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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 - Small rises in council rates

Key words

banyule council
nillumbik council
rate rises

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.

Greensborough Historical Society,

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Newspaper Clipping - Seeing red at housing plan

Key words

banyule council
massive development
watsonia

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.

Greensborough Historical Society,

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Newspaper Clipping - Tunnel vision revealed

Key words

banyule
north east link
victorias largest tunnel

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.

Greensborough Historical Society,

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Newspaper Clipping - Fenced in by anger

Key words

banyule council
fence disputes

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.

Greensborough Historical Society,

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Newspaper Clipping - Guilty but no conviction

Key words

childrens court
starting a fire
kalparrin reserve

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.

Greensborough Historical Society,

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Newspaper Clipping - Schools, roads winners

Key words

diamond valley
state budget
funding for roads, schools

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.

Greensborough Historical Society,

Photograph - Digital Image - Main Street Greensborough, circa 1960

Key words

main street greensborough

Digital copy of colour photograph

Historical information

View of Main Street Greensborough, circa 1960.

Greensborough Historical Society,

Photograph - Digital Image - Greensborough Hotel, circa 1913

Key words

greensborough hotel

Digital copy of black and white photograph

Historical information

View of Greensborough Hotel, circa 1913.

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Photograph - Digital Image - Greensborough Station, circa 1923

Key words

greensborough station

Digital copy of black and white photograph

Historical information

View of Greensborough Station, c1923..

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Photograph - Digital Image - Bonnie Doon Street, circa 1960

Key words

bonnie doon street greensborough

Digital copy of colour photograph

Historical information

View of Bonnie Doon Street, circa 1960.

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Photograph - Digital Image - Greensborough Bluestone Bridge, circa 1960

Key words

bluestone bridge greensborough

Digital copy of colour photograph

Historical information

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

Greensborough Historical Society,

Photograph - Digital Image - Grimshaw Street, circa 1960

Key words

grimshaw street greensborough

Digital copy of colour photograph

Historical information

View of Grimshaw Street, circa 1960.

Greensborough Historical Society,

Photograph - Digital Image - Gary Partington and friends 1961

Key words

gary partington

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

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Newspaper Clipping - Digital Image - Futuro House Greensborough, 2017

Key words

futuro house
apollo parkways

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.

Greensborough Historical Society,

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

Key words

briar hill residents association

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.

Greensborough Historical Society,

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

Key words

briar hill senior citizens club

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).

Greensborough Historical Society,

Advertisement - Digital image - Dollar Curtains, 1987

Key words

dollar curtains
main street greensborough

Digital copy of newspaper advertisement, black text and image.

Historical information

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

Greensborough Historical Society,

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

Key words

first fleet
bi-centenary 1988

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.

Greensborough Historical Society,

Newspaper - The Weekly Times September 7, 1994

Key words

newspapers

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.

Greensborough Historical Society,

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Untitled

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Artiicle - Bundoora Park Estate Company

Key words

bundoora park estate campany limited
bundoora

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.

Greensborough Historical Society,

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

Key words

urban sprawl
greswell forest

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.

Greensborough Historical Society,

Newspaper Clipping - Digital Image - Four become life members, 1974

Key words

greensborough football club
alan partington
diamond valley football league

Digital copy of newspaper clipping, black text and image.

Historical information

Life Membership was granted to four Diamond Valley Football League stalwarts in 1974, including Greensborough's Alan Partington.

Greensborough Historical Society,

Newspaper Clipping - Digital Image - Main Street Road and Rail Bridge job to cost $254,000, 1974

Key words

main street greensborough
greensborough station
rail bridge greensborough

Digital copy of newspaper clipping, black text.

Historical information

Proposed reconstruction of the road-over-rail bridge in Main Street Greensborough was expected to cost $254,000 in 1974.

Greensborough Historical Society,

Newspaper Clipping - Digital Image - St. Damian's Primary School Bu1656 - Games that students will play 1974

Key words

bundoora

Digital copy of newspaper clipping, black text.

Historical information

A selection of reports of activities in the Bundoora area, 1974. Includes reports on St Damian's parish school, Greenwood High, Bundoora scouts and cubs and Bundoora Presbyterian Methodist church.

Greensborough Historical Society,

Newspaper Clipping - Digital Image - Bundoora Cricket Club Committee 1974

Key words

bundoora cricket club

Digital copy of newspaper clipping.

Historical information

A list of executives and committee of the Bundoora Cricket Club [1974] includes several members of the Dyson family.

Greensborough Historical Society,

Advertisement - Digital image - Bundoora Nurseries, 1974

Key words

bundoora nurseries
plenty road bundoora
mcleans road bundoora

Digital copy of newspaper advertisement.

Historical information

Advertisement for Bundoora Nurseries, corner Plenty Road and McLeans Road Bundoora, 1974.

Greensborough Historical Society,

Newspaper Clipping (digital image) - St Helena and Diamond Creek Roads - No reason to uproot trees

Key words

diamond creek road
st helena road greensborough

Digital copy of newspaper article, black text.

Historical information

A Letter to the Editor complaining about the removal of trees near the corner of Diamond Creek Road and St Helena Road [1973]

Greensborough Historical Society,

Newspaper Clipping (digital image) - Greensborough Primary School Gr2062 Moving?

Key words

greensborough primary school

Digital copy of newspaper article, black text and image.

Historical information

Diamond Valley Councillors look at the possibility of moving Greensborough Primary School from its site on Grimshaw Street. [1973] The proposed new shopping complex for Greensborough would add to the dangers of traffic in the area. Also an article

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Newspaper Clipping (digital image) - Full length gown

Key words

gill family

Digital copy of newspaper article, black text and image.

Historical information

A report on the marriage of Shauna and Edward Gill at St Faith's Church of England Montmorency. [1973] Shauna's maiden name was Turner and she lived in Riverview Road Montmorency.

Greensborough Historical Society,

Newspaper Clipping (digital image) - De Blonay Reserve Working bee for action group

Key words

de blonay crescent reserve
red cross
watsonia high school

Digital copy of newspaper article, black text.

Historical information

A selection of reports on local Greensborough activities. [1973] Includes reports on the development of the De Blonay Crescent Reserve, Greensborough Red Cross, and the aims of Watsonia High School.

Greensborough Historical Society,

Newspaper Clipping (digital image) - Wedding of Mr and Mrs John Hill - Macleod - Crepe gown with lace her choice

Key words

hill family

Digital copy of newspaper article, black text and image.

Historical information

A report on the marriage of Marilyn and John Hill. [1973] Marilyn's maiden name was Greig and she lived in Carwarp Street Macleod.

Greensborough Historical Society,

Newspaper Clipping (digital image) - Yallambie Noise is their great worry

Key words

plenty river montmorency
montmorency

Digital copy of newspaper article, black text.

Historical information

A family living near the Plenty River in Montmorency are concerned about the noise of mini-bike riders and their effect on local bird life. [1973]

Greensborough Historical Society,

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Newspaper Clipping - Rail pain lingers on Hurstbridge line after signal issue

Key words

level crossing removal project
rosanna station
delay with opening

News article 1 page, black text and colour image .

Historical information

Frustrated commuters face another week boarding replacement buses after a last-minute delay to the re0opening of the Hurstbridge line was announced.

Greensborough Historical Society,

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Newspaper Clipping - Drive to keep track

Key words

banyule council
local train stations
car parking at stations

News article 1 page, black text and colour image .

Historical information

Banyule Council is fed-up with the state's peak roads body for ignoring requests to track how far cars drive to park at its train stations.

Greensborough Historical Society,

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Newspaper Clipping - Memories of our heroes

Key words

eltham cenotaph
anzac day

News article 1 page, black text and colour image .

Historical information

Cenotaphs hold a special place in the hearts of people who watched their loved ones leave to fight a war, particularly those who never saw them again.

Greensborough Historical Society,

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Newspaper Clipping - An honour to serve

Key words

jack gilham - former eltham man
new guinea in world war 2
anzac day

News article 1 page, black text and colour image .

Historical information

Jack Gilham was only 18 when he began patrolling the rainforests of Papua New Guinea during World War II. Former Eltham Man told the Leader.

Greensborough Historical Society,

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Newspaper Clipping - Montmorency Train Station gets boost

Key words

montmorency station
car parking, lighting, cctv
state government

News article 1 page, black text and colour image .

Historical information

More car parking space, lighting and CCTV will be installed at Montmorency train station, courtesy of the State Government.

Greensborough Historical Society,

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Newspaper Clipping - Open all directions

Key words

level crossing removal project
lower plenty road rosanna

News article 1 page, black text and colour image .

Historical information

Lower Plenty Road is now open and drivers can travel along the road without being stopped by boom gates.

Greensborough Historical Society,

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Newspaper Clipping - On track for new charges

Key words

train station parking
macleod, ivanhoe, rosanna, greensborough and montmorency train stations
parking metres

News article 1 page, black text and colour image .

Historical information

Banyule Council has been slammed for using train commuters as 'convenient cash cows' as it plans to install paid parking meters around bustling train stations

Greensborough Historical Society,

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Newspaper Clipping - $307 rail pledge - Opposition committed to improving services to northeast

Key words

opposition funding promise
greensborough to eltham rail line

News article 1 page, black text and colour image .

Historical information

The bustling Hurstbridge train line will be duplicated between Greensborough and Eltham if the Opposition wins this year's state election.

Greensborough Historical Society,

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Newspaper Clipping - Rosanna - Bridge is rail big effort

Key words

level crossing removal project
rail bridge

News article 1 page, black text and colour image .

Historical information

The mammoth rail bridge has been installed across Lower Plenty Rd in Rosanna by Level Crossing Removal Authority contractors.

Greensborough Historical Society,

Newspaper Clipping - Eltham railway

Key words

railways
hurstbridge rail line

6 p. transcripts of newspaper reports from the Age 21/05/1900 and Mercury and Weekly Courier 13/07/1900 regarding discussions on the route to be taken by the Heidelberg to Eltham railway extension

Historical information

Relates to the disagreement between advocates of the original surveyed route and the proposed "deviation" for the Heidelberg to Eltham railway extension, 1900.

Greensborough Historical Society,

Document - Montmorenci farm fire 1868

Key words

montmorency

7 p. Digger Pioneer & Inquest index results, with 2 p. of copies of newspaper articles published in December 1868

Historical information

Research materials used by David Wetherill to investigate whether the deaths of two children by fire in the Montmorency area in December 1868 were registered. Comprises searches of Pioneer Index, Inquest Index, and copies of Age, Kyneton Observer and Geelong Advertiser newspaper articles via Trove. The deaths were reputed to be the first in the area. No registrations were found in the investigation.

Greensborough Historical Society,

Article - Acknowledginng the dedication and contribution of the late Infant Welfare Sister Alma Brown

Key words

alma brown
infant welfare

4p. col. documents, photographs

Historical information

Chronology of Alama Brown's life, work in maternal and child health in the Diamond Valley area and conservation, memorialised by Brown's Reserve in Greenhills. Also a celebration of 100 years of Maternal and Child Health.

Greensborough Historical Society,

Leaflet - Bakewell Ward News, by Cr Mark di Pasquale

Key words

banule city council
bakewell ward

2p. col. leaflet

Historical information

Cr Mark Di Pasquale's Bakewell Ward News. Includes information on Anzac Day and the new sculptures at Greensborough War Memorial Park, the upgrades to the Hurstbridge rail line and new solar panels on Council buildings.

Greensborough Historical Society,

Document - Russell Robinson: Melbourne Press Club profile

Key words

russell robinson
diamond valley leader

4 p. text and newspaper clipping copy, with newspaper clipping

Historical information

Summary of Russell Robinson's journalistic career 1969-2018, with notice of his appointment as Editor-in-chief of the Leader Newspaper Group in 1987. He lived and went to school in the Greensborough area.

Greensborough Historical Society,

Newspaper Clipping (digital image) - Police not there to check licence

Key words

greensborough police

Digital copy of newspaper article, black text.

Historical information

A man told Northcote court that he tried on three occasions to produce his licence at Greensborough police station but found no police on duty. [1973]

Greensborough Historical Society,

Advertisement - Digital image - Gillespie and Lewis, 1973

Key words

gillespie and lewis
grimshaw street greensborough

Digital copy of newspaper advertisement.

Historical information

Advertisement for Gillespie and Lewis, 89 Grimshaw Street, Greensborough, 1973.

Greensborough Historical Society,

Advertisement - Digital image - Watsonia Cycles, 1973.

Key words

watsonia cycles
greensborough road watsonia

Digital copy of newspaper advertisement.

Historical information

Advertisement for Watsonia Cycles, 365 Greensborough Road, Watsonia, 1973.

Greensborough Historical Society,