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

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

3 photos of Helenslea now Shelford CEGS, 3 photos of St Mary’s Vicarage

St Margaret’s Church of England, Ripley Grove

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Roneoed pamphlet printed for the inauguration of the Parish of St Margaret’s Caulfield and the induction of the venerable RHB Williams as it first vicar on 01/02/1961.

Caulfield Centenary celebrations Oct-Nov 1957

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

2 photographs of centenary cycling competition at Packer Reserve, Nov 2, 1957

Billing, Richard Annesley

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Two documents regarding Sylliot Hill, home of judge Richard Billings., 1. Three photocopies of the notice for sale/lease of Sylliot Hill, Judge Billing’s house, in The Argus of 02/09/1882, 2. Handwritten research notes by Peta Darke, dated 24/05/2011, concerning the history of Judge Billing’s residence.

Hotham Street, 112, St Kilda East

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

A copy of one page of typed research notes on Palmyra also know as The Palms, by Hilary Bullock and Rosalind Landells of the Brighton Historical Society, dated 04/1989. The research provides a brief history of the property Palmyra and its occupancy., The file also includes one page of undated, unattributed, handwritten working notes.

Dorothy Avenue, 20, Glen Huntly

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

This file contains four items., 1. 6 pages on history of 20 Dorothy Avenue, 4 pages are photocopied photographs of home exterior and interior., 2. Printout from Museum Victoria website showing model of D C Gallager House Glenhuntly, designed by A V Jennings’ first architect Edgar Gurney., 3. Photocopied article from unknown source about proposals to add another story to their house in 1977/1978., 4. Photocopy of Certificate of Title for 20 Dorothy Avenue, Glenhuntly.

Archibald Street, 2, Elsternwick

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

A copy of typed, brief research notes by Miss H. Bullock and Mrs Rosalind Landells dated April 22, 1988 concerning the history of 2 Archibald Street, Elsternwick., The notes list the occupants of the house from 1893 to 1967 and mention the cricketer W. H. Ponsford who lived nearby., An undated, unattributed hand-written summary of the same information is also included.

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

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

1 photo of 2 storey brick house

Mayoress Debutants

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Photograph of Mayoress Mrs Ritchie with numerous debutants circa 1938/39

Regent Street, 17, Elsternwick

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Two documents about this property:, A newspaper article, dated 2009, includes photo and brief description of home’s Victorian features for forthcoming sale., Additional information from Sands and McDougalls, editions 1911, 1913, 1923, 1948, 1960 and 1970 of former occupants of home.

Bokhara Road, 28, Caulfield South

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

A hand drawn plan (75mm x 147mm) of the house at Bokhara Road, 28, Caulfield, undated and unattributed. The plan includes notes about the dimensions and fittings of the house.

Balaclava Road, 60, St Kilda East

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Handwritten, undated, unattributed research notes briefly outlining the history of the land and house at Balaclava Road, 60, St Kilda East.

Caulfield Transport

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Photograph of John Lemprerie on the first Hardham, Davided Shetland Pony believed to be King Peppin, date unknown

Vadlure Avenue, 2, St. Kilda East

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Printed and handwritten research from Brighton Historical Society giving brief details on 2 Vadlure Avenue, regarding subdivision of land formerly grounds of Kilwinning and residents of property from 1931 to 1974. Dated 19/01/1988.

Shoobra Road, 2, Elsternwick

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Photocopy of page from book From Jolimont to Yering: Yarra Wine – Two Centuries, about the Hebenstreit family who lived at 2 Shoobra Road. Includes two exterior photographs and photograph of family. One page of typed research notes dated 09/08/2012 by Claire Barton on the residents of 2 Shoobra Road from 1910 to 1960.

Shoobra Road, 5/29 Elsternwick

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Brief advertisement source unknown date 7/03/2003 on single level villa unit for sale with features including garage and outdoor living area.

Long Street, 21, Elsternwick

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Three print advertisements for 21 Long Street, Elsternwick., (1) Dated 01/12/2004, source unknown, very briefly describes the house and its features and includes a copy of a photograph of the house., (2) The second, a feature in Melbourne Weekly Bayside, dated 5 - 11/07/2006, unattributed, describes the recent renovation of the Victorian Style house now named “Rosealea”, and details its architectural features. It includes copies of four photographs of the house., (3) The third advertisement, in Melbourne Weekly Bayside dated 21/09/2011, lists the architectural features of 21 Long Street, Elsternwick, and provides details of the auction and agent. Includes three photographs within the advertisement.

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

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

1 photo of 2 storey town house now been converted to Hopetoun Hospital

Caulfield Racecourse

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Photograph of the Harry Hawker airplane landing on the straight at Caulfield Racecourse circa 1914

Mercier Inez

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

A handbill, flyer advertising Miss Inez Mercer’s ‘Frolics of 1946’. A concert in aide of children’s hospital and Belhaven Babies Home. Mentions also of Miss Gladys Moncrieffas ‘Miss 1946’. There are also 23 local businesses involved, plus the program details and the participating children’s names.

Sinclair St, 22 Elsternwick

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Black and white photograph of 22 Sinclair St c1950s. Handwritten note by Claire Barton 22/10/2010. Includes reference to Sands and McDougall showing that FW Owen resided at the property from 1950 – 1970.

Craigellachie

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Correspondence between the Caulfield Historical Society and a student, Jennifer Dedlefs, in 1973, requesting information about Craigellachie for the purposes of a school project.

St. Mary’s Church, Caulfield

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Two documents about St. Mary’s Jubilee School., Roneoed correspondence to W.S. Feltham from S.R. Birch dated 22/03/1973 giving notification classification of St. Mary’s Jubilee School by the National Trust of Australia (Victoria)., Caulfield Conservation Study by Andrew Ward in 1994 for Shelford, St. Mary’s Jubilee School. He describes the architecture and gives a brief history. The photocopied document includes a poorly reproduced photo.

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

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

2 photos of buildings circa 1910 with car, grocer, estate agent, BW tanks, 2 storey, ES&A bank, Drapery

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

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

1 photo of number 1027

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

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

1 Photo of number 22 with spire

Duncan Mackinnon Reserve

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Photograph of Duncan Mackinnon reserve, formerly Warrein Reserve, formerly Crosbie Reserve, date unknown

Wilks Street, 17, Caulfield North

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Drawn plan of house at 17 Wilkes Street Caulfield with room dimensions, squarage and content, and fixtures with tenants name J. Barrett.

Prentice Street, 46, Elsternwick

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Two newspaper articles dated 16/08/2002 and 23/08/2002, includes two coloured photographs. First article gives brief details on home features. Second article details renovated features to home includes carpets blinds and general amenities. Newspaper article dated 3/11/2004 giving extensive detail to recent refurbishment to home including restored original features includes coloured photograph states house is C1885.

Doolan, Francis J.

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Photocopied illustration with barest details of local resident, surveyor Francis J. Doolan taken from 500 Victorians – Centenary Edition 1934.