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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 - Diamond Valley - Honour in the basket

Greensborough Historical Society,

News article 1 page, black text and colour image .

Historical information

Dedication and selfless service recognised in Queens Birthday honours.

Newspaper Clipping - Club tees to another fiver years

Greensborough Historical Society,

News article 1 page, black text and colour image .

Historical information

Strathallan gold club has hold out on the 18th, securing a five year lease for its golf course just months before it would have been kicked off the land.

Newspaper Clipping - Mother changing lives

Greensborough Historical Society,

News article 1 page, black text and colour image .

Historical information

Banyule mother Veronica Sherman is known as the "monkey lady" but her project to help underprivileged Third World women is anything but monkey business.

Newspaper Clipping - Greensborough - Heater to blame: court told

Greensborough Historical Society,

News article 1 page, black text and colour image .

Historical information

Sonia Sofianopoulos, 62, was found dead in her Department of Housing and Human Services unit in Greensborough on July 22 2017. An autopsy later determined her death was caused by carbon monoxide toxicity.

Newspaper Clipping - Bundoora - Children to rule again

Greensborough Historical Society,

News article 1 page, black text and colour image .

Historical information

The former Bundoora Primary School building has reopened as a kindergarten and childcare centre. The Greensborough Historical Society have been especially interested and have been kind enough to share original photos of the building and class photos from the 1930s.

Newspaper Clipping - High fees food for thought

Greensborough Historical Society,

News article 1 page, black text and colour image .

Historical information

Food registration fees in Banyule are "substantially higher" than its neighbours, according to a business owner.

Correspondence - North East Link - connecting our commuunity

Greensborough Historical Society,

Single sheet, printed in both sides, col. photographs

Historical information

Circular letter sent by Colin Brooks MP to Mrs Marilyn Smith

Newspaper Clipping - Watsonia Tech entering its 31st year

Greensborough Historical Society,

Newspaper clipping (photocopy)

Historical information

Information about activities at the school during over the previous 30 years, and the acceptance of mature age students for the first time.

Newspaper Clipping - Ninety congregate for Sylvia davey's 90th

Greensborough Historical Society,

Newspaper clipping

Historical information

Mrs Sylvia Davey celebrated her 90th birthday with 90 guests

Newspaper Clipping - A Day of sweet memories for 400

Greensborough Historical Society,

Newspaper clipping

Historical information

Account of the 25th anniversary re-union of Watsonia High School

Newspaper Clipping - Concord's the name

Greensborough Historical Society,

Newspaper clipping with photograph

Historical information

Watsonia Special School was re-named Concord School by the Victorian Premier John Cain (photograph)

Advertising Leaflet - 9 Pinaroo Court Greennsborough

Greensborough Historical Society,

Real Estate advertising leaflet, 1 sheet, printed in colour both sides, with small leaflet

Historical information

3 bedroom home, private sale, sold 19 December 2012 for $512,000

Advetising leaflet - 110 Henry Street Greensborough

Greensborough Historical Society,

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

Historical information

3 bedroom home, private sale , sold 4 November 2012 for $405,000

Advertising Leaflet - 12 Warwick Road Greensborough

Greensborough Historical Society,

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

Historical information

3 bedroom home, private sale, sold November 2012 for $590,000, and later in April 2016 for $691,000

Advertising Leaflet - 6 Mine Street Greensborough

Greensborough Historical Society,

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

Historical information

3 bedroom home, auction 10 December 2012, sold for $580,000

Advertising Leaflet - 37 Alexander Street Greensborough

Greensborough Historical Society,

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

Historical information

Three bedroom home, private sale, sold 14 November 2012 for $505,000

Real estate advertising leaflet - 251 St Helena Road Greensborough

Greensborough Historical Society,

Real estate advertising leaflet, 1 sheet, printed in colour both sides, with black and white property information sheet

Historical information

Three bedroom home, built 1974, private sale, sold 16 November 2018 for $510,000

Advertising Leaflet - 7 Meron Court Greensborough

Greensborough Historical Society,

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

Historical information

Auction 23 February 2013, sold $442,000

Advertising Leaflet - 5 Willis Street Greensborough

Greensborough Historical Society,

Real estate advertising leaflet, 1 sheet, printed in colour both sides. 2 copies

Historical information

Four bedroom home for sale

Advertising Leaflet - 45 Sainsbury Avenue Greensborough

Greensborough Historical Society,

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

Historical information

2 bedroom home, auctioned 1 March 2014? , sold for $436,000

Advertising Leaflet - 43 Grimshaw Street Greensborough

Greensborough Historical Society,

Real Estate advertising leaflet, 4 p., printed in colour on both sides

Historical information

The 6 bedroom house on 1836 sq m.was sold 11 August 2012 fot $1.3 million

Advertising Leaflet - 6 Mari Close Greensborough

Greensborough Historical Society,

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

Historical information

4 bedroom house, auctioned February 2012 for $555,000 (sold again in October 2016 for $838,000)

Newspaper Clipping - School salutes principal; and, School shifts, by Fiona Kaegi

Greensborough Historical Society,

Black and white clippings, one photograph of principal Noel Dovey

Historical information

Articles on the amalgamation of Watsonia South Primary School and Yallambie Primary School in December 1993

Newspaper Clipping - 53 years of carols involvement; and, Tom remembers our history well

Greensborough Historical Society,

Two newspaper clippings, one with photograph of Tom Vickers

Historical information

Articles on Tom Vickers' involvement with the Diamonnd Valley family carols, and his memories of Watsonia and Greensborough

Newspaper Clipping - School gets a new shine

Greensborough Historical Society,

Black and white clipping; text and photograph

Historical information

Article about a major renovation of Briar Hill Primary School

Newspaper Clipping - Book records growth of local RSL, by Natalie Town

Greensborough Historical Society,

Black and white clipping; text with photograph

Historical information

A history of the Watsonia RSL sub-branch was launched in 1995.

Newspaper Clipping - Club to display signs at reserve

Greensborough Historical Society,

News article 1 page, black text and colour image .

Historical information

A dozen advertising signs will be posted at A. K. Lines Reserve in Watsonia.

Newspaper Clipping - Decade of $37m debt

Greensborough Historical Society,

News article 1 page, black text and colour image .

Historical information

The council accumulated a $37.4 million debt in the past Decade, with swimming and fitness centre WaterMarc the primary project accruing the debt.

Newspaper Clipping - Small rises in council rates

Greensborough Historical Society,

News article 1 page, black text and colour image .

Historical information

After a year free of rate rises, Nillumbik Council will increase the annual charge to just under the state imposed cap. And Banyule Council will follow suit.

Newspaper Clipping - Seeing red at housing plan

Greensborough Historical Society,

News article 1 page, black text and colour image .

Historical information

Banyule Council is hoping to sandwich a massive development between two schools and a sports oval in Watsonia.

Newspaper Clipping - Tunnel vision revealed

Greensborough Historical Society,

News article 1 page, black text and colour image .

Historical information

Victoria's largest underground two-way tunnel could be built in Banyule if initial designs for the North East Link go ahead.

Newspaper Clipping - Fenced in by anger

Greensborough Historical Society,

News article 1 page, black text and colour image .

Historical information

There were 98 cases of neighbourly disputes so bad Banyule Council was forced to step in and refer the parties to mediation or further advice, latest figures show.

Newspaper Clipping - Guilty but no conviction

Greensborough Historical Society,

News article 1 page, black text and colour image .

Historical information

The 15 year old, who can't be named for legal reasons, was found guilty in a children's court last Wednesday of starting a fire in a drain on a 29 degree day at Greensborough's Kalparrin Reserve on Friday, January 5, 2018.

Newspaper Clipping - Schools, roads winners

Greensborough Historical Society,

News article 1 page, black text and colour image .

Historical information

Millions have been pumped into roads and schools in the Diamond Valley through the 2018/19 State Budget.

Photograph - Digital Image - Main Street Greensborough, circa 1960

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of colour photograph

Historical information

View of Main Street Greensborough, circa 1960.

Photograph - Digital Image - Greensborough Hotel, circa 1913

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of black and white photograph

Historical information

View of Greensborough Hotel, circa 1913.

Photograph - Digital Image - Greensborough Station, circa 1923

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of black and white photograph

Historical information

View of Greensborough Station, c1923..

Photograph - Digital Image - Bonnie Doon Street, circa 1960

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of colour photograph

Historical information

View of Bonnie Doon Street, circa 1960.

Photograph - Digital Image - Greensborough Bluestone Bridge, circa 1960

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of colour photograph

Historical information

View of Greensborough bluestone bridge, circa 1960. The bridge was demolished in 1974.

Photograph - Digital Image - Grimshaw Street, circa 1960

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of colour photograph

Historical information

View of Grimshaw Street, circa 1960.

Photograph - Digital Image - Gary Partington and friends 1961

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of black and white photograph

Historical information

Gary Partington with car rally trophy, and friends, 1961. Includes Peter Leaford, Bruce Kofoed, Keith Richards and Ken Carlon.

Inscriptions & Markings

Hand written caption

Newspaper Clipping - Digital Image - Futuro House Greensborough, 2017

Greensborough Historical Society,

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

Historical information

Written in 2017, this article reports on the history of the Futuro House, now in South Morang, but previously used in Greensborough as a temporary booth for sales of land at a new housing estate called Apollo Parkways.

Newspaper Clipping - Digital Image - Old Hall gets a facelift, 1989

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of newspaper clipping, black text and image.

Historical information

Written in 1989, this article reports on the members of the Briar Hill Residents Association who painted the old hall.

Newspaper Clipping - Digital Image - Happy group of over 80s at Briar Hill, 1987

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of newspaper clipping, black text and image.

Historical information

Written in 1987, this article reports on the members of the Briar Hill Senior Citizens Club who are over 80 years of age and meet in the Old Army Hut at Briar Hill (that originally came from Royal Park).

Advertisement - Digital image - Dollar Curtains, 1987

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of newspaper advertisement, black text and image.

Historical information

Advertisement for Dollar Curtains, 35 Main Street Greensborough, 1987.

Newspaper Clipping - Digital Image - The First Fleet sails on, 1987

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of newspaper clipping, black text and image.

Historical information

Written in 1987, this article reports on the 200th anniversary of the voyage of the First Fleet. This report is based in Tenerife on the re-enactment voyage.

Newspaper - The Weekly Times September 7, 1994

Greensborough Historical Society,

136 p.. col. & black and white illus.

Historical information

Souvenir edition, published to mark the 125th anniversary of the first Weekly Times, published September 11, 1869.

Untitled

Greensborough Historical Society,

Artiicle - Bundoora Park Estate Company

Greensborough Historical Society,

5 p. of transcripts of five newspaper articles

Historical information

Bundoora Park Estate Company Limited was one of the many land development speculative companies operating in the Greensborough area in the 1890s.

Newspaper Clipping - Digital Image - Greswell Park - Boom years also brought problems, 1987

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of newspaper clipping, black text and image.

Historical information

Written in 1987, this article discusses urban sprawl and its effect on agricultural and bushland areas. The photograph is of Greswell Forest, an area under threat.