TRINITY CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH

By J. O’Donnell, B.A., B.Ed. The history of most of eastern part of the City of Caulfield is as old as that of the west, and is less obvious to the beholder as few large mansions were erected in the area. Probably the best-known and most ‘romantic’ aspect of its past...

THOMAS CHRISTIAN AND ‘MYOORA’

By J. O’Donnell, B.A., B.Ed. One of the Glen Eira’s largest old mansions, ‘Myoora’, stands in Alma Road near its intersection with Hawthorn and Dandenong Roads. Like ‘Craigellachie’ in Orrong Road, it is the result of its owner’s good fortune on the goldfields. In...

THE HOWITTS AND ‘ROSEMONT’

By J. McClure, B.A., B.Ed. for Caulfield Historical Society Newsletter February 1973 There are two reminders in Caulfield of the Howitts: an old house in Kooyong Road called “ ‘Rosemont’, and Howitt Street nearby. The Howitts were a gifted family with a wide range of...

The Glen Huntly Community Singers

Who, among our older generation, and perhaps some who are not so old, fail to remember with a sense of nostalgia, the days of Community Singing, which was held in the halls throughout Victoria? This form of entertainment was made so very popular during the 1930’s by...

The Barque “Glen Huntly”

The Barque “Glen Huntly” was a sailing ship of 505 tons as recorded in the Register of Shipping, not 430 tens described in the Custom House books. She was registered in Scotland, and was a member of the fleet of “Glen” ships. The Glen Huntly sailed from Oban,...

Recollections of Margery Bromfield

I was born Margery Reed, at Ballarat in 1904. Before moving to Caulfield, I lived with my parents, one sister and one brother, at Jeetho, and Jumbunna, in South Gippsland. In 1910 my family moved to Nathan Grove, Caulfield, near the corner of North and Hawthorn Roads....