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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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6038 items

5813 - Interview with Val Mallett, by Dawn Bennetts and Merilyn Mullavey

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

3 p. black & white typescript, photographs

Historical information

Val and Mailey Mallett lived in Hurstbridge and Greensborough since 1957

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

Adverising leaflet - 31 Plenty Lane Greensborough

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Real estate advertising leaflet, 2 sheets, 1 printed in colour both sides

Historical information

31 Plenty Lane Greensborough. 3 bedroom home, on 380 sqm, auctioned 16 June 2018, P.I. $660,000 vendor bid, sold July 2018 for $610,000

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

Nil

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

Nil

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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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

Nil

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 - Digital image - Stubley's Stores

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

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.

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 - 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 - Grandview Guest House

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

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.

Advertisement - Digital image - Cadbury Energy Chocolate

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 Cadbury Energy Chocolate.

Significance

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

Advertisement - Digital image - Rail notices 1950s

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of newspaper advertisement.

Historical information

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

Advertisement - Digital image - Borax Soap

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 Borax Soap manufactured by Lewis and Whitty in Richmond.

Significance

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

Advertisement - Digital image - Lane's Motors

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

Significance

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

Advertisement - Digital image - Buckland Butchers, Watsonia, 1964

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of newspaper advertisement.

Historical information

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

Advertisement - Digital image - Cortina car

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

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]

Advertisement - Digital image - Robia [fabric]

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

Significance

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

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

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

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.

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 - 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 - Transfer of Land (William Duncan)

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

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]

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

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of newspaper advertisement.

Historical information

Advertisement for Diamond Valley Motor Men of Watsonia

Advertisement - Digital image - Diamond Valley TV Services 1970

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of newspaper advertisement.

Historical information

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

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

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

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.

Advertisement - Digital image - Marcia Models Hats

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 "Marcia" Models Hats is from 1935.

Significance

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

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 Motors

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of newspaper advertisement.

Historical information

Greensborough Motors was owned and operated by F.H.Roberts. This advertisement was in the Hurstbridge Advertiser on 1st March 1935 Page 3.

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, 1966

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 1966

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