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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

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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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James Bevan

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Photograph of James Bevan, early coach proprietor and Caulfield resident. Copy from The Age June 20 1931

St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

This file contains two items., Open Day Advertisement for 18 March 2011. Source Caulfield/Port Phillip Leader dated 8 March 2011., A Colour photograph of Art Class activities source Caulfield/Port Phillip Leader, September 2011.

South Metro Junior Football League (girls)

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

This file contains five items, An article from the Caulfield/Port Phillip leader on the development of the South Metro Junior Football League, dated 21/02/2012, An article from the Glen Eira News on the South Metro Junior Football League providing girls with an opportunity to be involved in football, dated May 2012, An article from the Herald Sun on the increase of interest of girls in playing football, dated 24/05/2012, A flyer for a “Chick Kick” Day to encourage young girls to get involved in Australian Rules football in the South Metro Junior Football League, An article from the Caulfield/Port Phillip leader on the resignation of the Southern Football Leagues CEO, dated 19/06/2012

Warrigal Road, Oakleigh

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Documents about a small portion of land on Warrigal Road Oakleigh, now Oakleigh East., A Letter dated 29/05/1952 from Gas and Fuel Corporation of Victoria to Mr. L.P. Simmonds requesting valuation of land for proposed widening of Warrigal Road., A plan of Survey, no.5474, for Crown portion of Parish of Moorabbin and Parish of Mordialloc for owner The Brighton Gas Coy Ltd. New Street Brighton. Mortgages to the National Mutual Life Association., A letter dated 04/06/1952 from Gas and Fuel Corporation of Victoria in reference to Warrigal Road and Centre Road from the Country Roads Board who desire to acquire the land., Handwritten calculation notes and price for valuation, most likely as an attachment to the letter dated 04/06/1952.

Cambria

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Three typed letters dated 26/03/1974, 02/04/1974 and 16/04/1974 between the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) and Mr Trevor Hart regarding classification of Cambria as a building of historical interest.

Centre Road, 196, Bentleigh

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

A one page typed copy of a letter dated 14/07/1953 from K Gardner and Lang Pty Ltd to H E Waterman Esq containing a valuation of the property at 196 Centre Road, Bentleigh., It provides a detailed description of the house, rooms and its dimensions., The file also includes one page of undated, unattributed handwritten valuations and a one page typed copy of the valuations.

Vadlure Avenue, 2, St. Kilda East

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Printed and handwritten research from Brighton Historical Society giving brief details on 2 Vadlure Avenue, regarding subdivision of land formerly grounds of Kilwinning and residents of property from 1931 to 1974. Dated 19/01/1988.

Melbourne Aerodrome, Grange Road, GlenHuntly.

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Two Printouts From The Internet Giving Biography on Herbert Joseph Larkin And His Involvement With Larkin – Sopwith Aviation Co. Of Australasia Until Its Closure in 1920, Printouts Downloaded on 19/08/2010 And 20/08/2010.

St. Georges Road, 52, Elsternwick

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Two Typed Research Reports, Dated To 10/07/1987 And 12/03/1995, Produced By Hilary Bullock And Rosalind Landells, Regarding The History Of Ownership And Occupancy Of 52 St. Georges Road, Elsternwick And A Description Of The Development Of The Building. Includes Handwritten Notes, Undated, Regarding The Same Subject And A Black And White Photograph Of The Building As A Milkbar.

Gorman, Pierre Dr.

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

A newsletter of the Caulfield Central Sub-Branch of the Returned Services League dated 06/07/1981 which contains an article about Dr. Pierre Gorman who was born in Otira Rd, Caulfield in 1924 and was congenitally deaf. In 1981 he received on Anzac Award for his services to the deaf.

Holy Nativity Church of England, Murrumbeena

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Photocopied handwritten document by John O’Callaghan, giving church address and when and who foundation stone laid by unknown source Photocopied page from Feeding Christ Sheep, documenting gifts given in memory at St Peters Church and Holy Nativity Church. This is a book supplement from St. Peters Murrumbeena 75th Anniversary., All original documents are in File 1230 for St. Peters Church

Bertram Street, 37, Elsternwick

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

A one page copy of correspondence dated 22/04/1988 concerning Bertram Street, 37, Elsternwick, the Gardenvale Railway Station and land sales in the area. Researched by the Brighton Historical Society., The file also includes a one page handwritten excerpt from the publication Sand, Swamp and Heath by Murray and Wells, about the subdivision named Gardenvale and the occupiers of Bertram Street, 37, Elsternwick.

Historical Caulfield to 1972, photo album by Jenny O’Donnell, Lyndoch Ave

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

2 photos of wrought iron gates, single, 1 double

Mayor Jack Campbell 1987-88 (1 of 2)

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Various newspaper articles and 2 colour photographs

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

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

1 photo of a pair of Edwardian cottages

Nooralie Private Hospital

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Enquiry from Moyra Cachia seeking information on Nooralie Private Hospital in Ormond. Includes a copy of the reply from Margaret Dunbar that lists information from Sand and McDougal directories from 1942 – 1970 and a reference to information in Caulfield Heritage Vol 1.

Bakeries in Caulfield

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

This file contains one item., 1. Original hand written notes, undated, listing business names/family names with addresses, titled ‘Bakeries in Caulfield’, source unknown.

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.

Craigellachie

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Advertisement from the Melbourne Weekly Bayside of 07/09/2011 for the private sale of Craigellachie for $3,750,000.00. The advertisement includes a brief description of the house, one coloured exterior photograph (113mm x 168mm) of Craigellachie and one coloured interior photograph (55mm x 85mm) of Craigellachie.

St. Georges Road, 10, Elsternwick

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

A typed research report dated to 25/11/1987 by H. Bullock and R. Landells discussing the history of the ownership and occupancy of Kent at 10 St. Georges Road, Elsternwick and briefly the history of the street’s subdivision.

Caulfield Properties

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Photograph of Craigellacie in Orrong Road, owned by William Pearson, date unknwon

Prentice Street, 12, Elsternwick

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Newspaper article, undated, including 3 coloured photographs, on forthcoming auction of 12 Prentice Street, giving brief interior features.

Hart Family

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Handwritten chronological list of properties owned by various members of the Hart family in the Caulfield area between 1858 and 1892. Includes house type number of rooms, addresses and annual council valuation rates.

Anderson Irene

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

This file contains 3 stapled sleeves packaging to Irene Anderson’s research into the Langdon and Webb families (a photocopy of the Caulfield Historical Society minutes for 21/05/1980, Correspondence undated) with the secretary of the Society revisit to the Langdon home and an annotated photocopy of an order by the Prahran Mechanics Institure for the Anderson book on the Langdon, a note re a residents’ query about 523 Neerim Road., photocopy handwritten manuscript history of Miss Anderson’s family(grandparents)

Cromarty School For Girls

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Newspaper article from The Age dated 26/04/1972 on the publishing of book Cromarty School For Girls 1897-1923 by B. Milne and D. McKellar. Article includes brief details about Misses Day’s personalities and school location.

Brighton Cemetery, North Road, Caulfield South

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Photocopy of the entry in the Caulfield Conservation Study by Andrew Ward dated 01/1995, for the Brighton Cemetery, former sexton’s quarters and offices. The study includes a description of the architectural features and a brief history of the building and two photographs of the building exterior.

St. Agnes Church, Booran Road, 116, Glen Huntly

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Correspondence dated 18/10/2004 to the Glen Eira Historical Society inviting society to participate with other community members to the church’s open day.

Regent Street, 6/34, Elsternwick

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Newspaper advertisement dated 28/11/2003, from the Property Review, giving details for the forthcoming auction of 6/34 Regent Street, Elsternwick., Newspaper advertisement, dated 19/11/2003, source unknown, giving brief details of the interior and exterior of the house.

Tara Grove Koornang Uniting Church

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Two items about this property:, Real Estate advertisement for Tara Grove Koornang Uniting Church dated 03/11/2003, Real estate ad dated 10/11/2003 for same sale

Linlithgow Ave, 4, Caulfield North

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

A Real Estate guide article from the Melbourne Weekly dated Nov/Dec 1992, unattributed, on the sale of 4 Linlithgow Ave by owner Bessie Favelle. Includes a brief overview of its history and some details of Favelle’s life. A colour photograph of the house and Favelle also included. The auction was set for 13/12/1992