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Greensborough Historical Society Lower Plenty, Victoria

The European settlement of Greensborough was from 1839 onward. The Society's aim is to collect, catalogue and preserve the history and heritage of Greensborough and its environs from the earliest records to the present time. Whilst called Greensborough Historical Society, its coverage is not limited to that area alone and includes Greensborough, Watsonia, Macleod, Montmorency, Briar Hill, Lower Plenty and Bundoora.

Contact Information

location
4 Jenna Close Greensborough Victoria 3088 (map)
phone
+61 9439 5454

Contact

Opening Hours

The Resource Centre at Glenauburn Road Lower Plenty is open every Thursday (10am - 3pm).

Entry Fee

No charge; membership fees available on website.

Location

34 Glenauburn Road Lower Plenty Lower Plenty Victoria

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The Greensborough Historical Society Inc collection focuses on historical and current information relating to Greensborough and surrounding areas, including the former Shire of Diamond Valley. Information is from mid-1840 to the current time. Items include artifacts, photographs, documents, oral histories, maps, school yearbooks and uniforms, books and collected current newspaperr clippings relevant to the area. There is a large digital collection of photographs.

Significance

The collection has historical significance in that it brings together information relating to the settlement of Greensborough and district from the mid 1840s. The Greensborough Historical Society Inc was formed in 2010 to collect, preserve and catalogue the history and heritage of the area from earliest records.

Cameron Auty 6 January 2015 10:01 AM

Hi Greensborough HS, we've really enjoyed the photos you put up over the holidays. They give a wonderful insight into the history of your region. Keep up the good work. VC Admin.

Kim Lobb 1 April 2018 4:59 PM

Hi, my name is Kim Lobb, i am the daughter of Lynn Lobb and the grand daughter of Olive Lobb who originally owned Lobb's kiosk i was wondering if anyone has photos of my dad when he attended Greensborough Primary school or Watsonia Tech. Thank you for you time. Kim

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6159 items

Advertising Leaflet - 12 Toorak Court Greensborough

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Real estate advertising leaflet, 1 sheet, printed in colour both sides

Historical information

12 Toorak Court Greensborough, 2 storey, 4 bedroom home, sold at auction 6 October 2013 for $720,000

Newspaper Clipping - 113 Mountain View Road - Briar Hill - Fatal house fire

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

News article 1 page, black text.

Historical information

An elderly man has died in a suspicious Briar Hill fire

Newspaper Clipping - Greensborough Station's - Graham Osborne Ticket Officer - Idea for station blossoms.

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

News clipping, black text, colour image.

Historical information

Graham Osborne, ticket officer at Greensborough Station has planted a garden between the track and Poulter Avenue.

Photograph - Digital image - Greensborough Pool 2

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Links: 02014.02015 Digital copy of black and white photograph.

Historical information

The old Greensborough Pool behind Main Street shops, now the site of Watermarc.

Newspaper Clipping - Singer's star is on the rise

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

News article 1 page, black text, colour image.

Historical information

A brush with fame has inspired a Bundoora teen to launch her musical career.

Photograph - Digital image - Greensborough Methodist Sunday School picnic

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of black and white photograph.

Historical information

Members of the Greensborough Methodist Church enjoy the Sunday School picnic.

Newspaper clipping (digital image) - All's ready for carols

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Newspaper clipping, black and white text and colour image.

Historical information

Greensborough Primary School students participated in Carols by Candlelight at Mill Park in 2004.

Photograph - 113 Greenhills Road

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Colour photograph

Historical information

Photograph of 113 Greenhill Road 1990s; former pool hall, relocated to this site, now demolished.

Article - James Lucas

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

One page, text and colour images.

Historical information

A short article about James Lucas and his service in World War 1. James Lucas was born in Greensborough/Bundoora.

Book - Shire of Diamond Valley Handbook 1984

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

32 pages, col illus., maps. Cover illustration of recreation facilities in Diamond Valley.

Historical information

Guide to services provided by Shire of Diamond Valley. The Shire of Diamond Valley was a Local Government Area located about 20 kilometres northeast of Melbourne. The shire covered an area of 74.38 square kilometres and existed from 1964 until 1994.

Significance

Annual guide to services in Shire of Diamond Valley

Photograph - Willis Vale 1906, taken from the hill

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Links: 00272:01632 Professional photograph in sepia mounted on dark green card. Shows Greensborough township in background with Willis Vale homestead in centre.

Historical information

'Willis Vale' home of the Partington family is shown in this photograph as well as the area now known as Partington's Flat. The area was owned and farmed by the Partington family from the 1870s. The derelict Willis Vale house was destroyed c1966 when a fire originating from North Plenty Gorge - Kurrak Road - lit by two teenage boys - made its way several kilometres down to Partington's Flat Greensborough.

Significance

Photograph shows an early view of Greensborough in 1906.

Inscriptions & Markings

On back: A.M.Partington Greensborough 1906.

Magazine - Banyule Banner July/August 2014

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

20 pages (approx.), colour illustrations.

Historical information

The Banyule Banner is published quarterly by Banyule City Council to advertise upcoming events in the City of Banyule and to report on past events.

Significance

A record of events within the City of Banyule.

School Photograph (digital image) - Briar Hill Primary School BH4341 1992 Newcombe Team

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of colour school team photo

Historical information

Group photo of Briar Hill State School 1992 Newcombe Team

Advertisement - Digital image - Were Street Foodland Auction, 1973

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of newspaper advertisement.

Historical information

Advertisement for the auction on 12/09/1973 of 55 Were Street Montmorency Foodland Store.

School Photograph (digital image) - Greensborough Primary School Gr2062 1968 Grade 1B

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of black and white group photograph.

Historical information

Class photograph from Greensborough Primary School No.2062. Student names are not identified.

Inscriptions & Markings

Class name marked on photograph.

Newspaper Clipping - Fine mess at school

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

News article 1 page, black text, colour image.

Historical information

A revenue raising tactic by Banyule Council is putting the lives of young children at risk, according to a group of angry parents at Montmorency South Primary School.

Photograph - Digital image - Barnett and Blackbourn circa 1922.

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of black and white photograph.

Historical information

Members of the Barnett and Blackbourn families at rear of 122 Main Road Lower Plenty. On roof: Laurie Barnett. On ground left to right: Ferdinand Barnett, Ted and Jean Blackbourn, Myrtle, Marjory, Ivy Barnett. Photographs from the collection of Peter Blackbourn, a descendant of the Chapman Stock family. Annotations to photos by Peter Blackbourn.

Painting (Framed) - The Bush by Doug Hall

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Links: 03003:03047:04914 Oil painting of a bush scene, in timber frame.

Historical information

Bush scene of local area, painted by Greensborough artist, the late Doug Hall.

Inscriptions & Markings

On back of painting "The Bush, Doug Hall"

Photograph (copy) - Shirley Black and other children

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Black & white photograph of children with Santa, with greeting card addressed to Shirley Fraser and names of children

Historical information

Photograph of Shirley Black and friends c. 1944

Inscriptions & Markings

"Dear Shirl - thought you might like photo. Love, Heather"

Photograph - Digital Image - Hospital boat Indiana, Egypt 1917

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Links: 03972-03987 Digital copy of black and white photograph

Historical information

Hospital boat Indiana at wharf in Egypt 1917. Taken by Private Samuel Rich in 1916.

Newspaper Clipping - Lesson hits home

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

News clipping, black text and colour image.

Historical information

Boxer Danny Green spoke to players from Greensborough Junior Football Club about the Coward's Punch Campaign.

Photograph - Digital image - Grave of John Huxley Carse, Greensborough Cemetery.

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Links: 01856.01903.01943.03493 Digital copy of colour photograph of grave/headstone.

Historical information

Grave of John Huxley Carse (died 1926) in Plot#J15 Greensborough Cemetery. Photograph taken by Noel Withers 2009.

Significance

Greensborough Cemetery was created when land was given for the cemetery by Mr William Poulter, a local settler, about 1864. The cemetery holds the graves of many of the early settlers in the district. The cemetery holds approximately 250 grave sites and 350 people buried there.

Newspaper Clipping - Three clubs to benefit from new lifesaving defibrillators

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

News clipping, black text.

Historical information

Three Diamond Valley sports clubs were given defibrillators by the State Government.

Photograph - Digital image - Greensborough from Pope's paddock.

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of colour photograph.

Historical information

Greensborough from Pope's paddock. Pope's paddock was across the Plenty River from Blackjack. The Blackjack property, house and acres of fruit orchards ran down to the Plenty River off Hume Street Greensborough and was the home of the Robinson family to late 1956. The photographs were taken as slides by Frank Robinson and digitised by his son James in 2015.

Advertising Leaflet - 18 Glengala Court Greensborough

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Real estate leaflet, 1 sheet, printed in colour both sides

Historical information

18 Glengala Court Greensborough, 4 bedroom brick veneer home, listed for sale 2/12/2012, not sold. Also known as 111 Warralong Avenue, sold 1/02/2012 for $433,000.

Newspaper - Heidelberg News: Special Edition August 27, 1997. 100 years of news.

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Newspaper, 40 pages, text and some sepia images.

Historical information

A special edition of the Diamond Valley News and Heidelberger issued in 1997 to commemorate 100 years of news reporting in the area. Includes historical photographs of the area and some articles about the history.

Article - Tyrrell Granville Evans

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

1 Page, text and colour images.

Historical information

A short article about Tyrrell Granville Evans and his service in World War 1. Tyrrell Evans and his brothers are commemorated on the Greensborough State School Honor Board.

Book - Australia through time. 2003 {11th] ed.

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Hardback. 570 pa., tables, col. and black and white illus.

Historical information

Entries on events in Australia from 1868 to 2002

Newspaper Clipping - Builder escapes ban

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

News article 1 page, black text.

Historical information

A Building practitioner who defied orders and is under investigation by the Victorian Building Authority is still allowed to practice, infuriating home owners in Diamond Creek's Rangeview Estate.

Photograph - Digital image - Unveiling Happy Hollow plaque

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copies of 3 colour photographs.

Historical information

Photograph of descendants of past owners of Happy Hollow unveiling the commemorative plaque. Includes descendants of Charles Partington, John McLaughlin and Robert Emmett Whatmough. The land was later owned by Mrs Betty Bell and was purchased by Parks Victoria in 1994 to form part of the Plenty Gorge Parklands. This plaque was laid by Plenty Historical Society.