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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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5642 items

Photograph - Digital Image - Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation. Staff c1942.

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of group photograph.

Historical information

The Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation (CAC) was an Australian aircraft manufacturer. The CAC was established in 1936, to provide Australia with the capability to produce military aircraft and engines. This staff photograph was taken circa 1942. Greensborough local Joan Petts (b1923) can be seen far right.

Receipt - Digital Image - Greensborough Recreation Trust, 1915

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of handwritten receipt.

Historical information

Receipt for cost of legal advice, made out to Mr Partington on behalf of the Greensborough Recreation Trust, 1915.

Newspaper Clipping - Digital Image - Race Day

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of newspaper clipping, black and white text and image.

Historical information

Local police competed in a triathlon in Eltham. Chris Foster was a participant.

Newspaper Clipping - Digital Image - Boy's plea starts a river tidy-up

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of newspaper clipping, black and white text and image.

Historical information

A young Christopher Foster was sick of finding rubbish along the banks of the Plenty River. He wrote to Council and a clean up was started.

Advertising Leaflet - 4/54 Warwick Road Greensborough

Greensborough Historical Society,

Real estate advertising leaflet, 1 sheet, printed in colour both sides.

Historical information

4/54 Warwick Road Greensborough. Three bedroom townhouse, sold for $667,000 in July 2018. Previous sales: October 2012, $420,000.

Advertising Leaflet - 6/19 River Street Greensborough

Greensborough Historical Society,

Real estate advertising leaflet, 1 sheet, printed in colour both sides.

Historical information

6/19 River Street Greensborough. Three bedroom unit, sold for $830,000 in July 2018. Previous sales: November 1998, $35,000.

Advertising Leaflet - 101 Nepean Street Greensborough

Greensborough Historical Society,

Real estate advertising leaflet, 1 sheet, printed in colour both sides.

Historical information

101 Nepean Street Greensborough. Four bedroom house, sold for $830,000 in December 2017. Previous sales: July 2001, $434,000.

Advertising Leaflet - 27 Booyan Crescent Greensborough

Greensborough Historical Society,

Real estate advertising leaflet, 1 sheet, printed in colour both sides.

Historical information

27 Booyan Crescent Greensborough. Four bedroom house, sold for $750,000 in November 2017. Previous sales: February 2013, $450,000; October 1981, $45,000; November 1980, $12,000; and March 1978, $15,000.

Advertising Leaflet - 6 Ruby Lane Greensborough

Greensborough Historical Society,

Real estate advertising leaflet, 1 sheet, printed in colour both sides.

Historical information

6 Ruby Lane Greensborough. Two bedroom unit, sold for $542,000 in May 2018. Previous sales: October 2013, $350,000 and August 2003, $119,000.

Advertising Leaflet - 97b Alexandra Street Greensborough

Greensborough Historical Society,

Real estate advertising leaflet, 1 sheet, printed in colour both sides.

Historical information

97b Alexandra Street Greensborough. Three bedroom unit, sold for $945,000 in June 2018. Previous sale: February 2012, $350,000.

Advertising Leaflet - 1/5 Moodie Street Greensborough

Greensborough Historical Society,

Real estate advertising leaflet, 1 sheet, printed in colour both sides.

Historical information

1/5 Moodie Street Greensborough. Two bedroom unit, sold for $638,000 in March 2017.

Advertising Leaflet - 7 Willis Street Greensborough

Greensborough Historical Society,

Real estate advertising leaflet, 1 sheet, printed in colour both sides.

Historical information

7 Willis Street Greensborough. Two bedroom house, sold for $1,206,000 in April 2017.

Advertising Leaflet - 17 Glenwood Drive Greensborough

Greensborough Historical Society,

Real estate advertising leaflet, 1 sheet, printed in colour both sides.

Historical information

17 Glenwood Drive Greensborough. Six bedroom house, sold for $1,120,000 in December 2017. Previous sales: July 1997, $87,000 and March 1986, $42,500.

Advertising Leaflet - 8 Tarwarri Court Greensborough

Greensborough Historical Society,

Real estate advertising leaflet, 1 sheet, printed in colour both sides.

Historical information

8 Tarwarri Court Greensborough. Four bedroom house, sold for $720,000 in February 2017.

Advertising Leaflet - 4 Lodge Street Greensborough

Greensborough Historical Society,

Real estate advertising leaflet, 1 sheet, printed in colour both sides.

Historical information

4 Lodge Street Greensborough. Three bedroom house, sold for $740,000 in February 2017. Previous sales: March 2000, $189,250; July 1993, $112,000; October 1987 $89,000, and March 1981, $43,000.

Advertising Leaflet - 221 Plenty River Drive Greensborough

Greensborough Historical Society,

Real estate advertising leaflet, 1 sheet, printed in colour both sides.

Historical information

221 Plenty River Drive Greensborough. Three bedroom house, sold for $649,950 in July 2017.

Advertising Leaflet - 1/27 Kempston Street Greensborough

Greensborough Historical Society,

Real estate advertising leaflet, 1 sheet, printed in colour both sides.

Historical information

1/27 Kempston Street Greensborough. Three bedroom unit, sold for $607,950 in June 2017. Previous sales: August 2013, $439,500; June 2004, $276,000, and May 1997, $136,000.

Advertising Leaflet - 2 Kell Street Greensborough

Greensborough Historical Society,

Real estate advertising leaflet, 1 sheet, printed in colour both sides.

Historical information

2 Kell Street Greensborough. Three bedroom house, sold for $892,500 in January 2017.

Advertising Leaflet - 48 Duncan Avenue Greensborough

Greensborough Historical Society,

Real estate advertising leaflet, 1 sheet, printed in colour both sides.

Historical information

48 Duncan Avenue Greensborough. Three bedroom house, sold for $690,000 in July 2017. Previous sales: September 2014, $507,000 and May 1977, $110,000.

Advertising Leaflet - 222 Nepean Street Greensborough

Greensborough Historical Society,

Real estate advertising leaflet, 1 sheet, printed in colour both sides.

Historical information

222 Nepean Street Greensborough. Three bedroom house, sold for $920,000 in September 2017.

Advertising Leaflet - 34 Scotland Avenue Greensborough

Greensborough Historical Society,

Real estate advertising leaflet, 1 sheet, printed in colour both sides.

Historical information

34 Scotland Avenue Greensborough. Four bedroom house, sold for $920,000 in December 2017.

Advertising Leaflet - 1/111 Nepean Street Greensborough

Greensborough Historical Society,

Real estate advertising leaflet, 1 sheet, printed in colour both sides.

Historical information

1/111 Nepean Street Greensborough. Two bedroom unit, sold for $585,000 in July 2017. Previous sales: April 2010, $330,000, August 2006, $222,500 and August 2002, $186,000.

Advertising Leaflet - 7 London Court Greensborough

Greensborough Historical Society,

Real estate advertising leaflet, 1 sheet, printed in colour both sides.

Historical information

7 London Court Greensborough. Four bedroom home, sold for $897,000 in August 2017. Previous sales: February 1989, $180,000 and April 1987, $132,000.

Advertising Leaflet - 22 Warralong Avenue Greensborough

Greensborough Historical Society,

Real estate advertising leaflet, 1 sheet, printed in colour both sides.

Historical information

22 Warralong Avenue Greensborough. Three bedroom home, sold for $780,000 in February 2018. Previous sales: June 2014, $535,000.

Advertising Leaflet - 119 Rattray Road Montmorency

Greensborough Historical Society,

Real estate advertising leaflet, 1 sheet, printed in colour both sides

Historical information

3 bedroom home, auctioned 16 October 2010, sold November 2010 for $550,000; sold February 2018 for $931,500

Advertising Leaflet - 3 Napier Crescent Montmorency

Greensborough Historical Society,

Real estate advertising leaflet, 1 sheet, printed in colour both sides

Historical information

2 bedroom home, auctioned 12 November 2011, sold December 2011 for $385,000; sold December 2015 for $642,500

Advertising Leaflet - 17 Dobson Road Montmorency

Greensborough Historical Society,

Real estate advertising leaflet, 1 sheet, printed in colour both sides

Historical information

4 bedroom, 2 storey home, private sale, sold March 2012 for $460,099

Advertising Leaflet - 34 Reichelt Avenue Montmorency

Greensborough Historical Society,

Real estate advertising leaflet, 1 sheet, printed in colour both sides

Historical information

4 bedroom home, private sale, sold 25/11/2012 for $725,000

Advertising Leaflet - 8 Pedersen Way Montmorency

Greensborough Historical Society,

Real estate advertising leaflet, 4 p., printed in colour

Historical information

4 bedroom 2 storey home, pravtae sale, sold 31/05/2012 for $803,000

Advertising leaflet - 1/2 James Street Montmorency

Greensborough Historical Society,

Real estate advertising leaflet, 1 sheet, printed in colour both sides

Historical information

3 bedroom home, auctioned 24 November 2012, sold December 2012 for $702,000

Advertising Leaflet - 1/90 Mountain View Road Montmorency

Greensborough Historical Society,

Real estate advertising leaflet, 1 sheet, printed in colour both sides

Historical information

2 bedroom home, private sale, sold January 2013 for $555,000; and in June 2015 for $680,000

Advertising Leaflet - 17 Rattray Road Montmorency

Greensborough Historical Society,

Real estate advertising leaflet, 1 sheet, printed in colour both sides

Historical information

3 bedroom home, auctioned 23 February 2013, sold for $286,000

Advertising Leaflet - 4/415 Main Road Montmorency

Greensborough Historical Society,

Real estate advertising leaflet, 1 sheet, printed in colour both sides

Historical information

3 bedroom home on shared block, private sale, sold April 2013 for $515,000

Advertising Leaflet - 12 Margaret Avenue Montmorency

Greensborough Historical Society,

Real estate advertising leaflet, 1 sheet, printed in colour both sides

Historical information

4 bedroom home, Alistair Knox mudbrick and timber, on 1150 sq m., auctioned 23 February 2013, sold for $775,000

Newspaper Clipping - All aboard for line

Greensborough Historical Society,

News article 1 page, black text and colour image .

Historical information

Premier Daniel Andrews flanked by Eltham state Labor MP Vicki Ward and Public Transport Minister Jacinta Allan, las week announced Labor would duplicate 3km of track between Greensborough and Montmorency plus 1.5km between Diamond Creek and Wattle Glen.

Newspaper Clipping - Time to hang up the wok

Greensborough Historical Society,

News article 1 page, black text and colour image .

Historical information

There's been an outpouring of support for the owners of a popular Chinese take-away shop in Montmorency who have decided to shut its doors and enjoy retirement.

Newspaper Clipping - Zeke's success magical

Greensborough Historical Society,

News article 1 page, black text and colour image .

Historical information

Greensborough magician Zeke Butterworth has sprinkled his magic to win the Australian Junior Championship of close up magic.

Newspaper Clipping - Rail fine issue on parking

Greensborough Historical Society,

News article 1 page, black text and colour image .

Historical information

Watsonia is one of the top stations catching commuters parking illegally in Melbourne's crowded train station carparks.

Newspaper Clipping - Pledge on 'deathtrap'

Greensborough Historical Society,

News article 1 page, black text and colour image .

Historical information

Liberal candidate for Eltham Nick McGowan promised to remove the Civic Drive roundabout in Greensborough, in addition to Eltham's Fitzsimmons Lane, as part of the Opposition's "congestion busting policy".

Newspaper Clipping - Proposal rejected

Greensborough Historical Society,

News article 1 page, black text and colour image .

Historical information

Banyule Council has refused a planning permit application that would have seen a double-storey childcare and medical centre built at a bustling intersection in Watsonia.

Newspaper Clipping - Parking furore

Greensborough Historical Society,

News article 1 page, black text and colour image .

Historical information

A petition signed by almost 200 people demanding the removal of paid parking meters in Montmorency has been submitted to Banyule Council.

Newspaper Clipping - Guilty of drug driving

Greensborough Historical Society,

News article 1 page, black text and colour image .

Historical information

A drug driver from Watsonia who was caught cruising along the Western Ring Rd without a bumper bar was fined and lost his license for three months.

Newspaper Clipping - All set for a compelling performance

Greensborough Historical Society,

News article 1 page, black text and colour image .

Historical information

This year, St Helena Secondary College, like every year, is affording students the opportunity to perform a recontextualization of the compelling Bertolt Brecht play The Chalk Circle, which was originally performed in 1944.

Newspaper Clipping - Fatal house fire

Greensborough Historical Society,

News article 1 page, black text and colour image .

Historical information

An elderly man has died in a suspicious Briar Hill fire

Newspaper Clipping - Safety concerns

Greensborough Historical Society,

News article 1 page, black text and colour image .

Historical information

A planning application for a double storey childcare and medical centre to be built at a bustling intersection has left the community seeing red.

Newspaper Clipping - Murder probe

Greensborough Historical Society,

News article 1 page, black text and colour image .

Historical information

A father of two is accused of killing a 47 year old man in Montmorency last month.

Advertising Leaflet - 27 Doris Street Greensborough

Greensborough Historical Society,

Real estate advertising leaflet, one sheet, printed in colour on one side

Historical information

3 bedroom timber home, auctioned 22 October 2011, sold for $480,000

Advertising Leaflet - 478 Greensborough Road, Greensborough

Greensborough Historical Society,

Real estate advertising leaflet, one sheet, printed in colour both sides

Historical information

3 bedroom home, auctioned 28 July 2014, sold August 2014 for $580,000

Advertising Leaflet - Ester Street Greensborough

Greensborough Historical Society,

Real estate advertising leaflet, one sheet, printed in colour both sides

Historical information

3 bedroom home, auctioned 20 October 2014, sold 5 December 2014 for $525,000

Advertising Leaflet - 6 Doris Street Greensborough

Greensborough Historical Society,

Real estate advertising leaflet, one card, printed in colour both sides

Historical information

Private sale, sold for $445,000 8 October 2011