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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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Newspaper Clipping - Upgrade just the right formula

Greensborough Historical Society,

News article 1 page, black text and colour image .

Historical information

More than a million dollars was pledged to Briar Hill Primary School and Montmorency Primary School by Eltham Liberal Candidate Nick McGowan if he's elected on November 24.

Newspaper Clipping - Projects are picks of the bunch

Greensborough Historical Society,

News article 1 page, black text and colour image .

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Winners are grinners in the Diamond Valley as the State Government unveiled its Pick My Project champions.

Newspaper Clipping - Efforts have students in the good books

Greensborough Historical Society,

News article 1 page, black text and colour image .

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Watsonia Primary School students read up a storm in this year's MS Readathon to raise funds for Victorians living with multiple sclerosis.

Newspaper Clipping - Our sporting heroes honoured

Greensborough Historical Society,

News article 1 page, black text and colour image .

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A Futsal player, racing car driver and weightlifter were crowned the best athletes across Diamond Valley at the Leader Local Sports Stars awards last week.

Newspaper Clipping - Fennell continues family tradition

Greensborough Historical Society,

News article 1 page, black text and colour image .

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Ben Fennell will continue a family history dating back more than 100 years when he runs out for Greensborough next year.

Newspaper Clipping - Reversal on Parking

Greensborough Historical Society,

News article 1 page, black text and colour image .

Historical information

Paid parking meters have been scrapped in Montmorency and Macleod after Banyule Council received community backlash about the proposed plan.

Folder of articles - Yallambie Wordpress articles

Greensborough Historical Society,

Red folder containing printouts from Yallambie Wordpress.

Historical information

Folder contains a set of articles from Ian McLaughlin's Yallambie Wordpress website, published 2014-2018. Articles cover many aspects of local history.

Newspaper clipping (digital image) - Dockets bring school dollars

Greensborough Historical Society,

Newspaper clipping, black and white text and colour image.

Historical information

Greensborough Primary School community collected enough 'Dollars for Dockets' to win $5000.

Newspaper clipping (digital image) - A handy win

Greensborough Historical Society,

Newspaper clipping, black and white text and colour image.

Historical information

Greensborough Primary School community collected enough 'Dollars for Dockets' to win $5000.

Newspaper clipping (digital image) - Angels and elves

Greensborough Historical Society,

Newspaper clipping, black and white text and colour image.

Historical information

Greensborough Primary School students participated in Carols by Candlelight on the Boulevard in 2006.

Newspaper clipping (digital image) - Tighter security to deter vandals

Greensborough Historical Society,

Newspaper clipping, black and white text and colour image.

Historical information

Vandals entered Greensborough Primary School grounds, causing damage to buildings and 'tagging' a student mural in the playground.

Newspaper clipping (digital image) - High demand

Greensborough Historical Society,

Newspaper clipping, black and white text and colour image.

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Greensborough Primary School choir performed on many occasions in 2005

Newspaper clipping (digital image) - Floods mean a lot to clean

Greensborough Historical Society,

Newspaper clipping, black and white text and colour image.

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Receding flood water levels have revealed much rubbish. Clean Up Australia day volunteers work throughout Banyule and Nillumbik to collect the rubbish.

Newspaper clipping (digital image) - Weather wizardry

Greensborough Historical Society,

Newspaper clipping, black and white text.

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Grades 1 and 2 students at Greensborough Primary School studied weather in 2005.

Newspaper clipping (digital image) - Christmas wish for all

Greensborough Historical Society,

Newspaper clipping, black and white text and colour image.

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Greensborough Primary School students sang Carols at Greensborough Plaza in 2005.

Newspaper clipping (digital image) - All's ready for carols

Greensborough Historical Society,

Newspaper clipping, black and white text and colour image.

Historical information

Greensborough Primary School students participated in Carols by Candlelight at Mill Park in 2004.

Newspaper clipping (digital image) - Lighting fires of fantasy

Greensborough Historical Society,

Newspaper clipping, black and white text and colour image.

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A dragon-making workshop was held at Watsonia Library during school holidays 2004

Newspaper clipping (digital image) - Vatican bound

Greensborough Historical Society,

Newspaper clipping, black and white text and colour image.

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Four local children, members of the Australian Youth Choir, will sing in Europe.

Newspaper clipping (digital image) - Japanese day a big hit

Greensborough Historical Society,

Newspaper clipping, black and white text and colour image.

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Origami, chopsticks and kimonos were part of Japanese culture day at Greensborough Primary School.

Newspaper clipping (digital image) - Act at home to help the earth

Greensborough Historical Society,

Newspaper clipping, black and white text and colour image.

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Students from Greensborough Primary School planted trees along the Plenty River, assisted by Mayor of Banyule Councillor Dale Peters.

Newspaper clipping (digital image) - Lost in cyberspace

Greensborough Historical Society,

Newspaper clipping, black and white text and colour image.

Historical information

Sharon Marmo, science and technology teacher at Greensborough Primary School discusses computers and education. In 1996 Greensborough Primary School hosted a technology symposium to assist educators from several schools to understand the new technology.

Newspaper clipping (digital image) - Japanese visitors to Greensborough Primary

Greensborough Historical Society,

Newspaper clipping, black and white text and image.

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Miss Kumi Yamagata conducted Japanese cultural activities during her visit to Greensborough Primary School.

Newspaper clipping (digital image) - Greensborough Primary perform at Greensborough Plaza

Greensborough Historical Society,

Newspaper clipping, black and white text.

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Greensborough Primary perform at Greensborough Plaza to celebrate UNICEF Children's Day

School Photograph (digital image) - Greensborough Primary School Gr2062 1915

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of black and white photograph.

Historical information

School photograph 1915 Greensborough State School No.2062.

Newspaper clipping (digital image) - Loved for her kindness

Greensborough Historical Society,

Newspaper clipping, black and white text.

Historical information

Eulogy for Mrs Amelia Mash (nee Romeril) of Briar Hill. Mrs Mash was a past pupil of Greensborough and Montmorency Primary Schools and St Francis Xavier Catholic School.

Newspaper clipping (digital image) - Bush dance

Greensborough Historical Society,

Newspaper clipping, black and white text.

Historical information

Announcement about Greensborough Primary School family bush dance [1995]

Newspaper clipping (digital image) - Greensborough Primary at opening of Myer store

Greensborough Historical Society,

Newspaper clipping, black and white text and image.

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Greensborough Primary School students were among the first visitors to the new Myer store at Greensborough Plaza [1995]

Poster (digital image) - Greensborough Primary School Walkathon 1997

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of colour poster with colour photographs.

Historical information

A collection of photographs of the Walkathon at Greensborough Primary School, 1997.

Drawing (digital image) - Greensborough Primary School

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of black and white drawing.

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Pen drawing of Greensborough Primary School, drawn from an old photograph.

Newspaper clipping (digital image) - Eye to safety in career studies

Greensborough Historical Society,

Newspaper clipping, black and white text and colour image.

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Laura Carter, who is studying occupational health an safety at RMIT Bundoora, is a past student of Greensborough Primary School.

Newspaper clipping (digital image) - Farewell to club presient

Greensborough Historical Society,

Newspaper clipping, black and white text.

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A function was held to farewell Mrs Ware, the past president of the Greensborough State School Mother's Club

Newspaper clipping (digital image) - Twilight school is highlight for students

Greensborough Historical Society,

Newspaper clipping, black and white text and colour image.

Historical information

Classes were moved to the afternoon (1.30 to 7.30pm) during Education Week at Greensborough Primary School. This gave parents a chance to attend school with their children.

Newspaper clipping (digital image) - Skipping classes

Greensborough Historical Society,

Newspaper clipping, black and white text and colour image.

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Parents had the opportunity to join their children during Education Week at Greensborough Primary School.

Newspaper clipping (digital image) - Centre turns back clock

Greensborough Historical Society,

Newspaper clipping, black and white text.

Historical information

'Local Scene' outlines school holiday activities in the Greensborough area and reports that the Japanese exchange student has left Greensborough Primary School.

Newspaper clipping (digital image) - Area students join stage extravaganza

Greensborough Historical Society,

Newspaper clipping, black and white text and colour image.

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Students from Greensborough Primary School participated in the Education Department performance 'Dreamscape'.

Newspaper clipping (digital image) - Education in the early days

Greensborough Historical Society,

Newspaper clipping, black and white text and image.

Historical information

An outline of education in Greensborough including Greensborough Primary School

Newspaper clipping (digital image) - Thin bandit robs bank

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of news article 1 page, black text and image.

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The Greensborough branch of Bendigo Bank was robbed by a knife-wielding man who escaped with cash.

Newspaper clipping (digital image) - Some catch

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of news article 1 page, black text and image.

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John Schultz of the Greensborough Angling Club caught a 15 pound tuna off Cape Woolamai

Newspaper clipping (digital image) - Old homestead 'not fit'

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of news article 1 page, black text. and colour image

Historical information

The old house at Churinga, once owned by William Santon, and now used by the Churinga Opportunity Shop has been declared unsafe for public use.

Newspaper clipping (digital image) - Local Scene 1991

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of news article 1 page, black text.

Historical information

Local Scene reports on activities by local groups. This edition reports on Greensborough Toastmasters and the Angling Club.

Newspaper clipping (digital image) - 'Keep our hills green'

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of news article 1 page, black text and colour image.

Historical information

Developers were looking at a large block of land in Carnon Street Greenhills, but locals oppose the multi-unit development [2007]. In 2018, the site has been developed with a small area of land on the site left with vegetation.

Newspaper clipping (digital image) - Family of lifers

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of news article 1 page, black text. Scan of medallions referred to in text.

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Several members of the Partington family are life members of the Greensborough Football Club - Gary, his brother Trevor, father Alan and Uncle Jack. Scanned image of GFC life membership badges of Gary and Alan, and Alan's life membership badge for DVFL.

Newspaper clipping (digital image) - A cut above in paying tribute

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of news article 1 page, black text, colour image.

Historical information

A new group of chainsaw sculptures was installed in Greensborough's War Memorial Park in time for ANZAC Day 2018. The 8 sculptures are part of Banyule Council's "Homefront" project.

School Photograph (digital image) - Watsonia Heights Primary School WH4935 1967 Grade 1D

Greensborough Historical Society,

A colour photograph of school class group

Historical information

A photograph of Watsonia Heights Primary School 1967 Grade 1D

School Photograph (digital image) - Watsonia Heights Primary School WH4935 1968 Grade 1B

Greensborough Historical Society,

A colour photograph of school class group

Historical information

A photograph of Watsonia Heights Primary School 1968 Grade 1B

School Photograph (digital image) - Watsonia Heights Primary School WH4935 1974 Grade 5C

Greensborough Historical Society,

A colour photograph of school class group

Historical information

A photograph of Watsonia Heights Primary School 1974 Grade 5C

School Photograph (digital image) - Watsonia Heights Primary School WH4935 1970 Grade 1A

Greensborough Historical Society,

A colour photograph of school class group

Historical information

A photograph of Watsonia Heights Primary School 1970 Grade 1A

School Photograph (digital image) - Watsonia Heights Primary School WH4935 1975 Grade 6R

Greensborough Historical Society,

A colour photograph of school class group

Historical information

A photograph of Watsonia Heights Primary School 1975 Grade 6R

School Photograph (digital image) - Watsonia Heights Primary School WH4935 1971 Grade 4C

Greensborough Historical Society,

A colour photograph of school class group

Historical information

A photograph of Watsonia Heights Primary School 1971 Grade 4C

School Photograph (digital image) - Watsonia Heights Primary School WH4935 1970 Grade 6B

Greensborough Historical Society,

A colour photograph of school class group

Historical information

A photograph of Watsonia Heights Primary School 1970 Grade 6B