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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

Contact

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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Caulfield Centenary celebrations Oct-Nov 1957

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Photograph of councillors, Oct 15, 1957

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

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

8 photos of number 73, Heatherbrae. Presentation Convent formerly Cambria

Regent Street, 68, Elsternwick

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Black and white photograph of 68 Regent Street, a red brick Federation style house.

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

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

3 photos of Elsternwick Hotel

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

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

4 photos of number 225, Fairfield Hall redbrick tower house, cnr Younger Ave

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

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

2 photos of Corner shopping building 2 storey

Caulfield Transport

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

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

Mayor Jack Campbell 1986-87 (2 of 2)

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

9 colour photographs of the Christmas party

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.

London Tavern

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

1 photo of Camden Sports club comprising athletes, footballers, cricketers assembled after a race circa 1888

Caulfield Properties

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Photograph of the second Union Church, date unknown

Rippon Lea Gardens

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Photograph of Rippon Lea gardens, date unknown

Caulfield Transport

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Photograph of early Melbourne to Elsternwick tramway bus date unknown

Allison Road, 55, Elsternwick

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Two black and white photography of the exterior of the home at 55 Allison Rd, Elsternwick. Date and photographer unknown.

Caulfield Properties

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Photograph of Myoora circa 1900, owned by Thomas Christian

Hawthorn Road, 464, Caulfield South

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

9 digital photographs of a group of houses in Hatwthorn Rd Caulfield South that are about to be demolished for a new property development, Photographer Claire Barton 30/07/2010

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

Mayor Jack Campbell 1987-88 (1 of 2)

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

2 black and white photographs of presentation to centenarian and 50 years of marriage

Heartflow Worldwide

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

3 Digital Photographs Of The Heartflow Worldwide Church

Regent Street, 3/1B, Elsternwick

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

A newspaper article dated 22/08/2003 giving brief details of apartment highlights.

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

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

1 photo of number 14, a single storey house

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, Balaclava Rd

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

2 photos of number 6, a 2 storey house

Mayoress Debutants

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Photograph of Mayoress Mrs Ritchie with numerous debutants circa 1938/39

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 Properties

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Photograph of Labassa formerly Ontario, built for A. W Robertson, date unknown

Mayor Jack Campbell 1987-88 (2 of 2)

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

20 colour photographs of the council Christmas party 1987

Mayor Jack Campbell 1986-87 (1 of 2)

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Article, Menu and photographs relating to Arts Centre Function 25th March 1987

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 (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, Regent St

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

1 photos of a Victorian large 2 storey house

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

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

1 photo of upper level of shops including Barkers, Eddies Butcher, Big N Discount

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

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

4 photos of a single storey houses with decorative verandas

Railways in Caulfield

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Photograph of Glen Huntly Estate sub division notice including railway gates, Madden estate, St Kilda pier, St Kilda baths

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

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

2 photos of number 576, Ercildoune, single storey tower

Mayor Jack Campbell 1987-88 (1 of 2)

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Various newspaper articles

Caulfield Properties

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Photograph of Trinity Congregational Church, date unknown

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.

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, Gladstone Pde

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

3 photos of Payneswicke

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

Caulfield Transport

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Photograph of cars parked outside the Third Church of Christ in Ripon Grove for the opening in June 1931

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

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

1 photo of Craigellachie, 12 photos of number 273 Craigellachie, interior

Caulfield Properties

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Photograph of Rosecraddock circa 1873

Caulfield Transport

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Photograph of the Rosstown Sugar Works railway station circa 1907

Caulfield Properties

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Photograph of number 1-3, Lirrewa the 2 storey Langdon family home, Jun 22 1973

Caulfield Bowling Club

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

This file contains five items., Two original photographs of the remains of Caulfield Park Bowling Club after the fire of 1977, date unknown., An article on the opening of the greens at Caulfield Park Sports Club from the CAULFIELD/ PORT PHILLIP LEADER dated 30/08/2011., An article on a competition that Caulfield Park Sports Club participated in to support the Alcohol Education Rehabilitation Foundation, dated 25/10/2011., An article on the Caulfield Park lawn bowls team being crowned the champions of the Sandbelt region bowls competition and their advancement to the regional playoffs. From the CAULFIELD/ PORT PHILLIP LEADER dated 10/04/2012., An article on the Caulfield Park bowling club ladies team’s win of the 2013 Victorian State Fours Title at Bendigo. GLEN EIRA/ PORT PHILLIP LEADER dated 07/05/2013.

Glen Huntly Road, Elsternwick

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

A black and white photograph (200mm x 253mm) of Hulbert Gorrie standing outside the shop front of Rankin and Eyval Chemists at 35 Glen Huntly Road Elsternwick. Date and photographer unknown., The file also includes three black and white photographs (107mm x 130mm; 88mm x 140mm; 88mm x 88mm) of shop fronts on Glen Huntly Road taken in different eras. A horse drawn vehicle and women in long dresses are shown in one of the photographs. The other two most likely date to the 1960s. Exact dates and photographers unknown., The file also includes seven colour photographs (101mm x 151mm; 101mm x 151mm; 101mm x 151mm; 151mm x 101mm; 101mm x 151mm; 151mm x 101mm; 151mm x 101mm) of advertising signs revealed when a building on Glen Huntly Road was demolished in the 1980s to build the Bank of New South Wales.

Staniland Grove Elsternwick

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

3 photos of Stanliand Grove Elsternwick public toilets under construction

Mayor Jack Campbell 1987-88 (1 of 2)

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Black and white photograph of councillors