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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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Newspaper Clipping - Our warring hill tribes, Jane Sullivan

Key words

eltham

Newspaper clipping

Historical information

Article on Eltham and its council; particularly the clashes between "conservatives" and "progressives".

Greensborough Historical Society,

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Map - Keelbundora Counties of Bourke and Evelyn

Key words

keelbundora (parish)

Photocopy of digitised map

Historical information

Covers are bounded by Merri Creek, Yarra River, Plenty River and Crown Portions 24 to 28, with section including Maroondah Aqueduct and Darebin Creek

Greensborough Historical Society,

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Booklet - A Trip of a life time, by Rosie Bray

20 p. typescript, col. photographs

Historical information

Account of Rosie's trip to the British War Cemetery at Sidon, Lebanon to visit her father's grave, and further travels in lebanon and Syria in 2002

Greensborough Historical Society,

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Document, and Newspaper clipping - Jenny McGuirk, by Rosie Bray; and, My meaning and purpose, by Jenny McGuirk

Key words

mcguirk family

3 p. typescript, col. photographs; 3 photocopied photographs, and article from Heidelberg Leader 25/9/2018

Historical information

Jenny McGuirk has been a Bundoora resident since 1971 and a prominent community worker and volunteer in a number of different fields

Greensborough Historical Society,

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Document - Puffing Billy, by Rosie Bray

Key words

puffing billy railway

4 p. typescript with col. photographs

Historical information

Short history of the Puffing Billy train, from the 1900 Upper Ferntree Gully - Gembrook railway line to its rebirth in 1955 operating between Belgrave and Menzies Creek, later extended to Gembrook

Greensborough Historical Society,

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Pamphlet - Banyule Youth Summit: 2018 report

Key words

banyule youth summit

4 p. printed in colour

Historical information

The Summit was held at the Heidelberg Golf Club on 15 May 2018, facilitated by Banyule Youth Services and with the participation of the Victorian State government and Banyule City Council

Greensborough Historical Society,

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Document - Speech for Lee Wallin, by Terry Phillips at Probus Club; with Greensborough Probus Club newsletter October 2018, and invitation to Remembrance Day 2018 Service at Kangaroo Ground War Memorial Park

Key words

world war 1

5 p. typescript; 4 p. newsletter and 1 p. invitation

Historical information

Speech about the ongoing activity to recover unexploded ammunition from French and Belgian World War 1 battlefields

Greensborough Historical Society,

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5813 - Interview with Val Mallett, by Dawn Bennetts and Merilyn Mullavey

Key words

greensborough
mallett family

3 p. black & white typescript, photographs

Historical information

Val and Mailey Mallett lived in Hurstbridge and Greensborough since 1957

Greensborough Historical Society,

Newspaper Clipping - Clifton Pugh and Prue Acton, by Jane Freeman

Key words

clifton pugh
prue acton
painters
hurstbridge

Text and col. photograph

Historical information

Relationship between Clifton Pugh and Prue Acton based on their common interest in paiinting

Greensborough Historical Society,

Leaflets and col. photographs - Greensborough Primary School 2062: 140 years anniversary, August 18, 2018

Key words

greensborough primary school

3 col. pages, 1 black & white page, 17 col. photographs

Historical information

Photographs and program of events for the 140th anniversary celebration (on 18/08/2018) of the establishment of Greensborough Primary School. Photographs by Rosie Bray.

Greensborough Historical Society,

Leaflet - Greensborough Primary School

Key words

greensborough primary school

Leaflet, printed in green on buff paper

Historical information

Information leaflet for Greensborough Primary School

Greensborough Historical Society,

Booklet - The Great War Memorials of the Heidelberg district: a pictorial selection from the collections of the Heidelberg Historical Society

Key words

world war 1
war memorials

20 p. booklet, black and white and colour photographs

Historical information

Photographs of War Memorials in Heidelberg, Alphington, Greensborough, Ivanhoe, Macleod, Montmorency and Templestowe, from the Heidelberg Historical Society collection

Greensborough Historical Society,

Book - Copping it sweet: shared memories of Richmond

Key words

richmond

Paperback. 253 p., black and white and colour illustrations

Historical information

History of Richmond from 1850 to 1980s, including many residents' recollections.

Greensborough Historical Society,

Journal - Victoria and the Great War: Special issue of the La Trobe Journal No. 96 September 2015

Key words

world war 1

Paperback. 224 p., black and white and colour illustrations

Historical information

Contributions on the history of World War 1 on previously unresearched areas, most relevant to Melbourne and Victoria.

Greensborough Historical Society,

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Newspaper Clipping - Benefits too great to outlook

Key words

auslan
briar hill preschool
paula bedford

News article 1 page, black text and colour image .

Historical information

Briar Hill's Paula Bedford teaches Auslan (Australian Sign Language) which has enormous social and cognitive benefits she tells the Leader.

Greensborough Historical Society,

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Newspaper Clipping - Celebrating 40 years in fashion

Key words

greensborough plaza
40th anniversary

News article 1 page, black text and colour image .

Historical information

If you needed more reasons to indulge in some retail therapy, then Greensborough Plaza has 40 of them.

Greensborough Historical Society,

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Newspaper Clipping - Ambulance site locked in

Key words

watsonia north
ambulance station

News article 1 page, black text and colour image .

Historical information

A new site has been secured for a Watsonia North ambulance branch after the original location proposed was deemed unsuitable.

Greensborough Historical Society,

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Newspaper Clipping - Lest We Forget

Key words

vietnam veteran bill telfer
greensborough war memorial park
world war 1 end

News article 1 page, black text and colour image .

Historical information

Vietnam veteran Bill Telfer will be among those paying their respects at the Greensborough War Memorial Park this Sunday to mark the centenary of the end of World War 1.

Greensborough Historical Society,

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Book - The Victorian readers, books 1-8

Facsimile reprints of eight cloth bound paperbacks, in presentation box. Black and white and colour illustrations

Historical information

These readers were used in Victorian state primary schools from 1928 to the mid 1950s.

Greensborough Historical Society,

Newspaper - The Sun News-Pictorial: "War ends in Europe" edition May 8, 1945

Key words

world war 2

Facsimile copy of Newspaper, 16 pages, illus.

Historical information

Copy of Special edition of The Sun News-Pictorial to commemorate the end of World War 2 in Europe, 1945.

Greensborough Historical Society,

Newspaper (facsimile) - The Herald: August 15 1945. Victory edition souvenir (facsimile copy)

Key words

world war 2

Facsimile copy of Newspaper, 8 pages, printed on A3 paper. Text and black and white images.

Historical information

A souvenir edition of The [Melbourne] Herald to celebrate the end of World War II. Front page headline reads " PEACE - WORLD HAILS JAP SURRENDER". This is a facsimile copy of the paper, each page printed on A3 paper in two halves.

Greensborough Historical Society,

Magazine - Princess Tina, and Penelope

Key words

magazines

32p., illus. (some col.).

Historical information

Magazine suitable for girls, presented in comic-format.

Greensborough Historical Society,

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Article, Journal - More than just 'Peaceful and Picturesque', by Rebecca Le Get

Key words

janefield
macleod
gresswell watsonia

8 pages, scanned from Journal, covering email.

Historical information

Copy of article from Victorian Historical Journal (Issue 289, Vol.89, No.1, June 2018). The article "More than just 'Peaceful and Picturesque: How Tuberculosis control measures have preserved ecologically significant land in Melbourne', by Rebecca Le Get, looks at nature conservation reserves and the re-use of properties including the former Macleod, Gresswell and Janefield tuberculosis hospitals. Includes covering email from Rebecca to GHS.

Greensborough Historical Society,

Document collection - Briar Hill Primary and the Roberts family

Key words

june roberts
roberts family
briar hill primary school

Parents' information booklet, School report card, 2 page letter.

Historical information

A collection of documents from GHS member June Roberts: Parents' information booklet from Briar Hill State School (1967), School report card for Anna Roberts (1964-1966), 2 page letter from June Roberts to the President of the Mother's Club at Briar Hill State School discussing the healthy food options at the school canteen (1972).

Greensborough Historical Society,

Leaflet - North East Link: project map October 2018

Key words

north east link

Map, colour text and images.

Historical information

North East Link Authority was set up to lead development of this project. This map shows the proposed route with major intersections/interchanges.

Greensborough Historical Society,

Leaflet - The Link: issue 05 October 2018

Key words

north east link

4 page leaflet, colour text and images.

Historical information

North East Link Authority was set up to lead development of this project. This newsletter is to keep the community informed of developments and opportunities for consultation.

Greensborough Historical Society,

Newspaper Clipping - Sunlight Blinds P/L [1995]

Key words

sunlight blinds

Newspaper advertisement, black, red and white text.

Historical information

Advertisement in the local paper for Sunlight Blinds of Grimshaw Street Greensborough [1995]

Greensborough Historical Society,

Newspaper Clipping - Greensborough Computers [1995]

Key words

greensborough computers
grimshaw street greensborough

Newspaper advertisement, black and white text.

Historical information

Advertisement in the local paper for Greensborough Computers of Grimshaw Street Greensborough [1995]

Greensborough Historical Society,

Newspaper Clipping - Weyman & Jamieson, family law [1995]

Key words

weyman and jamieson
main street greensborough
plenty road bundoora

Newspaper advertisement, black and white text and image.

Historical information

Advertisement in the local paper for Weyman & Jamieson, family lawyers, of Main Street Greensborough and Plenty Road Bundoora [1995]

Greensborough Historical Society,

Newspaper Clipping - Baby Show Bundoora [1995]

Key words

noorong avenue bundoora
bundoora hall

Newspaper advertisement, black and white text and image.

Historical information

Advertisement in the local paper for a Baby Show in Bundoora Hall, Noorong Avenue Bundoora on 17th September 1995..

Greensborough Historical Society,

Newspaper Clipping - Watson Holdern Bundoora [1995]

Key words

watson holden bundoora
grimshaw street bundoora

Newspaper advertisement, black and red text and image.

Historical information

Advertisement in the local paper for Watson Holden Bundoora, 413 Grimshaw Street Bundoora.

Greensborough Historical Society,

Newspaper Clipping - Convent cash crisis 1990

Key words

sisters of mercy
rosanna convent
assisi centre

News article, black and white text and image.

Historical information

The Rosanna Convent of Mercy was built in 1929. Due to a fire prevention order, it was placed on the market in 1990. Today (2018) it is the Assisi Italian Aged Care Centre.

Greensborough Historical Society,

Magazine - Banyule Banner March-April 2018

Key words

banyule banner

20 pages (approx.), colour illustrations. 2 copies.

Historical information

The Banyule Banner is published bi-monthly by Banyule City Council to advertise upcoming events in the City of Banyule and to report on past events. This edition covers North East Link Arts and Culture and Banyule festivals.

Significance

A record of events within the City of Banyule.

Greensborough Historical Society,

Magazine - Banyule Banner Sep-Oct 2018

Key words

banyule banner

20 pages (approx.), colour illustrations.

Historical information

The Banyule Banner is published bi-monthly by Banyule City Council to advertise upcoming events in the City of Banyule and to report on past events. This edition covers North East Link update, waste reduction and Hatch contemporary arts space.

Significance

A record of events within the City of Banyule.

Greensborough Historical Society,

Advertising Leaflet - 156 Nell Street Greensborough

Key words

nell street greensborough

2 page colour real estate leaflet, folded in 3.

Historical information

156 Nell Street Greensborough, 3 bedroom home auctioned 31 August 2013, sold for $620,000

Greensborough Historical Society,

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Newspaper Clipping - Powering to the future

Key words

latrobe university
bundoora

News article 1 page, black text and colour image .

Historical information

A $5 billion city of the future is being planned for La Trobe University's campus in Bundoora

Greensborough Historical Society,

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Newspaper Clipping - Lights out for Christmas

Key words

allumbra drive st helena
christmas lights display
banyule city council

News article 1 page, black text and colour image .

Historical information

An iconic Christmas lights display in Allumbra Drive, St Helena has been forced to shut down due to council bureaucracy.

Greensborough Historical Society,

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Newspaper Clipping - From humble start to learning powerhouse

Key words

latrobe university
bundoora

News article 1 page, black text and colour image .

Historical information

LaTrobe University- Once a sparse farmland and filled with more kangaroos than classmates, Bundoora is on its way to become an educational and industrial powerhouse.

Greensborough Historical Society,

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Newspaper Clipping - Officer's Dedication awarded

Key words

clyde james smith memorial award
heidelberg police
detective sergeant andrew beames

News article 1 page, black text and colour image .

Historical information

A dedicated and inspirational police officer has been awarded the 2018 Clyde James Smith Memorial Police Leadership Award. Detective Sergeant Andrew Beames, from Banyule criminal investigation unit, won the award which recognises integrity, leadership and professionalism.

Greensborough Historical Society,

Article - Volunteers of Banyule, by Rosie Bray

Key words

volunteers of banyule

4 p. typescript on yellow paper; promotional leaflet and 3 col. photographs

Historical information

An account of the establishment of Volunteers of Banyule in 1998

Greensborough Historical Society,

Article - The Case of the missing wallet, by Atis Lejins

Key words

atis lejins

5 p. typescript

Historical information

Personal account of a common 'crisis' situation, written by GHS member Atis Lejins.

Greensborough Historical Society,

Leaflet - Greensborough Primary School 140 years, by Atis Lejins

Key words

greensborough primary school

2 p. typescript

Historical information

Former resident of Greensborough, Lejins wrote to the pupils of Greensborough Primary on the occasion of the school's 140th anniversary.

Greensborough Historical Society,

Booklet - Back to Heidelberg Municipality souvenir: Heidelberg old and new, 1860-1933

Key words

heidelberg

17 p. photocopy of 31 p. original

Historical information

Brief history of Heidelberg and surrounding areas, 1860-1933

Greensborough Historical Society,

Article - Sauro Antonelli AM, by Rosie Bray

Key words

antonelli family
sauro antonelli

2 p. text and col. photographs, 1 col. photographic print

Historical information

Sauro Antonelli was awarded an AM for services to the Italian community in 2007 and for his work in state and local government in community and ethnic affaira

Greensborough Historical Society,

Article - Visitors to GHS

Key words

manningham senior citizens
greensborough historical society

1 p. typescript, 2 col. photographs

Historical information

On Thursday 06/09/2018, a group of senior citizens from Manningham visited Greensborough Historical Society.

Greensborough Historical Society,

Article - Tribute to Violet Forber, by Rosie Bray; with eulogy by Dennis Richards

Key words

forber family
violet forber

3 p. including photograph with bookmark and newspaper notices

Historical information

Violet Forber was a Bundoora resident and foundation member of the 50s Plus Club who died in August 2018

Greensborough Historical Society,

Leaflet - Champions of Montmorency 1946-2002

Key words

montmorency football club

Photocopy of 4 p. leaflet black & white text and photographs

Historical information

List of nominations and selections of Montmorency players for Champion status, prepared by a sub-committee of Montmorency Football Club.

Greensborough Historical Society,

Article - Diamond Valley 50's Plus Club, by Rosie Bray

Key words

diamond valley 50's plus club

Printed in black on off-white paper, one-sided, with photograph of the Watsonia Community Hall, one of the club's venues

Historical information

Account of the Diamond Valley 50s Plus Club's formation in 1981 and its activities

Greensborough Historical Society,

Newspaper Clipping - A British star makes it into the Australian hallkeeper of fame, by Melissa Heagney

Key words

noel withers
withers family

Black text and colour image.

Historical information

An account of Noel Withers' career and activities in Greensborough since his move there in 1973

Greensborough Historical Society,

Map - Shire of Diamond Valley

Key words

shire of diamond valley

Map printed in colour, one side

Historical information

Map issued by the Shire of Diamond Valley showing location of key organisations and features

Greensborough Historical Society,