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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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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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Caulfield Properties

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

Photograph of the Elizabeth Falconbridge in Almond Street, believed to be the first house in Caulfield, date unknown

Caulfield Properties

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

Photograph of Rosecraddock circa 1873

Methodist Church Murrumbeena Rd Murrumbeena

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

Five items about this church., 1.Detailed inscription of foundationstone., 2.photograph, date unknown., 3.Pamphlet of Inaugural Service Diamond Jubilee Celebration 1912 to 1972., 4.Information on the window installed by Mrs Agnes M Beck., 5.A photocopy of a typed document titled ‘The Methodist Heritage of the Murrumbeena Uniting Church’.

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

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

4 photos of number 4, an attic house with round tower

Caulfield Borough Council members, 1901

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

Photograph of Caulfield Borough council members, 1901

Balaclava Road, 345 Caulfield North

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

Two photographs of buildings on the south-east corner of Balaclava and Kambrook Road, Caulfield North. The earlier photograph (250mm x 200mm) is printed in black and white and is undated. The later photograph (130mm x 90mm) is colour, unattributed and is dated 11/1980. In 2012 this building has two addresses Balaclava Road, 345 and Kambrook Road 22.

McMillan Street, Elsternwick, 14

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

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.

Rippon Lea Gardens

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

Photograph of Rippon Lea gardens, date unknown

Evesham Ladies’ Primary School

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

Materials relating to Evesham Ladies’ Primary School, 11 Rothschild Street, Glen Huntly, including:, a promotional flier (177mm x 224mm), a photograph of the Watts family standing in front of the school with accompanying envelope (90mm x 127mm), A hand-written note about the family

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

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

1 photo of Classic Theatre (formally Esquire Theatre), 1 photo of corner shops

Oaktree House, Hawthorn Road Caulfield

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

Seven black and white photographs of Oaktree House Caulfield also known as the Caulfield Citizens Advice Bureau date unknown. These photographs are of varying sizes the first five being 125mm x 90mm, the next one being 255mm x 205mm and the final one being 115mm x 85mm. These photographs are of the front of the house only taken from different angles with signage visible to identify the Bureau and its services.

Nettalie

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

Various documents about and photographs of Nettalie or Netley House or The Nest on Balaclava Road Caulfield now part of Melbourne Grammar School. The first is an article undated and unattributed accessed from Beresford.org on 14/7/2006 detailing with bibliography the history of Netley House including the owners especially the Shaw family. There are several photographs of the front facade of Nettalie most undated and unattributed. One black and white photograph is dated 13/9/1972. There are two copies of a family portrait possibly the Shaw family. There are several photographs of the front facade of Nettalie most undated and unattributed. One black and white photograph is dated 13/9/1972. There are two copies of a family portrait possible the Shaw family cira 1863; three copies of a plan of Nettalie next to The Curragh and Harleston and tow copies of a letter from Herbert Shaw to Dr William Cameron dated 15/05/1949. Included is a copy of Dr Cameron’s letter to Herbert Shaw dated 24/05/1949 and a plan of Melbourne Grammar School with each building dated to when it was built including Netley House in 1863.

Mayor Jack Campbell 1987-88 (2 of 2)

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

36 colour photographs of an Statutory Meeting at Caulfield Town Hall in 1987

Glen Huntly Road, Glen Huntly

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

Two colour photographs (100mm x 150mm) of a public toilet block on Glen Huntly Road, north side west of the railway line. The photographs may date to the 1980s though the exact dates are unknown. Photographer unknown.

Air Raid Precaution (ARP) in Caulfield

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

Photograph of Ward 16, Caulfield Military Hospital circa Christmas 1918

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

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

11 photos of number 10, Rosecraddock

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

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

2 photos of number 34 with wrought iron parapet

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

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

4 photos of Nithsdale – later Five Way Hill, 2 storey, Victorian tower house

Olive Street, 10, Caulfield South

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

1 small black and white photograph (undated) of 10 Olive St, Caulfield South, a brick, semi-detached House in a terrace row.

Caulfield Properties

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

Photograph of Trinity Congregational Church, date unknown

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

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

1 photo of Carnegie UFS dispensing chemist

Frederick Jowett

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

Photograph of Frederick Jowett, shire secretary and Town Clerk for over 3 decades

Howitt Family

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

Photocopied extract on ‘The Howitt Family of Barragunda’ from ‘Early Pioneer Families of Victoria and Riverina’ includes black photos of family., Handwritten family tree – source unknown., Two handwritten foolscap sheets with extracts from Caulfield Rate Books, 1857-1891 where Howitt is listed as owner of properties, records tenants, addresses, size of property and value., Typewritten notes on the biography of Dr. Godfrey Howitt, outlines qualifications, endowments, interest, membership, no map included – it says Foot Survey Map., Howitt, Alfred William, typed and handwritten notes, references to house., Notes on publications written by Howitts, and the roles they undertook.

Caulfield Properties

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

Photograph of St Catherines Church, date unknown

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

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

4 photos of a single storey houses with decorative verandas

Hengar, Glen Eira Road, 356, Elsternwick

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

Three colour photographs (131mm x 88mm; 131mm x 88mm; 115mm x 88mm) of the front façade and garden of Hengar, Happy Days Kindergarten, at 356 Glen Eira Road, Elsternwick, taken 12/1984 as annotated on the reverse side of the photographs.

Caulfield Transport

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

Photograph of the Elsternwick Fire Brigade horse drawn cart, circa 1891

Mayor Jack Campbell 1986-87 (2 of 2)

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

22 colour photographs of the VATC Caulfield Festival Cocktail Party

Mayor Jack Campbell 1986-87 (1 of 2)

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

Photograph of Mayor Jack Campbell presenting to Geoffrey Doolan, award and date unknown

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

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

Prints of 4 extracts re sale of Uraldine 1922, Caulfield Town Hall also pictured