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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

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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

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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Maroondah, Glen Eira Road, 379, Caulfield North

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

An auction brochure for the sale of Maroondah, 379 Glen Eira Road, Caulfield, undated, auction occurring on 29/05/1937 contains details on the location, land, rooms and outbuildings. Back of brochure has a handwritten illustration of a floor plan. Black and White photograph of the house printed also.

Elsternwick Club, Sandham Street, 19, Elsternwick

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

An undated black and white photograph (90mm x 140mm) of the exterior of the Elsternwick Club Building at Sandham Street., A postcard advertising the opening of the Tabaret at the Elsternwick Club in 1996, with four historic photographs of the club included on the front., The file also includes an original colour site plan (300mm x 290mm) of the Club’s premises prepared by Thomas Watts and Son Architects and also a colour photocopy of this plan., Also included in the file is a copy of a one page document which provides basic information about the Elsternwick Club building and includes an illustration (115mm x 85mm) of the exterior of the Club.

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.

Carrington Grove, 8, St Kilda East

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

A one page typed report dated 05/08/1989, by H Bullock and R Landells, containing a brief history of the house at 8 Carrington Grove from 1914 to 1989. The report provides a list of occupants and briefly mentions Charles Carrington and Lord Loch after whom Loch Avenue and Carrington Grove was named., The file also includes one page of accompanying handwritten working notes., The file also includes a photocopy of an article from a book, title and publication details unknown, containing a biography of Charles Robert Carrington., A one page research note by Chloe Stapleton, dated 08/05/2012, identifies the source of the article.

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

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

1 photo of number 28-34

Prentice Street, 47, Elsternwick

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Property Review Weekly newspaper article date 13/12/2002 includes one coloured photograph. The article gives details of renovations done ten years previously and modern features for efficient energy. Also notes suburban locality features. Newspaper article dated March 2009 gives detail on home features and garden amenities. Newspaper article 03/02/2003 gives brief detail on home features both articles include coloured photograph.

St. Mary’s Church, Caulfield

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

St. Mary’s Anglican Church, Caulfield. VCE research project by Kate Witham, date unknown.

Melbourne Airport

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Two photocopied reprinted articles from the Argus, dated 12/04/1920 and 18/05/1920 detailing the series of flights given by Captain Ray King at Glenhuntly aerodrome. The article mentions his passengers and the estimated crowd numbers who attended the event and ensuing fool hardiness of the same, who crowded the arrival and take of, of the Sopwith Gnu. A further article was published mentioning the need to regulate civil aviation and public exhibitions of flying due to the potential damage to the crowd.

Archibald Street, 1, Elsternwick

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Newspaper article on forthcoming sale of 1 Archibald St, Elsternwick, includes one coloured photograph. Gives brief description of interior features., Newspaper article on forthcoming sale of 1 Archibald St, Elsternwick, includes one coloured photograph. Article describes house interior and details of house exterior and outbuildings.

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

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Two examples of marriages celebrated at St. Agnes: Marriage service of Cecelia Soriano-Mateos and Gregogry Walsh at St. Agnes Anglican Church, Booran Road Glen Huntly dated 08/01/1995 – service booklet., Newspaper article from Sunday Herald Sun, dated 11/09/2011 of St. Agnes couple Bob and Joy Parnell’s 60th wedding anniversary of 08/09/2011.

Regent Street, 7, Elsternwick

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Two documents about this property:, A property article, for no 7 Regent Street Elsternwick. Gives details of property for forthcoming auction, and potential of property site, dated 25/11/2005., Additional information included from Sands and Mc Dougalls from editions 1911, 1913, 1923, 1948, 1960 and 1970 showing former residents of property.

Glen Huntly Road, 575, Elsternwick

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

A copy of a one page typed report by the Brighton Historical Society, dated 02/05/1988, providing a brief history of the property at 575 Glen Huntly Road, Elsternwick and a list of the house’s occupants between 1912 to 1974., The file also includes one page of undated and unattributed handwritten working notes.

Glenfern

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

This file contains four items about the Watson family, sometime owners of Glenfern., Photocopy of Thomas Lauder Watson family tree, great grandfather of the Watsons of Glenfern, period 1820 to 1988., Photocopy of James Watson and Agnes Montgomery Bookman wedding certificate dated 20/06/1883., Photocopy of Thomas Watson birth certificate 17/10/1816., Photocopy of article on Thomas Greenless Watson, 1859-1912, parliamentary official. Article on his schooling, and his further business history, his marriage details and tribute from Premier William Watt, 1871-1946.

Allender Marie.

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

A photocopy of a newspaper article un-named and undated. The article is about Marie Allender, member of the Field Naturalist Club of Victoria for 40 years who identified a new species of botanical plant. The new plant was named Olearia Allenderae; the ae suffix is feminine, The article misnames Miss Allender as Ellender

Cromarty School For Girls

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

A photocopy of a promotional pamphlet for Cromarty School For Girls. Includes a list of fees, subjects, teaching staff and referees.

Elizabeth Street, 30 Elsternwick, formerly Trengrove

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

A three page copy of a Caulfield Conservation Study by Andrew Ward, date 09/1994, on the existing house and previous house built at 30 Elizabeth Street. The study includes an architectural description of the house, a brief history of property ownership, a statement of significance and two black and white photographs (101 mm x 154mm) of the exterior of the house.

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

Elsternwick Club, Sandham Street, 19, Elsternwick

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Two copies of a seven page pamphlet titled the Elsternwick Club 1898-1984, written by E E Hackett, on the history, development and founding of the Elsternwick Club., The file also includes a five page typed manuscript of the pamphlet., Also included in the file are the Honorary Membership certificates of F Campbell and A J E Campbell, awarded for the 1986-1987 season of the Elsternwick Club., The file also includes one page of typed notes on the history of the Elsternwick Club with accompanying handwritten notes, dated 1981 and signed by Betty Snowball and C Pullman., The file also includes a one page printout of an email from Jan Brooks to the Glen Eira Historical Society, dated 19/10/2009, regarding the history of the Elsternwick Club, her family’s connection to the original club owners and general information about her family., The file also includes a one page typed letter from J J Hart of Caulfield Historical Society to the Elsternwick Club, dated 15/10/1973, informing the Club about the National Trust’s classification of the Club building.

Murrumbeena State School No. 3449

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

One article from Herald – Sun 05/07/1967 written by Mrs Hazel Swan with reference to class v 1919. Three articles from the Caulfield/ Port Phillip Leader, one dated 28/06/2011, two dated 07/02/2012 and three dated 17/04/2012 regarding pupils and event, sporting or otherwise respectively.

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

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

8 photos of Grimwade House, cnr Balaclava Rd – Melbourne Grammar Prep, School incorporating Harlestan, exterior

Eggleston, Frederic William

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Photocopied article about Frederic William Eggleston from the 1934 Centenary Edition of 500 Victorians. He was a leading barrister, solicitor and author who lived at 164 Orrong Road, Caulfield. Cartoon with photographic face.

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.

Mayor Jack Campbell 1987-88 (1 of 2)

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Newspaper articles relating to Arts Centre sculpture

St Johns Anglican Church Bentleigh

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Typed A4 sheet with details of a Great Wurlitzer organ and its history. Notes by Mr Sinclair

Saint Kevin’s Catholic Church – Glen Orme Ave.

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Caulfield/ Port Phillip Leader – April 19, 2010 – announcing performance of tenor Maurice Connell at Saint Kevin’s Catholic Church – Ormond at 3pm on Good Friday

Morey Family

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

4 items about Morey Family., 1.Letter from Mrs Jean Monk to Caulfield Historical Society requesting information about her attendance at St. Peter’s School, Murrumbeena, and about 21 Margaret St, Murrumbeena., 2.Letter from Mrs Jean Monk to Caulfield Historical Society explaining her family’s association with St. Peter’s Church Murrumbeena., 3.Letter from Mrs Jean Monk to Caulfield Historical Society seeking further information on various family member’s association with St. Peter’s Church Murrumbeena and Caulfield Race Course., 4.Typed notes from Mrs Jean Monk to Caulfield Historical Society about her grandfather Alfred Morey

Orienteering

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

This file contains one item., A map/plan of the Bentleigh East Running Roulette for the Monday series on 21/03/2011.

Archibald Street, 4, Elsternwick

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Newspaper article, giving details of forthcoming sale of property at 4 Archibald Street, Elsternwick. It includes a small coloured photograph dated 18/02/05., Two Melbourne Weekly articles on the forthcoming sale of 4 Archibald Street. Details renovation details and reproduced Victorian additions, including modern state of the art facilities. Dated 22/02/06 and 15/02/06., Property Review Weekly dated 10/02/2006, on 4 Archibald Street, Elsternwick. Article has two coloured photographs and gives brief details regarding home renovation, includes leadlight windows, cast iron fence, slate roof, cast iron lace work and tessellated tiles.

Korman, Stanley

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Two items, A reprinted article fromt he Australian Dictionary of Biography on Stanley Korman, his life and his business ventures., An email from on of former employee of Stanley Korman about his knowledge of Stanley Korman, owner of the Centenary Wollen Mills Pty Ltd.

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.