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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)
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+61 03 9077 5395

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Opening Hours

9 am -12noon Tuesday and Friday mornings

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No entry fee

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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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Memorials in Glen Eira

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

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

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.

Glen Huntly Railway Station

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

This file contains one item., 1. Eleven Photographs of Glen Huntly Railway Station, five in black and white, and six in colour. They date from the earlier part of the 20th century as well as into the 1980’s. One black and white photograph has ‘first electric train?’ handwritten on the back. Another has been taken from an advertisement for the auction of Madden Estate featured in the Prahran Telegraph dated 20/09/1913.

Greenmeadows Gardens, St. Kilda East

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

This file contains one item., 1. Four black and white photographs of Greenmeadows Gardens in St. Kilda East. Three of the Photographs have handwritten annotations and two are stamped identifying the printers as Hermes Studios on 356 Neerim Road, Carnegie. All Photographs are undated.

G. J. Coles and Co. Ltd.

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

This file contains one item., 1. Two black and white photographs, one exterior and one interior, of Coles store at Caulfield, taken in 1949, photographer unknown.

G. J. Coles and Co. Ltd.

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

This file contains two items., 1. Eight black and white photographs of interior and exterior of Elsternwick Coles store at various times, two dated 1947 and one dated 1958, others undated, photographer unknown., 2. One black and white photograph of interior, undated and photographer unknown, of Coles Elsternwick Supermarket, Probably 1970’s.

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.

Elsternwick, Park Street, 39

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

4 items, 1. Photocopied print of 39 Park Street, Elsternwick from internet, more likely to be C1880 than C1903., 2. Photocopy of house taken in April 2013 prior to demolition., 3Sands and McDougalls page from 1913 directory of Park Street, Elsternwick., 4Two photos of house prior to demolition which was 08/07/2013.

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.

Theobald, Augustus ‘Gus’

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

This file contains three items about Theobald, Augustus Gus., One page type-written document title CAULFIELD IDENTITIES on the history of Gus Thoebald. The summary of it is published in the nineteenth newsletter (April 1982) of Caulfield Historical Society., Original newspaper cutting from THE AGE dated 20/08/1990, a sports article remembering Augustus Gus Theobald at the V.A.A. mens cross-country championship held on 18/08/1990. He was killed in a road accident at 93., Two original black and white photographs of Gus Theobald as a school-crossing supervisor at O’Neil campus in Garden Vale, undated.

Springthorpe Gardens

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

This file contains two items., Three photocopied images and an extract from Andrew Ward’s 1994 Caulfield Conservation Study about the former Old Melbourne Hospital gates which now stand in Springthorpe Reserve, Neerim Road, Murrumbeena, dated July 1995., Two original black and white photographs, produced by Hermes Studios, and one black and white non-original photograph copy of one of the original black and white photographs, depicting Springthorpe Gardens and Springthorpe gates, date unknown.

Outer Circle Linear Park

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

OUTER CIRCLE LINEAR PARK, joint submission by cities of Kew, Camberwell, Malvern and Caulfield. A bound fifteen page submission, dated 08/07/1985, by four councils urging the creation of the Outer Circle Linear Park. Includes map and photographs., OUTER CIRCLE RAILWAY: A PLAN FOR A LINEAR PARK, report of the Outer Circle Study Group. Bound booklet of one hundred and thirty five typewritten and photocopied pages about the creation of this park. The Introduction was signed by Tom Roper, Minister for Planning and Environment, and by Joan Kirner, Minister for Conservation, Forests and Lands. Undated but the Introduction states that public submissions must be received by 31/05/1988. Includes maps, sketches of proposed facilities, a history of the former Outer Circle Railway Line, and a description of notable plants and trees., A double sided, one page leaflet, published by the Murrumbeena Outer Circle Parkland Retention Group, MOCPRG, with timeline of the park and map. Undated but the last date on the timeline is 1985. Includes small sheet headed WHAT CAN YOU DO?, Cutting from the CAULFIELD CONTACT titled A NEW PARK IT’S OFFICIAL, dated 26/02/1988, on official announcement of the new park., Two copies of OUTER CIRCLE LINEAR PARK, a four paged pamphlet published by Outer Circle Linear Park Implementation Committee on the new park. Includes detailed map., Letter between Felicitie E. Campbell of the Caulfield Historical Society, dated 14/09/1988 supporting the naming of a section of the Linear Park as Boyd Park. Two pages typed and a hand written copy. Also a type written letter from Jim Badger, Manager, Cultural Services, City of Caulfield, supporting the naming as Boyd Park, dated 16/08/1988., An album of thirty five colour photographs by Peter Foeden and Associates, of the official opening of the Outer Circle Linear Park by Premier John Cain, 1988. Photographs are numbered and the album includes handwritten descriptions of each photograph., Two mounted photographs of the Caulfield section of Linear Park, undated. One black and white and one colour.

Thomas George

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

This file contains three items, Hand written report on property of George Thomas in Orrong Road, dated 04/06/1985, author unknown, Photocopy of four page contract and conditions of sale for lot 262 county of Burke Parish of Prahran. George Thomas property was sold to George William Taylor, dated 20/10/1881, The original photograph of a water colour painting of home and garden of George Thomas, Orrong Road, Caulfield by W. Tibbits 1876

Stepto Alyce Muriel

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

This file contains two major sets of items, A typed genealogical family listing (incomplete) for Alice Muriel Stepto (nee Wood) covering a period 1857 to 1978, Stepto photographs – back to back mounted photographs of the infant Alice Muriel Wood, all undated. Two by Elliot and Co. in approximately 1889 (guess estimate). Two by MendelsJohn and Co. Queens Walk Melbourne in approximately 1890 (guess estimate)

Hopetoun Gardens

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

This file contains eleven items, Handwritten note from Pam Harrison of Monash University dated 15/06/2005, stating that she is sending the Glen Eira Historical a collection of items from her aunt, whose husband worked for Caulfield Council. Stapled together with a typed acknowledgment from Hazel Ford, Hon. Secretary of the Society dated 15/07/2005., Typed letter from Walter A. Coxen of Queenscliff to (unnamed) Mayor of Caulfield, dated 14/04/1910, stating that he encloses information about the two eighty pound rifled muzzle loading guns now at Hopetoun Gardens, with more recently typed shot description of “The Cannon of Hopetoun Gardens.”, Also included is a typed page dated 14/04/1910, signed by Mr Coxen on “Particulars of the two eighty-PR guns presented to the Caulfield town Council”., Two undated black and white photographs showing garden beds at Hopetoun Gardens., Typed letter from M.P.J. O’Brien, President, Fort Queenscliff Museum, dated 05/09/1984, to R-Ballantine, Hon. Secretary of the Caulfield Historical Society, stating that he would be happy to assist in tracing the history of the cannons in Hopetoun Gardens., Photographs of cannon at Hopetoun Gardens. Four are recent colour photographs, one dated 06/1981. One is a black and white photograph, undated (mid-1930s?), with a man sitting on the cannon. One is a black and white photocopy of a photograph of the cannon, with three children, possibly from 1910., Two colour photographs dated 15/05/2009, of the bandstand at Railway Reserve, which is to be moved to a new park in Glen Huntly Road., Two colour photographs of the bandstand and playground equipment at Hopetoun Gardens, dated by hand on “c. 2000”, Printed four page booklet (two copies), no date (c. 2000?) of “Your Guide to Hopetoun Gardens – Interpretative Tree Walk”, printed by the Glen Eira City Council Recreation Services., One colour negative (two copies of each) of swimming at Hopetoun Gardens, no date, Printed emails of corresponding dated from 26/08/2012 to 02/10/2012, to and from the Glen Eira historical Society, about the cannons at Hopetoun Gardens., Article from Glen Eira News dated March/April 2013 about the history of the cannons with a coloured photograph.

Caulfield Park

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

This file has thirteen items., Typed note date and author unknown, titled development in Caulfield Park, describing the statuses commissioned for the park in 1975., Photocopies undated of photographs of two of the statues., Article dated 19/03/1980 in the Southern Cross newspaper about Caulfield Councils frisbee and golf day at the park., Invitation for Mr. and Mrs. Campbell to attend tree planting ceremony at Caulfield Park on 23/10/1988 to commemorate Raoul Wallenberg., Black and white photograph, undated, photographer unknown, of lake and fountain at Caulfield Park., Three colour photographs dated June 1982 of Caulfield park., Photocopy of photograph of War Memorial at Caulfield Park., Leaflet advertising a parade and fair at the park on 25/05/1997., Two black and white photographs, date and photographer unknown, of conservatory at the park after it burnt down, possibly in the 1920’s., Friends of Caulfield Park newsletter dated July 2007 concerning the council’s plans for the park., Article dated 19/10/2011 from Melbourne Weekly Bayside about the conservatory and its future, includes photograph., Article dated 07/05/2013 in the Glen Eira Leader concerning the council’s plans for the conservatory., Article dated 23/07/2013 from Glen Eira/Port Phillip Leader about public society survey concerning the conservatory’s future.

Caulfield Lacrosse Club

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

File contains 4 items, 1.Typed notes by Alan Woodbridge of his memories as a player with the club and an excellent summary of the club’s history, 2. A mounted photograph of the 1924 Caulfield lacrosse Club Premier., 3. A Glen Eire/ Port Phillip article dated 23/04/2013 on goal keeper. Sue Mc Solvin who had gained national selection for the 6th time, 4. Melbourne weekly and Glen Eira News contact details of Caulfield Lacrosse Club

Elsternwick

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

This file contains twelve items., Five photocopied photographs of early Elsternwick, buildings and railway reserve c.1901., Two photocopied photos and one photo of a local transport in Elsternwick c.1908., Seven coloured photographs of painted signage on buildings in Elsternwick uncovered in 1989.

Glen Huntly Bowling Club

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

This File contains two items., An eight page document named The Glen Huntly Bowling Club Jubilee Story. It is a historical account by Russell H. Keon-Cohen M.A. dated February 1964. It also describes the history of the region for fifty years., Undated original black and white photograph of Glen Huntly Bowling Club.

Caulfield City Football Club

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

This file contains various items pertaining to the club., Items one to four include group photographs of the teams for 1924 to 1925, 1926, 1934 and 1939 respectively. Member’s names when known are given on the verso., Item five is a member’s ticket from 1948 and lists under 18 and seniors fixtures for that year., Item six is an annual report from 1949 and lists inter alia, committee members, donors, and trophy winners., Item seven is a ticket for the Presentation Ball on 22/09/1952. Lord Mayor is handwritten on the verso., Item eight includes twenty press cuttings ranging in dates from 2010 to 2013., Item nine is a photocopy of an obituary in THE AGE dated 31/01/2007, for Harry Ernest Melbourne, originator of Freddo Frog, who was a devoted supporter of Caulfield Football Club and Caulfield South Cricket Club.

Duncan Mackinnon Reserve

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

This folder contains six items., Item one is a newspaper article describing the plans for the restoration and development of the new pavilion, includes figures, benefits and potential uses of the pavilion. Reverse side is a smaller article taken from CAULFIELD/ POT PHILLIP LEADER 21/08/2012 also describing the new pavilion., Item two is a newspaper article from CAULFIELD/ PORT PHILLIP LEADER 11/10/2011, describing the bring a friend day event at Duncan Mackinnon Reserve, and promoting the Caulfield Little Athletics Association., Item three is a newspaper article from STANDARD TIMES dated 03/11/1971, which describes results taken from Saturday athletics competitions held by Caulfield Little Athletics Association, results range from under eights age group to under fifteens age group, both girls and boys., Item four is a report from CAULFIELD CONTACT December 1991, detailing the history of Duncan Mackinnon Reserve, also includes funding and planning for the upgrade to a park status with new facilities., Item five is a report by Caulfield Historical Society on the reserve and contains an original typed copy and two photocopies. It describes historical changes from 1874 to 1976 and the park’s transformation from swamp to sporting ground. Includes figures, grants and its changing uses by the community., Item six contains two photographs of the same image that are different sizes. The photograph is of children playing at the reserve, one image is 158 x 210 mm and the other is 107 x 141 mm.

Halley Park

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

This file contains three items., A letter to Ms Wendy A. Ross from Hazel Ford, secretary of the Glen Eira Historical Society, dated 31/05/2002., A letter to Felicitie Camplbell from Wendy A. Ross dated 07/05/2002, along with three photographs which were enclosed with the letter, including two of Mayor of Moorabbin, Cr. R. J. Bob Flavell, opening the playground at Halley Park, and one of a plaque., Three photographs including two of Halley Park Opening Ceremony where the Mayor of Moorabbin opened the playground at Halley Park which was the winner of the COMMUNITY PROJECT OF THE YEAR 1994 award, and one of the plaque commemorating the organisations that developed the park, photographs taken on 01/05/1994.

Glen Huntly Park

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

This file contains two items., An article from the CAULFIELD CONTACT on the history of Caulfield Park and its facilities, dated Jan/ Feb 1992., Two of the same original photographs of the pavilion at Glen Huntly Park, date unknown.

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.

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.

E.E. Gunn Park

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

This file contains three items., An original photograph of E. E. Gunn Reserve Hall., An article from the Caulfield Contact relating to the history of E.E. Gunn Park and the achievements of the committee of management of the Park, dated January/February 1992., An article from The Leader summarising the football competition results, some of which may have been held at E.E. Gunn Park, dated 26 July 2011.

Mayor Jack Campbell 1987-88 (2 of 2)

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

36 Colour photographs of Annual civic Dinner Dance 1988

Mayor Jack Campbell 1987-88 (2 of 2)

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

30 colour photograph of the the Mayoress’ Reception 1988

Mayor Jack Campbell 1987-88 (2 of 2)

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

46 colour photographs of the Australia Day Breakfast

Mayor Jack Campbell 1987-88 (2 of 2)

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

20 colour photographs of the council Christmas party 1987