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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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Contact Information

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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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Historical Caulfield to 1972, photo album by Jenny O’Donnell, Hood Cres

Key words

caulfield north
hood cres
helenslea
shelford
schools
o’donnell
jenny

3 photos of Helenslea now Shelford CEGS, 3 photos of St Mary’s Vicarage

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Edward Street, 4, Elsternwick

Key words

castle
george
povey
frederick g.
grigg
thomas
russell
taylor
charles h.
annie l.
mills
m.
kidd
lesley
mitchell
wilfred h.
williams
frederick
thompson
james
devlin
oliver o.
ladgrove
ethel
woolley
allan r.
stutterd
rupert d.
phillips
j. e.
arnett
fisher
g. d.
evans
g.
perry
bowker
m. g.
staff
h. c.
morton street
terrace houses
world war 1939-1945
bullock
hilary
landells
rosalind
depression 1890s
depression 1929-1939
elsternwick
edward street

Copy of Brighton Historical Society’s reports dated February 7, 1989 on the house of 4 Edward Street, Elsternwick. Includes a list of residents and a brief history of the house. Also includes a page of unsigned, handwritten research notes.

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

St. Georges Road, 36, Elsternwick

Key words

photographs
house names
st. georges road
aloha
elsternwick
houses

A Black and White Photograph, Undated, Of The House At 36 St. Georges Road, Elsternwick, Named Aloha.

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Caulfield Properties

Key words

glen huntly
glen huntly road
houses
watts
thomas
holy cross church
churches

Photograph of Glen Huntly built by Thomas Watts, date unknown, on site of where Holy Cross church now is

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Caulfield Transport

Key words

caulfield
point nepean road
roads
mcmillan street

Photograph of Point Nepean Road looking north west from McMillan Street circa 1918

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Elsternwick

Key words

elsternwick
forests
timber
elsternwick post office
elsternwick railway reserve
hampton
albert g.
motorcars
motor vehicle repair shops
taxis
beavis street
davenport
ron
carre street
wagons
johnson
mr.
grocers
signs
higgins
james
farrier
blacksmith

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 Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

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

Key words

glen huntly
neerim rd
houses
victorian house
o’donnell
jenny

1 photo of a Victorian house

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Railways in Caulfield

Key words

murrumbeena
outer circle railway
railways
neerim road

Photograph of Outer Circle Railway in Neerim road Murrumbeena

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

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

Key words

elsternwick
buildings
anz bank
o’donnell
jenny

1 photo of Elsternwick Post Office 1972

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Methodist Church Murrumbeena Rd Murrumbeena

Key words

daws
c.k. rev
cain
j.h. rev
johns
w. rev
blakemore
john rev
foundationstones
white
h.g
builder
murrumbeena
methodist church
st giles presbyterian
festivals and celebrations
architect browning and bladen
delascombe
rohan
sir
murrumbeena road
delacombe
lady
fox
mrs
emc
mhr
scanlon
a
mr
mla
arden
f.a. mrs
moran
b
moyors
councillors
town clerks
beck
agnes m
windows
monuments and memorials
doble
allan
brown
bob
rev
presbyterian church
inglis
robert
mcdonald hall
parish magazine ‘encounter’
reid
jack
f.a
kindergartens
religious groups
fusion
demmler pty ltd
pollock
lex. rev
plaques
bruce
monkhouse
holbern
ladies league
sunderland
h. rev
armstrong
w.j.
secomb
w.e. rev
dandenong road
belgrave road
harwood
c.
tally ho auxiliary
women’s auxiliary
murrumbeena men’s methodist movement
methodist men’s society
hartley
f. rev
manzoney
w.s. rev
sholton
h.t
eldridge
l.b
wilcock
s.c
bye
r. rev
slattery
k. rev
archbold
b. rev
blanksby
a. rev
mcdonald
n. rev
porrih
d. rev
lukies
j. rev
g. rev
orton
young men’s club
methodist babies home
assisted migrant scheme
harris
l.b.
pris
will
davey
eric
field
st giles centenary
encounter no.2. 1990
encounter no.3. 1991
edua
don
anne

Five items about this church., 1.Detailed inscription of foundationstone., 2.photograph, date unknown., 3.Pamphlet of Inaugural Service Diamond Jubilee Celebration 1912 to 1972., 4.Information on the window installed by Mrs Agnes M Beck., 5.A photocopy of a typed document titled ‘The Methodist Heritage of the Murrumbeena Uniting Church’.

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

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

Key words

caulfield east
kambrook rd
shops
milk bars
o’donnell
jenny

2 photos of Milk Bar corner with residence Ardrie

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

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

Key words

elsternwick
glen eira rd
edwardian houses
houses
o’donnell
jenny

1 photo of number 105

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

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

Key words

caulfield north
hawthorn rd
crotonhurst
o’donnell
jenny

2 photos of Crotonhurst

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Railways in Caulfield

Key words

gardenvale
gardenvale railway station
railways

Photograph of the opening of Gardenvale Station August 4th, 1906

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

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

Key words

caulfield east
kambrook rd
nithsdale
five way hill
victorian house
o’donnell
jenny

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

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Caulfield Centenary celebrations Oct-Nov 1957

Key words

caulfield
centenary
beauty queens
paulser
joan
woodyard
judith
kline
barbara
green
betty

4 photographs of various Queens including Joan Paulser (sport), Judith Woodyard (hospitals), Barbara Kline (Centenary Queen), Betty Green (RSL), Nov 8 1957

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Bellecourt, Seymour Road, 85, Elsternwick

Key words

bellecourt
seymour road
elsternwick

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

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

London Tavern

Key words

caulfield north
hawthorn road
london tavern
hotels
sporting clubs

1 photo of Camden Sports club comprising athletes, footballers, cricketers assembled after a race circa 1888

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Glen Huntly Road, Elsternwick

Key words

gorrie
hulbert
rankin and eyval chemists
cast iron work
pharmacies
balconies
chemists
architectural features
advertising signs
selwyn street
p calandro and co
estate agents
elsternwick
chinese café
j higgins

A black and white photograph (200mm x 253mm) of Hulbert Gorrie standing outside the shop front of Rankin and Eyval Chemists at 35 Glen Huntly Road Elsternwick. Date and photographer unknown., The file also includes three black and white photographs (107mm x 130mm; 88mm x 140mm; 88mm x 88mm) of shop fronts on Glen Huntly Road taken in different eras. A horse drawn vehicle and women in long dresses are shown in one of the photographs. The other two most likely date to the 1960s. Exact dates and photographers unknown., The file also includes seven colour photographs (101mm x 151mm; 101mm x 151mm; 101mm x 151mm; 151mm x 101mm; 101mm x 151mm; 151mm x 101mm; 151mm x 101mm) of advertising signs revealed when a building on Glen Huntly Road was demolished in the 1980s to build the Bank of New South Wales.

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Snowball Betty 1920 to 1994

Key words

snowball
betty
ella
elsternwick
gladstone parade
methodist ladies college
oswald
white
floss
caulfield historical society
caulfield council
fred j. cato branch elsternwick

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.

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Railways in Caulfield

Key words

glen huntly
glen huntly road

Photograph of Glen Huntly Road looking east

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

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

Key words

caulfield south
clarinda st
victorian houses
o’donnell
jenny

1 photo of number 14, a single storey house

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Masonic Hall St Georges Rd, 17, Elsternwick

Key words

masonic hall
st georges road
architectural features
elsternwick
halls

A black and white photograph of the front of the Masonic Hall at 17-19 St Georges Road, Elsternwick undated and unattributed

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Glen Huntly Road, Glen Huntly

Key words

glen huntly road
glenhuntly
glenhuntly road
glen huntly
toilets
public conveniences

Two colour photographs (100mm x 150mm) of a public toilet block on Glen Huntly Road, north side west of the railway line. The photographs may date to the 1980s though the exact dates are unknown. Photographer unknown.

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Historical Caulfield to 1972, photo album by Jenny O’Donnell, Manor Gve

Key words

caulfield north
manor gve
houses
victorian house
o’donnell
jenny

7 photos of number 4, a 2 storey Victorian house, one includes house now demolished, 2 of the photos circa 1910

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

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

Key words

caulfield east
kambrook rd
shops
o’donnell
jenny

2 photos of Corner shopping building 2 storey

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Caulfield Transport

Key words

caulfield
horses
king peppin
lempriere
john

Photograph of John Lemprerie on the first Hardham, Davided Shetland Pony believed to be King Peppin, date unknown

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

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

Key words

caulfield north
elizabeth st
edwardian houses
houses
victorian house
o’donnell
jenny

1 Photo of unnumbered house with picket fence

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Caulfield Properties

Key words

caulfield north
dandenong road
kooyong road
mansions
malonga
thompson
walter

Photograph of Malonga, home of Walter Thompson Nov 28 1891

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

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

Key words

caulfield north
hawthorn rd
london tavern
hotels
o’donnell
jenny

2 photos of London Tavern 1883-86, 1936 and 1937

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South