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....

Gardenvale Park (An idea last century; reality this century)

Caulfield’s transition from being a pastoral area, where the wealthy built their mansions far from the bustling city, to being a densely settled suburb occurred gradually but not at a constant pace. The Caulfield Roads Board was established in 1857 and one of their...

Elsternwick

An article from The Prahran Telegraph, November 15, 1913 provides information on traders in early Elsternwick including, The Beddoes, The Elsternwick Tradesmen’s Club, W. H. Nicholson Grocer, F.C. Smyth Grocer, Butcher and Robertson Estate Agents, Waller & Co.,...

Colonial Organs and Organ Builders

A comprehensive history of early Colonial Organs and Organ Builders was compiled by E.N. Matthews and published in 1969. Among the many instruments listed in this publication are several from Caulfield which were installed in private homes and Churches. Extracts from...

A History of the Alma Club

The Sand Dune In the early years of the last century, venturesome travellers proceeding from the little village of Melbourne to Gipps Land would often end their first day’s journey at the big sand dune. This was a pleasant spot at the junction of the road to Dandenong...