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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

Advertisement - Digital image - Owen Holmes - Engine Reconditioning, Greensborough, 1973

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of newspaper advertisement.

Historical information

Advertisement for Owen Holmes - Engine Reconditioning, 171 Para Road Greensborough, 1973.

Advertisement - Digital image - Mobil Service Station, Watsonia, 1973

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of newspaper advertisement.

Historical information

Advertisement for Mobil Service Station (Bert Barker, prop.), corner Grimshaw and Macorna Streets, Watsonia, 1973.

Advertisement - Digital image - BP Seventy-two Service Station, Watsonia, 1973

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of newspaper advertisement.

Historical information

Advertisement for BP Seventy-two Service Station, Corner 63 Watsonia Road and Grace Street Watsonia, 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 - 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 - Watsonia Book Shop, Watsonia, 1973

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of newspaper advertisement.

Historical information

Advertisement for Watsonia Book Shop, 87 Watsonia Road Watsonia,1973.

Advertisement - Digital image - Nick's Fish Shop, Watsonia, 1973

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of newspaper advertisement.

Historical information

Advertisement for Nick's Fish Shop, 367 Greensborough Road Watsonia,1973.

Advertisement - Digital image - G. Upton (framed prints), Watsonia, 1973

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of newspaper advertisement.

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Advertisement for G. Upton (framed prints), 29 and 75 Watsonia Road Watsonia,1973.

Advertisement - Digital image - Watsonia Garage, Watsonia, 1973

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of newspaper advertisement.

Historical information

Advertisement for Watsonia Garage, 347-359 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.

Advertisement - Digital image - Kathies Footwear, Watsonia, 1973

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of newspaper advertisement.

Historical information

Advertisement for Kathie's Footwear, 41 Watsonia Road, Watsonia,1973.

Advertisement - Digital image - Philipson and Stevenson Milk Bar, Watsonia, 1973

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of newspaper advertisement.

Historical information

Advertisement for Philipson and Stevenson Milk Bar, 65 Watsonia Road, Watsonia,1973.

Advertisement - Digital image - Watson's of Greensborough, 1973

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of newspaper advertisement.

Historical information

Advertisement for Watson's of Greensborough, 108 Main Street Greensborough,1973.

Advertisement - Digital image - Greensborough Upholstery, Montmorency, 1973

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of newspaper advertisement.

Historical information

Advertisement for Greensborough Upholstering, 84 Sherbourne Road Montmorency,1973.

Advertisement - Digital image - Hi-Neighbour Furniture Co., Greensborough, 1973

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of newspaper advertisement.

Historical information

Advertisement for Hi-Neighbour Furniture Co., 163 Para Road Greensborough,1973.

Advertisement - Digital image - Henderson's Milk Bar, Greensborough, 1973.

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of newspaper advertisement.

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Advertisement for Henderson's Milk Bar, 369 Greensborough Road.

Advertisement - Digital image - Watsonia Timber Supply, 1973.

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of newspaper advertisement.

Historical information

Advertisement for Watsonia Timber Supply, 45 Watsonia Road, Watsonia. 1973.

Advertisement - Digital image - Watsonia Cycles, 1973.

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of newspaper advertisement.

Historical information

Advertisement for Watsonia Cycles, 365 Greensborough Road, Watsonia, 1973.

Advertisement - Digital image - Gillespie and Lewis, 1973

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of newspaper advertisement.

Historical information

Advertisement for Gillespie and Lewis, 89 Grimshaw Street, Greensborough, 1973.

Advertisement - Digital image - Bundoora Nurseries, 1974

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of newspaper advertisement.

Historical information

Advertisement for Bundoora Nurseries, corner Plenty Road and McLeans Road Bundoora, 1974.

Advertisement - Digital image - Dollar Curtains, 1987

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of newspaper advertisement, black text and image.

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

Advertisement - Digital Image - Baines Upholstery 1954

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of advertisement from booklet.

Historical information

Advertisement for Baines Upholstery of Carter Street Greensborough (now Para Road). Copied from a booklet produced by Greensborough Primary School [Gr2062] in 1954, entries are sponsors of the publication.

Advertisement - Digital Image - Briar Hill Motors 1954

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of advertisement from booklet.

Historical information

Advertisement for Briar Hill Motors corner Sherbourne and Mountainview Roads Briar Hill. Copied from a booklet produced by Greensborough Primary School [Gr2062] in 1954, entries are sponsors of the publication.

Advertisement - Digital Image - Cowan Sheet Metal Works 1954

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of advertisement from booklet.

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Advertisement for Cowan Sheet Metal Works of Sherbourne Road Briar Hill. Copied from a booklet produced by Greensborough Primary School [Gr2062] in 1954, entries are sponsors of the publication.

Advertisement - Digital Image - Darra-Jon Dry Cleaners and Dyers 1954

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of advertisement from booklet.

Historical information

Advertisement for Darra-Jon Dry Cleaners and Dyers, Greensborough depot in Main Street near theatre. Copied from a booklet produced by Greensborough Primary School [Gr2062] in 1954, entries are sponsors of the publication.

Advertisement - Digital Image - Dennis Hogg Electrical Contractor 1954

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of advertisement from booklet.

Historical information

Advertisement for Dennis Hogg Electrical Contractor, of McDowell Street Greensborough. Copied from a booklet produced by Greensborough Primary School [Gr2062] in 1954, entries are sponsors of the publication.

Advertisement - Digital Image - Diamond Valley Shoe Store 1954

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of advertisement from booklet.

Historical information

Advertisement for Diamond Valley Shoe Store, 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 - Foard's Store 1954

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of advertisement from booklet.

Historical information

Advertisement for Foard's Store, of Grimshaw Street Greensborough. Copied from a booklet produced by Greensborough Primary School [Gr2062] in 1954, entries are sponsors of the publication.

Advertisement - Digital Image - Greensborough & Diamond Valley Estate Agency 1954

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of advertisement from booklet.

Historical information

Advertisement for Greensborough & Diamond Valley Estate Agency. Copied from a booklet produced by Greensborough Primary School [Gr2062] in 1954, entries are sponsors of the publication.

Advertisement - Digital Image - Greensborough District Bakery 1954

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of advertisement from booklet.

Historical information

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