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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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USB Flash Drive - Greensborough Football Club Hall of Fame 2016

Greensborough Historical Society,

I x USB Flash Drive

Historical information

In 2016, the Greensborough Football Club celebrated its long history with a Hall of Fame ceremony. This group of files includes interviews, citations for Hall of Fame inductees, newspaper clippings and photographs. The files were compiled by Bruce McDowell.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Norman G Clark"

Photograph - Digital image - Victorian country scene

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of black and white photograph.

Historical information

This photograph shows what could be a Victorian country scene. The caption includes a notation "Speight Street Northcote."

Inscriptions & Markings

"Speight Street Northcote" and other notes

Photograph - Digital image - Two shells exploding

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of black and white photograph.

Historical information

This photograph shows two shells exploding in the distance.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Two shells exploding"

Photograph - Digital image - Two local women

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of black and white photograph.

Historical information

This photograph shows two local women..

Inscriptions & Markings

No caption on this photo.

Photograph - Digital image - Prisoners taken at Ramleh

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of black and white photograph.

Historical information

This photograph shows prisoners of war, Turkish, German and Austrian officers, taken near Ramleh.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Prisoners taken up near Ramleh. Turkish, German and Austrian Officers"

Photograph - Digital image - Troops in camp

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of black and white photograph.

Historical information

This photograph shows troops in camp, probably Egypt, 1917.

Inscriptions & Markings

No caption on this photo.

Photograph - Digital image - Syria 1918

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of black and white photograph.

Historical information

This photograph shows a seaside view in Syria.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Syria" [other words illegible]

Photograph - Digital image - Tripoli, Lebanon 1918

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of black and white photograph.

Historical information

This photograph shows a rooftop view over Tripoli, Lebanon.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Tripoli"

Photograph - Digital image - Transport with painted camouflage at Port Said

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of black and white photograph.

Historical information

This photograph shows a transport ship with painted camouflage at Port Said.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Transport at Port Said"

Photograph - Digital image - Training Camp in Victoria

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of black and white photograph.

Historical information

This photograph shows a training camp in Victoria.

Inscriptions & Markings

No caption on this photo.

Photograph - Digital image - Tourists at the Pyramids, Giza

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of black and white photograph.

Historical information

This photograph shows the Sphinx and Pyramids, Giza, Egypt.

Inscriptions & Markings

"The Sphinx and Pyramids, Giza"

Photograph - Digital image - "Tiverias" [Tiberius, Israel]

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of black and white photograph.

Historical information

This photograph shows a scene in Tiberius, Israel. The caption on front of photo is spelt "Tiverius".

Inscriptions & Markings

"Tiverius"

Photograph - Digital image - Sweetwater Canal, Moascar

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of black and white photograph.

Historical information

This photograph shows Sweet water Canal, Moascar.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Sweet water Canal, Moascar"

Photograph - Digital image - Street scene, unknown location.

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of black and white photograph.

Historical information

This photograph shows a street scene in an unknown location.

Inscriptions & Markings

This photograph has no caption

Photograph - Digital image - Street scene, Melbourne.

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of black and white photograph.

Historical information

This photograph shows a street scene in Melbourne.

Inscriptions & Markings

This photograph has no caption

Photograph - Digital image - Street scene, Cairo.

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of black and white photograph.

Historical information

This photograph shows a street scene in Cairo.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Street scene in Cairo" [rest of caption illegible]

Photograph - Digital image - Statue of Pasha Muhammad Ali, Opera Square, Cairo.

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of black and white photograph.

Historical information

This photograph shows the statue of Pasha Muhammad Ali, Opera Square, Cairo

Inscriptions & Markings

"Statue of Pasha Muhammad Ali, Opera Square, Cairo"

Photograph - Digital image - Stowell Marshall

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of black and white photograph.

Historical information

This photograph shows Stowell Marshall in uniform.

Inscriptions & Markings

No caption on this photograph

Photograph - Digital image - Stowell Marshall, 3rd Light Horse Machine Gun Squadron.

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of black and white photograph.

Historical information

This photograph shows Stowell Marshall (seated) and another from the 3rd Light Horse Machine Gun Squadron..

Inscriptions & Markings

No caption on this photograph

Photograph - Digital image - George MacDougall, Scottish soldier 2

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of black and white photograph.

Historical information

This photograph shows a Scottish soldier, George MacDougall. The caption asks Charles to send the photo to his sister.

Inscriptions & Markings

"This is me and my little grey home in the East, Geo MacDougall"

Photograph - Digital image - George MacDougall, Scottish soldier

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of black and white photograph.

Historical information

This photograph shows a Scottish soldier, George MacDougall. The caption asks Charles to send the photo to his sister.

Inscriptions & Markings

"You can send this one home to your sister from me, Yours Aye, Geo MacDougall"

Photograph - Digital image - Middle East city street

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of black and white photograph.

Historical information

This photograph shows a scene in a Middle East city street.

Inscriptions & Markings

No caption on this photograph

Photograph - Digital image - Ruins of Church, Biroth

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of black and white photograph.

Historical information

This photograph shows ruins of Church in Biroth.

Inscriptions & Markings

No caption on this photograph

Photograph - Digital image - Ruins in Gaza

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of black and white photograph.

Historical information

This photograph shows ruins in Gaza.

Inscriptions & Markings

No caption on this photograph

Photograph - Digital image - Ruins below a modern building

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of black and white photograph.

Historical information

This photograph shows ruins below a modern building (location not known)

Inscriptions & Markings

No caption on this photograph

Photograph - Digital image - Ruins along the way

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of black and white photograph.

Historical information

This photograph shows ruins (location not known)

Inscriptions & Markings

No caption on this photograph

Book - Lower Plenty River concept plan: resource document

Greensborough Historical Society,

Book, mainly black and white, colour photographs and plans, 56 pages, 2 copies.

Historical information

Draft concept plan prepared by Brett Cheatley, Malcolm Warren and Ian Womersley, Parks and Waterways Planning Division, Melbourne Water. This document includes information on the heritage and environment of the lower Plenty River.

Book - Lower Plenty River concept plan: prescription document

Greensborough Historical Society,

Book, mainly black and white print, colour photographs and plans, 66 pages. 2 copies

Historical information

Draft concept plan prepared. by Brett Cheatley, Malcolm Warren and Ian Womersley, Parks and Waterways Planning Division, Melbourne Water. Includes management areas and key strategies for the lower Plenty River.

Pamphlet - Lower Plenty River concept plan, summary report: Maroondah Pipetrack to Yarra River

Greensborough Historical Society,

Coloured pamphlet, photograph and plans 12 pages.

Historical information

This draft concept plan covers the lower Plenty River from the Maroondah Pipe track in Greensborough to where the Plenty meets the Yarra. Melbourne Water was the lead agency, assisted by the Shires of Eltham and Diamond Valley, City of Heidelberg, the EPA and Department of Planning and Housing.

Poster - Banyule's indigenous fauna

Greensborough Historical Society,

Coloured poster, folded

Historical information

A guide to birds and animals in the local area.

Poster - Banyule's indigenous plants

Greensborough Historical Society,

Double-sided coloured poster, folded

Historical information

Line drawings and lists of plants indigenous to the City of Banyule.

Book - Indigenous plants for your garden

Greensborough Historical Society,

64 pages. black and white print and illustrations.

Historical information

A guide to using indigenous plants in Banyule

Photograph - Digital image - Railway station at Ramleh

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of black and white photograph.

Historical information

This photograph shows a railway station at Ramleh.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Railway station at Ramleh"

Photograph - Digital image - Railway station at Aslaj

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of black and white photograph.

Historical information

This photograph shows a railway station at Aslaj

Inscriptions & Markings

"Railway station at Aslaj"

Photograph - Digital image - Railway bridge at Tel-el-Fara

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of black and white photograph.

Historical information

This photograph shows a railway bridge in Tel-el-Fara, Palestine

Inscriptions & Markings

"Railway bridge over Waddi buzzetti [?] Tel-el Fara"

Photograph - Digital image - Prominent buildings

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of black and white photograph.

Historical information

This photograph shows prominent buildings, location unknown.

Inscriptions & Markings

No caption on this photo.

Photograph - Digital image - Egyptian with a military device

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of black and white photograph.

Historical information

This photograph shows a local with a military device.

Inscriptions & Markings

No caption on this photo.

Photograph - Digital image - Light Horse recruits in Seymour 1917

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of black and white photograph.

Historical information

This photograph shows a group of young men, possibly Light Horse recruits. The back of the postcard has a Seymour address.

Inscriptions & Markings

No caption on this photo, back has a postcard layout.

Photograph - Digital image - Private B.P.Buckland, 23rd Battalion.

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of black and white photograph.

Historical information

This photograph shows a young Australian soldier, Baden Powell Buckland of Yea, who enlisted when 17 years old. He made it to England before his true age was known and returned to Australia. He re-enlisted after his 18th birthday. This photograph was taken during his first enlistment.

Inscriptions & Markings

"No.6770. Pte B.V. Buckland. 19th Reinfts, 23rd Battalion, 17-3-1917"

Photograph - Digital image - Prisoners captured at Beersheba

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of black and white photograph.

Historical information

This photograph shows prisoners captured by the Light Horse at Beersheba 31 Oct 1917

Inscriptions & Markings

"Prisoners captured by the L.H. at Beersheba 31 Oct 1917"

Photograph - Digital image - Hotel with woman on verandah

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of black and white photograph.

Historical information

This photograph shows a country hotel with a woman standing on the verandah, possibly Charles' wife Doris.

Inscriptions & Markings

No caption on this photo

Photograph - Digital image - Portrait of troops

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of black and white photograph.

Historical information

This photograph shows two unidentified soldiers.

Inscriptions & Markings

The reverse of this is a postcard layout, no caption on this photo

Photograph - Digital image - Port scene

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of black and white photograph.

Historical information

This photograph shows a port scene, location unknown.

Inscriptions & Markings

No caption on this photo

Photograph - Digital image - Port Said

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of black and white photograph.

Historical information

This photograph shows a port scene at Port Said. The caption mentions the 14th AGH.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Port Said, 14th AGH "

Photograph - Digital image - Port Said Zoo

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of black and white photograph.

Historical information

This photograph shows a giraffe at the zoo at Port Said.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Zoo Port Said "

Photograph - Digital image - Port Said Tramway 2.

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of black and white photograph.

Historical information

This photograph shows the tramway at Port Said. This photo was sent to Charles' brother Gillie.

Inscriptions & Markings

"For Gillie, Port Said Tram service"

Photograph - Digital image - Port Said Tramway 1.

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of black and white photograph.

Historical information

This photograph shows the tramway at Port Said.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Tramway Port Said"

Photograph - Digital image - Pile of discarded artillery and wagon wheels

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of black and white photograph.

Historical information

This photograph shows a pile of discarded artillery and wagon wheels.

Inscriptions & Markings

This photo has no caption

Photograph - Digital image - Marshall family [male relatives]

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of black and white photograph.

Historical information

This photograph shows one of the Marshall relatives, unidentified male, early 1930s

Inscriptions & Markings

Caption illegible..

Photograph - Digital Image - Part of the 14th Australian General Hospital, Abassia Egypt

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of black and white photograph.

Historical information

This photograph shows part of the 14th Australian General Hospital (AGH), Abassia Egypt 19/12/1918.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Part of the 14th AGH, Abassia Egypt 19/12/1918"