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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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6915 items

Accounts - Lacy-Partington accounts

Key words

partington family
lacy
accounts

3 loose pages torn from account book

Historical information

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

Inscriptions & Markings

Handwritten accounts

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Advertisement - Ashmead, 43 Grimshaw Street

Key words

cordner family
ashmead
melbourne football club
ted cordner
greensborough
auctions

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

Nil

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Advertisement - Perfect health: The Maharishi Health Education Centres

Key words

maharishi health education centres
transcendental meditation
loyola college

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.

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Advertisement - Greenhills Estate

Key words

greehills
subdivision plan
greensborough

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

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Advertisement - Montmorency Secondary College

Newspaper clipping colour print

Historical information

Advertisement for Montmorency Secondary College Open Day 19 April 2016

Inscriptions & Markings

The Weekly Review 6/04/2016

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Advertisement - Silvio's Hair Fashion, Bundoora and Epping

Key words

silvio's hair fashion
dennison mall bundoora

Newspaper advertisement.

Historical information

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

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Advertisement - Gilbertsons [butchers], Bundoora

Key words

gilbertsons
plenty road bundoora

Newspaper advertisement.

Historical information

Advertisement for Gilbertsons [butchers] of Bundoora.

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Advertisement - Greensborough Hotel Advertisement 1933-34

Key words

greensborough hotel
greensborough

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.

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Advertisement - Decorator Tiles and Blinds, Greensborough

Key words

decorator tiles and blinds
main street greensborough

Newspaper advertisement.

Historical information

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

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

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

Key words

lower plenty
morrison kleeman
old eltham road

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

Nil

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Advertisement - Watson Holden, Bundoora

Key words

watson holden bundoora
grimshaw street bundoora

Newspaper advertisement.

Historical information

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

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Advertisement - Digital image - Stubley's Stores

Key words

stubleys hardware
stubley

Digital copy of newspaper advertisement.

Historical information

These advertisements were collected from the Diamond Valley Local newspaper. The Stubley group of companies operated several businesses in Greensborough.

Significance

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

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

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

Key words

mayfield street

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.

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Advertisement - Digital image - Watsonia Garage

Key words

watsonia garage

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.

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Advertisement - Digital image - Grandview Guest House

Key words

grandview
drakeford family
greenhill road
greenhills

Links: 03844:03968 Digital copy of colour photograph and notes.

Historical information

"Grandview" was the name of Mrs Drakeford's Boarding House in Greenhill Road Greensborough. This photograph shows the house in 2016. Includes notes on the history of the house.

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Advertisement - Digital image - Cadbury Energy Chocolate

Key words

cadbury energy chocolate

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 Cadbury Energy Chocolate.

Significance

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

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Advertisement - Digital image - Rail notices 1950s

Key words

husrstbridge railway line

Digital copy of newspaper advertisement.

Historical information

These advertisements were collected from a local newspaper. These are notices to variations in rail services.

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Advertisement - Digital image - Borax Soap

Key words

borax soap
lewis and whitty

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 Borax Soap manufactured by Lewis and Whitty in Richmond.

Significance

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

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Advertisement - Digital image - Lane's Motors

Key words

lanes motors

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 Lane's Motors in Exhibition Street Melbourne is from 1935.

Significance

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

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Advertisement - Digital image - Buckland Butchers, Watsonia, 1964

Key words

buckland butchers
watsonia road
watsonia meat supply
lambourn road watsonia

Digital copy of newspaper advertisement.

Historical information

Advertisement for Buckland Butchers, Watsonia Meat Supply, Corner Lambourn and Watsonia Roads, Watsonia.

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Advertisement - Digital image - Cortina car

Key words

cortina

Digital copy of newspaper advertisement.

Historical information

These advertisements were found in a suitcase donated by GHS member. The case contained newspapers and other items. This advertisement is from the 1960s.

Significance

Although the advertisement not Greensborough based, it came from a local home. [Stubley's Car Sales were operating at this time]

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Advertisement - Digital image - Robia [fabric]

Key words

robia fabric

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 Robia fabric and depicts an elegant image of a completed dress.

Significance

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

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Advertisement - Digital image - Grandview: Drakeford's Boarding House

Key words

grandview
drakeford family
greenhill road
greenhills

Links: 03844:03968 Digital copy of black and white advertisement.

Historical information

"Grandview" was the name of Mrs Drakeford's Boarding House at 57 Greenhill Road Greensborough. This advertisement is from the 1940s.

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

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

Key words

bundoora book and toy nook
plenty road bundoora
bundoora shopping centre

Digital copy of newspaper advertisement.

Historical information

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

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Advertisement - Digital image - Bundoora Nurseries, 1974

Key words

bundoora nurseries
plenty road bundoora
mcleans road bundoora

Digital copy of newspaper advertisement.

Historical information

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

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Advertisement - Digital image - Transfer of Land (William Duncan)

Key words

greensborough
william duncan

Digital copy of public advertisement reproduced from TROVE 1 page.

Historical information

Public advertisement on 3 March 1877 of application by William Duncan to bring a piece of land, part of Crown section 13, Parish of Nillumbik, County of Evelyn under the Transfer of Land Statute No. 9356. [This land is adjacent to St Helena Road, possibly near the Bonnie Doon Estate]

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Advertisement - Digital image - D.V. Motor Men 1970

Key words

diamond valley motor men
watsonia

Digital copy of newspaper advertisement.

Historical information

Advertisement for Diamond Valley Motor Men of Watsonia

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Advertisement - Digital image - Diamond Valley TV Services 1970

Key words

diamond valley tv services
buena vista drive montmornecy

Digital copy of newspaper advertisement.

Historical information

Advertisement for Diamond Valley TV Services, 63 Buena Vista Drive Montmorency, 1970.

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Advertisement - Digital image - Birth notice, Ayer-Partington 1970

Key words

justin james ayer
partington family

Digital copy of newspaper personal notice.

Historical information

Personal notice on the birth of Justin James Ayer, 1970. He is the son of Robyn [nee Partington - Jack her Father] and John Ayre.

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Advertisement - Digital image - Marcia Models Hats

Key words

marcia models

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 "Marcia" Models Hats is from 1935.

Significance

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

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty