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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

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 Subdivision

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Photocopy of sub division plan in Caulfield North of property owned by James Gill, dated 1864

Mayor Jack Campbell 1987-88 (2 of 2)

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

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

Mayor Jack Campbell 1987-88 (2 of 2)

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

20 colour photographs of the council Christmas party 1987

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

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

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

1 photo of T Grogan drapery Emporium, crowds gathered for opening day of Glen Huntly Rd Electric Trams 13/11/1913

Caulfield Properties

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Photograph of Crotonhurst mansion, date unknown

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

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

1 photo of Bloombury, single storey house

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

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

1 photo of number 105

Caulfield Transport

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Photograph of cars parked outside the Rosstown Hall opening, date unknown

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

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

4 photos of Carnegie Methodist Church

Caulfield Central Presbyterian Church, St. Giles

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Typed letter dated 17/05/1977 from Murrumbeena United Church accompanying copies of a history of St Giles Presbyterian Church 1890 to 1955., Three copies and a photocopy of the history of St Giles 1890 to 1955 which includes lists of clergy, significant congregation members etc., Handwritten letter dated 15/01/1999 from Allan Doble accompanying a copy of St Giles history 1890 to 1955 including brief note about Dr. Seymour, the first minister at St Giles., Typed notes about the history of St Giles, date and author unknown., Handwritten note about foundation stones at St Giles, date and author 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

Lirrewa 1-5 Lirrewa Grove Caulfield

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Two items all related to Lirrewa, Two copies of auctioneer’s brochure for sale of Lirrewa showing a sketch and floor plan. Auctioneer GA Thomson & Co, Colour photograph of Lirrewa, c 1983, undated and unsigned

Mayor Jack Campbell 1987-88 (1 of 2)

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Newspaper article relating to ceramic Show

Historical Caulfield to 1972, photo album by Jenny O’Donnell, Lirrewa Gve

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

7 photos of number 1-3, Lirrewa the 2 storey Langdon family home

Staniland Grove Elsternwick

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

3 photos of Stanliand Grove Elsternwick public toilets under construction

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.

Caulfield Centenary celebrations Oct-Nov 1957

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

2 photographs of centenary ceremony at Caulfield Racecourse, Oct 1957

Thomas George

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

This file contains three items, Hand written report on property of George Thomas in Orrong Road, dated 04/06/1985, author unknown, Photocopy of four page contract and conditions of sale for lot 262 county of Burke Parish of Prahran. George Thomas property was sold to George William Taylor, dated 20/10/1881, The original photograph of a water colour painting of home and garden of George Thomas, Orrong Road, Caulfield by W. Tibbits 1876

Ontario Street, 25, Caulfield North

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Contains several documents regarding the house at 25 Ontario Street, North Caulfield. Includes handwritten notes, undated, written by Shirley Sheaham tracing the family history of Edward and Elsie Gilder who owned the house between 1936 and 1969, and the memories of the author as a child living in the house. Also includes a black and white photograph and two financial documents, account information and receipt, regarding the house.

Outer Circle Linear Park

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

OUTER CIRCLE LINEAR PARK, joint submission by cities of Kew, Camberwell, Malvern and Caulfield. A bound fifteen page submission, dated 08/07/1985, by four councils urging the creation of the Outer Circle Linear Park. Includes map and photographs., OUTER CIRCLE RAILWAY: A PLAN FOR A LINEAR PARK, report of the Outer Circle Study Group. Bound booklet of one hundred and thirty five typewritten and photocopied pages about the creation of this park. The Introduction was signed by Tom Roper, Minister for Planning and Environment, and by Joan Kirner, Minister for Conservation, Forests and Lands. Undated but the Introduction states that public submissions must be received by 31/05/1988. Includes maps, sketches of proposed facilities, a history of the former Outer Circle Railway Line, and a description of notable plants and trees., A double sided, one page leaflet, published by the Murrumbeena Outer Circle Parkland Retention Group, MOCPRG, with timeline of the park and map. Undated but the last date on the timeline is 1985. Includes small sheet headed WHAT CAN YOU DO?, Cutting from the CAULFIELD CONTACT titled A NEW PARK IT’S OFFICIAL, dated 26/02/1988, on official announcement of the new park., Two copies of OUTER CIRCLE LINEAR PARK, a four paged pamphlet published by Outer Circle Linear Park Implementation Committee on the new park. Includes detailed map., Letter between Felicitie E. Campbell of the Caulfield Historical Society, dated 14/09/1988 supporting the naming of a section of the Linear Park as Boyd Park. Two pages typed and a hand written copy. Also a type written letter from Jim Badger, Manager, Cultural Services, City of Caulfield, supporting the naming as Boyd Park, dated 16/08/1988., An album of thirty five colour photographs by Peter Foeden and Associates, of the official opening of the Outer Circle Linear Park by Premier John Cain, 1988. Photographs are numbered and the album includes handwritten descriptions of each photograph., Two mounted photographs of the Caulfield section of Linear Park, undated. One black and white and one colour.

Stepto Alyce Muriel

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

This file contains two major sets of items, A typed genealogical family listing (incomplete) for Alice Muriel Stepto (nee Wood) covering a period 1857 to 1978, Stepto photographs – back to back mounted photographs of the infant Alice Muriel Wood, all undated. Two by Elliot and Co. in approximately 1889 (guess estimate). Two by MendelsJohn and Co. Queens Walk Melbourne in approximately 1890 (guess estimate)

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

Eastleigh Community Church, East Boundary Road, 216

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Printed Email from Brian Walsh, giving brief details of his time at Eastleigh Community Church and McKinnon Gospel Hall dated 21/04/2010 and Reply dated 03/06/2012.

Caulfield Properties

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Photograph of Malonga, home of Walter Thompson Nov 28 1891

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

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

2 photos of London Tavern 1883-86, 1936 and 1937

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

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

2 photos of a single storey Edwardian brick

St. Mary’s Church, Caulfield

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Three photographs and one photocopied photograph of St. Mary’s Anglican Church Caulfield. All are undated and photographers are unknown., The first has paddocks in the foreground with the church in the distance. Also included are three lithographs of an architectural sketch of the proposed church from Illustrated Australian News 1870-1874, page 148.

Orrong Road, Caulfield North, Rotherwood

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Two copies of a black and white photograph (85mm x 125mm, 96mm x 145mm) of Rotherwood on Orrong Road, Caulfield North. Photograph captures several people in front of the house including Helen Pearson and her brother and sister. Photograph taken 1895.

Caulfield Town Hall

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Drawing of proposed Shire Hall by Sydney Smith circa 1884