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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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Advertising Leaflet - 119 Rattray Road Montmorency

Key words

rattray road montmorency

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

Historical information

3 bedroom home, auctioned 16 October 2010, sold November 2010 for $550,000; sold February 2018 for $931,500

Greensborough Historical Society,

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Advertising Leaflet - 3 Napier Crescent Montmorency

Key words

napier crescent montmorency

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

Historical information

2 bedroom home, auctioned 12 November 2011, sold December 2011 for $385,000; sold December 2015 for $642,500

Greensborough Historical Society,

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Advertising Leaflet - 17 Dobson Road Montmorency

Key words

dobson road montmorency

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

Historical information

4 bedroom, 2 storey home, private sale, sold March 2012 for $460,099

Greensborough Historical Society,

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Advertising Leaflet - 34 Reichelt Avenue Montmorency

Key words

reichelt avenue montmorency

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

Historical information

4 bedroom home, private sale, sold 25/11/2012 for $725,000

Greensborough Historical Society,

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Advertising Leaflet - 8 Pedersen Way Montmorency

Key words

pedersen way montmorency

Real estate advertising leaflet, 4 p., printed in colour

Historical information

4 bedroom 2 storey home, pravtae sale, sold 31/05/2012 for $803,000

Greensborough Historical Society,

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Advertising leaflet - 1/2 James Street Montmorency

Key words

james street montmorency

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

Historical information

3 bedroom home, auctioned 24 November 2012, sold December 2012 for $702,000

Greensborough Historical Society,

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Advertising Leaflet - 1/90 Mountain View Road Montmorency

Key words

mountain view road montmorency

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

Historical information

2 bedroom home, private sale, sold January 2013 for $555,000; and in June 2015 for $680,000

Greensborough Historical Society,

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Advertising Leaflet - 17 Rattray Road Montmorency

Key words

rattray road montmorency

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

Historical information

3 bedroom home, auctioned 23 February 2013, sold for $286,000

Greensborough Historical Society,

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Advertising Leaflet - 4/415 Main Road Montmorency

Key words

main road montmorency

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

Historical information

3 bedroom home on shared block, private sale, sold April 2013 for $515,000

Greensborough Historical Society,

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Advertising Leaflet - 12 Margaret Avenue Montmorency

Key words

margaret avenue montmorency

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

Historical information

4 bedroom home, Alistair Knox mudbrick and timber, on 1150 sq m., auctioned 23 February 2013, sold for $775,000

Greensborough Historical Society,

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Newspaper Clipping - All aboard for line

Key words

premier daniel andrews
greensborough and montmorency rail track

News article 1 page, black text and colour image .

Historical information

Premier Daniel Andrews flanked by Eltham state Labor MP Vicki Ward and Public Transport Minister Jacinta Allan, las week announced Labor would duplicate 3km of track between Greensborough and Montmorency plus 1.5km between Diamond Creek and Wattle Glen.

Greensborough Historical Society,

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Newspaper Clipping - Time to hang up the wok

Key words

montmorency chinese take-away
retirement

News article 1 page, black text and colour image .

Historical information

There's been an outpouring of support for the owners of a popular Chinese take-away shop in Montmorency who have decided to shut its doors and enjoy retirement.

Greensborough Historical Society,

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Newspaper Clipping - Zeke's success magical

Key words

greensborough magician
zeke butterworth
australian junior championship of close up magic

News article 1 page, black text and colour image .

Historical information

Greensborough magician Zeke Butterworth has sprinkled his magic to win the Australian Junior Championship of close up magic.

Greensborough Historical Society,

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Newspaper Clipping - Rail fine issue on parking

Key words

watsonia station
carparking illegally

News article 1 page, black text and colour image .

Historical information

Watsonia is one of the top stations catching commuters parking illegally in Melbourne's crowded train station carparks.

Greensborough Historical Society,

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Newspaper Clipping - Pledge on 'deathtrap'

Key words

civic drive greensborough
nick mcgowan

News article 1 page, black text and colour image .

Historical information

Liberal candidate for Eltham Nick McGowan promised to remove the Civic Drive roundabout in Greensborough, in addition to Eltham's Fitzsimmons Lane, as part of the Opposition's "congestion busting policy".

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Newspaper Clipping - Proposal rejected

Key words

watsonia
childcare centre
banyule council

News article 1 page, black text and colour image .

Historical information

Banyule Council has refused a planning permit application that would have seen a double-storey childcare and medical centre built at a bustling intersection in Watsonia.

Greensborough Historical Society,

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Newspaper Clipping - Parking furore

Key words

montmorency
banyule council
parking meters

News article 1 page, black text and colour image .

Historical information

A petition signed by almost 200 people demanding the removal of paid parking meters in Montmorency has been submitted to Banyule Council.

Greensborough Historical Society,

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Newspaper Clipping - Guilty of drug driving

Key words

watsonia
drug driver

News article 1 page, black text and colour image .

Historical information

A drug driver from Watsonia who was caught cruising along the Western Ring Rd without a bumper bar was fined and lost his license for three months.

Greensborough Historical Society,

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Newspaper Clipping - All set for a compelling performance

Key words

st helena secondary college
the chalk circle

News article 1 page, black text and colour image .

Historical information

This year, St Helena Secondary College, like every year, is affording students the opportunity to perform a recontextualization of the compelling Bertolt Brecht play The Chalk Circle, which was originally performed in 1944.

Greensborough Historical Society,

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Newspaper Clipping - Fatal house fire

Key words

briar hill fire
mountain view road.

News article 1 page, black text and colour image .

Historical information

An elderly man has died in a suspicious Briar Hill fire

Greensborough Historical Society,

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Newspaper Clipping - Safety concerns

Key words

childcare centre
watsonia north

News article 1 page, black text and colour image .

Historical information

A planning application for a double storey childcare and medical centre to be built at a bustling intersection has left the community seeing red.

Greensborough Historical Society,

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Newspaper Clipping - Murder probe

Key words

montmorency murder
june 27

News article 1 page, black text and colour image .

Historical information

A father of two is accused of killing a 47 year old man in Montmorency last month.

Greensborough Historical Society,

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Advertising Leaflet - 27 Doris Street Greensborough

Key words

doris street greensborough

Real estate advertising leaflet, one sheet, printed in colour on one side

Historical information

3 bedroom timber home, auctioned 22 October 2011, sold for $480,000

Greensborough Historical Society,

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Advertising Leaflet - 478 Greensborough Road, Greensborough

Key words

greensborough road

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

Historical information

3 bedroom home, auctioned 28 July 2014, sold August 2014 for $580,000

Greensborough Historical Society,

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Advertising Leaflet - Ester Street Greensborough

Key words

2/9 ester street greensborough

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

Historical information

3 bedroom home, auctioned 20 October 2014, sold 5 December 2014 for $525,000

Greensborough Historical Society,

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Advertising Leaflet - 6 Doris Street Greensborough

Key words

doris street greensborough

Real estate advertising leaflet, one card, printed in colour both sides

Historical information

Private sale, sold for $445,000 8 October 2011

Greensborough Historical Society,

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Form - State Bank credit form

Key words

state savings bank of victoriia

One pay-in form printed in green on green paper, with covering letter

Historical information

Pay-in forms used by the SSBV (State Bank) before being taken over by the Commonwealth Bank

Inscriptions & Markings

297 Macleod 4451 account number 3582

Greensborough Historical Society,

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Document and Photographs - Jillian Riley, by Rosie Bray

Key words

ashril theatre
jillian riley

2 p. text and col. photographs, with 5 col. photographs

Historical information

Lou Riley ran the Ashril Cinema in Main Street Greensborough from 1949 to 1974. He leased the former Victory Theatre, formerly the Rechabite Hall and Masonic Lodge and purchased it in 1958. It was sold in 1974 and demolished. Photographs are of Jillian Riley, with Rosie Bray and Noel Withers when Jill Riley visited Greensborough to view the Main Street plaque on the site of her father's theatre.

Greensborough Historical Society,

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Advertising Leaflet - 3 Toombarra Place Greensborough

Key words

toombarra place greensborough

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

Historical information

3 Toombarra Place Greensborough. Three bedroom home, sold for $905,000 in November 2017. Previous sales: August 1977, $20,200.

Greensborough Historical Society,

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Advertising Leaflet - 20 Plenty River Drive Greensborough

Key words

plenty river drive greensborough

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

Historical information

20 Plenty River Drive Greensborough. Three bedroom home, sold for $830,000 in December 2017. Previous sales: January 1980, $15,250.

Greensborough Historical Society,

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Advertising Leaflet - 41 Sunrise Drive Greensborough

Key words

sunrise drive greensborough

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

Historical information

41 Sunrise Drive Greensborough. Four bedroom home, sold for $1,221,,000 in February 2018. Previous sales: December 1989, $100,000.

Greensborough Historical Society,

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Advertising Leaflet - 4/8 Ulmara Place Greensborough

Key words

ulmara place greensborough

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

Historical information

4/8 Ulmara Place Greensborough. Three bedroom home, sold for $670,000 in December 2017. Previous sales: November 2009, $505,300; May 2003, $297.000, February 1994, $145,000.

Greensborough Historical Society,

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Advertising Leaflet - 1/201 Elder Street Greensborough

Key words

elder street greensborough

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

Historical information

1/201 Elder Street Greensborough. Three bedroom home, sold for $801,000 in November 2017.

Greensborough Historical Society,

Advertising Leaflet - 215 Nell Street Greensborough

Key words

nell street greensborough

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

Historical information

215 Nell Street Greensborough. Four bedroom home, sold for $743,000 in November 2017. Previous sale, March 1994 for $93,500.

Greensborough Historical Society,

Advertising Leaflet - 16 Warriparri Crescent Greensborough

Key words

warriparri crescent greensborough

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

Historical information

16 Warriparri Crescent Greensborough. Four bedroom home, sold for $930,000 in September 2017. Previous sale, September 1993 for $160,000.

Greensborough Historical Society,

Advertising Leaflet - 21 Doris Street Greensborough

Key words

doris street greensborough

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

Historical information

21 Doris Street Greensborough. Four bedroom home, sold for $960,000 in May 2018. Previous sales, December 2015 for $745,000, September 1992 for $116,000 and December 1983 for $53,500.

Greensborough Historical Society,

Advertising Leaflet - 94 Greenhill Road Greensborough

Key words

greenhill road greensborough

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

Historical information

94 Greenhill Road Greensborough. Three bedroom home, sold for $800,000 in May 2018. Previous sales, December 1995 for $128,000, April 1990 for $155,000 and September 1987 for $112,000.

Greensborough Historical Society,

Advertising Leaflet - 9 Carmel Close Greensborough

Key words

carmel close greensborough

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

Historical information

9 Carmel Close Greensborough. Four bedroom home, sold for $1,070,000 in March 2018. Previous sale, October 2011 for $670,000 and December 1987 for $52,000.

Greensborough Historical Society,

Advertising Leaflet - 9a Scotland Avenue Greensborough

Key words

scotland avenue greensborough

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

Historical information

9a Scotland Avenue Greensborough. Three bedroom home, sold for $920,000 in December 2017. Previous sale, December 2009 for $644,000.

Greensborough Historical Society,

Advertising Leaflet - 44 Manatunga Circuit Greensborough

Key words

manatunga circuit greensborough

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

Historical information

44 Manatunga Circuit Greensborough. Six bedroom home, sold for $990,000 in July 2017.

Greensborough Historical Society,

Advertising Leaflet - 2 Lebunya Court Greensborough

Key words

lebunya court greensborough

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

Historical information

2 Lebunya Court Greensborough. Four bedroom home, sold for $830,000 in February 2018. Previous sales, April 2007 for $396,000, February 2000 for $218,000, December 1989 for $150,000 and June 1984 for $82,000.

Greensborough Historical Society,

Advertising Leaflet - 7 Kell Street Greensborough

Key words

kell street greensborough

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

Historical information

7 Kell Street Greensborough. Three bedroom home, sold for $915,000 in June 2018. Previous sales, August 2013 for $690,000. August 2003 for $410,000 and June 2002 for $225,000.

Greensborough Historical Society,

Advertising Leaflet - 7 Banfield Terrace Greensborough

Key words

banfield terrace greensborough

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

Historical information

7 Banfield Terrace Greensborough Four bedroom home, sold for $1,200,000 in December 2016. Previous sales, January 2007 for $240,00 and November 2004 for $220,000.

Greensborough Historical Society,

Real estate advertising leaflet - 20 Edmund Rice Parade Watsonia North

Key words

edmund rice parade watsonia north

Real estate advertising leaflet, 1 sheet, printed in colour.

Historical information

20 Edmund Rice Parade Watsonia North, 5 bedroom, 2 storey home. Sale by set date 05/06/2018 price not disclosed. Previous sale September 2001 for $345,000 and December 1984 for $31,000..

Greensborough Historical Society,

Real estate advertising leaflet - 12 Barry Street Watsonia

Key words

barry street watsonia

Real estate advertising leaflet, 1 sheet, printed in colour.

Historical information

12 Barry Street Watsonia, 3 bedroom home. Auctioned 19/05/2018 for $740,000. Previous sale May 1995 for $100,000.

Greensborough Historical Society,

Real estate advertising leaflet - 14 Julie Court Greensborough

Key words

julie court greensborough

Real estate advertising leaflet, 1 sheet, printed in colour.

Historical information

14 Julie Court Greensborough, 4 bedroom home. For sale by set date 05/06/2018, price not disclosed. Previous sale October 1996 for $210,000 and March 1987 for $132,000.

Greensborough Historical Society,

Real estate advertising leaflet - 26 Manatunga Circuit Greensborough

Key words

manatunga circuit greensborough

Real estate advertising leaflet, 1 sheet, printed in colour.

Historical information

26 Manatunga Circuit Greensborough, 4 bedroom, 2 storey home. For sale by set date 24/07/2018. Previous sale August 1986 for $26,000.

Greensborough Historical Society,

Real estate advertising leaflet - 1 Sunderland Rise Greensborough

Key words

sunderland rise greensborough

Real estate advertising leaflet, 1 sheet, printed in colour.

Historical information

1 Sunderland Rise Greensborough, 3 bedroom home. For sale by set date 22/05/2018. Previous sale April 2007 for $325,000 and October 1988 for $113,000.

Greensborough Historical Society,

Real estate advertising leaflet - 23 Binnak Drive Watsonia North

Key words

binnak drive watsonia north

Real estate advertising leaflet, 1 sheet, printed in colour.

Historical information

23 Binnak Drive Watsonia North, 4 bedroom home. For sale 19/05/2018. Previous sale September 2015 for $918,000 and February 1985 for $35,000.

Greensborough Historical Society,

Real estate advertising leaflet - 17 French Court Watsonia

Key words

french court watsonia

Real estate advertising leaflet, 1 sheet, printed in colour.

Historical information

17 French Court Watsonia, 4 bedroom home. Sold 19/05/2018 for $941,000, previously April 1997 for $98,000

Greensborough Historical Society,