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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 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 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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Mayor Jack Campbell 1986-87 (1 of 2)

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

Newspaper article relating to Arts Centre

Caulfield Transport

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

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

Memorials in Glen Eira

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

Black and white photograph, undated, source unknown, of Caulfield Park War Memorial, Copy of photograph of Caulfield Park War Memorial, undated, source unknown, Colour photograph of Caulfield Park War Memorial, dated June 1982, source unknown, and slide of same, Print of webpage of Friends of Caulfield Park, dated 02/08/2013 with colour image of and information about the war memorial there, Two black and white photographs, undated and source unknown, of war memorial at Koornang Park, Four colour photographs and one black and white copy of photograph of war memorial and its inscription at Koornang Park. Date and source unknown, Article dated 30/04/2013 from GLENEIRA LEADER about funding for plaque for Lone Pine at Caulfield Park, Article dated 23/04/2013 from THE AGE about state funding for repair of war memorials including one at McKinnon, Article dated June 2013 from GLEN EIRA NEWS about state funding for repair of five WWI memorials in Glen Eira. Includes two photographs., Article from GLEN EIRA NEWS dated April 2012 about restoration of Caulfield Park War Memorial. Includes colour photography

Air Raid Precaution (ARP) in Caulfield

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

Photograph of Air Raid Precaution headquarters during World War 2, formerly a Caulfield Council cottage opposite Municipal Offices

Air Raid Precaution (ARP) in Caulfield

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

Photograph of Council Truck used by Air Raid Precaution during World War 2

Mayor Jack Campbell 1986-87 (1 of 2)

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

11 Black & white photographs of the inauguration ceremony for Mayor Jack Campbell

Caulfield Properties

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

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

Caulfield Properties

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

Photograph of Beddoe store, date unknown

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

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

8 photos of Grimwade House, cnr Balaclava Rd – Melbourne Grammar Prep, School incorporating Harlestan, exterior

Mayor Jack Campbell 1987-88 (1 of 2)

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

Various newspaper articles

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

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

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

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

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

1 photos of a pair of Edwardian timber cottages with iron lace veranda

Caulfield Properties

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

Photograph of St Catherines Church, date unknown

Christian Family

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

Photographs of Myoora:, A black and white photo c. 1900s., A coloured photo (photocopy) of Myoora 2009., Three coloured photos of graves of Thomas Christian and Violet Mary in St. Kilda Cemetery and one of Myoora, 2009.

Beddoe Family & Store

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

Three black & white photos of:, Robert Henry Beddoe & family, RH&FG Beddoe business premises and, Beddoe wood yard on corner Horne St & Glenhuntly Rd Elsternwick. Photograph taken 18/04/1916, All photos have unattributed, undated notes on reverse

Caulfield Transport

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

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

Caulfield Properties

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

2 Photographs of Glenfern owned by Francis McDonnell and John T Boyd, 6 July 1973

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

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

1 photo of a single storey rendered house with veranda

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

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

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

Orrong Road, Caulfield North, Rotherwood

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

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.

Mayor Jack Campbell 1987-88 (1 of 2)

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

Newspaper articles and 3 colour photographs relating to Outer Circle Rail Land

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

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

6 photos of Royston, 2 storey Victorian house with balcony

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

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

1 photo of a Victorian House, iron lacework on veranda

Air Raid Precaution (ARP) in Caulfield

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

Photograph of Air Raid Precaution headquarters during World War 2, formerly a Caulfield Council cottage opposite Municipal Offices

Caulfield Transport

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

Photograph of car parked outside Harleston, now Grimwade House, July 8 1906

Balaclava Road School

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

Photograph of Balaclava Road Primary School before it became the Caulfield Emergency hospital, date unknown

Caulfield Town Hall

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

Drawing of proposed Shire Hall by Sydney Smith circa 1884

Mayor Jack Campbell 1987-88 (2 of 2)

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

14 colour photographs of the Christmas Barbeque 1987

Kahlyn, 70 Bambra Road

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

A three page black and white photocopy of a Caulfield Conservation Study of Kahyln House, formerly Kynaston, 70 Bambra Road, Caulfield North, by Andrew Ward 08/1994., The report describes key architectural features of Kahlyn House and gives a brief history of the property’s ownership. The study includes a photograph of the exterior of Kahlyn., The file also includes an undated, unattributed colour photograph (100mm x 150mm) of the exterior of Kahlyn., An undated black & white photograph

Eskdale Road, 90, Caulfield North

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

A one page handwritten letter from Alan Douglas to the Glen Eira Historical Society, dated 19/02/04, regarding his donation of eleven professional photographs of the interior, exterior and garden at 90 Eskdale Road, Caulfield, taken by Muntz Studios, possibly in the 1920s. The letter also provides brief details of ownership of the property., Also included is a one page typed reply from the Glen Eira Historical Society, dated 23/03/2004., The file also includes the eleven black and white photographs (130mm x 202mm) of the property.