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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

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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7370 items

Accounts - Lacy-Partington accounts

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

3 loose pages torn from account book

Historical information

Details the payments relating to the management of a billiard room.

Inscriptions & Markings

Handwritten accounts

Advertisement - Decorator Tiles and Blinds, Greensborough

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Newspaper advertisement.

Historical information

Advertisement for Decorator Tiles and Blinds, 121 Main Street, Greensborough

Advertisement - Silvio's Hair Fashion, Bundoora and Epping

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Newspaper advertisement.

Historical information

Advertisement for Silvio's Hair Fashion; 8 Dennison Mall; Bundoora and Epping.

Advertisement - Gilbertsons [butchers], Bundoora

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Newspaper advertisement.

Historical information

Advertisement for Gilbertsons [butchers] of Bundoora.

Advertisement - Watson Holden, Bundoora

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Newspaper advertisement.

Historical information

Advertisement for Watson Holden (Davies Dwyer Pty Ltd) of Grimshaw Street, Bundoora.

Advertisement - Montmorency Secondary College

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Newspaper clipping colour print

Historical information

Advertisement for Montmorency Secondary College Open Day 19 April 2016

Inscriptions & Markings

The Weekly Review 6/04/2016

Advertisement - Perfect health: The Maharishi Health Education Centres

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Black & white newspaper advertisement

Historical information

The Maharishi Health Education Centres practised Transcendental Meditation, and had an office in Bundoora on what is now the Loyola College site.

Advertisement - Greenhills Estate

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

A 2 page A3 photoccopy of a real estate advertisement.

Historical information

The advertisement was used to sell land in the Greenhills area.

Significance

The plan included details the original street lay out and names applied to them. It also has dimensions of all the blocks of land available and locations and dimensions of easements.

Inscriptions & Markings

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Advertisement - Ashmead, 43 Grimshaw Street

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

A collection of advertising relating to the sale of "Ashmead" the former home of the Cordner family in Greensborough.

Historical information

The material relates to the auction of "Ashmead" on 11th August 2012.

Significance

The house "Ashmead" was built in 1932 and was the home of the Cordner family. It is one of the better houses in Greensborough and closely resembles an English country manor. Five members of this family played for the Melbourne Football Club.

Inscriptions & Markings

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Advertisement - Lower Plenty 38, 40 & 42 Old Eltham Road

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

A 1 page multi coloured Real Estate advertisement.

Historical information

This advert appear in the Weekly Review on 22/08/2012.

Significance

It features the sale of 38, 40 & 42 Old Eltham Rd, Lower Plenty in 2012. Land borders Heidelberg Golf Club.

Inscriptions & Markings

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Advertisement - Greensborough Hotel Advertisement 1933-34

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

2 pages from a Victorian Railways travel journal. Advertisement for Greensborough Hotel 1933-34. Photocopy from original journal.

Historical information

An advertisement for Greensborough Hotel in the town of "Greensborough, picturesque township on the Plenty River, 13 miles from Melbourne."

Significance

Photograph show the "new brick building with all modern conveniences'. Greensborough in the 1930s was a popular spot for picnics and holidays.

Advertisement - Digital image - 23 Mayfield Street Greensborough,1979.

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of black and white real estate advertisement.

Historical information

This 1979 advertisement is for the sale of a house at 23 Mayfield Street Greensborough. Contains description and price of house.

Inscriptions & Markings

Date handwritten on page.

Advertisement - Digital Image - L J Thompson Pharmacy

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of newspaper advertisement.

Historical information

Advertisement for I J Thompson's dispensing chemist where Tom Vickers was the managing pharmacist from 1939.

Significance

Tom Vickers was a prominent member of the community and a local pharmacist.

Advertisement - Digital image - J.A. Donald - Plaster, Briar Hill 1954

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of 2 newspaper advertisements.

Historical information

Advertisement in the local paper for J.A. Donald - Plaster, Briar Hill (1954), also trading as Briar Hill Plaster.

Significance

Part of a collection of historic advertisements from local newspapers, showing local businesses from the mid 20th century.

Advertisement - Digital image - Briar Hill Timber and Trading, 1954

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of newspaper advertisement.

Historical information

Advertisement in the local paper for Briar Hill Timber and Trading (1954)

Significance

Part of a collection of historic advertisements from local newspapers, showing local businesses from the mid 20th century.

Advertisement - Digital image - Briar Hill Timber and Trading, 1959

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of newspaper advertisement.

Historical information

Advertisement in the local paper for Briar Hill Timber and Trading (1959)

Significance

Part of a collection of historic advertisements from local newspapers, showing local businesses from the mid 20th century.

Advertisement - Digital image - Fred Shaw Motors, 1959

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of newspaper advertisement.

Historical information

Advertisement in the local paper for Fred Shaw Motors, Main Street Greensborough (1959)

Significance

Part of a collection of historic advertisements from local newspapers, showing local businesses from the mid 20th century.

Advertisement - Digital image - J.D.Baines - Upholstery, 1960s

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of newspaper advertisement.

Historical information

Advertisement in the local paper for J.D.Baines - Upholstery, Main Road Greensborough (1960s)

Significance

Part of a collection of historic advertisements from local newspapers, showing local businesses from the mid 20th century.

Advertisement - Digital Image - John Miers Electrical Store, 1960

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of newspaper advertisement.

Historical information

Advertisement in the local paper for John Miers Electrical Store, Main Street Greensborough (1960)

Significance

Part of a collection of historic advertisements from local newspapers, showing local businesses from the mid 20th century.

Advertisement - Digital image - Book and Toy Nook, Bundoora, 1973

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of newspaper advertisement.

Historical information

Advertisement for Bundoora Book and Toy Nook, Bundoora Shopping Centre, Plenty Road, 1973.

Advertisement - Digital image - Terry Dunlevey, VW Specialist, 1973

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of newspaper advertisement.

Historical information

Advertisement for Terry Dunlevey, Volkswagon specialist, of 5 McDowell Street Greensborough 1973.

Advertisement - Digital image - Cattanach pharmacy, 1973

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of newspaper advertisement.

Historical information

Advertisement for A.S.Cattanach Pharmacy, 77 Watsonia Road Watsonia, 1973.

Advertisement - Digital image - Milk bar and mixed business, 1973

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of newspaper advertisement.

Historical information

Advertisement for Milk bar and mixed business, (prop. Annette Bliss), 75A Devonshire Road Watsonia, 1973.

Advertisement - Digital image - Devonshire Nursery, 1973

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of newspaper advertisement.

Historical information

Advertisement for Devonshire Nursery, Devonshire Road Watsonia, 1973.

Advertisement - Digital image - Greensborough quick smart services, 1973

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of newspaper advertisement.

Historical information

Advertisement for Greensborough Quick Smart Services, 61 Grimshaw Street Greensborough, 1973.

Advertisement - Digital image - Greensborough Bulk Store, 1973

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of newspaper advertisement.

Historical information

Advertisement for Greensborough Bulk Store, 91 Grimshaw Street Greensborough, 1973.

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.

Advertisement - Digital image - Doug Young, Greensborough, 1973

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of newspaper advertisement.

Historical information

Advertisement for Doug Young - Volkswagen Specialists, 159 Para Road, Greensborough, 1973.

Advertisement - Digital image - Norm Storey, Montmorency, 1973

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of newspaper advertisement.

Historical information

Advertisement for Norm Storey Motors, 167 Para Road, Montmorency, 1973.

Advertisement - Digital image - Ampol Service Station, Greensborough, 1973

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of newspaper advertisement.

Historical information

Advertisement for Ampol Service Station, Corner Grimshaw and Henry Streets, 1973.