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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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7159 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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

Nil

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 - 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 - Digital image - Watsonia Garage

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of newspaper advertisement.

Historical information

The Watsonia Garage was located on Greensborough Road Watsonia and was a Ford dealership. This advertisement is from the 1960s.

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 - McDonald Sand and Gravel Pits 1954

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of advertisement from booklet.

Historical information

Advertisement for McDonald Sand and Gravel Pits of William Street Greensborough. Copied from a booklet produced by Greensborough Primary School [Gr2062] in 1954, entries are sponsors of the publication.

Advertisement - Digital Image - R & G Guymer General Plumbers 1954

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of advertisement from booklet.

Historical information

Advertisement for R & G Guymer General Plumbers of Binn Street Montmorency. Copied from a booklet produced by Greensborough Primary School [Gr2062] in 1954, entries are sponsors of the publication.

Advertisement - Digital Image - W.S. Heard Electrical 1954

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of advertisement from booklet.

Historical information

Advertisement for W.S. Heard Electrical of Greensborough Road Watsonia. Copied from a booklet produced by Greensborough Primary School [Gr2062] in 1954, entries are sponsors of the publication.

Advertisement - Digital Image - Gee Hardware 1954

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of advertisement from booklet.

Historical information

Advertisement for Gee Hardware of Main Street Greensborough. Copied from a booklet produced by Greensborough Primary School [Gr2062] in 1954, entries are sponsors of the publication.

Advertisement - Digital Image - Watsonia Timber Supply 1954

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of advertisement from booklet.

Historical information

Advertisement for Watsonia Timber Supply of Old Greensborough Road Watsonia. Copied from a booklet produced by Greensborough Primary School [Gr2062] in 1954, entries are sponsors of the publication.

Advertisement - Digital Image - Tozer & Whiteway 1954

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of advertisement from booklet.

Historical information

Advertisement for Tozer and Whiteway of Were Street Montmorency. Copied from a booklet produced by Greensborough Primary School [Gr2062] in 1954, entries are sponsors of the publication.

Advertisement - Digital Image - Tozer Motors 1954

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of advertisement from booklet.

Historical information

Advertisement for Tozer Motors of Tara (?) Road Montmorency. Copied from a booklet produced by Greensborough Primary School [Gr2062] in 1954, entries are sponsors of the publication.

Advertisement - Digital Image - Frank Clark Mens and Boys Wear 1969

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of advertisement from booklet.

Historical information

Advertisement for Frank Clark Mens and Boys Wear of Watsonia Road Watsonia. Copied from a Diamond Valley Football League football record from 1968.

Advertisement - Digital Image - Bill Hughes Menswear 1969

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of advertisement from booklet.

Historical information

Advertisement for Bill Hughes Menswear of Main Street Greensborough. Copied from a Diamond Valley Football League football record from 1968.

Advertisement - Digital Image - Stone's Hardware and Plumbing Supplies 1968

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of advertisement from booklet.

Historical information

Advertisement for Stone's Hardware and Plumbing Supplies of Were Street Montmorency. Copied from a Diamond Valley Football League football record from 1968.

Advertisement - Digital Image - T.A. Vickers Pharmaceutical Chemists 1968

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of advertisement from booklet.

Historical information

Advertisement for T.A. Vickers Pharmaceutical Chemists of Main Street Greensborough. Copied from a Diamond Valley Football League football record from 1968.

Advertisement - Digital Image - D. & M.R. Collins Mountain Soil 1969

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of advertisement from booklet.

Historical information

Advertisement for D. & M.R. Collins Mountain Soil of Greensborough Road Greensborough. Copied from a Diamond Valley Football League football record from 1968.

Advertisement - Digital Image - Grimshaw Garden Supplies 1968

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of advertisement from booklet.

Historical information

Advertisement for Grimshaw Garden Supplies of Grimshaw Street Bundoora. Copied from a Diamond Valley Football League football record from 1968.

Advertisement - Digital Image - Waldron's Electrics 1968

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of advertisement from booklet.

Historical information

Advertisement for Waldron's Electrics of Lambourne Road Watsonia. Copied from a Diamond Valley Football League football record from 1968.

Advertisement - Digital Image - Lovittools 1968

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of advertisement from booklet.

Historical information

Advertisement for Lovittools of Para Road Greensborough. This is a job advertisement. Copied from a Diamond Valley Football League football record from 1968.

Advertisement - Digital Image - J & D Weir (Chemists) 1968

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of advertisement from booklet.

Historical information

Advertisement for J & D Weir (Chemists) of Plenty Road Bundoora. Copied from a Diamond Valley Football League football record from 1968.

Advertisement - Digital Image - Ron Hansen (haircuts) 1968

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of advertisement from booklet.

Historical information

Advertisement for Ron Hansen (haircuts) of Were Street Montmorency. Copied from a Diamond Valley Football League football record from 1968.