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Glen Eira Historical Society Caulfield, 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 Speaker Series and publish a Newsletter periodically.

Visitors and new members always welcome.

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Contact Information

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

Opening Hours

9 am -12noon Tuesday and Friday mornings

Entry Fee

No entry fee

Location

965 Glen Huntly Rd Caulfield 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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Mayor Jack Campbell 1986-87 (1 of 2)

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

4 Newspaper articles and 6 photographs relating to the Caulfield Festival

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

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

5 photos of Caulfield Town Hall 1972

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

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

1 photo of a single storey timber, probably Victorian

Kahlyn, 70 Bambra Road

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

A three page black and white photocopy of a Caulfield Conservation Study of Kahyln House, formerly Kynaston, 70 Bambra Road, Caulfield North, by Andrew Ward 08/1994., The report describes key architectural features of Kahlyn House and gives a brief history of the property’s ownership. The study includes a photograph of the exterior of Kahlyn., The file also includes an undated, unattributed colour photograph (100mm x 150mm) of the exterior of Kahlyn., An undated black & white photograph

Caulfield Transport

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

Photograph of car parked outside Harleston, now Grimwade House, July 8 1906

Caulfield Borough Council members, 1901

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

Photograph of Caulfield Borough council members, 1901

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

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

1 photo of Elsternwick Post Office 1972

Caulfield Properties

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

2 Photographs of inside of Cantala on 29 Oct 1903

Cantala

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

Two photocopied articles, including photographs, both unattributed, about the house and property known as Cantala, owned by Septimus Miller., The first article is from the Australasian newspaper, dated 18/03/1893, including two separate photographs (255mm x 200mm)., The article is accompanied by one page of handwritten notes, undated and unattributed, detailing and summarising the Australasian article., The second article is from Punch, dated 29/10/1903 and includes four photographs accompanying the text (68mm x 70mm, 39mm x 62mm, 67mm x 72mm and 22mm x 51mm), and another photograph (255mm x 202mm) on a separate page.

Balaclava Road, Caulfield North

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

A photograph (130mm x 90mm) of the building on the north west corner of Balaclava and Kambrook Road, Caulfield North, dated 11/1980. The reverse of the photograph reads - Building on corner of Balaclava and Kambrook Roads, Caulfield 1887, NW Corner, November 1980. Photographer unknown.

Bellecourt, Seymour Road, 85, Elsternwick

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

Photograph of Bellecourt at Seymour Road, 85, Elsternwick, undated and unattributed. The photograph appears to have been taken from the front side street.

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

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

5 photos of number 112 Rosemount Victorian 2 storey house

Air Raid Precaution (ARP) in Caulfield

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

Photograph of Air Raid trench in Caulfield Park during World War 2

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

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

2 photos of single storey Edwardian house

Elsternwick Congregational Church – Caulfield Union Church

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

Photocopy of extract of Caulfield Conservation Study by Andrew Ward dated September 1994. Includes brief history and description of Elsternwick Congregational Church and black and white exterior photograph and references., Printed page, dated and source unknown, with sketch of the church and a brief history., Five colour, one black and white exterior, photographs date and photographer unknown.

Elsternwick Club, Sandham Street, 19, Elsternwick

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

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.

Mayor Jack Campbell 1987-88 (2 of 2)

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

30 colour photograph of the the Mayoress’ Reception 1988

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

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

6 photos of Royston, 2 storey Victorian house with balcony

Tramways in Caulfield

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

Photograph of Tramway corner Balaclava Road and Hawthorn Road circa 1915

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

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

2 photos of real estate notices of sale of Glenholme on Sat 21/04/1923

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

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

3 photos of Payneswicke

Lincluden

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

Handwritten notes on Lincluden property history and owners from 1888 and description of the restoration of the house., Four photographs of Lincluden house, two of the front side and two photographs of the back verandah.

Mayor Jack Campbell 1987-88 (1 of 2)

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

Newspaper article relating to Australia Day celebrations

Cambria

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

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.

G. J. Coles and Co. Ltd.

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

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 Racecourse

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

Photograph of the Moondah Steeple at Caulfield Racecourse Aug 2 1924

Caulfield Grammar School - School Bus

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

Photograph of horse drawn school bus, date unknown

Saint Mary The Virgin Kooyong Road, South Caulfield

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

Three coloured photographs taken November 2009, includes front facade, Foundation Stone and Anglican Catholic Church signage details.

Booklet, Handbook - Air Raid Precautions - Manual of General Training - July 1939

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

Printed handbook has 66 pages bound in soft cover of heavy weight buff colour with red spine.

Historical information

Air Raid Precautions organisations were established in each state in Australia during World War 2. Air Raid Precautions in Victoria were run by Civil Defense organisation. This handbook, one of a series of handbooks, used in Caulfield during World War 2.

Significance

Represents the importance of air raid wardens to civilian defence to handle the threat posed thus officials issued instructions on what to do in case of an air raid. This handbook was used for the Air Raid Precautions in Caulfield during World War 2.

Inscriptions & Markings

On front cover contains Victoria coat of arms, stamped with 'Caulfield Historical Society' in top right hand corner, handwritten in pen '64' and in pencil 'Box 4/1'. Also includes number '7155/39' On inside cover, in pencil, 'Phillip Campbell Hubert' and on first page, in pencil, 'P.C.Hubert'

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

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

1 photo of number 2, a large brick or stone cottage