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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.

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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5957 items

Newspaper Clipping - Women in power

Greensborough Historical Society,

2 p. black & white illustrations

Historical information

Photographs and brief biographies of 59 women federal parliamentarians 1943-1999

Inscriptions & Markings

(Special section of Sunday herald Sun 28 November 1999

Document and Photographs - Klomp Club, by Rosie Bray

Greensborough Historical Society,

2 p. document, with col. photograph

Historical information

Short history of the Klomp Club (Kids love our mission programs) which ran from 1973 to 2002 with the participation of the Scipture Union, Greensborough Uniting Church and Wendy Dean from the All Saints Anglican Church

Medallion, newspaper clippings, pamphlet, photographs and document - Remembrance Day Service 2018

Greensborough Historical Society,

Bronze medallion in red box; newspaper clippings, photographs, pamphlet and document

Historical information

A Remembrance Day Service was held at the Greensborough War Memorial Park 11 November 2018 to mark the centenary of the end of World War I.

Inscriptions & Markings

Medallion inscribed 1918, we will remember them (face); WWI Armistice 1918-2018 (obverse)

Book - Among friends: the Victorian Readers third book

Greensborough Historical Society,

247 p. paperback. Text and col. illustrations

Historical information

Series of school readers widely used in Victorian government schools

Book - Holidays: the Victorian Readers second book

Greensborough Historical Society,

104 p. stapled. Text and col. illustrations

Historical information

Series of school readers widely used in Victorrian government schools

Book - Playmates: the Victorian Readers first book

Greensborough Historical Society,

72 p. stapled. text and black & white and col. illustrations

Historical information

Series of readers widely used in Victorian government schools

Booklet - John and Betty: the earliest reader for the little ones

Greensborough Historical Society,

24 p. stapled, col. illusrations

Historical information

School reader widely used in Victorian government schools

Inscriptions & Markings

Stamped in red: P. S. 5024 Watsonia South, Frensham Rd. Watsonia 3087. Tel. 435-6662

Advertising Leaflet - 14 Corowa Crescent Greensborough

Greensborough Historical Society,

Real Estate advertising leaflet,1 sheet folded into 4 pages, printed in colour both sides. 2 copies.

Historical information

14 Corowa Crescent Greensborough. 3 bedroom house. Sold March 2017 for $710,500. Previous sales: March 2007 for $348,000, January 2002 for $225,000, and February 1989 for $40,000. Built 1985.

Advertising Leaflet - 1/4 Box Road Briar Hill

Greensborough Historical Society,

Real Estate advertising leaflet,1 sheet folded into 4 pages, printed in colour both sides. 2 copies.

Historical information

1/4 Box Road Briar Hill. 3 bedroom house. Sold October 2018 for $744,000. Previous sales: May 2017 for $590,000, March 2007 for $315,000, and February 2005 for $291,000. Built 1980.

Advertising Leaflet - 10 Chantelle Rise St Helena

Greensborough Historical Society,

Real Estate advertising leaflet,1 sheet folded into 4 pages, printed in colour both sides. 2 copies.

Historical information

10 Chantelle Rise St Helena. 4 bedroom house. Sold September 2016 for $925,000. Previous sales: December 2007 for $507,500, January 1997 for $200,000, August 1993 for $160,000 and June 1988 for $199,700. Built 1985.

Advertising Leaflet - 1/3 Airlie Road Montmorency

Greensborough Historical Society,

Real Estate advertising leaflet,1 sheet folded into 4 pages, printed in colour both sides. 2 copies.

Historical information

1/3 Airlie Road Montmorency. 2 bedroom unit. Sold September 2018 for $610,000. Previous sales: September 2015 for $452,000, and May 2007 for $269,750. Built 1990.

Advertising Leaflet - 26 Byron Avenue Lower Plenty

Greensborough Historical Society,

Real Estate advertising leaflet,1 sheet folded into 4 pages, printed in colour both sides. 2 copies.

Historical information

26 Byron Avenue Lower Plenty. 4 bedroom house. Sold March 2018 for $1,290,000. Previous sales: June 2006 for $336,000, February 1994 for $145,000 and January 1989 for $160,000. Built 1969.

Advertising Leaflet - 36 Wahroonga Crescent Greensborough

Greensborough Historical Society,

Real Estate advertising leaflet,1 sheet folded into 4 pages, printed in colour both sides. 2 copies.

Historical information

36 Wahroonga Crescent Greensborough. 6 bedroom house. Sold March 2018 for $968,000. Previous sales: May 2015 for $799,950.

Advertising Leaflet - 14 Tamboon Drive Greensborough

Greensborough Historical Society,

Real Estate advertising leaflet,1 sheet folded into 4 pages, printed in colour both sides.

Historical information

14 Tamboon Drive Greensborough. 4 bedroom house. Sold June 2018 for $820,000. Previous sales: April 1977 for $19,650. Built 1980.

Advertising Leaflet - 66 Tallow Wood Drive Greensborough

Greensborough Historical Society,

Real Estate advertising leaflet,1 sheet folded into 4 pages, printed in colour both sides.

Historical information

66 Tallow Wood Drive Greensborough. 3 bedroom house. Sold May 2017 for $857,000. Previous sales: February 1992 for $147,000 and June 1980 for $46,000. Built 1985.

Advertising Leaflet - 7 Simmons Court Greensborough

Greensborough Historical Society,

Real Estate advertising leaflet,1 sheet folded into 4 pages, printed in colour both sides.

Historical information

7 Simmons Court Greensborough. 3 bedroom house. Sold December 2017 for $876,000.

Advertising Leaflet - 20 Sugar Gum Boulevard Greensborough

Greensborough Historical Society,

Real Estate advertising leaflet,1 sheet folded into 4 pages, printed in colour both sides.

Historical information

20 Sugar Gum Boulevard Greensborough. 4 bedroom house. October 2017 for $1,210,000. Previous sales: September 2005 for $325,000.

Advertising Leaflet - 7 Ruby Lane Greensborough

Greensborough Historical Society,

Real Estate advertising leaflet,1 sheet folded into 4 pages, printed in colour both sides.

Historical information

7 Ruby Lane Greensborough. 3 bedroom town house. February 2018 for $549,000. Previous sales: May 2010 for $405,000, and August 2003 for $120,000.

Advertising Leaflet - 14 Punkerri Circuit Greensborough

Greensborough Historical Society,

Real Estate advertising leaflet,1 sheet folded into 4 pages, printed in colour both sides.

Historical information

14 Punkerri Circuit Greensborough. 3 bedroom house. January 2018 for $845,000. Previous sales: September 2009 for $445,000, December 1999 for $210,000, May 1991 for $145,000 and March 1978 for $20,000.

Advertising Leaflet - 6/12 Parkview Avenue Greensborough

Greensborough Historical Society,

Real Estate advertising leaflet,1 sheet folded into 4 pages, printed in colour both sides.

Historical information

6/12 Parkview Avenue Greensborough. 2 bedroom unit. Sold December 2017 for $585,000. Previous sales: December 2006 for $215,000.

Advertising Leaflet - 128 Nell Street Greensborough

Greensborough Historical Society,

Real Estate advertising leaflet,1 sheet folded into 4 pages, printed in colour both sides.

Historical information

128 Nell Street Greensborough. 3 bedroom unit. Sold May 2018 for $860,000. Previous sales: November 2005 for $298,000.

Advertising Leaflet - 1/36 Nell Street Greensborough

Greensborough Historical Society,

Real Estate advertising leaflet,1 sheet folded into 4 pages, printed in colour both sides.

Historical information

1/36 Nell Street Greensborough. 2 bedroom unit. Sold July 2017 for $590,000. Previous sales: January 1997 for $124,000, and September 1985 for $81,900.

Advertising Leaflet - 14 Nairne Terrace Greensborough

Greensborough Historical Society,

Real Estate advertising leaflet,1 sheet folded into 4 pages, printed in colour both sides.

Historical information

14 Nairne Terrace Greensborough. 5 bedroom house. Sold May 2018 for $1,170,000. Previous sales: January 2014 for $700,000, October 2001 for $401,000, June 1991 for $280,000, February 1989 for $275,000 and March 1986 for $52,220.

Advertising Leaflet - 11/171 St Helena Road Greensborough

Greensborough Historical Society,

Real Estate advertising leaflet,1 sheet folded into 4 pages, printed in colour both sides.

Historical information

11/171 St Helena Road Greensborough. 3 bedroom town house. Sold May 2018 for $750,000. Previous sales: July 2009 for $410,000.

Advertising Leaflet - 199 Henry Street Greensborough

Greensborough Historical Society,

Real Estate advertising leaflet,1 sheet folded into 4 pages, printed in colour both sides.

Historical information

199 Henry Street Greensborough. 2 bedroom house. February 2018 for $930,000.

Advertising Leaflet - 161 Henry Street Greensborough

Greensborough Historical Society,

Real Estate advertising leaflet,1 sheet folded into 4 pages, printed in colour both sides.

Historical information

161 Henry Street Greensborough. 3 bedroom house October 2017 for $740,000. Previous sales: May 2012 for $450,000 and November 2005 for $268,000.

Advertising Leaflet - 11 Hebden Street Greensborough

Greensborough Historical Society,

Real Estate advertising leaflet,1 sheet folded into 4 pages, printed in colour both sides.

Historical information

11 Hebden Street Greensborough, 3 bedroom house sold March 2017 for $706,000. Previous sales: July 1990 for $110,000 and December 1975 for $27,000.

Advertising Leaflet - 5 Hakea Close Greensborough

Greensborough Historical Society,

Real Estate advertising leaflet,1 sheet folded into 4 pages, printed in colour both sides.

Historical information

5 Hakea Close Greensborough, 4 bedroom house sold April 2018 for $1,275,000. Built 2011. Previous sales: December 2005 for $299,000.

Advertising Leaflet - 4/139 Grimshaw Street Greensborough

Greensborough Historical Society,

Real Estate advertising leaflet,1 sheet folded into 4 pages, printed in colour both sides.

Historical information

4/139 Grimshaw Street Greensborough, 2 bedroom house sold August 2018 for $540,000. Previous sales: October 2002 for $235,000.

Advertising Leaflet - 1/184 Grimshaw Street Greensborough

Greensborough Historical Society,

Real Estate advertising leaflet,1 sheet folded into 4 pages, printed in colour both sides.

Historical information

1/184 Grimshaw Street Greensborough, 2 bedroom house sold August 2017 for $626,000. Previous sales: July 2016 for $555,000, May 2010 for $350,000 and March 2003 for $218,000.

Advertising Leaflet - 7 Greenmeyer Court Greensborough

Greensborough Historical Society,

Real Estate advertising leaflet,1 sheet folded into 4 pages, printed in colour both sides.

Historical information

7 Greenmeyer Court Greensborough, 4 bedroom house sold May 2018 for $965,000. Previous sales: October 2015 for $550,000.

Advertising Leaflet - 12 Eldale Avenue Greensborough

Greensborough Historical Society,

Real Estate advertising leaflet,1 sheet folded into 6 pages, printed in colour both sides.

Historical information

12 Eldale Avenue Greensborough, group of 3 bedroom town houses. Unit 1 sold January 2017 for $620,000. Unit 2 sold November 2016 for $595,000, Unit 3 sold November 2016 for $590,000, Unit 4 sold January 2017 for $730,000 and Unit 5 sold December 2016 for $630,000.

Advertising Leaflet - 3 & 4/5 Eldale Avenue Greensborough

Greensborough Historical Society,

Real Estate advertising leaflet,1 sheet folded into 4 pages, printed in colour both sides.

Historical information

3/5 Eldale Avenue Greensborough, 2 bedroom town house, sold March 2018 for $595,000. Previous sales: June 2000 $184,000. 4/5 Eldale Avenue sold February 2018 for $610,000

Advertising Leaflet - 32 Crana Grove Greensborough

Greensborough Historical Society,

Real Estate advertising leaflet,1 sheet folded into 4 pages, printed in colour both sides.

Historical information

32 Crana Grove Greensborough, 3 bedroom house, sold December 2016 for $635,500. Previous sales: June 2000 $184,000.

Advertising Leaflet - 56 Corowa Crescent Greensborough

Greensborough Historical Society,

Real Estate advertising leaflet,1 sheet folded into 4 pages, printed in colour both sides.

Historical information

56 Corowa Crescent Greensborough, 4 bedroom house, sold March 2018 for $950,000. Previous sales: November 1987 $148,000, September 1984 $120,000, December 1982 $89,500 and March 1979 $14,100.

Advertising Leaflet - 47 Brentwick Drive Greensborough

Greensborough Historical Society,

Real Estate advertising leaflet,1 sheet folded into 4 pages, printed in colour both sides.

Historical information

47 Brentwick Drive Greensborough, 4 bedroom house, sold November 2017 for $920,000. Previous sales: June 1987 $35,000 and October 1986 $30,000.

Advertising Leaflet - 7 Blanchard Court Greensborough

Greensborough Historical Society,

Real Estate advertising leaflet,1 sheet folded into 4 pages, printed in colour both sides.

Historical information

7 Blanchard Court Greensborough, 4 bedroom house, sold October 2017 for $860,000. Previous sales: February 2008 $412,000 and March 1995 $155,000.

Photograph - Digital Image - Greensborough Football Club. Team photograph, 1934 Premiership team.

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of group photograph of football team, players and support staff.

Historical information

Team photograph, Greensborough Football Club. 1934 Premiership team.

Significance

This photograph is a record of the team - players and support staff - involved in the 1934 season.

Photograph - Digital Image - Greensborough Football Club. Team photograph, 1931 Premiership team.

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of group photograph of football team, players and support staff.

Historical information

Team photograph, Greensborough Football Club. 1931 Premiership team.

Significance

This photograph is a record of the team - players and support staff - involved in the 1931 season.

Photograph - Digital Image - Greensborough Football Club. Team photograph, 1970s.

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of group photograph of football team, players and support staff.

Historical information

Team photograph, Greensborough Football Club. No date. M. Bowlen (capt.), B. Day (coach) and Trevor Partington (president). Trevor was president from 1972-74.

Significance

This photograph is a record of the team - players and support staff - involved in the early 1970s

Photograph - Digital Image - Greensborough Football Club. Team photograph, no date.

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of group photograph of football team, players and support staff. 2 copies as each has some staff cut off.

Historical information

Team photograph, Greensborough Football Club. A grade Premiers 1989. Division 1.

Significance

This photograph is a record of the team - players and support staff - involved in the 1944 season.

Photograph - Digital Image - Greensborough Football Club. Team photograph, A grade Premiers 1989.

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of group photograph of football team, players and support staff. 2 copies as each has some staff cut off.

Historical information

Team photograph, Greensborough Football Club. A grade Premiers 1989. Division 1.

Significance

This photograph is a record of the team - players and support staff - involved in the 1989 season.

Photograph - Digital Image - Greensborough Football Club. Team photograph, C grade (Under 17) runners up, 1963.

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of group photograph of football team, players and support staff.

Historical information

Team photograph, Greensborough Football Club 1963, third eighteen (Under 17) Runners up.

Significance

This photograph is a record of the team - players and support staff - involved in the 1963 season.

Photograph - Digital Image - Greensborough Football Club. Team photograph, Runners-up 1960, Second Eighteen.

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of group photograph of football team, players and support staff.

Historical information

Team photograph, Greensborough Football Club 1960, second eighteen, Runners up..

Significance

This photograph is a record of the team - players and support staff - involved in the 1960 season.

Photograph - Digital Image - Greensborough Football Club. Team photograph 1948

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of group photograph of football team, players and support staff.

Historical information

Team photograph, Greensborough Football Club 1948.

Significance

This photograph is a record of the team - players and support staff - involved in the 1944 season.

Photograph - Digital Image - Greensborough Football Club. Team photograph 1941 Runners-up.

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of group photograph of football team, players and support staff.

Historical information

Team photograph, Greensborough Football Club 1941 Runners up..

Significance

This photograph is a record of the team - players and support staff - involved in the 1944 season.

Photograph - Greensborough Football Club. Second Eighteen. Premiers 1961.

Greensborough Historical Society,

Group photograph of football team, players and support staff. Photograph mounted on cardboard.

Historical information

Team photograph, Greensborough Football Club Second Eighteen, Premiers1961. Diamond Valley League. Caption: Front (L-R) G. Featherstone, L. Hughes, J. Hall, W. Connell, A. Cunningham; 2nd row (L-R) J. Richards, R. Dixon, F. LeGassick (capt.),J. Murphy (coach), F. Clarke (vice-capt.), G. Partington, N. Hyde, T. Tobin (timekeeper); 3rd row (L-R) R. LeGassick (boundary ump.), A. Gough (goal ump.), D. Ward (pres.), T. Elliott, M. Kimberley, B. Wasley, I. Foard, E. Poulter, I. Williams, G. Stoneham, J. McConchie, J. Mauer (trainer), R. LeGassick (manager), A. Cattach (trainer),; back row (L-R) G. Watson, K. Piert, G. Anthony, K. Frye, K. McGough, R. Thomas.

Significance

This photograph is a record of the team - players and support staff - involved in the 1961 premiership season.

Photograph - Greensborough Football Club. Premiers 1967.

Greensborough Historical Society,

Copy of group photograph of football team, players and support staff.

Historical information

Team photograph, Greensborough Football Club 1967. Caption: Inset: [right]John Mitchell; inset [left] Geoff O'Brien; standing: Jim Wain, Laurie Brimacombe, Trevor Elliot, Barry Day, Bruce Koefed, Bob Murphy, Gary Partington, Ron Reynolds; seated: John Brimacombe, John Dobie, Graham Watson, John Carmody, Leo Muir, Trevor Partington, Graham Covetry, Barry Wasley.

Significance

This photograph is a record of the team - players and support staff - involved in the1967 season.

Photograph - Greensborough Football Club. 1930.

Greensborough Historical Society,

Copy of group photograph of football team, players and support staff.

Historical information

Team photograph, Greensborough Football Club 1930. Alf Purcell, back row 3rd from left; Alan Partington, row 2, 2nd from right.

Significance

This photograph is a record of the team - players and support staff - involved in the1930 season.

Photograph - Greensborough Football Club. Under 17 Finalists 1964.

Greensborough Historical Society,

Copy of group photograph of football team, players and support staff. Names in caption.

Historical information

Team photograph, Greensborough Football Club Under 17 Finalists 1964. Caption on photo: Back row: F. West (team manager), M. Tobin (boundary); Third row: G. Ballard, W. Magalas, G. Henderson, D. Cotter, A. O'Neil, G .Lacey, T. Ellis; Second row: B. Moore, A. Burgan (vice capt.), F.Clark (coach), G. Carter (capt.), M. Davies, R. King, L. Browning, R. De Sauty; Front row: C. Montfort, A. Maurer, L. West, D. Dobie, P. Jamieson.

Significance

This photograph is a record of the team - players and support staff - involved in the Under 17s in the 1964 season.