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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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Contact Information

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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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London Tavern

Key words

caulfield north
photographs

Photographs of London Tavern, All photos are black and white

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

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Bellecourt, Seymour Road, 85, Elsternwick

Key words

bellecourt
buildings
heritage studies
architectural features
history
johnston
mr
hart
trevor
town clerks
caulfield south
filbert street
beemery
glen eira road
kooyong road
seymour road
blanche street
kooyong estate
caulfield
caulfield north
langdon
charles pettey
rosecraddock
rose craddock
tarqua
hengar
victorian style
seymour street
beemery park extension
h j
montague
lirrewa
rennick
samuel
the garrell
langdon family
victorian era
neringa
little gromer
little cromer
parson
charles
moloney
james
trezise
alex
vassy
albert
mrs
solomon
g
caulfield’s heritage
volume 1
city of caulfield
city of glen eira heritage management plan
ward
andrew
belemery park
archibald

A typewritten letter to Mr Johnston from the National Trust Victoria, concerning the listing of Bellecourt by the Trust., The file also includes a print of the Victorian Heritage Database web page on Bellecourt with a black and white photograph (60mm x 45mm) of the house., Also included is a document giving additional details on Bellecourt with a black and white illustration (85mm x 130mm) of the house, source unknown though handwritten notes provide that it is a duplicate from the book Caulfield’s Building Heritage

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

Glen Huntly State School No.3703 Grange Road

Key words

glenhuntly primary school
glen huntly primary school
allison
r.
primary schools
glen huntly state school
glenhuntly state school
glen huntly
grange road
fires
festivals and celebrations
energy watch campaign 1984

Four items of photographs about this school., A small black and white photo of school date unknown c.1927 by unknown person., Four black and white photos after fire at school in 1981 by unknown person., Eight colour photographs taken at Glenhuntly Primary School 70th Anniversary celebrations 1984 by unknown photographer., Eleven black and white photographs of Glenhuntly’s Energy Watch Campaign, June 1984 by unknown photographer.

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

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Cromarty School For Girls

Key words

cromarty school for girls
schools
milne
barbara w.
mckellar
doris w.
day
louisa
mcclure
jennifer
sandham street
elsternwick congregational church
cromarty old girls association
orrong road
elsternwick
jane
annie
union church caulfield
carton
maurice m.
teachers
carinya
house names
groves
john rev.
m.l.c. hawthorn
gladstone parade
maysbury
glenhuntly road
beauchamp
horatio
chistlehurst
staniland grove
mansions
king street
congregational hall
halls
deasey
miss
allen
richard
kooyong
m.l.c. elsternwick
elsternwick croquet club
tait
ethel m.
lilley
florence
evans
maud
mccowan
jeannie
hall
v. mrs.
mayor’s
gardiner family home
tennis
sport
archery
hockey
basketball
swimming
st. clement’s elsternwick
school rooms
school plays

Cromarty School for Girls 1897-1923. An 83 page book giving the beginnings of the school and detailed history on its founders, the Misses Day. Includes various locations of school premises, where sporting activities took place. Details on most former students attainments. The involvement of past students over fifty years in the Cromarty Old Girls Association, reminiscences and achievement of students’ children and great grandchildren. Also included is an alphabetical history if names extracted from the history by Andrew Frederick.

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

Lisbon House

Key words

reeves
e m
hart
t
ward
andrew
brown
mary
walter
weigall
reginald
em
mould
arthur
symons
george
read
m
tonkin
ray
kons
a&a
caulfield
elsternwick
orrong road
lisbon house
glenhuntly road
city of glen eira
verandahs
cast iron work
architectural styles
italianate style
victorian style
caulfield historical society
caulfield north

Copy of a notification letter from National Trust of Australia to the owner Mrs EM Reeves that Lisbon House been classified. Dated 26/03/1994, Photocopy of conservation study of Lisbon House by Andrew Ward in October 1994. Includes brief description and history and photograph of the house., Letter from the Historic Buildings Council to owners of the Lisbon House advising on the application to review and include the house in the Historic Buildings Register. Letter dating 31/03/1995., Letter dated 18/09/1995 from the HBC to the owners of the house advising them that the house will not be added to the register., One page description of Lisbon House with sketch of facade. Date and source unknown., Photograph of Lisbon House. Date unknown, black and white, photographer unknown.

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

Caulfield Town Hall

Key words

caulfield south
hawthorn road
glen eira road
caulfield town hall

1 photograph of Caulfield Town Hall circa 1890

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

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Prentice Street, 14, Elsternwick

Key words

prentice street
verandahs
godridge john
elsternwick
timber houses
edwardian styles
caulfield
stefanis angelos
glenhuntly road
stavrakis bill
newton todd

Newspaper article dated 8/10/2003, includes one coloured photograph, Article gives brief details on house features., Newspaper article dated 1/09/2006, includes two coloured photographs. Article gives brief details on house features.

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

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St. Mary’s Church, Caulfield

Key words

woodward
mrs.
weickhardt
c.g.t.
glasson
w.s.
taylor
h. mrs.
hardiman
j.j.
stephen
miss
hart
mr.
kaye
s.
dixon
dumergue
charles
rooksby
h.a.
wright
j.d.
f.
fethers
knight
hardy
lance
daniel henry
dickson
h.s.
spiers
smithers
welsford mr.
tuckwell
c.
nutting
foster

St. Mary’s Anglican Church, photocopied document of the history of the music. Includes details of various organs the church has had from 1867 to 1982. List of organists and details of the choices of music played and types of choirs. Dated August 1985, compiled by C.G.T. Weickhardt., Original printed leaflet on the new organ to be installed in St. Mary’s in 1933., Letter of notification to Vicar B. Green, St. Mary’s Anglican Church from Ian Wight, Conservation Manager of the National Trust of Australia, Victoria, dated 21/05/1996, that their pipe organ has been classified and included in the register.

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

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Hall, Hugh Percival

Key words

hugh p. hall
ballet and dance
photographs
st. george’s road
elsternwick

Three items for the creations of Hugh Percival Hall: Exhibition leaflet., Order form for Hugh P. Hall’s ballet photographs for show 27/03/1939-01/04/1939., Two programs for Hugh P. Hall’s exhibition of ballet photographs dated 13/05/1940, includes note regarding chronological order of photographs., Five flyers including photo and order form for Ballet From Pavlova To Rambert by Hugh P. Hall.

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

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Glenfern

Key words

glenfern
inkerman road
inkerman street
hotham street
st kilda east
boyd
john theodore
architectural features

A reprinted article from EARLY MELBOURNE ARCHITECTURE 1840 to 1888, Oxford Melbourne, second edition, 1963 by Casey et al, outlining the Victorian features of Glenfern and includes one exterior photograph.

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

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Helenslea, Shelford CEGGS

Key words

hood
justice
brooks
mrs
thomas
miss
helenslea
shelford girls’ school
st mary’s church
caulfield north
hood crescent
st peter’s murrumbeena
caulfield grammar school
schools
preschools
clothing and dress
lees
harrington mrs
langley
canon
shelford old girls’ association

A photocopy of a one page article from Punch on 01/03/1923 detailing the opening of the new Shelford Girls’ School in Helenslea. A list of all present at the opening is provided.

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

Air Raid Precaution (ARP) in Caulfield

Key words

caulfield
air raid precaution
world war 1939-1945
ambulances
cohen
brigadier

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

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

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Glen Huntly Road, 849, Glen Huntly

Key words

slee
frederick
b.r. radio
retail trade
electric repair shops
glen huntly road
glen huntly
wright
l.j. and co.
nunn
j.b.

A photocopied print from SLA.sa.gov.au of Frederick Slee standing in front of his radio retail store at 849 Glenhuntly Road, Carnegie c. 1939., A photocopy of Sands and McDougall’s Directory 1948 p.252 with entry for 849 Glenhuntly Road., Handwritten research note by Claire Barton dated 11/06/2013 concerning the proprietor of the shop.

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

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Eggleston, Frederic William

Key words

eggleston
frederic william
swinbourne
george
caulfield
orrong road
barrister
solicitor
wesley college

Photocopied article about Frederic William Eggleston from the 1934 Centenary Edition of 500 Victorians. He was a leading barrister, solicitor and author who lived at 164 Orrong Road, Caulfield. Cartoon with photographic face.

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

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Hall, Hugh Percival

Key words

ballets russes
hall
hugh p.
photographers
solicitors
pavlova
anna
dancers
labassa
caulfield
campbell
felicitie
glenmoore
glen moore
elsternwick
ballet and dance

A five page photocopied article taken from the National Library of Australia News, October 2007, acquisition of 1182 photographs taken by Hugh P. Hall 1938-1940 of Ballet Russes performances.

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

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Prentice Street, 22, Elsternwick

Key words

elsternwick
prentice street
brick houses
grimwade
anthony
buxtons
estate agents
harleston park
glenhuntly road

Melbourne Bayside Weekly, dated 30/11/02 and 12/02/03, includes two coloured photographs. Both articles give very brief description of renovated home features for the upcoming auction.

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

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Carre Street, 6, Elsterwick

Key words

carre street
elsternwick
riddell estate
riddell
john carre
cavers carre
hopton
edward t
fosberry
john
cock
alfred h
fricker
john g
russell
edward
elizabeth mrs
caircross
alfred b
cairncross
walker
alice
n
cavenagh
r g
sheather
n w
richardson
glynn
bolte
c v
butterworth
j f
watt
w
rattray
m
houses
fosbery

One page copy of typed notes on the history of nine past owners of 6 Carre Street, Elsternwick by H Bullock and Rosalind Landells of the Brighton Historical Society, dated 19/01/1989., The file also includes one page of undated and unattributed handwritten notes providing a briefer version of the information included in the typed notes.

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

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Wee Nestie, Shoobra Road, 52 Elsternwick

Key words

riddell
john carre
pioneers
elsternwick
cavers carre
caulfield
hamilton
thomas ferrier jp
land subdivision
hamilton street
shoobra road
wee nestie
ettrick
deeside
cerutty
peter
lem mrs
kirby
charles p
charles f
landells
rosalind
bullock
hilary
atkin
jenni mrs
house names
timber houses
edwardian style

Three items about this property:, One typed document and its handwritten document of working notes on 52 Shoobra Road. Document gives a brief history of land subdivision and local tenants and owners of number 52 Shoobra Road by Brighton Historical Society, One photocopied typed letter to J Atkin form Brighton Historical Society, One photocopied typed letter to Rosalind Landells from Jenni Atkin dated 24/05/1993

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

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Athole, Poplar Grove, 18, Carnegie

Key words

carnegie
poplar grove
athole
kelleher
john t
biggin and scott
auctions
stables
stockdale and leggo
glen huntly
wattle avenue
munro avenue
edgewood street
brick houses
glen huntly road
glenhuntly road
j r buxton
caulfield south
pyne street
elsternwick
stanley street
noel jones and associates
brukarz
jack
fitch
karl
moonya road
mcpherson street
timber houses
caulfield north
aroona road
dunbar avenue
urandaline grove
lascelles street
mclaurin road
trevelyan street

Pages 17 and 18 of the Real Estate section of the Caulfield Southern Cross 29/07/1992 including an article on Athole, Poplar Grove, 18, Carnegie, with a sketch of the house and a detained architectural description about its historic features. It also gives a brief history of the house and the life of its designer and owner, John T. Kelleher. Names and contact numbers of the Real Estate auctioneers are provided and there are a number of advertisements for other houses in Glen Eira.

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

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

Key words

elsternwick
hopetoun st
houses
hopetoun
hospitals
o’donnell
jenny

1 photo of 2 storey town house now been converted to Hopetoun Hospital

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

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Christian Family

Key words

christian
thomas
myoora
caulfield
chappel
keith
house names

Handwritten letter dated 17/07/1976 to Caulfield Historical Society from Keith Chappel, advising them that Thomas Christian of Mount Macedon is in no way related to Thomas Christian of Myoora, Caulfield.

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

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Bevan, James

Key words

bevan
james
bambra road
caulfield
glen eira road
coach builder
stables
thompson
walt
walter
mcdonald
mary

Three articles relating to James Bevan., 1. Unattributed, undated handwritten chronological list of properties owned by James Bevan and his executors, taken from council rate books., 2. Unattributed, undated note on the wreck of the ship London, in 1866. Documented in Victorian Historical Magazine 167, 12, p 214, issue 48.

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

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

Blencairn

Key words

blencairn
slaney’s home
hart
thomas
centenaries
mansions
hawthorn road
slaney family

A black and white copy of a photograph (140mm x 110mm) of a Caulfield property., The file also includes a one page typed document of the Caulfield Historical Society that identifies the property in the photograph as a Caulfield home and requests help in further identifying the property. The document contains handwritten notes concerning the property’s identification., The file also includes additional research notes of cataloguer Lee Johns, taken 12/08/2011, concerning the identification and occupation of the house shown in the photograph and sourced from the book Caulfield’s Heritage Volume 1 1989.

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

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Edward Street, 7, Elsternwick

Key words

beriman
john
darby
edwin c
ashton
josiah
bannister
george w
parker
alfred
overend
edward
darren
sinclair
hamish w
warby
n
maddison
william
baker
albert j g
riordan
cath
hunt
kaussman
k
jacobs
l
burchepp
g
smith
n b
horton
stanley
bullock
hillary
landells
rosalind
terrace houses
edwardian style
architectural style
elsternwick
edward street

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.

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

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

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Riddell Parade, 48, Elsternwick

Key words

covers carre
riddell
john carre
elsternwick
riddell parade
weedon
james
walker
alic o
foley
christina
aileen
c
carmel
mcmillan
archibald
mcmillan street
sand
swamp and heath
carre street
gisborne street
landells
rosalind
bullock
hilary

A typed report on the history of the property at 48 Riddell Parade, Elsternwick, built in 1916/1917 on a subdivision of John Carre Riddell’s land. Prepared by Hilary Bullock and Rosalind Landells of the Brighton Historical Society, dated 14/08/1992. Includes a list of past owners and residents of the property., Handwritten working notes, undated and unattributed., A plan of the subdivision of Riddell Estate from Sand Swamp and Heath.

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Motor Taxis Propy. Ltd.

Key words

elsternwick
taxis
motor taxis propriety limited
motor vehicles
motor taxis propy. ltd. motor garages

This file contains one item., 1. A black photocopy of an article taken from the Prahran Telegraph dated 15/11/1913. The article details the progress of Elsternwick business Motor Taxis Propriety Limited, including its being the first taxi company established, its gradual expansion as well as its services and charges.

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

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

Key words

murrumbeena
neerim rd
outer circle railway
o’donnell
jenny

2 photos of the Outer Circle Railway reserve showing Post & Rail fence

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield

Halley Park

Key words

ross
wendy a.
campbell
felicitie
moorabbin
bentleigh
marquis road
halley park
glen eira historical society
ford
hazel
flavell
r. j. cr.
bob cr.
jasper road
mortimore street
playgrounds
parks
reserves
friends of halley park inc.
community project of the year
apex club
playground equipment
children’s playgrounds
gardens
recreations establishments
healthy hearts local government state awards 1994
plaques

This file contains three items., A letter to Ms Wendy A. Ross from Hazel Ford, secretary of the Glen Eira Historical Society, dated 31/05/2002., A letter to Felicitie Camplbell from Wendy A. Ross dated 07/05/2002, along with three photographs which were enclosed with the letter, including two of Mayor of Moorabbin, Cr. R. J. Bob Flavell, opening the playground at Halley Park, and one of a plaque., Three photographs including two of Halley Park Opening Ceremony where the Mayor of Moorabbin opened the playground at Halley Park which was the winner of the COMMUNITY PROJECT OF THE YEAR 1994 award, and one of the plaque commemorating the organisations that developed the park, photographs taken on 01/05/1994.

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield