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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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A Beckett Family

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

4 documents which have references to the a’Beckett family., Photocopied extract from Burke’s Colonial Gentry Vol 1 1891 on the name a’Beckett, William Arthur Callander, Handwritten research on various a’Beckett family tree members taken from Burke’s Colonial Gentry etc, includes rate details of home in Alma Street, Leaflet on The Briars Mornington giving history on family and the Napoleonic collection of furniture, Photocopied article on a’Beckett name taken from ‘Sand, Swamp and Heath by Peter R Murray and John C Wells 1980. This paragraph gives the connection to Emma Minna a’Beckett who married Arthur Boyd. Boyd’s father owner Glenfern on the corner of Hotham and Inkerman Street. This is the beginning of the artistic Boyd family in Murrumbeena

a'Beckett Street, 11, East St Kilda

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

A hand drawn site and floor plan of a building subdivided into 3 flats at 11 a'Beckett Street, East St Kilda; undated but prior to November 2010 by person unknown

a'Beckett Street, 11, East St Kilda

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

Print of a Google map of 11 a’Becket Street, East St Kilda downloaded & printed on November 26, 2010 by Sud Abbas (role unknown). Detail shows that the address is now a car park

Addie Tyers 1885-1986

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

Undated black and white 20cm x 15cm of Addie Murphy, her mother and three sisters. Sent by Suzanne Howie, family member. Handwritten details or back supplied by Felicitie Campbell. Addie married Stanley William Tyers, Mayor of Caulfield., Research notes on Adelaide Brooks later Tyers, and Stanley William Tyers. BDM listings.

Addie Tyers 1885-1986

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

Black and white 12.5cm x 9cm 100th birthday of Adelaide Tyers. In photo Yvonne Walters, Jessie Green, unknown Pulman, Alma Arden, Ada Gunn, Adelaide Tyers, Gladys Machin, Irene Blair. Mayoress Committee by Felicitie Campbell, ex-Mayoress.

Air Raid Precaution (ARP) in Caulfield

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

Photographs of the ARP in Caulfield during World War 1 and World War 2

Air Raid Precaution (ARP) in Caulfield

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

Photograph of Ward 16, Caulfield Military Hospital circa Christmas 1918

Air Raid Precaution (ARP) in Caulfield

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

Photograph of Council Truck used by Air Raid Precaution during World War 2

Air Raid Precaution (ARP) in Caulfield

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

Photograph of Caulfield Influenza Emergency Hospital at Caulfield N6rth Primary School circa 1919, with Matron Boake

Air Raid Precaution (ARP) in Caulfield

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

Photograph of Council Truck used by Air Raid Precaution during World War 2

Air Raid Precaution (ARP) in Caulfield

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

Photograph of Ambulance Squad for First Aid Post used by Air Raid Precaution during World War 2, Brigadier Cohen presenting Ambulance

Air Raid Precaution (ARP) in Caulfield

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

Photograph of Air Raid Precaution headquarters during World War 2, formerly a Caulfield Council cottage opposite Municipal Offices

Air Raid Precaution (ARP) in Caulfield

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

Photograph of Air Raid trench in Caulfield Park during World War 2

Air Raid Precaution (ARP) in Caulfield

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

Photograph of Air Raid Precaution headquarters during World War 2, formerly a Caulfield Council cottage opposite Municipal Offices

Air Raid Precaution (ARP) in Caulfield

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

Photograph of Air Raid trench in Caulfield Park during World War 2

Air raid precautions

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

This file contains two items about air raid instructions during World War 2., 1. Air Raid instructions booklet (15 pages), National Emergency Services of NSW’s official public handbook , produced by Consolidated Press Ltd., 2. City of Caulfield Air Raid Precautions (1 page), cardboard instructions approved by State Emergency Council for Civil Defence, Victoria.

AJAX Football Club

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

This file contains seven items., Southwick Speaks Up clipping from Glen Eira Port Phillip Leader 02/04/2013, report of speech in parliament by Caulfield M.P. David Southwick about dispute between AJAX Senior Football Club and Glen Eira Council., Collegians Fend Off Old Carey, Premiers field new look team clipping from Glen Eira Port Phillip Leader 16/04/2013 by Brad Beitzel. Includes mention of AJAX club., Untitled clipping from Glen Eira port Phillip Leader 21/05/2013. Includes mention of AZAX team’s loss to Old Brighton., AJAX Hopes to Clean Up Without Key Man Poyas. Wedding bells chime for essay by Brad Beitzel, clipping from Glen Eira Port Phillip Leader 30/04/2013. Discusses performance of AJAX club which will be missing Ezay Poyas, who is getting married., Untitled clipping from Glen Eira Port Phillip Leader 14/05/2013 on performance of David Fayman in game against princes Park., Fayman Breaks AJAX’s record by Brad Beitzel clipping from Glen Eira Port Phillip Leader 28/05/2013. Describes game against Parkdale in which Daid Fayman surpassed club record of kicking 412 goals., Daniel Ready for AFL Grand Final Debut clipping from Glen Eira Port Phillip Leader 04/06/2013 about Daniel Waks, aged seven, of the AJAX NAB AFL Auskick Centre, who was selected as Round 9 NAB AFL Auskicker of the Year Award and will march in the 2013 Grand Final.

Album, Photograph - Caulfield Historical Society Photograph Album 1972

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

Photo album of buildings in Caulfield pre 1972 to assist National Trust Victoria Australia in identifying buildings worthy of preservation, Photographer Jenny O’Donnell, member of Caulfield Historical Society, All photos are black and white except where stated

Aldgate –Kooyong Road, Caulfield South.

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

Printed pages 290, 291 and 297, from Jolimont to Yering – Yarra Wine – Two centuries By Raymond Henderson. Give information about Cecile – Leuba- Paris and the Leuba family, who lived at Aldgate from 1914 to 1920.

Allender Marie.

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

A photocopy of a newspaper article un-named and undated. The article is about Marie Allender, member of the Field Naturalist Club of Victoria for 40 years who identified a new species of botanical plant. The new plant was named Olearia Allenderae; the ae suffix is feminine, The article misnames Miss Allender as Ellender

Allen, Jack (formerly O’Halloran)

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

A file contains one item, a magazine article describing 100th birthday celebration and the life of Jack Allen (formerly O’Halloran) held at Caulfield Medical Centre. The article is dated 15/04/1996 and includes two black and white photographs of Jack Allen

Allen, Stanley

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

Two items on Stanley Allen who founded SM Allen and Sons and antique dealership., Photocopied article from the Age Good Weekend 09/09/1990 on the family run antique dealers includes dark photos of Stanley, David and grandson Ken., Handwritten research from Sands and McDougalls years 1942, 1948,1960 and 1970 giving Allen, SM & Sons’ addresses in Glenhuntly Road Elsternwick

Allison Road, 78A-78B, Elsternwick

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

One black and white photograph of the exterior of the house at 78A-B ALLISON RD, Elsternwick; at corner with Meaney St., Photographer: Kerr Bros, 533 Collins St, Melbourne., Photograph taken 1937 (from back of photograph).

Allison Road, 55, Elsternwick

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

Two black and white photography of the exterior of the home at 55 Allison Rd, Elsternwick. Date and photographer unknown.

Allison Road, 59, Elsternwick

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

This file contains 3 items, 1.Typed carbon copy of correspondence dated 4 August 1989 from Brighton Historical Society detailing the history of the property from 1892 to 1974, 2. An undated unattributed handwritten chronological listing of property owner of 59 Allison Rd, Elsternwick from 1892 to 1974, 3. A copy of House of the Week from the Domain newspaper dated 1-2 March 2013 on the fortcoming auction of 59 Allison St. Elsternwick. It includes 3 photographs of the property

Allison Road, 25, Elsternwick

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

Typed carbon copy of research on 25Alison Rd Elsternwick dated 1st December 1987 prepared by the Brighton Historical Society for Noel Jones Real Estate Pty Ltd. The report details the history of the property from1854 to 1874. Also included is a handwritten chronological listing of owners/occupiers for the period. Allison Rd may also have been known by locals as Alison St or Allison St. On the back of the document is a carbon copy of an invoice for research on 25 Allison St and on Kent, 10 St Georges Rd Elsternwick.

Allison Road, 60, Elsternwick

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

Typed carbon copy of correspondence dated 15th January 1988 from Brighton Historical Society to Noel Jones Real Estate Pty Ltd Elsternwick detailing the history of the property owners of 60 Allison St Elsternwick from 1907 to 1974

Allison Road, 17, Elsternwick

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

Advertisement from Property Review Weekly July 9 2010 for the auction of Eccles 17 Allison Rd, Includes interior and exterior photographs of the house. Allison Rd may also have been known as Alison St or Allison St.

Alma, Will

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

This file contains seven items., Transcripts of paragraphs from various issues of THE LINKING RING from January 1928 to November 1977 concerning Will Alma., Transcripts of various articles in publications concerning Will Alma’s performances and tours in Victoria, Tasmania and Adelaide from 1932 to 1975., Transcripts of various articles about Will Alma published in THE HERALD, THE SUN and THE SPHINX from 1939 to 1977., Transcript of letter by Will Alma in MAGIC MAKERS, date unknown, about his tour of Korea and Japan in 1956, and of an article by Peter Strasser in MAGIC MAKERS, date unknown, concerning the tour., Transcripts of paragraphs in various issues of ABRACADABRA from 1956 to 1969 concerning Will Alma., Transcripts of extracts from various issues of MAGIC MAKERS from 1946 to 1970 concerning Will Alma., List of references to issues of ABRACADABRA from 1972 to 1974 which include parts of Will Alma’s AUSTRALIAN MAGIC REVIEW.

Alma, Will

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

This file contains five items., Black and white photograph of the Magic Circle dinner in 1945, location unknown, taken by Morton Photography., Black and white photograph of attendees at the Magic Circle’s welcome dinner for New Zealand magician Ces Morris in 1946, location and photographer unknown., Two copies of a black and white photograph of the Magic Circle dinner of either 1947 or 1949, location unknown, taken by Morton Photography., Black and White photograph of magician THE AMAZING W. BROOKLYN at the Melbourne Tivoli Theatre in 1945, photographer unknown, autographed to Dick Ballantine., Five black and white photographs of Will Alma, photographer unknown, copies from the ALMA CONJURING COLLECTION in the State Library of Victoria, three dated 1961, and two dated 1943.