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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

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Nooralie Private Hospital

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Enquiry from Moyra Cachia seeking information on Nooralie Private Hospital in Ormond. Includes a copy of the reply from Margaret Dunbar that lists information from Sand and McDougal directories from 1942 – 1970 and a reference to information in Caulfield Heritage Vol 1.

Langdon Homes of Caulfield (Proof Copy)

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Typed order dated 16/10/2987 from James Bennett Library Services to Caulfield Historical Society for a copy of The Langdon Homes of Caulfield. Handwritten, unattributed annotation dated 30/10/2987 noting that an out of print reply was sent., A typed purchase order request from State Library of New South Wales dated 22/10/1987 to Caulfield Historical Society for a copy of The Langdon Homes of Caulfield. An unattributed handwritten annotation notes that an out of print reply was sent dated 06/11/1987., Also, a typed purchase order dated 19/10/1987 accompanying the requesting letter is included.

Craigellachie

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Advertisement from the Melbourne Weekly Bayside of 07/09/2011 for the private sale of Craigellachie for $3,750,000.00. The advertisement includes a brief description of the house, one coloured exterior photograph (113mm x 168mm) of Craigellachie and one coloured interior photograph (55mm x 85mm) of Craigellachie.

St. Agnes Church, Booran Road, 116, Glen Huntly

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Correspondence dated 18/10/2004 to the Glen Eira Historical Society inviting society to participate with other community members to the church’s open day.

Caulfield Properties

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Photographs of various houses, mansions, churches, buildings, monuments in Caulfield

Caulfield Transport

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Photographs of transport in Caulfield, primarily by road

Caulfield Racecourse

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Various photographs of races at Caulfield Racecourse

Saint Aloysius Church, Caulfield.

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

A photocopy of a document dated 26/05/1974 celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the first Parish Mass in 1924 at Saint Aloysius Church Balaclava Road, Caulfield. The document lists the Catholic Priests and dignitaries who presided over the first Mass on 25/25/1924. A thanks to the past Parish priests from 1919 to 1974. Also included are three photocopies, of varying clarity, of a photograph of the front view of Saint Aloysius.

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.

Liscard St, 9, Elsternwick

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

A typed copy of a one-page report dated 16 May 1988 by H. Bullock and Rosalind Landells of Brighton Historical Society regarding the history and occupany of 9 Liscard Street, Elsternwick from 1888-1974., An undated hand-written note of the same information is included.

Masonic Hall St Georges Rd, 17, Elsternwick

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Handrawn floor plans by FJ Maskell undated of the two floors of the Masonic Hall at 17-19 St Georges Rd Elsternwick with cover letter to Mr Scott. Additional handwritten notes added to the floor plans and letter, author unknown.

Allison Road, 78A-78B, Elsternwick

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

One black and white photograph of the exterior of the house at 78A-B ALLISON RD, Elsternwick; at corner with Meaney St., Photographer: Kerr Bros, 533 Collins St, Melbourne., Photograph taken 1937 (from back of photograph).

Avoca Grove, 12, Caulfield North

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Typewritten letter dated 18/04/1975 from the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) to Trevor Hart of Filbert St, 14, Caulfield, concerning the non-classification status of property at Avoca Grove, 12, Caulfield North.

Frogmore

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Eight pages of photocopied extracts from a family history of the Lyalls who owned the property Frogmore in Murrumbeena. The history was written by Mary G Lyall Davis and published in 1993. One page includes a hand drawn illustration (60mm x 110mm) of the exterior of Frogmore.

Gunyah, Kooyong Road, 283, Elsternwick

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

A two page photocopy of a Caulfield Conservation Study by Andrew Ward, dated 09/1994, on the house Gunyah located at 283 Kooyong Road, Elsternwick. The study includes a brief history of the property, a description of the house’s architectural features, a statement of its significance and a photograph (100mm x 150mm) of the house exterior.

Bakeries in Caulfield

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

This file contains one item., 1. Original hand written notes, undated, listing business names/family names with addresses, titled ‘Bakeries in Caulfield’, source unknown.

St James Parade, 1A, Elsternwick

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

This file contains two items about this property., Newspaper as with coloured photograph and brief auction details of home for forthcoming sale on 09/09 (notes as 24/08/2001 edition)., Hand-written research from SANDS AND MCDOUGALLS by Claire Barton.

Long Street, 14 Elsternwick

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

A print advertisement dated 2010, source unknown, regarding the sale of 14 Long Street Elsternwick. The advertisement describes very briefly the renovation of the heritage protected house which doubled the floorplan. The advertisement includes copies of three colour photographs of the house.

Nathan Bertram

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

This site comprises of the entry for Bertran Nathan in the publication ‘500 Victorians Centenary Edition 1934 [page 215]’. The entry consists of a cartoon figure of Mr.Nathan with a superimposed photograph of his head together with sketches illustrating his interest. Below the cartoon is a modified ‘who’s who entry for Mr.Nathan with his occupation academic qualification, date of birth, schooling details, address, club membership, hobbies and recreational interests.

CAMDEN TOWN

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

This file contains three items., 1. Two copies of articles, dated 08/1857. The Argus neg 14 and roneoed copy neg 13 The Argus 16/07/1857 on benefits of living in Camden Town., 2. A photocopied photo of Camden Town Sports Club event undated and specific location unknown; and one photo on the corner of Glen Eira and Bambra Road., 3. Photocopied pages from Sands and McDougall 1874 of Caulfield c1900’s listing residents of Caulfield including Camden Town (three mentioned).

O’ Neill College, Nagle Avenue, 2, Elsternwick.

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

A commemorative history O’ Neill College 1908 – 1981 published at the time of the amalgamation of O’ Neill College with star of the Sea, 1982 (2 copies). The book (64 pages) includes a short history of O’ Neill college, reports from Monsignar Lyons, Principles report and reports from various other sisters from 1930’s, 40’s, 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. Reminiscences from students activities in the 80’s. Many school photographs of staff, class photos, school outings, sporting events and year 9 camp. Date and author unknown.

Prentice Street, 12, Elsternwick

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Newspaper article, undated, including 3 coloured photographs, on forthcoming auction of 12 Prentice Street, giving brief interior features.

Little Cromer, Kooyong Road, 235, Elsternwick

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Photocopied article from Australian Jewish News April 20, 2001 titled A Rich History on the property Little Cromer, 235 Kooyong Road Elsternwick, which is to be auctioned on April 29, 2001. Includes one exterior and one interior photograph. Also includes print of entry for Bellecourt, 85 Seymour Road from Victorian Heritage Database which notes that Little Cromer was formerly called Neringa

Balaclava Road, 45, St Kilda East

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Handwritten, undated and unattributed research notes on the architectural history and design of Balaclava Road, 45, St Kilda East. It describes the style of the house’s architect, Walter Burley Griffin and details the features and design of both the interior and exterior. Includes references.

Saint Mary The Virgin Kooyong Road, South Caulfield

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Handwritten document on Parish of Saint Mary the Virgin noting that the church has been situated at a number of venues. The present address has been used by Saint Marys for twelve years; and the Father is Graeme A. Mitchell

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

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

1 photo of number 7, a single storey Victorian house

Ercildoune

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Two copies of an undated, four page typed pamphlet compiled by Rodney Davidson and Lindsay E Jenkins for the National Trust of Australia (Victoria), titled, The Story of Ercildoune. It provides a comprehensive history of the property Ercildoune. The front cover of one of the pamphlets includes a black and white photograph (76mmm x 114mm) of the exterior of Ercildoune.

Strathfield College

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

This file contains 2 items., A foolscap page handwritten memories of the school by former teacher Miss Gwen Rowe who taught at the school between 1942 and 1958, A handwritten list form Sands and McDougall Directories 1919-1963 with school addresses and names of principals

Elsternwick Fire Station, Selwyn Street

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

An article from the Port Phillip/Caulfield Leader of 03/08 circa 1989 about the history and features of the Elsternwick Fire Station. The article includes a colour photograph (104mm x 127mm) of the exterior of the fire station.

Madden, Augustine Thomas

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Reprinted copy, one item about Augustine Thomas Madden, page 97 from ‘500 Victorians – Centenary Edition 1934’. Article gives brief details of his schooling and business career, and address as Caulfield.

Caulfield Central Presbyterian Church, St. Giles

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Two copies of the booklet ST GILES 1890 TO 1990, ONE HUNDRED YEARS IN MURRUMBEENA, dated 15/07/1990 by St Giles Publicity Committee, includes photographs., Two printed pages of lists of names of church ministers and other officials from 1890 to 1990.

Bromfield, Margery

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Three handwritten letters from Margery Bromfield to Mr Ballantyne, Caulfield Historical Society, dated 15/05/?, 8/06/1982, 29/12/1982.

Saint Pauls Anglican Church, 530 Dandenong Road, Caulfield North

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Ring out WildBells an all encompassing history of Saint Pauls Anglican Church from 1904 – 2004 by Southern cross ministries.com.au. The book takes in all aspects of the church’s ministery, from acquiring the first building, church festivals, Dramatic Club, Social dances, Annual fetes, tennis club, Saint Pauls Preparatory School; Darish Heros, the 16 memorial stained glass windows, Saint Pauls dance group, Home group, the healing team, Saint Pauls Juvenile Orchestra and womens guilds. Correspondence to Claire Barton, dated 29/04/2010 from Cynthia Nyholm, with enclosed book – Ring out WildBells the centenary book for Saint Pauls Andlican Church; Caulfield North 2004.

Air raid precautions

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

This file contains two items about air raid instructions during World War 2., 1. Air Raid instructions booklet (15 pages), National Emergency Services of NSW’s official public handbook , produced by Consolidated Press Ltd., 2. City of Caulfield Air Raid Precautions (1 page), cardboard instructions approved by State Emergency Council for Civil Defence, Victoria.

Miami, Balaclava Road, 91, Caulfield North

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Typed notes on the history and past owners of the house Miami, Balaclava Road, 91, Caulfield North, by Hilary Bullock and Rosalind Landells of the Brighton Historical Society, dated 9/09/1988., The file also includes is an additional handwritten summary of the information.

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.

Ripponlea Primary School No. 4087

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Two school articles:, Ripponlea Primary School Newsletter No.7, 22 March 2012. Includes principal’s report, fundraising activities, out of school hours program, Mother’s Day 2012 and netball season details., Ripponlea Primary School Graduation 2009 Program including names of graduates and seven colour digital photos.

Cantala

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Six pages of handwritten notes, undated and unattributed, detailing the history of the subdivision and demolition of Cantala, Dandenong Road, 40, Caulfield., The notes, which include a list of references, detail the main auction on 21/05/1938 and prices paid for the allotments., Also included in the file are photocopies of three auction posters for the 21/05/1938 auction in 32 allotments. Two of the posters are small and one of these includes a map (107mm x 110mm) of the Cantala Estate. The other poster is spread across three A4 pages and includes a map and plan (204mm x 110mm) of the allotments. There is an extra copy of the final page of this larger poster.

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

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

1 photo of number 32, a 2 storey house

Shoobra Road, 67, Elsternwick

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

This file has two items., Melbourne weekly bayside dated 29/09/2010, auction article on 67 Shoobra Road: original interiors and selling features, includes four photographs of property., Newspaper article on forthcoming sale of 67 Shoobra Road 2010, with two identical photos to above.

Mrs George Bell (Agnes Paton)

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Undated, unsourced newspaper article on a history of Caulfield, written by Mrs George Bell to mark the Centenary of Caulfield.

Caulfield City Football Club

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

This file contains various items pertaining to the club., Items one to four include group photographs of the teams for 1924 to 1925, 1926, 1934 and 1939 respectively. Member’s names when known are given on the verso., Item five is a member’s ticket from 1948 and lists under 18 and seniors fixtures for that year., Item six is an annual report from 1949 and lists inter alia, committee members, donors, and trophy winners., Item seven is a ticket for the Presentation Ball on 22/09/1952. Lord Mayor is handwritten on the verso., Item eight includes twenty press cuttings ranging in dates from 2010 to 2013., Item nine is a photocopy of an obituary in THE AGE dated 31/01/2007, for Harry Ernest Melbourne, originator of Freddo Frog, who was a devoted supporter of Caulfield Football Club and Caulfield South Cricket Club.

Anselm, Glenferrie Street, 4, Caulfield North

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Various detailed descriptions of the architectural features of Anselm., Includes a photocopy of the Caulfield Conservation Study report on Anselm by Andrew Ward, dated 02/1994, with a photo (152mm x 97mm)., Also includes 3 pages of unattributed, undated, typed and handwritten research notes with detailed descriptions of the architectural features of Anselm., Also includes a photocopy of two hand-drawn room plans (100mm x 82mm; 81mm x 75mm), detailed hand-written descriptions of the rooms (3 pages) and a hand-drawn crest (41mm x 29mm), compiled by Mrs J O’Donnell in 1972., The file also includes a copy of the tile and inscription located at the base of the tower (41 mm x 56 mm)., Also included is a copy of the letter, dated 31/10/2011, from the National Trust of Australia, regarding the classification upgrading of Anselm. Includes references.

St. Kevin’s Primary School

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

This file contains three items., A colour advertisement for St. Kevin’s Primary School, Ormond in the Caulfield/Port Phillip Leader on 22/05/2012. Includes a colour photograph of the school with new additions and lists the programs and strengths of the school., A colour advertisement for St. Kevin’s in the Caulfield/Port Phillip Leader on 14/04/2011. Also includes information on classes etc., A copy of the 1987 Moorabbin Community Directory Listing for St. Kevin’s Primary School.

Christian Family

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Four pages of photographs of members of the Christian Family including Violet Christian, aged nineteen years; family group at Myoora; Violet in early 1900s and Thomas Christian in late 1880s.

Carnegie Primary School No. 2897

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Brief history of Carnegie state school from two sources and an article on former students including photograph dated 03/04/2011:, Handwritten extract, date unknown taken from the Education Dept. Of History at Latrobe Library with information from 1887 to 1913, Three typed copies of school history with much the same information as above handwritten copy, provided by Caulfield Historical Society, date and author unknown. Includes information on the opening of the school in 1888 and brief comments on its development to 1927., Sunday Herald Sun dated 03/04/2011, article on two former school students.

St. Georges Road, 10, Elsternwick

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

A typed research report dated to 25/11/1987 by H. Bullock and R. Landells discussing the history of the ownership and occupancy of Kent at 10 St. Georges Road, Elsternwick and briefly the history of the street’s subdivision.

Beauville Estate

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Promotional material for the Beauville Estate Murrumbeena 65th Heritage Celebration held 10/03/2001., This comprises, a leaflet about the launch of the Glen Eira Heritage Draft Guidelines with features of the Estate and addresses listed, a special invitation to the unveiling of the heritage plaque by Glen Eira Mayor Veronika Martens, and a Leader newspaper advertisement dated 12/02/2001 for the event, giving brief history of shops and resident anecdotes by Bev Baxter of Murrumbeena Pharmacy.

Cromarty School For Girls

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Cromarty School for Girls 1897-1923. An 83 page book giving the beginnings of the school and detailed history on its founders, the Misses Day. Includes various locations of school premises, where sporting activities took place. Details on most former students attainments. The involvement of past students over fifty years in the Cromarty Old Girls Association, reminiscences and achievement of students’ children and great grandchildren. Also included is an alphabetical history if names extracted from the history by Andrew Frederick.

Lirrewa

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Four articles on Lirrewa’s history, conservation study and notes on architectural features and correspondence from National trust to Mrs W Brooks., Photocopy of an extract from Caulfied Historical Newsletter (No 4 April 1973) containing 2 articles about Lirrewa and Caulfield (one by J O’Donnell, one by Mrs AP Bell), Photocopied extract from the Caulfield Conservation study detailing history and features of Lirrewa written by Andrew Ward (January 1995), Handwritten notes on architectural features of home and hand drawn designs of side and centre windows and design above all main room doors. Includes typed directory listings from 1886 to 1921. Date and author unknown, Copy of correspondence to Mrs W Brooks from the Administration National Trust of Australia regarding classification Lirrewa 20/03/1973 and stables.