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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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Addie Tyers 1885-1986

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Undated black and white 20cm x 15cm of Addie Murphy, her mother and three sisters. Sent by Suzanne Howie, family member. Handwritten details or back supplied by Felicitie Campbell. Addie married Stanley William Tyers, Mayor of Caulfield., Research notes on Adelaide Brooks later Tyers, and Stanley William Tyers. BDM listings.

Air Raid Precaution (ARP) in Caulfield

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

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

Air Raid Precaution (ARP) in Caulfield

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Photograph of Ward 16, Caulfield Military Hospital circa Christmas 1918

Air Raid Precaution (ARP) in Caulfield

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Photograph of Air Raid trench in Caulfield Park during World War 2

Air Raid Precaution (ARP) in Caulfield

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

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 South

Photograph of Air Raid trench in Caulfield Park during World War 2

Air Raid Precaution (ARP) in Caulfield

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

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 South

Photograph of Ambulance Squad for First Aid Post used by Air Raid Precaution during World War 2, Brigadier Cohen presenting Ambulance

Air Raid Precaution (ARP) in Caulfield

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

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

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

Allison Road, 78A-78B, Elsternwick

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

One black and white photograph of the exterior of the house at 78A-B ALLISON RD, Elsternwick; at corner with Meaney St., Photographer: Kerr Bros, 533 Collins St, Melbourne., Photograph taken 1937 (from back of photograph).

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.

Alma, Will

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

This file contains five items., Black and white photograph of the Magic Circle dinner in 1945, location unknown, taken by Morton Photography., Black and white photograph of attendees at the Magic Circle’s welcome dinner for New Zealand magician Ces Morris in 1946, location and photographer unknown., Two copies of a black and white photograph of the Magic Circle dinner of either 1947 or 1949, location unknown, taken by Morton Photography., Black and White photograph of magician THE AMAZING W. BROOKLYN at the Melbourne Tivoli Theatre in 1945, photographer unknown, autographed to Dick Ballantine., Five black and white photographs of Will Alma, photographer unknown, copies from the ALMA CONJURING COLLECTION in the State Library of Victoria, three dated 1961, and two dated 1943.

Balaclava Road, Caulfield North

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

A photograph (130mm x 90mm) of the building on the north west corner of Balaclava and Kambrook Road, Caulfield North, dated 11/1980. The reverse of the photograph reads - Building on corner of Balaclava and Kambrook Roads, Caulfield 1887, NW Corner, November 1980. Photographer unknown.

Balaclava Road, 345 Caulfield North

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Two photographs of buildings on the south-east corner of Balaclava and Kambrook Road, Caulfield North. The earlier photograph (250mm x 200mm) is printed in black and white and is undated. The later photograph (130mm x 90mm) is colour, unattributed and is dated 11/1980. In 2012 this building has two addresses Balaclava Road, 345 and Kambrook Road 22.

Balaclava Road School

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

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

Balaclava Road, 34, St Kilda East

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

A black and white photograph (90mm x 90mm) of the house on the corner of Balaclava and Balmoral Street, undated and unattributed.

Bambra Road Church Of Christ

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

This file contains four items., Photocopied pamphlet on the establishment of the Bambra Road Church of Christ, Caulfield South, including information on its early member and the pioneers of the nineteenth century church meetings. The pamphlet was produced for the fiftieth anniversary of the church in May 1970 and includes copies of photographs and drawings of the early church., A postcard photograph by W. Sanderson, taken c. 1921, of the building of the church of Christ, Bambra Road, in one day. Included with the photo is a letter of donation from Vera Sanderson, dated 02/05/1998., Information on Bambra Road Church of Christ, undated and unattributed, providing details about the pipe organ, Joint Choir and the Adult Group which continued at St. Stephen’s after the Union of the Churches., Two photographs, dated 20/11/2009, of the front of the former Bambra Road Church of Christ and of the foundation stone. The Church is now used by the Beit Hamasiach Messianic Congregation.

Bealiba Road, 87, Caulfield South

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Three undated photographs (102mm x 152mm) of the single-storey weatherboard house at Bealiba Road, 87, Caulfield South from taken before the house’s surrounding land was sold off. The date and the photographer are unknown. Includes a research note dated 02/08/2011 noting that the house was still there at that date.

Beddoe Family & Store

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

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

Bellecourt, Seymour Road, 85, Elsternwick

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Photograph of Bellecourt at Seymour Road, 85, Elsternwick, undated and unattributed. The photograph appears to have been taken from the front side street.

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.

Booklet, Handbook - Air Raid Precautions - Manual of General Training - July 1939

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Printed handbook has 66 pages bound in soft cover of heavy weight buff colour with red spine.

Historical information

Air Raid Precautions organisations were established in each state in Australia during World War 2. Air Raid Precautions in Victoria were run by Civil Defense organisation. This handbook, one of a series of handbooks, used in Caulfield during World War 2.

Significance

Represents the importance of air raid wardens to civilian defence to handle the threat posed thus officials issued instructions on what to do in case of an air raid. This handbook was used for the Air Raid Precautions in Caulfield during World War 2.

Inscriptions & Markings

On front cover contains Victoria coat of arms, stamped with 'Caulfield Historical Society' in top right hand corner, handwritten in pen '64' and in pencil 'Box 4/1'. Also includes number '7155/39' On inside cover, in pencil, 'Phillip Campbell Hubert' and on first page, in pencil, 'P.C.Hubert'

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.

Brighton Cemetery, North Road, Caulfield South

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Print document, dated 15/02/2004, about a boating accident at Lake Tyers on 29/12/1921, in which Alexander Finlay of Kumalong in Kooyong Road, and Darrell Ray died. They were later buried at Brighton Cemetery. Includes references., A photograph (248mm x 150mm) of the grave of Samuel Masters, taken by John Bergin, date unknown.

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.

Cambria

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Copy of a black and white photograph mounted on cardboard of the building Cambria with a caption noting that the building was purchased by the Presentation Order, date unknown, and then demolished in 1976.

Cantala

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

An unattributed, undated black and white photograph (205mm x 255mm) of the grave of Ernest George Miller and his mother Elizabeth Anne Miller. They are possibly the mother and brother of Septimus Miller, owner of Cantala. The location and cemetery is unknown. The photograph is from the Everard Studley Miller Collection, Royal Historical Society of Victoria.

Cantala

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Two photocopied articles, including photographs, both unattributed, about the house and property known as Cantala, owned by Septimus Miller., The first article is from the Australasian newspaper, dated 18/03/1893, including two separate photographs (255mm x 200mm)., The article is accompanied by one page of handwritten notes, undated and unattributed, detailing and summarising the Australasian article., The second article is from Punch, dated 29/10/1903 and includes four photographs accompanying the text (68mm x 70mm, 39mm x 62mm, 67mm x 72mm and 22mm x 51mm), and another photograph (255mm x 202mm) on a separate page.

Carnegie Methodist Church, Neerim Rd, 252- 254, Carnegie and 1 Toolambool Road.

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Caulfield Conservation Study – Andrew Ward 1995 with photos. Photocopy of extract from the study., Two Black and White photographs of the Carnegie Methodist Church 1) 90mm x 135mm 2) 80mm x 115mm. Sats unknown., Handwritten research note on the Carnegie Methodist Church. Undated and unacknowledged., Letter, National Trust of Australia (Victoria) notifying inclusion of the Carnegie Methodist on the Register – 25/09/1990