Caulfield Centenary 1857–1957
The 100th anniversary of the proclamation and declaration of the Caulfield Road District was held on 15 October 1957.
A variety of public events were organised to celebrate this memorable occasion. The Centenary of Caulfield 1857–1957 photograph album which contains annotated images of these events is considered of great historical importance as a unique record of Caulfield events, people and places during this time.
The Caulfield Centenary events were held between 13 October and 8 November 1957.
Key participants included the Mayor of the City of Caulfield, Councillors, officers and a wide range of community groups.
The events included: a special Centenary Council Meeting at the Town Hall on 15 October; an opening ceremony; two receptions; two religious services; a naturalisation ceremony; an evening community float parade; a children's carnival at Caulfield Racecourse; the crowning of Centenary Queen; and an impressive fireworks display.
Photograph: Caulfield Town Hall in 1957 with decorative lighting for the Centenary of Caulfield Celebrations.
Image from the Centenary of Caulfield 1857–1957 photograph album.