. Image of Perceval St John Hall wearing a Mayoral robe with a fur trimmed collar and a visible shirt and tie. He is shown standing beside a side table.

Historical information

The portrait is one of two portraits which were located in a basement storage area beneath the library at Glen Eira City Council Town Hall. This image does not have the name of the sitter below, however it has been identified as an image of Perceval St John Hall, Mayor 1910, by an copy of the same image in the series of portraits of mayors in the corridor of the Glen Eira City Council Town Hall.

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.

Honour Roll - City of Caulfield Great War Honor Roll

Glen Eira City Council History and Heritage Collection, Caulfield

Large, rectangular, bronze panels displaying polished bronze relief letters alphabetically detailing names of living and deceased citizens who served in the First World War. The panels have been mounted on stone walls with a marble appearance. There are 31 panels - vertically arranged in groups of 9, 1, 2, 2, 4, 3, 2, 3, 2 (clockwise direction) on the walls of the portico entrance foyer, Glen Eira Road entrance to Glen Eira Town Hall. Each panel has 50 names, for a total of 1,550 names.

Historical information

Caulfield Town Hall was built in 1891. By the 1920's the population of the area had grown rapidly and the building was no longer fit for purpose. A major redevelopment was undertaken in 1930-31, including the building of the large portico entrance and entrance hall. This roll of honour was installed around the inside walls of the entrance hall. Labour on the rebuilding project was largely undertaken by unemployed workers, one of the key ways that Council supported the community during the depression.

Significance

This roll of honour has considerable local significance to the community of Glen Eira across all of the significance criteria. Alongside the war memorial in Caulfield Park and Caulfield's avenue of honour this roll is a central site of memorial for the residents of the municipality who served in the First World War. It contains the names of all Caulfield residents, including nurses, and makes no distinction between those who returned and those who were killed, making it a rare example amongst Victoria's memorial rolls. The extensive list of names makes it a valuable research tool, and its capacity to interpret municipal, social and military history makes it one of Glen Eira's most significant sites.

Inscriptions & Markings

City of Caulfield Honor Roll / Erected to the honor of the living and the glory / of the dead who served in the Great War 1914-1919 (See attached file for list of names)

Plaque, commemorative

Glen Eira City Council History and Heritage Collection, Caulfield

Plaque, bronze, with polished bronze border and relief lettering and brown textured background. The plaque commemorates the official opening of Memorial Park by His Worship The Mayor Cr Alan Grossbard on 23rd November 1997. It lists the Councillors of the City and Chief Executive.

Inscriptions & Markings

MEMORIAL PARK / was official opening by / HIS WORSHIP THE MAYOR, / CR ALAN GROSSBARD / on / 23rd NOVEMBER 1997 / Councillors of the City / Cr Alan Grossbard Cr Noel Erlich Cr Barry Neve JP Cr Russell Longmuir Cr Veronika Martens Cr Norman Kennedy / Margaret Douglas / Chief Executive.

Book - "Report to the Post War Planning Committee, Caulfield City Council"

Glen Eira City Council History and Heritage Collection, Caulfield

Bound report with grey cover titled: "Report to the Post War Planning Committee Caulfield City Council". Interior pages include x83 pages typed text printed on blue print paper; x3 pages copies of black and white photographs; 10 blueprint plans. 86 pages consistent in size with book cover, 10 x blueprint plans varying dimensions, folded and bound within the report.

Historical information

The Post War Planning Report was prepared by Leslie M. Perrott & Partners: (City Planning Consultants) and according to the report, it was submitted to the Council of the Municipality of Caulfield through its Special Committee on Post War Planning. The report has no evident date however the introduction text suggests that it was prepared before the end of World War II. The report is the only known extant copy and therefore considered rare.

Inscriptions & Markings

Printed on white sticker on spine of book "LH 994. 51" and on first page inside "CAULFIELD LIBRARY SERVICE REFERENCE BOOK" and on the verso of this page, another stamp with CAULFIELD LIBRARY SERVICE and LH REF 12/7 hand written in black ink and a 14 digit reference number below this. On the back of the last plan in the book, there is a blue stamp with "REFERENCE BOOK TO BE USED IN THE LIBRARY ONLY". Below this is a black and white barcode with a black line through it and a round, blue sticker beside it.

Book - "Addresses to HRH The Duke of Cornwall & York And His Excellency the Governor General, The Earl of Hopetoun. From The Municipalities of Victoria"

Glen Eira City Council History and Heritage Collection, Caulfield

"Address to HRH The Duke of Cornwall And His Excellency the Governor General The Earl of Hopetoun From The Municipalities of Victoria" inscribed with gold, decorative lettering on the hard red colour cover. The book contains 120 paper pages containing facsimilies of the illuminated addresses presented to HRH and the GG in 1901 by the municipalities of Victoria. Cover laminated and in poor condition.

Map - "DISTRIBUTION AND USE OF EXISTING PROPERTY. MAP NO. 6."

Glen Eira City Council History and Heritage Collection, Caulfield

Historical information

The map titled: “Distribution and use of Existing property map No. 6” (Metropolitan Town Planning Commission Melbourne and Suburbs) is of historical significance. It is listed on page 168 of Chapter 4 the Zoning section of the "Plan of General Development Melbourne Report of the Metropolitan Town Planning Commission 1929" - Melbourne's first strategic plan. Map No. 6 is mentioned throughout Chapter 4 of the 1929 Report. It states on page 156 that this Map was created to graphically illustrate the data collected by the Planning Commission. The Map illustrates the general distribution of uses of existing property throughout the metropolitan area. The coloured sections show the areas which were developed or were in the process of development in 1929. The colours indicate the distribution of uses in the developed areas. The pink coloured areas, which include Caulfield, were almost completely residential.

Tile, ceramic

Glen Eira City Council History and Heritage Collection, Caulfield