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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

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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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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.

Ricketson Family

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

4 items on Ricketson Family., 1.7 photocopied pages on family of Henry Ricketson, his pastoral enterprises and other business areas. The article also gives his family tree line and historical lineage. Includes 13 photocopied photographs., 2.Handwritten page of Caulfield Rate book details from 1866 to 1892., 3.Poor photocopied articles about fundraising for the Southern Memorial Hospital from the Australian Womens Weekly dated 04/04/1973. Includes photograph of ‘Glen Eira’., 4.Photocopied article on Staniforth Ricketson, from the Weekend Australian dated May 14 to 15, 1988, detailed article on his business, J.B. Were and son, his military life, his firms expanding into overseas and interstate branches and political areas of his life.

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.

St Johns Anglican Church Bentleigh

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Typed A4 sheet with details of a Great Wurlitzer organ and its history. Notes by Mr Sinclair

Saint John’s Presbyterian Church, Glen Huntly Road, Elsternwick

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

All newsletters contain general church activities, Leprosy Mission, Financial Report, Clubs and Fundraising., Saint John’s Newsletter – Copies for the following dates June 1983; July 1983; August 1983; Sept 1983, October 1983, Nov. 1983, December 1983, February 1984, April 1984; October 1984; December 1984, October 1988, Also includes obituaries of – woods, Muriel Mrs, (1983); Sept, Bradshaw Olive Mrs Sept (1893) Gallagher, Janet Miss (Oct 1983); Christiansen, Ilma Mrs (Nov. 1983) McNicol, Jean Miss (Nov. 1983);, Booth, Alison Mrs (Feb 1984) Booth, Alison Mrs (Feb 1984) Stewart, Jean Miss, (Feb. 1984) Tulloch, Annie Miss (Oct. 1984) Smith, R. Douglas DR. (Oct. 1984) orders, Dorothy Mrs ( Oct. 1984), Saint John’s Newsletter: Dec. 1984. Obituaries, Matthews, Janet Mrs (Dec 1984) Barnes, Marjorie, Mrs (Dec. 1984); Angus, Catherine Mrs (Dec 1984) Burstal, Gladys Mrs (Dec 1984), Saint Johns Newsletter – Final of Rev. Thomas October 1988. plus general activities., Saint. John’s Uniting Church Annual Report 1987, LINK connecting the people of Saint. John’s Elsternwick August – September 2010. General Church Activities., LINK Feb – March 2012. Pastor Christine Clinch Treasurer : Cathy McNicol. Presbytery Representative: Audrey Nelson. Members.

Glen Eira Secondary College

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Various documents related to Glen Eira College:, Researched details by Claire Barton 15/06/2012 on beginning dates of Glen Eira College and head teachers names., Five Advertising articles from 2010 to May 2012 giving schools course outlines and other curricular activities on the schools various courses.

Elsternwick Fire Station, Selwyn Street

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

A photocopy of a one page contract signed 13/08/1895 for Peter Rodger to build the Elsternwick and Yarraville fire stations before 13/11/1895 for the Metropolitan Fire Brigade Board of Melbourne.

Koornang Road, 158, Carnegie

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

An article dated 11/10/2006, source unknown, describing the property at 158 Koornang Road and noting its forthcoming auction on 12/10/2006. Includes a colour photograph of the building exterior.

Crotonhurst

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Two letters written by Marie Langdon, to Mr Ballantyne, concerning the visit by members of Caulfield Historical Society to her home Little Croton., Photocopy of a letter written at Crotonhurst, circa 1878 to 1880 by a girl possibly named Maggie Macpherson, aged 10 to 12 years old. It gives general social news of the days., A letter, written by Jean Bellatti who appears to have some connection with several pioneering Caulfield families, the Renwicks, the Langdons and the Garrels, to A J Sinclair in 1962, thanking him for sending her a copy of Caulfield’s Centenary Newspaper.

St Josephs Catholic Church Elsternwick

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Handwritten details regarding the laying of the church’s foundations and when and who by. Brief handwritten notes on the history of St Josephs Catholic Church Elsternwick by Hilary A Bullock dated 1978. A brief printed history of St Josephs Church Orrong Road by Kathleen Meehan dated 9/10/1978. A brief printed history taken from St Josephs Golden Jubilee booklet.

McKinnon Secondary College

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

File contains 3 items: 1) the school listing from the City of Moorabbin Community Directory Listing 1987, including information about the principal, mothers club and president of the school council 2) an advertisement for a school information night from the Caulfield/ Port Phillip Leader 19/05/2011 3) an advertisement for the school from the Leader News South Edition Dux 2010.

Shelford CEGGS school

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Photograph of Shelford CEGGS, formerly Helenslea, mansion of Sir George Stephen QC and Mr Justice J Hood, date unknown

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

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Prints of 4 extracts re sale of Uraldine 1922, Caulfield Town Hall also pictured

Anderson, Adam

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Photocopy of a letter of reference for Adam Anderson, Head Gardener at Ripponlea by Julia Sargood, Photocopy of 8 page pamphlet ‘Portrait of a Gardener: Adam Anderson” by Richard Heathcote includes photographs and diagrams dated circa 1996, Photocopy of article from “Weekend” dated 21/09/1996, About Adam Anderson at Ripponlea includes photographs of him and his descendant Malcolm Anderson, Photocopy of article from “Port Phillip/Caulfield Leader” date 23/09/1996 concerning Adam Anderson his descendant Malcolm Anderson and the exhibition at Ripponlea about Adam Anderson which ran from 30/8/1996 to 30/11/1996

Service Family

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

This file contains three items, Printed article on James Service from the Australian Sketcher, dated 13/03/1880, Printed article from Victorian and Its Metropolis, by Sutherland, undated, Handwritten article on James Service, one short summary taken from Cannon-Land Boomers (page 31) undated. Additional paragraph noting “Servicton” named after him., Handwritten undated list of properties held by James Service from 1876 to 1872, from Rate Books possibly.

St. Stephen’s Presbyterian Church, Caulfield

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Two copies of a sixteen page booklet titled First Fifty Years, detailing a brief history, researched by John Watson, of St. Stephen’s Presbyterian Church, Balaclava Road Caulfield, between 1910-1960. The booklet includes several images, including two photographs, one of the interior of the church, the other of the interior of the main hall. There is also a set of six portrait photographs of the ministers of St. Stephen’s from 1913-1960., There is also a photograph of the front view of the first church and a sketch by Haddon and Henderson architects of the design for the present, 1960, church dated to the early-mid 1920s. There is a list of names of office-bearers for the year 1960. That list has been photocopied and is included in the file., Finally, there are two pages of handwritten notes, undated and unattributed, of information about St. Stephen’s derived from the First Fifty Years booklet.

Edward Street, 7, Elsternwick

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

A one page copy of Brighton Historical Society’s report on the house at 7 Edward Street Elsternwick, dated 17/10/1989. The report includes a list of residents and gives a brief history of the house., The file also includes one page of unattributed and undated handwritten research notes.

Elizabeth Street, 44, Elsternwick

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

A two page advertisement from the Melbourne Weekly Bayside, dated 14/02/2007, written by Kathryn Kernohan, for an upcoming auction of the house at 44 Elizabeth Street, Elsternwick on 04/03/2007. The article includes a description of the property including architectural features and four colour photographs, two of the house exterior (119mm x 216mm; 167mm x 316mm) and two of the house interior (89mm x 155mm; 89mm x 157mm), taken by Tim Barker.

Elsternwick Fire Station, Selwyn Street

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

An article from the Port Phillip/Caulfield Leader of 03/08 circa 1989 about the history and features of the Elsternwick Fire Station. The article includes a colour photograph (104mm x 127mm) of the exterior of the fire station.

Mayor Jack Campbell 1986-87 (2 of 2)

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

139 Colour photographs of Caulfield Civic Dinner at Merrimu 1987

Rosealea, Long Street, 21, Elsternwick

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Newspaper article on the refurbishment of Rosealea to its original features of Victorian Era advertised for sale by Buxton 2006 with three colour photographs of lounge and bathroom plus one photograph of exterior.

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

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

4 photos of Presentation Convent, built as Cromarty girls school before being leased by MLC.

Caulfield Grammar School - School Bus

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Photograph of horse drawn school bus, date unknown

Billing, Richard Annesley

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Two documents regarding Sylliot Hill, home of judge Richard Billings., 1. Three photocopies of the notice for sale/lease of Sylliot Hill, Judge Billing’s house, in The Argus of 02/09/1882, 2. Handwritten research notes by Peta Darke, dated 24/05/2011, concerning the history of Judge Billing’s residence.

Hartington

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

A two page photocopy of a Caulfield Conservation Study by Andrew Ward, dated 10/1994, on the house Hartington at 15 Gladstone Parade. The study gives a description of the architectural features of the house, a brief history of the house and includes a photograph (100mm x 153mm) of the exterior of the house.

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

Frogmore

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Eight pages of photocopied extracts from a family history of the Lyalls who owned the property Frogmore in Murrumbeena. The history was written by Mary G Lyall Davis and published in 1993. One page includes a hand drawn illustration (60mm x 110mm) of the exterior of Frogmore.

Saint Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church Murrumbeena

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

There is a photocopy of the commemorating booklet for the blessing and opening of Saint Patrick’s Memorial Catholic Church Murrumbeena on 15 August 1963. It also includes a brief history of the parish, a plan of the church and a sketch of the church exterior., Second there is an unattributed undated research note of the memorial stones for Saint Patrick’s Catholic Church and school Murrumbeena., Third is an unattributed, undated handwritten notes on Saint Patrick’s School buildings regarding teaching sisters and dates when additional classrooms were built. The fourth document is a six page brochure seeking donations from parishioners to commence on 10/04/1966. It includes the church’s financial statement, a picture of the church exterior as the cover and two photographs of the reverends. Inside the booklet.

Helenslea, Shelford CEGGS

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Four photocopies of a one page article from the Shelford Magazine of 06/1928 which gives a short history of Shelford and its association with Helenslea Mansion and St Mary’s Church and an enrolment history from 1922 to 1928. The article includes three black and white photographs (45mm x 70mm) of the exterior of Shelford in 1898, 1905 and 1922.

St. Mary’s Church, Caulfield

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Photocopied copy of Andrew Ward’s February 1994 conservation study he completed of St. Mary’s Church. Includes exterior and interior photograph., Two information leaflets on St. Mary’s Church of England and St. Mary’s Jubilee School, giving brief history of the church and hall. Includes sketches of church features.

Saint Mary The Virgin Kooyong Road, South Caulfield

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Handwritten correspondence to John Wells, from C Loftis, secretary to Kooyong Road, Church regarding History of City of Caulfield, in particular, mention of the three churches in the new Caulfield circuit.

Helenslea, Shelford CEGGS

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

A photocopy of a one page article from the Punch of 01/03/1923 showing five photographs taken on the opening day of Shelford Church of England Day School. The photographs show visitors to the opening, the exterior of the school building Helenslea, the principal with prefects and the archbishop opening the school.

Topp family

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Handwritten list of accomplishments and spouses of Topp family, notes from the VIC AND MET VZ pg. 505. Also includes handwritten page of research on history of Topp family in Shoobra road, written by Claire Barton, 19/02/2013

Shoobra Road, 4/11 Elsternwick

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

One advertising flyer from Noel Jones giving details of forthcoming sale. Includes flat features and proximity to transport and local shops.

Glenhuntly Women’s Amateur Athletic Club

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

This file contains two items., 1. A book, ‘History, Glenhuntly Women’s Amateur Athletic Club, 1929-1979’ by Dorothy Neal (1979) including a typed, one page, bibliography., 2. A booklet, ‘Glenhuntly Women’s Amateur Athletic Club 1929-1979, 50 years of Photos’.

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

Liscard St, 9, Elsternwick

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

A typed copy of a one-page report dated 16 May 1988 by H. Bullock and Rosalind Landells of Brighton Historical Society regarding the history and occupany of 9 Liscard Street, Elsternwick from 1888-1974., An undated hand-written note of the same information is included.

North Rd 391 -391A, Caulfield South

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Auction Notice of property (2 Flats) Caulfield, North Rd nos. 391 – 391a. Includes brief details of each flat. Also includes payment terms. Perhaps 1960’s. Year of auction not known but estimated from Collins 100 years calendar to be calendar no.5 for year 1959.

Gardenvale Road, 78, Gardenvale

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

This file contains four items., Coloured interior and exterior photographs of the building from The Property Review Weekly of 18/07/2003., Advertisement with coloured exterior photograph for the auction of the property on 10/08/2003 from unknown source., Research note, handwritten, by Peta Darke dated 07/10/2011 about recent history of the property., Handwritten list of residents of the property at various times dated 14/06/2013.

Caulfield Racecourse

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Photograph of the Moondah Steeple at Caulfield Racecourse Aug 2 1924

Sussex Street, 18/20, Caulfield South

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Copy of typed letter to Mrs. Roberts dated 01/06/1963 by sworn valuator with a detailed description of 18 and 20 Sussex Street Caulfield South plus handwritten notes of description of valuation with measurement of rooms. Handwritten note itemising interior.

Tudor Court, Kooyong Road, 141, Caulfield North

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Photocopy of a conservation study of Tudor Court by Andrew Ward dated January 1995. Includes description of architectural features, brief history and photograph of exterior of the house.

Tucker Road, 197, Bentleigh

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Copy of letter dated 03/02/1977 by sworn valuator to Charles Latham regarding land purchase at rear of 197 St. James Avenue. Also includes hand drawn plan.

Brady’s Stables, Elsternwick

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Hand drawn map and plan (250mm x 200mm) of Brady’s Stables, Elsternwick, undated and unattributed., The file also includes a brief handwritten research note by Peta Darke dated 09/08/2011.

Glenhuntly Athletic Club

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

This file contains six items., An article from the GLEN EIRA/ PORT PHILLIP LEADER on Glenhuntly Athletic Club’s placing at the Victorian Junior Track and Field Championships, dated February 2013., An article from the GLEN EIRA/ PORT PHILLIP LEADER on Glenhuntly Athletic Club’s participation in the Victorian Open and Athletes with Disability Championships, dated 12/03/2013., An article from the GLEN EIRA/ PORT PHILLIP LEADER on Glenhuntly Athletic Club’s success at the Victorian Road Relay Championship, dated 21/05/2013., An article from the GLEN EIRA/ PORT PHILLIP LEADER on Glenhuntly Athletic Club’s participation in round four of the Athletics Victorias Winter Cross-Country Series, dated 18/06/2013., An article from the GLEN EIRA/ PORT PHILLIP LEADER on Glenhuntly Athletic Club’s participation in round five of the Athletics Victorias Winter Cross-Country Series, dated 25/06/2013.

Tram Shelter, Balaclava Road

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Caulfield Conservation study by Andrew Ward dated October 1994 on Tram Shelter, corner of Balaclava Road and Orrong Road with a brief history and a statement of significance from the National Trust of Australia. Four black and white photos of Balaclava Road tram shelter. National Trust classification report giving detail of shelter and others on the tramway routes of Melbourne. Includes history of cable car system and reasons for tramways amalgamations. It includes architectural features. Article from the Trust News, June 2000 on history of Melbourne Tram shelters, various architectural design and features and where they were built and who designed them

Little Cromer, Kooyong Road, 235, Elsternwick

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Advertising brochure for forthcoming sale from Gary Peer and Associates giving details regarding property size, house layout, period features and auction terms. Auction held 29/04/2001. Includes sketch and one interior and one exterior photograph

Caulfield Centenary celebrations Oct-Nov 1957

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Photograph of commemorative plaque listing all the councillors, Oct 15 1957

Bechervaise, John Mayston

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Four items about John Mayston Bechevaise, Newspaper article from the Age, dated 30/07/1998. Describes the life of John Berchervaise (11/05/1910 to 13/07/1998), as a teacher, author, explorer and his contribution to Antartic exploration. Includes a photograph of him., A handwritten article, dated 31/07/1998 by Allan Doble giving brief details and dates of John Berchervaise’s student and early teaching life in Murrumbeena, Photocopy of Register of the MurrumbeenaSchool No. 3449 showing enrolment and alternative details for Johnand his brother Herbert, plus family details – 22 students in total shown over period 1918 to 1927., Photocopy of p.18 Murrumbeena Primary School 3449 75th Anniversary showing stafting List 1929. Included in the 22 teachers listed is Art Mr J Bechervaise(JT) who may or may not be John Mayston Bechervaise.

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

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

12 photos of St Stephens Presbyterian Church. This church became Uniting then later VCH Indonesian