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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, Adelaide St

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

1 photo of number 18, Woodbine

Theobald, Augustus ‘Gus’

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

This file contains three items about Theobald, Augustus Gus., One page type-written document title CAULFIELD IDENTITIES on the history of Gus Thoebald. The summary of it is published in the nineteenth newsletter (April 1982) of Caulfield Historical Society., Original newspaper cutting from THE AGE dated 20/08/1990, a sports article remembering Augustus Gus Theobald at the V.A.A. mens cross-country championship held on 18/08/1990. He was killed in a road accident at 93., Two original black and white photographs of Gus Theobald as a school-crossing supervisor at O’Neil campus in Garden Vale, undated.

Air Raid Precaution (ARP) in Caulfield

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Photograph of Ambulance Squad for First Aid Post used by Air Raid Precaution during World War 2, Brigadier Cohen presenting Ambulance

Melbourne and Metropolitan Tramways, Buses

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

This file contains one item., 1. Three black and white photographs of four Melbourne and Metropolitan Tramways Board buses, dates and photographer unknown. Photographs are of buses on the Melbourne – Brighton Road route, Melbourne – Elsternwick via High Street route, and Caulfield – Ripponlea – Spencer Street route. Depicted on the side of two buses is an emblem, possibly of the Melbourne and Metropolitan Tramways Board.

Caulfield Transport

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Photograph of a Packard saloon car extended by Harry Hudson, date unknwon

Thomson Memorial Presbyterian Church Ormond

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

It Includes A Book Describing The History Of The Ormond Uniting Church From 1903 – 2003 Centenary Edition. The Front Cover Includes A Colour Photograph Of The Church And The Back Cover Includes A List Of The Ministers During That Time Period. The Contents Include Several Black And White Photographs And An Appendices Written By Rev Bill Morgan, Rev. Rod Horsfield, Rev. Robert Mcutchen And Rev. John Lamont, On What Ormond Means To Them., A Black And White Photograph Of Three Ladies Attending The Ormond Uniting Church Drop In Centre On The Corner Of North And Booran Roads, Caulfield 1984.

Christian Family

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Seven documents relating to the Day Dawn mine., Three pages of documentation on liquidation of Day Dawn mine., Photocopied extract from supplement published in1972 by Northern Miner on centenary of the founding of Charters Tower., Typewritten report on Charles Tower’s early days supplied by Charters Towers Historical Society, The Northern Liner., Handwritten note from Australian Stock Companies year book 1900 concerning Daydream P.C. Gold Mining Company Ltd., Letter from Queensland State Archives re T. Christian and Day Dawn P.C. mine to Mr. J. O’Donnell dated 17/08/1973.

Nettalie

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

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.

Orrong Crescent, 84, Caulfield North.

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Copy of Letter From SR Birch Of National Trust Of Australia That Acknowledges 84 Orrong Crescent Caulfield North Built 1889 Has Been Recorded By The National Trust To Owner HC Chesterfield Dated 30 January 1974 And CC To The Town Clerk, City Of Caulfield Trevor Hart Address was formerly Numbered 120

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

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

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

South Caulfield Hebrew Congregation

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

A document with list of names, handwritten, of South Caulfield Hebrew Congregation Presidents and Ladies auxiliary members from 1949 -1976., Also, a photograph of Rabbi S. Rudzki of South Caulfield Hebrew Congregation.

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

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

1 photo of number 11, a Edwardian House with 2 bay windows

McMillan Street, Elsternwick, 14

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

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.

Masonic Hall St Georges Rd, 17, Elsternwick

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

A black and white photograph of the front of the Masonic Hall at 17-19 St Georges Road, Elsternwick undated and unattributed

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

Mayor Jack Campbell 1987-88 (1 of 2)

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Newspaper articles relating to Arts Centre sculpture

Lisbon House

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Copy of a notification letter from National Trust of Australia to the owner Mrs EM Reeves that Lisbon House been classified. Dated 26/03/1994, Photocopy of conservation study of Lisbon House by Andrew Ward in October 1994. Includes brief description and history and photograph of the house., Letter from the Historic Buildings Council to owners of the Lisbon House advising on the application to review and include the house in the Historic Buildings Register. Letter dating 31/03/1995., Letter dated 18/09/1995 from the HBC to the owners of the house advising them that the house will not be added to the register., One page description of Lisbon House with sketch of facade. Date and source unknown., Photograph of Lisbon House. Date unknown, black and white, photographer unknown.

Caulfield Centenary celebrations Oct-Nov 1957

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Photograph of commemorative plaque listing all the councillors, Oct 15 1957

Halley Park

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

This file contains three items., A letter to Ms Wendy A. Ross from Hazel Ford, secretary of the Glen Eira Historical Society, dated 31/05/2002., A letter to Felicitie Camplbell from Wendy A. Ross dated 07/05/2002, along with three photographs which were enclosed with the letter, including two of Mayor of Moorabbin, Cr. R. J. Bob Flavell, opening the playground at Halley Park, and one of a plaque., Three photographs including two of Halley Park Opening Ceremony where the Mayor of Moorabbin opened the playground at Halley Park which was the winner of the COMMUNITY PROJECT OF THE YEAR 1994 award, and one of the plaque commemorating the organisations that developed the park, photographs taken on 01/05/1994.

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

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

2 photos of the Outer Circle Railway reserve showing Post & Rail fence

Melbourne Aerodrome, Grange Road, GlenHuntly

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Six Small Black And White Photographs of Melbourne Aerodrome Showing Aircraft And Hanger Circa 1925. Photographer unknown.

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

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

3 photos of St Marys Anglican church

Caulfield Centenary celebrations Oct-Nov 1957

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

4 photographs of centenary activities including school students, athletics, scouts, Oct 1957

Frogmore Estate

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Photocopy of sub division plan of Frogmore Estate in Murrumbeena and Carnegie, date unknown

Caulfield Properties

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Photograph of Glen Huntly built by Thomas Watts, date unknown, on site of where Holy Cross church now is

Tramways in Caulfield

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Photograph of electric Tramway opening in Apr 1913 in Glen Huntly Road

Murrumbeena

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

1 photograph of Shops in Murrumbeena Road, north of railway line circa 1970’s

Caulfield Transport

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

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

Caulfield Lacrosse Club

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

File contains 4 items, 1.Typed notes by Alan Woodbridge of his memories as a player with the club and an excellent summary of the club’s history, 2. A mounted photograph of the 1924 Caulfield lacrosse Club Premier., 3. A Glen Eire/ Port Phillip article dated 23/04/2013 on goal keeper. Sue Mc Solvin who had gained national selection for the 6th time, 4. Melbourne weekly and Glen Eira News contact details of Caulfield Lacrosse Club

photograph - Muriel Stepto

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Historical information

A sepia photograph of Muriel Stepto (nee Wood) taken in the late 19th century.

Significance

This item is significent because it records an examople of early 19th century infant dress in caulfield.