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Glen Eira Historical Society Caulfield South, Victoria

Glen Eira Historical Society was formed in 1972 as the Caulfield Historical Society to collect preserve and promote understanding of the history of the municipality. Our name was updated to Glen Eira following the changes made to council boundaries in 1994. We cover the suburbs within the City of Glen Eira.

Over the years we have developed an extensive collection of material and welcome donations of information, photographs and memorabilia related to the history of the area and it's residents. We also run a program of speakers at our bi-monthly General Meetings; and publish a Newsletter periodically.

Visitors and new members welcome.

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PO Box 202 Caulfield South Victoria 3162 (map)
phone
+61 03 9077 5395

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Opening Hours

9 am -12noon Tuesday and Friday mornings

Entry Fee

No entry fee

Location

965 Glen Huntly Rd Caulfield South Victoria

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Den Finch- Walton 8 December 2016 8:16 PM

I am concerned about the property called Roseneath circa 1874 which sits beside a side road of Nepean Hwy just down from the Glenhuntly Rd intersection. It was sold by Buxton early this year with the usual rectangle indicating its land size. Another ' development' ? Surely a house of this age should be preserved for the community? Does the historical society have any opinion of this? Thanking you for your time

Barbara Hoad 9 December 2016 4:21 PM

Roseneath has a local heritage overlay and the Glen Eira Historical Society wishes to see this 1870s building retained. I have not had a chance to look at the planning permit but understand the new owners wish to turn it into a childcare centre. I suggest you look on the Glen Eira Council website for details of the planning application and contact council if you are concerned. We will also be speaking with the Planner about this. At the time it was advertised for sale we did in fact suggest to a couple of Councillors they could buy it as a home for the historical society. Regards, Barbara

Simon Rhee 6 April 2017 12:51 PM

Hi, I live at 33 Cromwell St. I was wondering if you had any pictures of the Cnr of Cromwell and Rowena Sts in the 1980s and 1920s

ingrid 3 February 2018 10:55 AM

You should subscribe to ... planningalerts dot org dot au....(Australia) Volunteers scour and receive planning applications that go to councils & put them on this website. You can select a street, suburb etc and receive an alert as soon as they do. You get a link to the council website and planning application. That way you never miss a planning application and can view, comment, object a.s.a.p.

annie miles (ebzery) 17 February 2018 2:30 PM

I'm an old girl of O'Neill College Elsternwick (1961-1965) and like so many of my old school mates, are anxious to know more and more about our old school days.

karen Black 18 February 2018 9:53 PM

my G Grandfather, (Charles Brentwood), founded a club in Elsternwick, does any body have any photos of him/and or the club. it would be much appreciated.

Jenna Farrelly 31 May 2018 7:32 PM

Hi, this is a long shot but my Grandfather Mick (Ian) Roberts (born 1928) grew up in Carnegie and I am trying to find out more about the house he grew up in. Grandad would say that he grew up in an old hospital in Carnegie which was supposably haunted. They would let his sisters boyfriends stay in a certain spooky room and see if they stayed the night. Has anyone heard of a building which might fit this description? Regards Jenna. F

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Caulfield Centenary celebrations Oct-Nov 1957

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

4 photographs of various Queens including Joan Paulser (sport), Judith Woodyard (hospitals), Barbara Kline (Centenary Queen), Betty Green (RSL), Nov 8 1957

Topp family

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Handwritten list of accomplishments and spouses of Topp family, notes from the VIC AND MET VZ pg. 505. Also includes handwritten page of research on history of Topp family in Shoobra road, written by Claire Barton, 19/02/2013

St Margaret’s Church of England, Ripley Grove

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Order of service for the Commemoration Dinner of St Margaret’s Anglican Church, Ripley Grove, Caulfield 1983 (11/09/1983)

Elsternwick District Bowling Club E.D.B.C.

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

This file contains eight items., “A Short Outline of the History of the E.D.B.C.” Photocopy of typewritten history of the club, one page from 1909 to 1982, noting important events and personalities., Handwritten notes from Southern Cross newspaper, 08/05/1909 and 10/04/1909 about meetings to establish the club, into lists of office-bearers., Three photocopies of a group photo of members of the E.D.B.C., undated but probably 1910-14. No caption but verse of one copy states Early Days E.D.B.C., Photocopy of one page from 500 Victorians, Centenary Edition, 1934, on Arthur Apps, J.P. “Mortician” with cartoon portrait, noting that he is now associated with the Elsternwick District Bowling Club., Mounted photograph of Opening Day of the Elsternwick District Bowling Club 1934, handwritten on the reverse, of the raising of the flag for new club building., Mounted photograph of Elsternwick District Bowling Club Opening Day. Previous label on file states that it shows the presentation of a small trophy “Kitty” to Mayor H.C.H. Smith and Mayoress on opening day 1934., Photocopy of printed R.S.V.P. invitation from Elsternwick District Bowling Club for meeting of Official Opening of the Green and 75th Anniversary of the Club Opening 31/08/1984. The page states that the original Invitation in file 1204A with note on back., Ten mounted original colour photographs on five pages of Opening of the Green, presumably 31/08/1984 but no date is given, of presentations and speeches by office-bearers and photographs of members, identified by handwritten names written under each photograph. Backing used in this file states that it contains History of Elsternwick District Bowling Club 1909-1951 but this is not included.

Curraweena Avenue Development, Caulfield South

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Two copies of a two page Community Cabinet Newsletter, Glen Eira, Issue 8, 10/2002, announcing a joint project to house the elderly at Curraweena Avenue, Caulfield South. The newsletter also announces new funding for ethnic seniors’ groups including the Greek Senior Citizens’ Association of St Gregorios in Bentleigh. The newsletter includes two black and white photographs (54mm x 60mm; 54mm x 125mm).

Ricketson Family

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

4 items on Ricketson Family., 1.7 photocopied pages on family of Henry Ricketson, his pastoral enterprises and other business areas. The article also gives his family tree line and historical lineage. Includes 13 photocopied photographs., 2.Handwritten page of Caulfield Rate book details from 1866 to 1892., 3.Poor photocopied articles about fundraising for the Southern Memorial Hospital from the Australian Womens Weekly dated 04/04/1973. Includes photograph of ‘Glen Eira’., 4.Photocopied article on Staniforth Ricketson, from the Weekend Australian dated May 14 to 15, 1988, detailed article on his business, J.B. Were and son, his military life, his firms expanding into overseas and interstate branches and political areas of his life.

Elizabeth Street, 22 Elsternwick

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

A two page black and white copy of a Caulfield Conservation Study by Andrew Ward, dated 09/1994, on the house at 22 Elizabeth Street. The study includes an architectural description of the building, a brief history of ownership, a statement of significance and a black and white photograph (101mm x 154mm) of the exterior of the house.

Westfield, Corner Eskdale and Wyuna Roads, Caulfield North

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Letter from George Stevens to Caulfield Historical Society dated 27/08/2001 regarding the owners of Westfield 1904 to 1952 plus a brief history of the property and the reason for the house name. Photocopy of two photographs plus handwritten notes on the value, owners and builder of Westfield.

Balaclava Road, 345 Caulfield North

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Two photographs of buildings on the south-east corner of Balaclava and Kambrook Road, Caulfield North. The earlier photograph (250mm x 200mm) is printed in black and white and is undated. The later photograph (130mm x 90mm) is colour, unattributed and is dated 11/1980. In 2012 this building has two addresses Balaclava Road, 345 and Kambrook Road 22.

Tramways in Caulfield

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Photograph of Caulfield Tramway timetable, date unknown

Historical Caulfield to 1972, photo album by Jenny O’Donnell, Balaclava Rd

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

2 photos of St Aloysius catholic church

Caulfield Transport

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Photograph of horse drawn milk float outside Coram’s Hughesdale dairy with “Bluey” the horse

Caulfield Transport

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Photograph of the Rosstown Sugar Works railway station circa 1907

Hart Family

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Three pieces of research on the Hart family, 1 page each., Brief type written biographical profile of John Hart extracted from the Royal Historical Society of Victoria’s Pioneer Register, Provided by John’s son Thomas Stephen Hart 04/08/1957, Brief type written biographical profile of John Hart extracted possibly from the Sydney Diocesan Magazine, November 1932 via Who’s Who in Australia of 1927-28, 1950 & 1955, Brief type-written biographical profile of Thomas Stephen Hart extracted from the Royal Historical Society of Victoria’s Pioneer Register including an autobiographical note dated 04/08/1957

A Beckett Family

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

4 documents which have references to the a’Beckett family., Photocopied extract from Burke’s Colonial Gentry Vol 1 1891 on the name a’Beckett, William Arthur Callander, Handwritten research on various a’Beckett family tree members taken from Burke’s Colonial Gentry etc, includes rate details of home in Alma Street, Leaflet on The Briars Mornington giving history on family and the Napoleonic collection of furniture, Photocopied article on a’Beckett name taken from ‘Sand, Swamp and Heath by Peter R Murray and John C Wells 1980. This paragraph gives the connection to Emma Minna a’Beckett who married Arthur Boyd. Boyd’s father owner Glenfern on the corner of Hotham and Inkerman Street. This is the beginning of the artistic Boyd family in Murrumbeena

Caulfield Town Hall

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

1 photograph of Caulfield Town Hall circa 1890

G. J. Coles and Co. Ltd.

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

This file contains one item., 1. Two black and white photographs, one exterior and one interior, of Coles store at Caulfield, taken in 1949, photographer unknown.

Caulfield Park

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

This file has thirteen items., Typed note date and author unknown, titled development in Caulfield Park, describing the statuses commissioned for the park in 1975., Photocopies undated of photographs of two of the statues., Article dated 19/03/1980 in the Southern Cross newspaper about Caulfield Councils frisbee and golf day at the park., Invitation for Mr. and Mrs. Campbell to attend tree planting ceremony at Caulfield Park on 23/10/1988 to commemorate Raoul Wallenberg., Black and white photograph, undated, photographer unknown, of lake and fountain at Caulfield Park., Three colour photographs dated June 1982 of Caulfield park., Photocopy of photograph of War Memorial at Caulfield Park., Leaflet advertising a parade and fair at the park on 25/05/1997., Two black and white photographs, date and photographer unknown, of conservatory at the park after it burnt down, possibly in the 1920’s., Friends of Caulfield Park newsletter dated July 2007 concerning the council’s plans for the park., Article dated 19/10/2011 from Melbourne Weekly Bayside about the conservatory and its future, includes photograph., Article dated 07/05/2013 in the Glen Eira Leader concerning the council’s plans for the conservatory., Article dated 23/07/2013 from Glen Eira/Port Phillip Leader about public society survey concerning the conservatory’s future.

Melbourne, Harry Earnest

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Newspaper article dated 31/01/07 from the Age, of the biography of Henry Ernest Melbourne, creator of the Freddo Frog for Sir Macpherson Robertson. His later involvement with Caulfield Football club and Caulfield South Cricket Club (includes photo)

Prentice Street, 13, Elsternwick

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Newspaper article dated 14/07/2006 on 13 Prentice Street Elsternwick, on forthcoming sale of property, includes two coloured photographs. Gives brief interior features.

Saint Mary The Virgin Kooyong Road, South Caulfield

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Four articles by Dulcie Cousins, Joan Millar, Jim Millar and Grace Hocking. They each give a brief insight in what they enjoyed about being a member of the Kooyong Road Church. From the social and sports clubs, anniversary occasions, picnics in the Dandenongs, church on Sunday nights, the passing parade of ministers and the general church community they embraced.

St. Stephen’s Presbyterian Church, Caulfield

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Two copies of a sixteen page booklet titled First Fifty Years, detailing a brief history, researched by John Watson, of St. Stephen’s Presbyterian Church, Balaclava Road Caulfield, between 1910-1960. The booklet includes several images, including two photographs, one of the interior of the church, the other of the interior of the main hall. There is also a set of six portrait photographs of the ministers of St. Stephen’s from 1913-1960., There is also a photograph of the front view of the first church and a sketch by Haddon and Henderson architects of the design for the present, 1960, church dated to the early-mid 1920s. There is a list of names of office-bearers for the year 1960. That list has been photocopied and is included in the file., Finally, there are two pages of handwritten notes, undated and unattributed, of information about St. Stephen’s derived from the First Fifty Years booklet.

Caulfield Bowling Club

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

This file contains five items., Two original photographs of the remains of Caulfield Park Bowling Club after the fire of 1977, date unknown., An article on the opening of the greens at Caulfield Park Sports Club from the CAULFIELD/ PORT PHILLIP LEADER dated 30/08/2011., An article on a competition that Caulfield Park Sports Club participated in to support the Alcohol Education Rehabilitation Foundation, dated 25/10/2011., An article on the Caulfield Park lawn bowls team being crowned the champions of the Sandbelt region bowls competition and their advancement to the regional playoffs. From the CAULFIELD/ PORT PHILLIP LEADER dated 10/04/2012., An article on the Caulfield Park bowling club ladies team’s win of the 2013 Victorian State Fours Title at Bendigo. GLEN EIRA/ PORT PHILLIP LEADER dated 07/05/2013.

Prentice Street, 30, Elsternwick

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Property Review Weekly, advertising article dated 15/06/01, on forthcoming executors auction 24/06/2001. Listed as outstanding development potential by Buxton Estate Agents, coloured photo included., Property Review Weekly, dated 14/02/2003, includes two coloured photographs for sale of renovated property, beachside architecture a feature, by Hocking Stuart Advertising article, dated 26/02/2003, giving brief house features of property renovation.

McKinnon, George Andrew

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

This file contains a photocopy of the entry for George Andrew McKinnon on page 175 of the publication ‘500 Victorians: Centenary Edition 1934’. The upper half of the page contains a sketch of McKinnon with an inserted photograph of McKinnon’s head plus surrounding cartoon depictions of his activities and interests., The bottom half of the page provides and “Who’s who” type listing of his place of birth, education, recreational interests and civic duties.

Glen Huntly Fire Station

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

A photocopy of a black and white photograph (95mm x 127mm) of the exterior of Glen Huntly Fire Station accompanied by typed explanatory notes. The electric tram at terminus at Grange Road is also seen in the photograph., The file also includes an A4 sepia copy of the same photograph (210mm x 291mm) with street signage visible., The file also includes a photocopy of a black and white photograph (154mm x 200mm) of Hose Carriage No. 13197 outside the Glen Huntly Fire Station. Two firefighters are seated in the carriage and three others stand on the running board.

Saint Pauls Anglican Church; 530 Dandenong Road, Caulfield North

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Two Port Philip Leader articles on the Rev Howard Langmead. His talents as a comedien and acknowledgement of the church’s Billboard sign, which is causing a lot of interest, locally and interstate. Date unknown. Includes two colour photographs.

Historical Caulfield to 1972, photo album by Jenny O’Donnell, Hobart Rd

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

1 photo of number 40 Single storey probably Victorian

St. Mary’s Church, Caulfield

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

St. Mary’s Anglican Church, Caulfield. Brief research notes on the church, Jubilee Hall, and the church’s established by St. Mary’s. Undated and author unknown.

Memorials in Glen Eira

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Black and white photograph, undated, source unknown, of Caulfield Park War Memorial, Copy of photograph of Caulfield Park War Memorial, undated, source unknown, Colour photograph of Caulfield Park War Memorial, dated June 1982, source unknown, and slide of same, Print of webpage of Friends of Caulfield Park, dated 02/08/2013 with colour image of and information about the war memorial there, Two black and white photographs, undated and source unknown, of war memorial at Koornang Park, Four colour photographs and one black and white copy of photograph of war memorial and its inscription at Koornang Park. Date and source unknown, Article dated 30/04/2013 from GLENEIRA LEADER about funding for plaque for Lone Pine at Caulfield Park, Article dated 23/04/2013 from THE AGE about state funding for repair of war memorials including one at McKinnon, Article dated June 2013 from GLEN EIRA NEWS about state funding for repair of five WWI memorials in Glen Eira. Includes two photographs., Article from GLEN EIRA NEWS dated April 2012 about restoration of Caulfield Park War Memorial. Includes colour photography