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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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Advertisement - Digital image - Melbourne Bitter

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of newspaper advertisement.

Historical information

These advertisements were found in a suitcase donated by a GHS member. The case contained newspapers and other items. This advertisement for Melbourne Bitter is from 1935.

Significance

Although the advertisement not Greensborough based, it came from a local home.

Advertisement - Digital image - Punton's Shoes

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of newspaper advertisement.

Historical information

These advertisements were found in a suitcase donated by a GHS member. The case contained newspapers and other items. This advertisement for Punton's Shoes is from 1935.

Significance

Although the advertisement not Greensborough based, it came from a local home.

Advertisement - Digital image - Briar Hill Glass

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of newspaper advertisement.

Historical information

Advertisement in the local paper for Briar Hill Glass, of 15 Sherbourne Road, Briar Hill 1970s

Significance

Part of a collection of miscellaneous advertisements for businesses in Greensborough and surrounding areas.

Advertisement - Digital image - Briar Hill Motors

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of newspaper advertisement.

Historical information

Advertisement in the local paper for Briar Hill Motors, of Briar Hill 1970s

Significance

Part of a collection of miscellaneous advertisements for businesses in Greensborough and surrounding areas.

Advertisement - Digital image - Roy Ricardo, Briar Hill, 1970s

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of newspaper advertisement.

Historical information

Advertisement in the local paper for Roy Ricardo, removalists, of Briar Hill, 1970s

Significance

Part of a collection of miscellaneous advertisements for businesses in Greensborough and surrounding areas.

Advertisement - Digital image - Yellow Cabs

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of newspaper advertisement.

Historical information

These advertisements were found in a suitcase donated by a GHS member. The case contained newspapers and other items. This advertisement for Yellow Cabs is from 1935.

Significance

Although the advertisement not Greensborough based, it came from a local home.

Advertisement - Digital image - Briar Hill Timber

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of newspaper advertisement.

Historical information

These advertisements were collected from the Diamond Valley Local newspaper. Briar Hill Timber operated in Sherbourne Road Briar Hill.

Significance

This advertisement is for a Greensborough based shop which no longer operates.

Advertisement - Digital image - Henry Marks

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of newspaper advertisement.

Historical information

These advertisements were found in a suitcase donated by a GHS member. The case contained newspapers and other items. This advertisement is for Henry Marks, a furniture store in Elizabeth Street Melbourne, dated 1888.

Significance

Although the advertisement not Greensborough based, it came from a local home.

Advertisement - Digital image - Rosella Vegetable Soup

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of newspaper advertisement.

Historical information

These advertisements were found in a suitcase donated by a GHS member. The case contained newspapers and other items. This advertisement is for Rosella soup.

Significance

Although the advertisement not Greensborough based, it came from a local home.

Advertisement - Digital image - Bill Huitt, Diamond Valley Driving School 1967

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of newspaper advertisement.

Historical information

Advertisement in the local paper for Bill Huitt, Diamond Valley Driving School, Stubley Court Greensborough 1967

Significance

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

Advertisement - Digital image - Greensborough Pharmacy, 1967

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of newspaper advertisement.

Historical information

Advertisement in the local paper for Greensborough Pharmacy, Main Street Greensborough 1967. Also associated with J & D Weir of Plenty Road Bundoora and A.S. Cattanach of Watsonia Road Watsonia.

Significance

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

Advertisement - Digital image - Mac's Selected Meats 1967

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of newspaper advertisement.

Historical information

Advertisement in the local paper for Mac's Selected Meats, butcher, 34 Main Street, Greensborough 1967.

Significance

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

Advertisement - Digital image - Basil Rogers, 1967

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of newspaper advertisement.

Historical information

Advertisement in the local paper for Basil Rogers, television and radio sales and service of 30 Main Street Greensborough 1967

Advertisement - Digital image - Basil Rogers

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of newspaper advertisement.

Historical information

Advertisement in the local paper for Basil Rogers, television and radio sales and service of 30 Main Street Greensborough 1967

Advertisement - Digital image - T.A.Vickers, Pharmaceutical Chemist, Greensborough 1967

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of newspaper advertisement.

Historical information

Advertisement in the local paper for T. A. Vickers, Pharmaceutical Chemist, Main Street Greensborough, 1967.

Significance

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

Advertisement - Digital image - Greensbro Beauty Shoppe and Lionel Dempsey Gent's Hairdresser, 1964

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of newspaper advertisement.

Historical information

Advertisement for Greensbro Beauty Shoppe and Lionel Dempsey Gent's Hairdresser, 70 Main Street, Greensborough 1964

Advertisement - Digital image - Thompson Chemist Greensborough

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of newspaper advertisement.

Historical information

These advertisements were collected from the Local newspaper. I.J. Thompson was a Greensborough Chemist shop located at 74 Main Street. At the time of this advertisement, the shop was managed by Tom Vickers.

Significance

This advertisement is for a Greensborough based shop which no longer operates.

Advertisement - Digital image - Welkay Store, Greensborough 1967

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of newspaper advertisement.

Historical information

Advertisement in the local paper for Welkay Store, a furniture shop in Main Street, Greensborough 1967. These advertisements are designed to look like a news article.

Significance

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

Advertisement - Digital image - Welkay Store, Greensborough 1967

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of newspaper advertisement.

Historical information

Advertisement in the local paper for Welkay Store, a furniture shop at 100 Main Street, Greensborough 1967.

Significance

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

Advertisement - Digital image - P. Stubley & Son, Greensborough 1967

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of newspaper advertisement.

Historical information

Advertisement in the local paper for P. Stubley & Son, general produce, with two stores in Main Street Greensborough and Hurstbridge, 1967.

Significance

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

Advertisement - Digital image - Delta Hardware, Greensborough, 1964

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of newspaper advertisement.

Historical information

Advertisement for Delta Hardware, 45 Main Street, Greensborough 1964

Advertisement - Digital image - Dollar Curtains, 1987

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of newspaper advertisement, black text and image.

Historical information

Advertisement for Dollar Curtains, 35 Main Street Greensborough, 1987.

Advertisement - Digital image - Welkay Store, 1964

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of newspaper advertisement.

Historical information

Advertisement for Welkay Store, furniture and electrical, 45 Main Street Greensborough, 1964

Advertisement - Digital image - National Australia Bank (NAB) Greensborough 1970

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of newspaper advertisement.

Historical information

Advertisement for National Australia Bank (NAB) Greensborough, on the opening of the new branch at 87-89 Main Street Greensborough, 1970.

Advertisement - Digital image - Greensborough Hire Service 1970

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of newspaper advertisement.

Historical information

Advertisement for Greensborough Hire Service, 8 Binns Street Montmorency, 1970.

Advertisement - Digital image - Budget Home Builders Montmorency

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of newspaper advertisement.

Historical information

These advertisements were collected from the Diamond Valley Local newspaper. Budget Home Builders Montmorency operated Old Greensborough Road Watsonia.

Significance

This advertisement is for a Greensborough based business which no longer operates.

Advertisement - Digital image - B and G Plumbing and Hardware Supplies

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of newspaper advertisement.

Historical information

Advertisement in the local paper for B and G Plumbing and Hardware Supplies, of Watsonia 1960s

Significance

Part of a collection of miscellaneous advertisements for businesses in Greensborough and surrounding areas.

Advertisement - Digital image - Edmund Maurice Salons, Watsonia, 1973

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of newspaper advertisement.

Historical information

Advertisement for Edmund Maurice Salons (prop. E. M. Heavens), with salons in Morwell Avenue and Watsonia Road Watsonia, Main Street Greensborough, Rattray Road Montmorency, and Eltham, 1973.

Advertisement - Digital image - V & A Hocking Milk Bar, Watsonia, 1973

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of newspaper advertisement.

Historical information

Advertisement for V & A Hocking Milk Bar and mixed business, 361 Greensborough Road, Watsonia, 1973.

Advertisement - Digital image - Ditchfield Real Estate, Watsonia, 1973

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of newspaper advertisement.

Historical information

Advertisement for Ditchfield Real Estate, 2 Lambourn Road, Watsonia,1973.