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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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Gardenvale Congregational Church

Key words

gardenvale congregational church
magnolia road
greenwood and bradbury
gardenvale road
architects
foundation stones
melbourne meccano exhibition
barker newman j.
gardenvale

Handwritten document giving former church address and inscription on foundation stone, Melbourne Weekly Bayside article dated 20/10/2010, showing the use of the former church now.

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Mayor Jack Campbell 1987-88 (1 of 2)

Key words

caulfield
jack campbell
mayor
john robinson
brian rudski
douglas aylen
barry boyle

6 photographs and newspaper articles of the re-election ceremony for Mayor Jack Campbell

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Caulfield Properties

Key words

caulfield
goathland
mansions

Photograph of Goathland, date unknown

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

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

Key words

caulfield north
cobden st
kinloch
houses
o’donnell
jenny

1 photo of number 7, a 2 storey large house

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Caulfield Properties

Key words

elsternwick
st georges road
glenmore
mansions

Photograph of Glenmore, date unknown

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Mayor Jack Campbell 1987-88 (1 of 2)

Key words

councillor
mayor
jack campbell
cr bloom
cr rudski
cr friedmann
cr patienes
cr barett
cr spencer
cr martens
cr anderson
cr robinson
cr dunstan

Black and white photograph of councillors

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Saint Mary The Virgin Kooyong Road, South Caulfield

Key words

the anglican catholic church
methodist church
saint mary the virgin
kooyong road.
mitchell graeme a.
francis f. h
foundation stones.

Three coloured photographs taken November 2009, includes front facade, Foundation Stone and Anglican Catholic Church signage details.

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Craigellachie

Key words

craigellachie
lynedoch avenue
st kilda east

Three undated and unattributed black and white photographs (87mm x 135mm; 87mm x 135mm; 137mm x 89mm) of Craigellachie showing the interior of the Chinese drawing room, details of glass panels on an entrance door and the west front exterior of the house.

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Mayor Jack Campbell 1987-88 (2 of 2)

Key words

caulfield
mayor
jack campbell
felicitie campbell
doug aylen
sadie brown
george brown
kay aylen
gladys machin
sally anderson
alma arden
norma doolan
yvonne walters
gueloth solomon
hannah mcgregor
joyce bunny
helen freedman

30 colour photograph of the the Mayoress’ Reception 1988

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Cantala

Key words

miller
septimus
salway
mr
mrs
lauderdale
redleap (horse)
echo (sculpture)
sleeping ariadne (sculpture)
cantala
caulfield
caulfield north
dandenong road
kooyong road
wiora
australasian
punch
victoria racing club
photographs
towers
italianate style
mansions
balconies
stairs
drawing rooms
bay windows
architectural features
architecutral styles
gates
gardens
stables
art
sculpture
statutes
racehorses
horses
horseracing
businesspeople
commerce

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.

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

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

Key words

elsternwick
orrong rd
st josephs
o’donnell
jenny

2 photos of St Josephs Presbytery

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Regent Street, 3/1B, Elsternwick

Key words

elsternwick
regent street
glenhuntly road
caulfield
german
robert
malka
eyal
brick
flats

A newspaper article dated 22/08/2003 giving brief details of apartment highlights.

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

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

Key words

elsternwick
seymour rd
houses
edwardian house
o’donnell
jenny

2 photos of a 2 storey rendered house

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

Historical Caulfield to 1972, photo album by Jenny O’Donnell, Nepean Hwy

Key words

elsternwick
nepean hwy
houses
o’donnell
jenny

3 photos of number 31, a single storey house with return veranda

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Japanese School of Melbourne

Key words

japanese school of melbourne limited
japanese school
caulfield
holy cross catholic
holy cross school
ellington school
keeron street
mockridge
stahle and mitchell architects
architects
secondary schools
primary schools
hawthorn road
caulfield south
yaji
hidero
japanese community
yazaki
yasuo
morita
hiroshi
teachers
bloink
des
stokes
tony
building surveyors
japanese supplementary school of melbourne
school committees
libraries
school houses
brick
clarke
harding consulting architects group
anthony stokes and assoc. building surveyors and town planners
rob
ian
biggs
ed mayor.

Four documents about the Japanese School:, The Japanese School of Melbourne Planning Brief document draft February 1984 to the City of Caulfield. Brief includes background of school, current educational standards of school and structure, future plans, including forecast of future student numbers, request to sue fabricated rooms., Also plans for new building and room alterations. Includes appendices which has current and projection graph of students attending period covered January 1968-February 1984., Fourteen page school prospectus, which includes history and location, term dates, school hours, curriculum subjects, teachers qualifications, health department approval and enrolment list. Also includes Division of School Duties, school educational aims and guidance priorities. Period covered 07/09/1968-13/05/1986., 11/11/1988 Melbourne Development and Prospectus for the Japanese School of Melbourne, includes purpose of school, development options, planning brief, construction time, and development program. Includes seven plans and maps of school location and bus routes. Prepared for the City of Caulfield on its request., List of representatives of the Japanese School of Melbourne that met with City of Caulfield councilors on 23/11/1988., Black and white photo of Ian Rob with Japanese students September 1991, six students included., Colour photograph of Mayor Ed Biggs with Japanese students February 1992, thirteen adults and young people included.

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

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

Key words

elsternwick
kooyong rd
glen eira
gates
o’donnell
jenny

1 photo of gates to Glen Eira

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Caulfield Properties

Key words

caulfield
houses
almond street
falconbridge
elizabeth

Photograph of the Elizabeth Falconbridge in Almond Street, believed to be the first house in Caulfield, date unknown

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

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

Key words

caulfield north
balaclava rd
houses
edwardian house
churches
o’donnell
jenny

1 photo of number 239, a single storey Edwardian House

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Carnegie Origin of Name

Key words

carnegie
collicoat
stephen
rosstown
andrew
rosstown progress association
koornang
neerim road
maroona road
james
edwin
valetta
kokaribb road
petallack
j.a.
iles
mr.
fielden
amos
e.j.
murrumbeena
dudley
jowett
frederick
town clerk
mimosa road
kooyong
portreath
carnegie railway station
clark
t.
hotel
rosstown hotel
soames hotel
stage coaches
ross
murray
rosstown junction railway
mill
verandahs
horse trough
hitching posts

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.

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

Thomas Watts

Key words

watts
thomas
martha
armstrong
kate (nee watts)

Photograph of an elderly Thomas Watts with wife and daughters including Kate

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Fairfield Hall, North Road, 225, Caulfield South

Key words

fairfield hall
victorian style
architectural styles
fireplaces
stained glass
architectural features
caulfield south
north road
towers

Four unattributed colour photographs taken 30/05/1981. Three of the photographs (130mm x 90mm; 130mm x 90mm; 90mm x 130mm) depict the exterior of Fairfield Hall and one photograph (90mm x 130mm) depicts the auction board advertising the auction of the property to be held on 04/06/1981. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph of the auction board provides that the house sold for $431,000.

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

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

Key words

caulfield north
balaclava rd
houses
o’donnell
jenny

2 photos of number 73, a single storey house

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Methodist Church, Grange Road, 183 – 185, Glen Huntly

Key words

glen huntly
smith
a. w. f.
mr
foundation stones
grange road
molloy
andrew
land sales
glen huntly road
methodist church
auctions
wattle ave.
uniting church
churches
king
f. l
mr.
presbyterian church of eastern australia
monuments and memorials
temples
religious ceremonies
chinese community
real estate agents
commercial development
residential development
child care
glen huntly post office
official buildings
weatherboard buildings
clergy
church residences
meeting rooms

A photocopy of a typed document of notes, source and date unknown, describing a brief history of the former Methodist Church in Grange Road, GlenHuntly. Two colour photographs dated November 1980 of the front and side view of the church, and two undated photographs of the foundation stones, dated 1922 for the church and 1932 for the brick hall. Also a newspaper article by Andrew Molloy dated 25/02/1990 discussing development options for potential buyers, source unknown.

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Mayor Jack Campbell 1987-88 (1 of 2)

Key words

councillor
mayor
jack campbell
alan moor

Newspaper article relating to ceramic Show

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

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

Key words

carnegie
rosstown state school
rosstown
neerim road
carnegie state school
coles
a. phipps
schools
oakleigh circuit
ward
andrew
toolambool road
methodist circuit
carnegie methodist church
broadbent
l. c.
snell
j. f.
reid
g.
rosstown theatrical company
methodist church
uniting church
architectural styles
architectural features
frederick
h. w. rev.
californian bungalow
sunday schools
towers.

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

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Caulfield Properties

Key words

east stkilda
inkerman street
mcdonnell
francis
boyd
john t
mansions

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

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