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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 Properties

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Photograph of Crotonhurst mansion, date unknown

Saint Mary The Virgin Kooyong Road, South Caulfield

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

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

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

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

2 photos of single storey Edwardian house

Maher, Francis Patrick

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Correspondence between Mr Frank Maher and Felicitie Ampbell re information about a property at 173 Glen Eira Road, St Kilda East. Included is a copy of Frank Maher’s recollections of people and places around east St Kilda area. Also includes a copy of a photograph of his childhood home c. 1930 and a map of the area around the property where he lived.

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

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

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

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

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

1 Photo of Methodist Church

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

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

3 photos of O’Neill Catholic Girls College which became junior campus of Star of the Sea then became Leibler Yavneh secondary College circa 1992 –large 2-3 storey tower building

Caulfield Properties

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Photograph of The Garrell built by Samuel Renwick, date unknown

Trophy

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

A silver plated, double handled trophy in the form of a cup on a footed stand

Historical information

The trophy was awarded to Glenhuntly for Community Singing on 25/10/1938.The item has been in the collection of the Glen Eira Historical Society for some time.

Inscriptions & Markings

Engraving on front of cup part of trophy which reads: "Community Singing /Glenhuntly/ 25.10.38"

Snowball Betty 1920 to 1994

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Eight black and white photographs., School photograph includes Betty Snowball and school captain Floss White., Photograph of Betty Snowball and two photographs of Ella Snowball, mother of Betty., Two photographs of Betty Snowball., Two photographs one including Betty as a bridesmaid and the other of the wedding couple, their names and date unknown. Includes brief handwritten, undated bibliographical notes, author unknown.

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

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

4 photos of St Marys church hall

Caulfield Properties

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Photograph of Mood Kee, home of Harold Pennington, date unknwon

Koornang Road, Carnegie

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

A one page article from The Age newspaper, dated 05/11/2011, about Carnegie and its shopping centre along Koornang Road. The article provides a brief description of the area, house prices and includes a colour photograph of the Koornang Road Carnegie shopping strip., The file also includes an undated black and white aerial photograph (84mm x 64mm) of the Carnegie Shopping Centre. Source unknown.

Caulfield Properties

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Photograph of Glenmore, date unknown

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

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

2 photos of Maysbury, a 2 storey Victorian house

Air Raid Precaution (ARP) in Caulfield

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Photograph of Caulfield Influenza Emergency Hospital at Caulfield N6rth Primary School circa 1919, with Matron Boake

Methodist Church, Grange Road, 183 – 185, Glen Huntly

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

A photocopy of a typed document of notes, source and date unknown, describing a brief history of the former Methodist Church in Grange Road, GlenHuntly. Two colour photographs dated November 1980 of the front and side view of the church, and two undated photographs of the foundation stones, dated 1922 for the church and 1932 for the brick hall. Also a newspaper article by Andrew Molloy dated 25/02/1990 discussing development options for potential buyers, source unknown.

St. Georges Road, 52, Elsternwick

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Two Typed Research Reports, Dated To 10/07/1987 And 12/03/1995, Produced By Hilary Bullock And Rosalind Landells, Regarding The History Of Ownership And Occupancy Of 52 St. Georges Road, Elsternwick And A Description Of The Development Of The Building. Includes Handwritten Notes, Undated, Regarding The Same Subject And A Black And White Photograph Of The Building As A Milkbar.

Tram Shelter, Dandenong Road

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

National Trust of Australia, Victoria, report giving details of tram shelters on the tramways routes of Melbourne; history of cable car system and reasons for tramways amalgamations, includes architectural plan, map and photocopies of two photographs before restoration 1994. Includes bibliography. Two coloured photographs of tram shelter Dandenong Road opposite Hawthorn Road taken in 1978. Detailed history from the Trust News 2000 on history of Melbourne Tram Shelters, various architectural design features, where erected and who design by.

Mayor Jack Campbell 1986-87 (2 of 2)

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

52 colour photographs of the Mayoress’ reception

Boyd Park

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

This file contains two items., Two original photographs of Boyd Park, date unknown., An article from the CAULFIELD/ PORT PHILLIP LEADER on a massive swamp gum tree that was felled by heavy winds in Boyd Park, Murrumbeena, dated 03/08/2012.

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

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

2 photos of number 34 with wrought iron parapet

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

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

5 photos of number 112 Rosemount Victorian 2 storey house

Burreel

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

This file contains one item., 1. Auction leaflets for two periods of sale, 5 April and 30 April, years unknown, possibly 1990’s. Articles give same photograph of home, sketch of home and interior plan layout. Also includes history of Burreel to 1982/1983.

Caulfield Properties

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Photograph of Malonga, home of Walter Thompson Nov 28 1891

Crotonhurst

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Two copies of the same colour photograph (100mm x 150mm) of the exterior of Crotonhurst, donated by Jean Gillespie on 18/11/1992., The file also includes three black and white photographs (86mm x 120mm; 88mm x 127mm; 109mm x 66mm) of the exterior of Crotonhurst, dated to circa 1937, donated by M Langdon on 14/03/2000. Handwritten notes provide details of the photographs and notes from the backs of the photographs., The file also includes two black and white photographs (157mm x 215mm; 155mm x 203mm), mounted on cardboard, undated and unattributed, of the interior of Crotonhurst. One shows the study room, the other shows the drawing room.

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

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

4 photos of Carnegie Methodist Church

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

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

12 photos of St Stephens Presbyterian Church. This church became Uniting then later VCH Indonesian

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

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

1 photo of number 287-289 pastoral Moore building 1972

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

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Tram shelter in Balaclava Rd outside Grimwade