Welcome to the Glen Eira Historical Society

Since 1972 we have been collecting, preserving and promoting the history of Glen Eira

Covering the suburbs of Bentleigh, Bentleigh East, Brighton East, Carnegie, Caulfield, Elsternwick, Gardenvale, Glen Huntly, McKinnon, Murrumbeena, Ormond and St Kilda East

Glen Huntly Station, 1930s

Caulfield Cup 1905

Winner Marvel Loch, 2nd Warroo, 3rd Torah. Time 2.35 ¾

Caulfield

Bell Hoare at home, 17 Anderson St, Caulfield c1930

Caulfield c 1906

Westfield, 2nd house from left, still standing today in Eskdale Road

Frogmore, Carnegie

Built 1880s, demolished 2015 despite strong community opposition

Jersey Parade, Carnegie, c1940s

McKinnon, 1961

Mechanical interlocked boom barriers at McKinnon Road, installed in 1928

Murrumbeena

Outside WB Perry, Chemist

Murrumbeena Football Club c1920

In front of E. Pelling’s horse stables used as clubrooms

Centre Arcade, Bentleigh

Shopping arcade built in 1959 and home to Star Dance Academy since 1960

Church of Christ, Gilbert Gve, Bentleigh, 1998

Designed by architect J. Wallinga 1949, now Greek Orthodox Church

RH & FG Beddoe, Elsternwick, 1916

Wood, coal, hay and corn merchants in Horne St

The Former Union Church, Elsternwick

Architect George de Lacy Evans, erected in 1889-90, Orrong Road

Ormond, 1924

Visit Us

Due to ongoing COVID restrictions we remain closed to the public and are still mostly working from home.

Feel free to contact us via email.

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Our Collection

We have the largest and most comprehensive collection of material relating to the history of Glen Eira. Our collection is a valuable resource for those researching the history of their house and suburb, for family historians, students and other researchers. Some of our collection can viewed via the Victorian Collections link below.

For research enquiries contact us any time. Email is best but you can also leave a phone message.

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Latest News

Glen Huntly Rd – street numbers

We’ve devised a list which shows the street numbering changes in Glen Huntly Rd from the 1930s to 1960s. A very useful resource when checking old addresses.

Click here for the list

Student interns

We have two students from Monash University working with us, as part of their third year history studies. They are busy transcribing oral histories, identifying house photographs, researching and gaining insight into possible career paths for history graduates.

GEHS turns 50 in 2022!

We have started planning how to  celebrate our 50th anniversary in 2022. Stay tuned.

 

 

 

Lirrewa

Myoora

Halstead

About Us

Founded in 1972 the Caulfield Historical Society’s early work led to significant buildings such as Myoora, Halstead and Lirrewa gaining heritage protection at a time when many historic buildings were under threat of demolition.

In 1994, the City of Caulfield merged with the northern part of the City of Moorabbin and became the new City of Glen Eira. Some years later the Caulfield Historical Society changed its name to the Glen Eira Historical Society, to reflect the whole municipality of Glen Eira. View Map

Our Latest News & Events

October 2021 update

If you missed our conversation with Alicia Cerreto, here's the recording -...