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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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Mayor Jack Campbell 1986-87 (1 of 2)

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

4 Newspaper articles and 6 photographs relating to the Caulfield Festival

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

Caulfield Properties

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Photograph of Waiora, owned by James Gill circa 1864

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

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

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

Blencairn

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

A black and white copy of a photograph (140mm x 110mm) of a Caulfield property., The file also includes a one page typed document of the Caulfield Historical Society that identifies the property in the photograph as a Caulfield home and requests help in further identifying the property. The document contains handwritten notes concerning the property’s identification., The file also includes additional research notes of cataloguer Lee Johns, taken 12/08/2011, concerning the identification and occupation of the house shown in the photograph and sourced from the book Caulfield’s Heritage Volume 1 1989.

Mayor Jack Campbell 1987-88 (1 of 2)

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Newspaper article relating to, 1) child pickup claims, 2) Council worker sacking

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

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

12 photos of number 4-5, an attic house – architect Walter Burley Griffin

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.

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

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

1 photo of number 28-34

Mayor Jack Campbell 1986-87 (1 of 2)

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Newspaper articles relating to activities in Caulfield involving Mayor Jack Campbell as well as photograph of Cr Jack Campbell in the Mayoral robes, 1). Short article and photograph of Malvern and Caulfield council celebrating decision not to merge councils, 2). Article on Youth Support as a key item as Mayor, 3). Article on Arts Centre and criticism from Cr Don Dunstan, 4). Photograph of Cr Jack Campbell in Mayoral robes, 5). Article on Elsternwick Post Office demolition, Article on the proposed new Arts Centre, 6). Media ban on councillors, 7). Maysbury Avenue Houses report

Caulfield Properties

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Photograph of Crotonhurst mansion, date unknown

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, Alma Rd

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

1 photo of Church of Christ

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, Poath Rd

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

3 photos of number 13, Balranald, now called Croft Hall

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

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

1 photo of number 239, a single storey Edwardian House

Duncan MacKinnon

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Photograph of Duncan Mackinnon

Rippon Lea Gardens

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Photograph of Rippon Lea gardens, date unknown

St Peters Church of England Murrumbeena

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

This file contains four items., THE PARISH MESSENGER St Agnes Glenhuntly and St Peters Murrumbeena – six newsletters dated from August 1912 to June 1914., St Peters Church Papers, Murrumbeena and Carnegie - two newsletters dated August 1915., St Peters Church Parish Paper, Murrumbeena and Carnegie – twenty newsletters dated from September 1917 to June 1925., St Peters Parish Paper, Murrumbeena, Carnegie and Hughesdale, nine newsletters dated from April 1926 to July 1934. All newsletters include information on Church activities, names of vicars and church officeholders.

London Tavern

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

This file contains six items., A one page typed summary of the history of the London Tavern by an unknown author. Includes information on the licensees of the hotel from 1873-1927., Photocopy of black and white photo of London Tavern c. 1878. Shows sign J. Riordan, London Tavern and Store. Shows Boot and Shoe Repair shop at end and two women outside and horse and buggy on road., Black and white photograph of the London Tavern with handwritten note by unknown author identifying Mrs. A.C. Scott as Nominee 1929-1969 and identifying a man in the photograph as John Chas (Jack) Scott on left. Car parked at curb., Half page written note listing the names of Nominees of the London Tavern from 1873-1895. Author unknown, undated., Now and Then. An article on London Tavern showing three photos (from our files) and brief history. Melbourne Weekly Bayside 22/02/2012., Black and white photograph of London Tavern, established 1886, currently 414 Hawthorn Road. Foreground includes a large crowd with bicycles noted by an unattributed source to be members of Camden Town Sports Club after a bicycle race c.1888.

Caulfield Transport

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

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

Mayor Jack Campbell 1986-87 (1 of 2)

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

2 Newspaper articles and 2 photographs relating to the Caulfield Town Hall project

Mayor Jack Campbell 1987-88 (2 of 2)

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

30 colour photograph of the the Mayoress’ Reception 1988

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

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

1 photo of Classic Theatre (formally Esquire Theatre), 1 photo of corner shops

Caulfield Properties

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Photograph of The Garrell built by Samuel Renwick, date unknown

Carnegie Origin of Name

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

This file contains three items., Three page photocopied article The Town and the Tycoon, undated, by Stephen Collicoat. Brief history on Andrew Carnegie and his family., Twenty one photocopied pages of correspondence between the Mayor and Councillors Edwin James, the secretary Victorian Railways, Fred Jowett, Retallack, J.F.A. Powell, C.A. McCallum dated from 01/08/1908 to 05/08/1969., Photocopied photograph of Rosstown Hotel c.1910 with small article about hotel and licensee, undated and unknown.

Railways in Caulfield

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Photocopy of Rosstown Sugerworks and railway built in 1876 on corner of what is now Miller Street, Neville Street and Koornang Road

Evesham Ladies’ Primary School

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Materials relating to Evesham Ladies’ Primary School, 11 Rothschild Street, Glen Huntly, including:, a promotional flier (177mm x 224mm), a photograph of the Watts family standing in front of the school with accompanying envelope (90mm x 127mm), A hand-written note about the family

St. George’s Anglican Church Mavho Street

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Three coloured photographs of St. George’s Anglican Church Bentleigh, now apartments. The Church was operational from 1926 to 1984 from previous research. Photos taken by Ross Coyle December 2011.

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

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

1 photo of number 40 Single storey probably Victorian