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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.

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5284 items

Folder - Building the Heidelberg to Eltham railway, by Peter Simmenauer

Greensborough Historical Society,

Folder containing 4 p. article, copies of newspaper articles and contemporary documents and contemporary photographs

Medallion - Golden Jubilee commemorating the proclamation of the City of Heidelberg 1934-1984

Greensborough Historical Society,

gilt medallion in blue mock velveteen case

Medallion - Anzac centenary 1915-2015

Greensborough Historical Society,

bronze, representation of Simpson and his donkey, in blue mock velveteen case

Historical information

Modern reproduction of face of Anzac Commemorative medal issued to soldiers who served at Gallipoli, with"Centenary 1915-2015" on obverse.

Medallion - 100 years of Anzac: WWI 1914-1918

Greensborough Historical Society,

Silver medallion encased in printed cardboard

Handkerchief

Greensborough Historical Society,

Pale blue silk, printed portrait of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, floral emblems and Union Jack flags

Historical information

Originally owned by Mrs. Thrupp, mother of Rosie Bray.

Inscriptions & Markings

"In commemoration of coronation May 1937, God save our gracious King"

Book - Nation with nation: the story of Olympic Village, Heidelberg, Olympic Games - Melbourne 1956, by Geoffrey Ballard

Greensborough Historical Society,

184 p. black and white text and photographs

Inscriptions & Markings

Signed by the author

Booklet - Stories of the Olympic Village: life after the games, ed. by Rita Chiodo

Greensborough Historical Society,

38 p. black and white text and photographs

Leaflet - Olympic Village - 2000

Greensborough Historical Society,

2 p. typescript

Historical information

Description of the Olympic Village of 1956 as at 2000

Newspaper Clipping - Tooth (Mahoney)

Greensborough Historical Society,

Transcription of death notice published in the Herald Sun 20/02/ 2018

Plate

Greensborough Historical Society,

Ceramic plate, off-white with green edges, col. photograph, glazed

Inscriptions & Markings

"Welcome to Banyule", "Old Etham (sic) Bridge at Lower Plenty", by Serge Daeffler. Card of Banyule's Heidelberg School Heritage Artist, Robert S, Phillips attached to rear, with price label from Savers.

Newspaper Clipping - Cash boost to foundation

Greensborough Historical Society,

News article 1 page, black text and colour image .

Historical information

At 83, Maureen Gleeson has spent most of her life giving back to the community.

Newspaper Clipping - A pillar of strength in volunteering

Greensborough Historical Society,

News article 1 page, black text and colour image .

Historical information

At 83, Maureen Gleeson has spent most of her life giving back to the community.

Newspaper Clipping - Get ready to cruise with classic wheels

Greensborough Historical Society,

News article 1 page, black text and colour image .

Historical information

Revheads can indulge in a slice of history when vintage cars line the grounds of Loyola College for the annual classic car show.

Newspaper Clipping - Cat society caught napping

Greensborough Historical Society,

News article 1 page, black text and colour image .

Historical information

The Greensborough-based Cat Protection Society has apologies after a missing Viewbank moggy was put up for adoption instead of being return to her frantic owner.

Newspaper Clipping - Run it for brave Remi

Greensborough Historical Society,

News article 1 page, black text and colour image .

Historical information

It will be one year since Remi Vulich's shock cancer diagnosis when his family joins the Run for the Kids in March.

Booklet + three col. photographs - The Jagajaga Community Australia Day Awards 2018

Greensborough Historical Society,

26 p. text, one col. photograph (2 copies); with three photographs of participants in the ceremony

Historical information

Booklet contains a list of the recipients of the rewards for 2018; photographs include Sue Ballantyne (recipient), Rosie Bray, Jenny Macklin, Colin Brooks, Anthony Carbines, Vicki Ward, Mary Wooldridge

Newspaper Clipping - Force with QWere party

Greensborough Historical Society,

News article 1 page, black text and colour image .

Historical information

Police will join in the party as they patrol Were St with rainbow flags during the Summer Vibes on QWere St party.

Newspaper Clipping - Bail for accused firebug

Greensborough Historical Society,

News article 1 page, black text and colour image .

Historical information

A youth accused of igniting multiple fires, damaging train carriages and stealing from department stores across Melbourne's north-east has been bailed.

Article and Photograph - The Shop at 19 Greenhill Road Greensborough, by Margaret O'Connor and Dawn Bennetts

Greensborough Historical Society,

3p., typescript and black and white and colour photographs plus one black and white photograph

Historical information

Don and Winifred Dobell built a shop at 19 Greenhill Road in the late 1950s. Various businesses operated there, and it is currently (2018) a restaurant named the Clay Oven. People in the photograph are Granny Anderson, her daughters June Thorpe and Dot Turner and Stella Slow.

Article - Interview with Mrs Margaret O'Connor, by Dawn Bennetts

Greensborough Historical Society,

2 p., col. photograph

Historical information

Margaret O'Connor's recollections of living at 17 Greenhill Road Greensborough, where she has lived since 1954.

Article - Latoof and Callil Pty Ltd Greensborough

Greensborough Historical Society,

2 p., printed in blue and black, photographs

Historical information

A branch of the large dressmaking and childrens' clothing manufacturer Latoof and Callil was established at Main Street Greensborough in June 1946.

Pamphlet - A Celebration of the life of Beryl Kathleen Vickers

Greensborough Historical Society,

4p. colour pamphlet (2 copies), plus 1 hymn sheet

Historical information

Order of Service for the funeral of Beryl Vickers, 21 March 1920 - 10 January 2018, held at the Living Faith Church Greensborough 17 January 2018.

Leaflet - Boys from 7 to 13 years: join a great club! Rosanna Soccer Club Juniors

Greensborough Historical Society,

Leaflet printed in brown, single-sided

Book - My mother's times: a collection of household hints... collected... by Mary Murray

Greensborough Historical Society,

152 p., hardback book, photographs and line drawings

Historical information

Household hints and recipes from 19th and early 20th century times.

Book - Writing and publishing local history, by Rosalie Triolo, Helen Doyle and Katya Johanson

Greensborough Historical Society,

83 p., paperback, col. illus.

Historical information

Writing and publishing local history: a guide for first-time authors and historical societies, by Rosalie Triolo, Helen Doyle and Katya Johanson is a Revised edition of "Publishing History: a guide for Historical Societies".

Newspaper Clipping - Making sure food is tipped into good use

Greensborough Historical Society,

News article 1 page, black text and colour image .

Historical information

Two birds, one scone, a La Trobe University student-led initiative which helps to feed the needy is set to expand

Newspaper Clipping - Buses on line in February

Greensborough Historical Society,

News article 1 page, black text and colour image .

Historical information

Buses will continue to replace trains on the Hurstbridge line next month.

Newspaper Clipping - Level playing field for girls

Greensborough Historical Society,

News article 1 page, black text and colour image .

Historical information

Female athletes will no longer need to get changed in carparks after half a million dollars was pumped into sprucing up change rooms across Diamond Valley.

Newspaper Clipping - Gracie faces tough fight

Greensborough Historical Society,

News article 1 page, black text and colour image .

Historical information

Hard fought slogs on the cricket pitch while donning the whites for Riverside Cricket Club has been synonymous with the Money family during its 60 year association with the club

Newspaper Clipping - Library boss quits

Greensborough Historical Society,

News article 1 page, black text and colour image .

Historical information

Yarra Plenty Regional Library chief executive Diane Shaw has resigned after her leadership was called into question.

Article - World War One digger's forgotten medal, by John Cahir, interviewed by Rosie Bray

Greensborough Historical Society,

6 pages, text with col. photographs, plus 5 colour photographs.

Historical information

Frank (Thomas Francis) Cahir enlisted in the 2nd Australian Field Ambulance on 18 August 1918, serving at Gallipoli, and was awarded a Military Medal on 27 October 1916. On 15 September 1918 he was recommended for the award of a Distinguished Conduct Medal, but through an oversight, it was never gazetted, and therefore not awarded until after a successful application for recognition resulted in the award of a Distinguished Service Medal on 18 October 2017. His son John Cahir tells the story to Rosie Bray.

Book - The genealogist's internet, 5th ed., by Peter Christian

Greensborough Historical Society,

430 p., paperback book, black & white illustrations

Historical information

"Essential guide to researching your family history online".

Newspaper Clipping - Be swift to see rare birds

Greensborough Historical Society,

News article 1 page, black text and colour image .

Historical information

More than 30 swift parrots have been sighted within Melbourne Water's Maroondah Pipetrack in Greensborough

Newspaper Clipping - Idea to put a lid on burns

Greensborough Historical Society,

News article 1 page, black text and colour image .

Historical information

A smart cookie secondary school student has developed a safety cookware range that prevents people from burning themselves while whipping up masterpieces in the kitchen.

Newspaper Clipping - Brass band to star at carols evening

Greensborough Historical Society,

News article 1 page, black text and colour image .

Historical information

The Diamond Valley Brass Band will once again take centre stage at the Christmas festivities this weekend.

Newspaper Clipping - Towering triumph

Greensborough Historical Society,

News article 1 page, black text.

Historical information

People power has spoken, and Montmorency residents are thrilled at the success of their beloved Mayona Road reserve.

Newspaper Clipping - Home acquisition warning

Greensborough Historical Society,

News article 1 page, black text.

Historical information

Homeowners are being urged by a legal expert to exercise extreme caution ahead of the State Government's bid to buy up properties for the North East Link project.

Plan

Greensborough Historical Society,

Photocopy of part of Parish plan of land north of Grimshaw Street bounded by the Plenty River.

Historical information

Part of Parish plan of land north of Grimshaw Street bounded by the Plenty River. Includes annotation signed by John Scotland and J. W. Britnell, dated Dec. 11th 1879.

Inscriptions & Markings

Includes annotation signed by John Scotland and J. W. Britnell, dated Dec. 11th 1879

Newspaper Clipping - Clubs score cash boost

Greensborough Historical Society,

News article 1 page, black text and colour image .

Historical information

Millions of dollars will be pumped into two Diamond Valley sporting facilities to keep up with the booming demand of the sporty shire.

Newspaper Clipping - Homes face bulldozer

Greensborough Historical Society,

News article 1 page, black text and colour image .

Historical information

Dozens of Greensborough homes will be bulldozed to make way for Victoria's largest ever transport project - The North East Link

Book - Royal visit 1963

Greensborough Historical Society,

Paperback, 64 p. col. photographs on cover, black and white photographs. In original postal envelope, addressed to Mrs J. W. Petts, 74 Greenhills Road, Greensborough

Historical information

Souvenir book of the 1963 visit to Australia of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip

Book - The Weekly Times Pioneer cook book, ed. by Doris Van der Hagen

Greensborough Historical Society,

96 p., paperback, black and white illustrations

Historical information

Recipes contributed as part of a Weekly Times pioneer recipe competition

Document - Bean there, done that: the Brown Family Bean Fourteen restoration, by Murray Parker

Greensborough Historical Society,

4 pages, text with colour photographs

Historical information

Story of the restoration of a 1924 Bean Fourteen car owned by Walter Brown and restored to going condition by his son Len and grandson Ross of Watsonia in 2009.

Poster - Australia's biggest morning tea: have a cuppa for cancer research

Greensborough Historical Society,

Colour poster

Historical information

Publicity for fundraising event organised by the Anti-cancer Council of Victoria. This "biggest morning tea' was held in Watsonia 2001.

Inscriptions & Markings

6 Walpole Crt Watsonia, Kay Wyatt, Wednesday June 6th [2001]

Book - Migration: stories from Banyule, curated by Lella Cariddi

Greensborough Historical Society,

122 p.paperback, col. and black and white photographs

Historical information

Fourteen stories of people who migrated to Australia, landing at Station Pier, Melbourne and settling in the Banyule area.

Kitchenware

Greensborough Historical Society,

Metal soup ladle with wooden handle painted red

Inscriptions & Markings

"Skyline"

Kitchenware

Greensborough Historical Society,

Egg whisk, metal spring around loop with wooden handle painted red

Historical information

One of many designs of egg whisk

Leaflet - Andrew Yandell Reserve, with Greensborough Historical Society

Greensborough Historical Society,

4 page colour leaflet, with 4 photographic masters used for its production

Historical information

This booklet was produced for a meeting of the Greensborough Historical Society which included a guided walk through the Andrew Yandell Reserve.

Newspaper - Australia Post celebrating 200 years

Greensborough Historical Society,

16 p., text and colour photographs

Historical information

Supplement to the Herald Sun celebrating 200th anniversary of postal services in Australia.

Invitation - 2017 Banyule Community Ball

Greensborough Historical Society,

Double sided card, colour photograph

Historical information

An invitation to the Banyule Community Ball 2017

Inscriptions & Markings

Addressed to Rosie Bray