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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)
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+61 03 9077 5395

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Opening Hours

9 am -12noon Tuesday and Friday mornings

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No entry fee

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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

Les Comley 9 October 2019 5:13 PM

I am trying to locate any information that is available about a property named Nyoora, Neerim Road, East Caulfield. My grandfather was repatriated there after WW1 (i.e. 1919) and am hoping to get whatever information I can regarding the site/property at that time.

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Coimbra, 5, Chaddesley Avenue, St Kilda East

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

A two page photocopy of a typed letter from Peter Upton, dated 10/04/1981, requesting information on the property Coimbra in Chattersley Lane (sic), St Kilda and detailing his family’s involvement in the property. He describes his memories of the house, its rooms, details of engraved glass, floral and decorative motifs and extensive garden., The file also includes a one page photocopy of a typed letter from the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) to the St Kilda Historical Society, dated 29/04/1981, concerning Peter Upton’s letter and requesting assistance in providing him with information about the relevant property as Coimbra does not appear on the Trust’s records. The letter includes a hand drawn map (62mm x 120mm) of the area in which the property is located., Also included is a one page typed letter from St Kilda Historical Society, dated 03/06/1981, to the Caulfield Historical Society, forwarding the letters received from Peter Upton and the Trust about Coimbra., The file also includes two handwritten versions of a two page letter, the final version dated 07/09/1981, from the Caulfield Historical Society to Peter Upton concerning his inquiry about Coimbra. It provides a brief list of occupiers of Coimbra from 1935 to 1974., Also included are two versions of a one page handwritten letter, the final version dated 07/09/1981, from the Caulfield Historical Society Historical to the St Kilda Historical Society thanking them for previous correspondence regarding Coimbra., The file also includes two handwritten versions of a one page letter, the final version dated 07/09/1981, to the National Trust of Australia (Victoria), from the Caulfield Historical Society, concerning Peter Upton’s inquiry about Combria. This letter is accompanied by a two page copy of the Society’s reply to Peter Upton., Also included is a one page typed letter of acknowledgement, dated 14/09/1981, from the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) to the Caulfield Historical Society.

Prentice Street, 32A, Elsternwick

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Newspaper article dated 23/07/2004 gives details of Victorian home prior to upcoming sale. Describes interior style and notes the addition of the outside plunge pool and established garden. Includes a coloured photograph.

Orrong Road, 168, Caulfield North

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

A typed document evaluating the house at 168 Orrong Road dated to 13/06/1962, produced by W.V. Scott. Includes handwritten notes on the same subject.

Kooyong Road, 415, Elsternwick

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Typed letter dated 28/01/1977 from The Perpetual Executors and Trustees Association of Australia limited by trust officer R.M. Morrison to W.V. Scott of S.P. Simmonds Estate Agents regarding the report and valuation of the Sir Hugh Gerner Brain estate located at 415 Kooyong Road, Elsternwick., Includes certificate of title and typed letter by valuator W.V. Scott with details of the external and internal condition and valuation of the property with handwritten notes. Dated 08/02/1977.

Jasper Road, 321, Ormond

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

A copy of a two page research report on 321 Jasper Road, Ormond by Hilary Bullocks and Rosalind Landells of the Brighton Historical Society, dated 08/11/1996. The report provides a brief history of the property and its occupancy., The file also includes one page of handwritten, undated and unattributed working notes.

Johnston, George

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Newspaper article from THE SUN dated 23/06/1982 concerning George Johnston’s novel MY BROTHER JACK part of which is set in Caulfield, includes a photograph of George Johnston and his wife.

Cambria

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Copy of a black and white photograph mounted on cardboard of the building Cambria with a caption noting that the building was purchased by the Presentation Order, date unknown, and then demolished in 1976.

Goldstein, Vida

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Two items about Vida Goldstein (1869-1946)., Newspaper article from “The Age’ dated 28/12/1984 giving brief history of Vida Goldstein, suffragist and would-be senator. Her political history and a brief note on her family are included, plus acknowledgement that Balaclava electrode was named after her., Three documents downloaded about Vida Goldstein’s political life, including her biography and a photocopy of an anti-war flyer.

Eddys Grove, 29, Bentleigh

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

An undated typed poster for the forthcoming auction on April 18, 1936 of the brick house at 29 Eddy’s Grove, Bentleigh

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

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Photo album of buildings in Caulfield pre 1972 to assist National Trust Victoria Australia in identifying buildings worthy of preservation, Photographer Jenny O’Donnell, member of Caulfield Historical Society, All photos are black and white except where stated

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

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

1 photo of Elsternwick Post Office 1972

Mayor Jack Campbell 1987-88 (1 of 2)

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

4 colour photographs relating to Chisholm Graduation Ceremony May 1988

Koornang Road, 96, Carnegie

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

A colour newspaper article from the Property Review Weekly of 05/08/2005, advertising the auction of 96 Koornang Road on 11/08/2005. Includes a colour photograph of the building exterior., The file also includes a newspaper article from the Property Review Weekly of 19/08/2005, describing the auction of 96 Koornang Road. Includes an colour photograph of the building exterior.

Caulfield Properties

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Photograph of Waiora, owned by James Gill circa 1864

Edward Street, 7, Elsternwick

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

A one page copy of Brighton Historical Society’s report on the house at 7 Edward Street Elsternwick, dated 17/10/1989. The report includes a list of residents and gives a brief history of the house., The file also includes one page of unattributed and undated handwritten research notes.

Elster Avenue, 14, Elsternwick

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

This file contains four items, 1. Handwritten research notes dated 17/08/2013, by Peta Darke, concerning the history of 14 Elster Avenue, names ‘Hinton’., 2. 4 page brochure produced by Biggin and Scott for the house’s auction on 18/05/2013. Includes colour exterior and interior photographs and house plan., 3. Advertisement in “Property Review Weekly’, dated 26/04/2013, for the auction of the property on 18/05/2013. Includes colour exterior photograph., 4. Flyer with four colour photographs advertising forth coming auction of the property.

Hopetoun Gardens

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

This file contains eleven items, Handwritten note from Pam Harrison of Monash University dated 15/06/2005, stating that she is sending the Glen Eira Historical a collection of items from her aunt, whose husband worked for Caulfield Council. Stapled together with a typed acknowledgment from Hazel Ford, Hon. Secretary of the Society dated 15/07/2005., Typed letter from Walter A. Coxen of Queenscliff to (unnamed) Mayor of Caulfield, dated 14/04/1910, stating that he encloses information about the two eighty pound rifled muzzle loading guns now at Hopetoun Gardens, with more recently typed shot description of “The Cannon of Hopetoun Gardens.”, Also included is a typed page dated 14/04/1910, signed by Mr Coxen on “Particulars of the two eighty-PR guns presented to the Caulfield town Council”., Two undated black and white photographs showing garden beds at Hopetoun Gardens., Typed letter from M.P.J. O’Brien, President, Fort Queenscliff Museum, dated 05/09/1984, to R-Ballantine, Hon. Secretary of the Caulfield Historical Society, stating that he would be happy to assist in tracing the history of the cannons in Hopetoun Gardens., Photographs of cannon at Hopetoun Gardens. Four are recent colour photographs, one dated 06/1981. One is a black and white photograph, undated (mid-1930s?), with a man sitting on the cannon. One is a black and white photocopy of a photograph of the cannon, with three children, possibly from 1910., Two colour photographs dated 15/05/2009, of the bandstand at Railway Reserve, which is to be moved to a new park in Glen Huntly Road., Two colour photographs of the bandstand and playground equipment at Hopetoun Gardens, dated by hand on “c. 2000”, Printed four page booklet (two copies), no date (c. 2000?) of “Your Guide to Hopetoun Gardens – Interpretative Tree Walk”, printed by the Glen Eira City Council Recreation Services., One colour negative (two copies of each) of swimming at Hopetoun Gardens, no date, Printed emails of corresponding dated from 26/08/2012 to 02/10/2012, to and from the Glen Eira historical Society, about the cannons at Hopetoun Gardens., Article from Glen Eira News dated March/April 2013 about the history of the cannons with a coloured photograph.

Carinya Road, 13, Bentleigh East

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

A typed letter dated 20/03/1974 from R T Breen and Co Solicitors to S P Simmonds and Co Real Estate Agents requesting a valuation of the property at 13 Carinya Court South Oakleigh (sic). It includes handwritten notes., The file also includes a copy of a typed letter dated 09/04/1974 to R T Breen containing the valuation of the property at 13 Carinya Court South Oakleigh (sic) by W V Scott., Also included is a handwritten, unattributed document of calculations and measurements for property at Carinya Court, South Oakleigh (sic)., The file also includes a photocopy dated 18/03/1974 of the certificate of title for 13 Carinya Court, South Oakleigh (sic). This includes a hand drawn plan (70mm x 65mm) of the property.

McMillan Street, Elsternwick, 14

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Photographs and Document about this property:, 2 small, black and white photographs of a two storey brick house at 14 McMillan Street, Elsternwick., Document – research notes by Joan Moore from Sands and McDougall’s Directory of Victoria 1911 and 1923.

Edward Street, 4, Elsternwick

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Copy of Brighton Historical Society’s reports dated February 7, 1989 on the house of 4 Edward Street, Elsternwick. Includes a list of residents and a brief history of the house. Also includes a page of unsigned, handwritten research notes.

Craigellachie

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

A documentary and physical investigation into the history and development of Craigellachie, located at 2B Lynedoch Avenue, St Kilda East, by Debra Lewis. Includes an examination of the house’s condition as at 2002, photocopies of photographs and plans of the house illustrating key architectural features and changes to the house. Includes a handwritten letter dated 08/02/2002 from Debra Lewis regarding the donation of the copy of her research paper.

Air Raid Precaution (ARP) in Caulfield

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Photograph of Air Raid Precaution headquarters during World War 2, formerly a Caulfield Council cottage opposite Municipal Offices

Rosemont, Kooyong Road, 112A, Caulfield North

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Eight items about this property:, Handwritten notes from 1870 Caulfield rate book along with list of owners 1870-1890; unsigned and undated., Short history of Rosemont from 1860’s with owners listed up to 1895. Includes description of land and architectural features of house with sketch of pillar. Unsigned and undated with both typed and handwritten information., Unsigned and undated note (original and photocopy) about 112 Kooyong Road and Rosemont’s changing address over time., Photocopy of Andrew Ward’s Heritage Study (two pages) on 112 Kooyong Road (rear) describing significance, history and description of property. Includes photo., Online print without photo of same Heritage Study with handwritten note about brick exterior provided by owner/occupier to compiler Andrew Frederick 2010., Excerpt from Caulfield’s Building Heritage p.47-48 Volume 1 by Dr. Geulah Solomon about Rosemont giving description and history (start of entry on page 46 omitted). Added by Claire Barton date unknown., Notes taken by Andrew Frederick from Caulfield Heritage Vol.1 pages 47-9 re history; and from Sands and McDougall Directories of 1874, 1903, 1911, 1913 and 1923; plus 1913 entry in Vict. P.O Directory. These show house numbers and owners for those periods., Three pages of plans relating to Rosemont covering ground and first floors.

Riddell Parade, 5/66, Elsternwick

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Real estate advertisement for 5/66 Riddell Parade, Elsternwick, an apartment within Lowana Court. The auction date is listed as Saturday 13th of November, circa 2010, with estate agents Kylie Kramer and Bill Stavrakis of Biggin Scott Real Estate. Includes three photographs.

St. Mary’s Church, Caulfield

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

St. Mary’s Anglican Church, photocopied document of the history of the music. Includes details of various organs the church has had from 1867 to 1982. List of organists and details of the choices of music played and types of choirs. Dated August 1985, compiled by C.G.T. Weickhardt., Original printed leaflet on the new organ to be installed in St. Mary’s in 1933., Letter of notification to Vicar B. Green, St. Mary’s Anglican Church from Ian Wight, Conservation Manager of the National Trust of Australia, Victoria, dated 21/05/1996, that their pipe organ has been classified and included in the register.

Melbourne Aerodrome, Grange Road GlenHuntly

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Photocopy From The First 100 years No 2897 Carnegie Primary School 1888 – 1988 Edited By Isobel Couper And Deirdre Lynch On Recollections of Athol Reid Which Include References To The Melbourne Aerodrome. Also A Printout From The Internet Printed on 20/08/2010 On Essendon Airport With Reference To Aerodrome At GlenHuntly.

Caulfield Properties

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

2 Photographs of Glenfern owned by Francis McDonnell and John T Boyd, 6 July 1973

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.

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

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

12 photos of number 4-5, an attic house – architect Walter Burley Griffin

Historical Caulfield to 1972, photo album by Jenny O’Donnell, Gladstone Pde

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

3 photos of Payneswicke