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Greensborough Historical Society 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
34 Glenauburn Road Lower Plenty Victoria (map)
phone
+61 9439 5454
Contact

Opening Hours

Each Thursday 10:00am to 3:00pm NOTE: Reopened for 2016 on 14th January 2016. Saturday afternoon once a month. See website for dates.

Entry Fee

No charge; membership fees available on website

Location

34 Glenauburn Road 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.

Trudy 8 July 2015 9:35 AM

I have a vintage glass dish which contains a photo of the old bluestone bridge titled "wading pool Greensborough" I would like to donate to the Greensborough Historical Society. Please call 0414 323 936 to arrange collection. Thank you.

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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5400 items

Accounts - Lacy-Partington accounts

Greensborough Historical Society,

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 - Montmorency Secondary College

Greensborough Historical Society,

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 - Greenhills Estate

Greensborough Historical Society,

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 - Perfect health: The Maharishi Health Education Centres

Greensborough Historical Society,

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 - Greensborough Hotel Advertisement 1933-34

Greensborough Historical Society,

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 - Lower Plenty 38, 40 & 42 Old Eltham Road

Greensborough Historical Society,

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 - Ashmead, 43 Grimshaw Street

Greensborough Historical Society,

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 - Digital image - Grandview Guest House

Greensborough Historical Society,

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 - Watsonia Garage

Greensborough Historical Society,

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 - Greensborough Pharmacy, 1967

Greensborough Historical Society,

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 - Greensborough Motors

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of newspaper advertisement.

Historical information

Greensborough Motors was owned and operated by F.H.Roberts. This advertisement is from the 1960s.

Advertisement - Digital image - Rail notices 1950s

Greensborough Historical Society,

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,

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 - Cadbury Energy Chocolate

Greensborough Historical Society,

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 - Willett's butcher, 1964

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of newspaper advertisement.

Historical information

Advertisement for Willett's Butchers, 63 Main Street Greensborough, 1964

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

Greensborough Historical Society,

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 - Errol's Pancake Parlour

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of matchbook advertisement.

Historical information

Advertisement on a matchbook for Errol's Pancake Parlour, of Main Street Greensborough 1980s

Significance

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

Advertisement - Digital image - Greensborough Hire Car and Taxi Service

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of newspaper advertisement.

Historical information

Advertisement in a local newspaper for Greensborough Hire Car and Taxi Service , 1970s

Significance

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

Advertisement - Digital image - Greensborough Radio Taxis

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of newspaper advertisement.

Historical information

Advertisement in the local paper for Greensborough Radio Taxis, of Main Street Greensborough, 1970s

Significance

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

Advertisement - Digital image - Para Road Fibro Plaster Works

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of newspaper advertisement.

Historical information

Advertisement in the local paper for Para Road Fibro Plaster Works, of Para Road Montmorency, 1970s

Significance

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

Advertisement - Digital image - Lane's Motors

Greensborough Historical Society,

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 - Baker's Selected Meats, 1967

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of newspaper advertisement.

Historical information

Advertisement in the local paper for Baker's Selected Meats, butcher, of 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 - Mac's Selected Meats 1967

Greensborough Historical Society,

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 - Nancarrows Greensborough 1967

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of newspaper advertisement.

Historical information

Advertisement in the local paper for Nancarrow's grocers, with two stores in Main Street and Grimshaw 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,

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 - Buckland Butchers, Watsonia, 1964

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of newspaper advertisement.

Historical information

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

Advertisement - Digital image - Central Corsetry Salon, Greensborough, 1964

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of newspaper advertisement.

Historical information

Advertisement for Central Corsetry Salon, Greensborough.

Advertisement - Digital image - Cree and McMahon, milkbar, Greensborough, 1964

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of newspaper advertisement.

Historical information

Advertisement for Cree and McMahon, State School milkbar, Grimshaw Street, Greensborough 1964

Advertisement - Digital image - Croft Bank Dairies, Greensborough, 1964

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of newspaper advertisement.

Historical information

Advertisement for Croft Bank Dairies, 48 Grimshaw Street, Greensborough 1964

Advertisement - Digital image - Del's Delicatessen, Greensborough, 1964

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of newspaper advertisement.

Historical information

Advertisement for Del's Delicatessen (W. and A. Jolly), 48 Main Street, Greensborough 1964

Advertisement - Digital image - Delta Hardware, Greensborough, 1964

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of newspaper advertisement.

Historical information

Advertisement for Delta Hardware, 45 Main Street, Greensborough 1964

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

Greensborough Historical Society,

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 - Greensborough Hobbies, 1964

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of newspaper advertisement.

Historical information

Advertisement for Greensborough Hobbies, 65 Main Street, Greensborough 1964

Advertisement - Digital image - Grimshaw Real Estate, 1964

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of newspaper advertisement.

Historical information

Advertisement for Grimshaw Real Estate, 75 Grimshaw Street, Greensborough 1964

Advertisement - Digital image - Huitt and Mellor, 1964

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of newspaper advertisement.

Historical information

Advertisement for Huitt and Mellor, children's wear, Central Court, Greensborough 1964

Advertisement - Digital image - Kerrison's Quality Meats, 1964

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of newspaper advertisement.

Historical information

Advertisement for Kerrison's Quality Meats, butcher, 102 Grimshaw Street, Greensborough 1964

Advertisement - Digital image - Main Street Fashions, 1964

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of newspaper advertisement.

Historical information

Advertisement for Main Street Fashions, women's and children's wear, Main Street, Greensborough 1964

Advertisement - Digital image - Phyllis McEwen, Florist, 1964

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of newspaper advertisement.

Historical information

Advertisement for Phyllis McEwen, Florist, 101 Grimshaw Street, Greensborough 1964

Advertisement - Digital image - Stan Ashley, Men's Wear, 1964

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of newspaper advertisement.

Historical information

Advertisement for Stan Ashley, Men's Wear, 80 Main Street, Greensborough 1964

Advertisement - Digital image - State Savings Bank of Victoria, 1964

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of newspaper advertisement.

Historical information

Advertisement for the State Savings Bank of Victoria, congratulating the Shire of Diamond Valley on behalf of its branches, 84 Main Street, Greensborough and Watsonia Road, Watsonia and agents, 1964

Advertisement - Digital image - T.A.Vickers & Staff, Chemist, 1964

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of newspaper advertisement.

Historical information

Advertisement for T.A.Vickers & Staff, Chemist, 74 Main Street Greensborough, 1964

Advertisement - Digital image - Welkay Store, 1964

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of newspaper advertisement.

Historical information

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

Advertisement - Digital image - Cortina car

Greensborough Historical Society,

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 - Frank M. Kindler [Optometrist] 1967

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of newspaper advertisement.

Historical information

Advertisement in the local paper for Frank M. Kindler, Optometrist, Grimshaw 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 - Greensborough Bulk Store 1967

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of newspaper advertisement.

Historical information

Advertisement in the local paper for Greensborough Bulk Store, 105 Grimshaw 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 - Nancarrows Greensborough 1967

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of newspaper advertisement.

Historical information

Advertisement in the local paper for Nancarrow's grocers, with two stores at22 Main Street and 89 Grimshaw 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 - Keith Wilkies Suit Hire 1967

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of newspaper advertisement.

Historical information

Advertisement in the local paper for Keith Wilkies Suit Hire, Were Street Montmorency, 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,

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 - Gillespie and Lewis 1967

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of newspaper advertisement.

Historical information

Advertisement for a sale at Gillespie and Lewis of 89 Grimshaw Street Greensborough

Advertisement - Digital image - Greensborough Bulk Store 1967

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of newspaper advertisement.

Historical information

Advertisement in the local paper for Greensborough Bulk Store, 91 Grimshaw Street, Greensborough 1967.

Significance

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