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Glen Eira Historical Society Caulfield, 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 Speaker Series and publish a Newsletter periodically.

Visitors and new members always welcome.

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PO Box 202 Caulfield South Victoria 3162 (map)
phone
+61 03 9077 5395

Opening Hours

9 am -12noon Tuesday and Friday mornings

Entry Fee

No entry fee

Location

965 Glen Huntly Rd Caulfield 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

Les Comley 9 October 2019 5:13 PM

I am trying to locate any information that is available about a property named Nyoora, Neerim Road, East Caulfield. My grandfather was repatriated there after WW1 (i.e. 1919) and am hoping to get whatever information I can regarding the site/property at that time.

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Kilwinning, Balaclava Road

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

A two page print out of a Wikipedia article about the history of James Service, the 12th Premier of Victoria who resided at Kilwinning. The article includes a photograph (83mm x 63mm) of James Service., The file also includes two photocopies of a black and white photograph (185mm x 234mm) of James Service with four daughters out the front of Kilwinning. Handwritten notes, undated and unattributed, identify the individuals in the photograph and provide a date of circa 1870.

Beauville Estate

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

Promotional material for the Beauville Estate Murrumbeena 65th Heritage Celebration held 10/03/2001., This comprises, a leaflet about the launch of the Glen Eira Heritage Draft Guidelines with features of the Estate and addresses listed, a special invitation to the unveiling of the heritage plaque by Glen Eira Mayor Veronika Martens, and a Leader newspaper advertisement dated 12/02/2001 for the event, giving brief history of shops and resident anecdotes by Bev Baxter of Murrumbeena Pharmacy.

Christian Family

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

Seven documents relating to the Day Dawn mine., Three pages of documentation on liquidation of Day Dawn mine., Photocopied extract from supplement published in1972 by Northern Miner on centenary of the founding of Charters Tower., Typewritten report on Charles Tower’s early days supplied by Charters Towers Historical Society, The Northern Liner., Handwritten note from Australian Stock Companies year book 1900 concerning Daydream P.C. Gold Mining Company Ltd., Letter from Queensland State Archives re T. Christian and Day Dawn P.C. mine to Mr. J. O’Donnell dated 17/08/1973.

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

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

1 photo of number 239, a single storey Edwardian House

Caulfield Fire Station, No 26, Tree Reserve, Dandenong Road

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

A two page photocopy of a handwritten list of property owners and property widths in Dandenong Road between Tooronga Road and Burke Road, dated 23/08/1894 prepared by E Yeatman for F G Wood., The file also includes a one page photocopy of a handwritten letter dated 04/09/1894 from F G Wood to the Fire Brigade Board, Melbourne consenting to the erection of a fire station on Tree Reserve., The file also includes a two page photocopy of handwritten, undated, unattributed illegible notes.

Anthony Street, 10, Ormond

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

Typed and handwritten notes regarding the history of Ormond and more specifically 10 Anthony Street, Bentleigh/Ormond, dated to 27/10/1995. It was researched by Miss H. Bullock and Mrs Rosalind Landells.

Stepto Alyce Muriel

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

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)

LePage Family

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

This file has 7 items., 1.Certified copy dated 28/05/1975 of birth certificate of Phoebe Elizabeth Marsh on 08/05/1869 in Chewton Victoria, and certified copy dated 22/05/1975 of marriage certificate of Ignatius John LePage and Phoebe Marsh on 14/06/1906 in Bendigo., 2.Photocopy of will of Ignatius John LePage dated 07/09/1933 and of inventory and probate application dated 1940., 3.Photocopy of will of Phoebe LePage dated 06/11/1971., 4.Photocopy of praecipe to probate registrar concerning will of Phoebe LePage dated 28/11/1941., 5.Photocopy of inventory of possessions in the estate of Phoebe Marsh dated 17/03/1942., 6.Correspondence dated 30/01/1994 and 10/05/1994 to Felicity Campbell, of Caulfield Historical Society from William Norris concerning his LePage family history notes., 7.Handwritten notes titled ‘The Marsh Bayle LePage Caulfield Connection’ by William Morris dated 10/01/1994 concerning the LePage family history in the Caulfield area.

Caulfield State School No. 773

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

A) 1 photograph of Caulfield Primary school number 773, date unknown, B) 1 photograph of 5th class, date unknown, C) Musical and Entertainment programme Nov 11, 1867

Helenslea, Shelford CEGGS

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

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.

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

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

2 photos of single storey house

Spurway Nursing Home

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

The folder contains four items in two groups., 1) A Caulfield Contact article, vol 15, no 6, 27/07/1986, and a Caulfield Progress article dated 26/07/1989 describing the official opening of the Caulfield Spurway Nursing Home., 2) A typed copy of Caulfield Spurway Nursing Home Residency Agreement Proforma and a Commonwealth Department of Community Services document Common Form of Agreement regarding the temporary absence of a nursing home resident.

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

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

1 photo of St Josephs Church Presbytery.

Caulfield State School No. 773

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

Seven articles on school and students past and present activities:, Article on 2011 prep childrens first day at school, dated 15/02/2011, Former student shares his recollections during Education Week; dated 31/05/2011., Student making ecofriendly works with household rubbish, dated 29/06/2011, Students perform Songoku in Japanese, a play written by school’s Japanese staff dated 27/09/2011, Annual school fete has a Japanese theme, including Japanese drummers concert. dated 15/11/2011, School to receive a visit from Victoria’s Governor and his wife, following a visit from local Mayor, Education minister and Japanese Consul General; dated 15/05/2012, Article dated Nov, 2012 regarding the success of the bilingual curriculum at Caulfield Primary School. Noting that there are only 12 in Victoria.

Mayor Jack Campbell 1986-87 (1 of 2)

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

Newspaper article and photographs of various items including Arts Centre, Neighbourhood Watch, City Hall, Nursing Home

Elsternwick Fire Station, Selwyn Street

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

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.

St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

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.

Grosmont

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

Four pages of undated and unattributed handwritten research notes on the past owners of Grosmont.

Langdon Homes of Caulfield (Proof Copy)

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

Typed order dated 16/10/2987 from James Bennett Library Services to Caulfield Historical Society for a copy of The Langdon Homes of Caulfield. Handwritten, unattributed annotation dated 30/10/2987 noting that an out of print reply was sent., A typed purchase order request from State Library of New South Wales dated 22/10/1987 to Caulfield Historical Society for a copy of The Langdon Homes of Caulfield. An unattributed handwritten annotation notes that an out of print reply was sent dated 06/11/1987., Also, a typed purchase order dated 19/10/1987 accompanying the requesting letter is included.

Crosbie Road, 21, Murrumbeena

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

Digital photograph of timber house with tiled roof, Photographer unknown, dated 19/10/2011

South Suburban Churches’ Tennis Association

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

This file contains thirteen items, South Suburban Churches’ Tennis association Rules, By-laws and Fixtures Season 1973, twenty page printed booklet with Association’s rules. Also lists Courts and secretaries, draws and timetable for the season and list of office-bearers., South Suburban Churches’ Tennis Association, Constitution (revised, 1953), By-laws and fixtures, season 1977, seventeen page printed booklet, similar to previous, but with newly revised constitution., South Suburban Churches, Tennis Association, Constitution, By-laws and Fixtures, season 1982 to 83, sixteen page printed booklet, similar to previous., South Suburban Churches’ Tennis Association, Constitution, By-laws and fixtures, season 1983 to 84, sixteen page printed booklet, similar to previous, South Suburban Churches’ Tennis Association, Constitution, By-laws and Fixtures, season 1986 to 87 (two copies), sixteen page printed booklet similar to previous., South Suburban Churches’ Tennis Association, Constitution, By-laws and Fixtures season 1987, sixteen page printed booklet, similar to previous., South Suburban Churches’ Tennis Association, Constitution, By-laws and Fixtures, season 1987 to 1988, sixteen page printed booklet, similar to previous., South Suburban Churches’ Tennis Association, Constitution, By-laws and Fixtures, Winter 1993. Double sided pamphlet (eight columns) – abbreviated version of previous., South District Tennis Association, Inc., Summer fixtures, Saturday Competitions, season 1997 to 98. Double sided pamphlet (eight columns), similar to previous, but incorporating change of the Association’s name and its incorporation., Bayside Regional Tennis Association, Inc., fixtures for Saturday Competitions, Winter 2006. Double sided pamphlet (eight columns). Similar to previous but with Association’s new name., ‘St. John’s Uniting Tennis Club, Annual General Meeting’, photocopied typescript agenda of AGM to be held on 07/10/1985; includes photocopied typescript Minutes of AGM held on 08/10/1984., Handwritten scorecard (nine pages) of results of matches held at St. John’s Tennis Club, 13/09/1990 to 06/12/1990

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

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

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

O’ Neill College, Nagle Avenue, 2, Elsternwick.

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

A commemorative history O’ Neill College 1908 – 1981 published at the time of the amalgamation of O’ Neill College with star of the Sea, 1982 (2 copies). The book (64 pages) includes a short history of O’ Neill college, reports from Monsignar Lyons, Principles report and reports from various other sisters from 1930’s, 40’s, 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. Reminiscences from students activities in the 80’s. Many school photographs of staff, class photos, school outings, sporting events and year 9 camp. Date and author unknown.

Railways in Caulfield

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

Photocopy of photograph of Carnegie Railway station circa 1909

Bakeries in Caulfield

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

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

Glen Huntly (House)

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

Photocopy of a short newspaper article from the Southern Cross, dated 18/06/1986, about Thomas Watt, who built Glen Huntly in 1855, one of the first substantial homes in the area. Refers briefly to the suburb’s residential and commercial development and includes a photograph (60mm x 145mm) of the exterior of Glen Huntly house and two photographs (37mm x 57mm) of the surrounding suburb., The file also includes a copy of a one page letter to the Historical Society of St Kilda from Nancy Renfree, dated 11/02/2000, about her great-grandfathers Thomas Watt and Henry Bunn, giving brief biographical information about both.

Cambria

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

One page of, undated, unattributed notes on Cambria giving dates relating to Cambria including the date it was built, description of Cambria’s structure and the address of the foundry where the gates for Cambria were manufactured.

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

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

2 photos of St Josephs Presbytery

McKinnon, George Andrew

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

This file contains a photocopy of the entry for George Andrew McKinnon on page 175 of the publication ‘500 Victorians: Centenary Edition 1934’. The upper half of the page contains a sketch of McKinnon with an inserted photograph of McKinnon’s head plus surrounding cartoon depictions of his activities and interests., The bottom half of the page provides and “Who’s who” type listing of his place of birth, education, recreational interests and civic duties.

Yeshivah & Beth Rivkah College

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

This file contains two advertisements from the Leader newspapers. 1. An advertisement dated Dux 2010 promoting school programs and advising a third girls prep class was having enrolments in 2010, 2. An advertisement dated Dux 2011 advising the availability of Long Term Scholarships