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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.

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Pamphlet - Caring for your wartime memorabilia: a guide to preserving your famiy's heritage items.

Key words

conservation of materials

34 p. spiral bound illus.

Historical information

Basic information on conservation of memorabilia and historical documents, especially military items.

Greensborough Historical Society,

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Book - Irish ancestry: a beginner's guide, by Bill Davis. 3rd ed.

Key words

family history

160 p. tables paperback

Greensborough Historical Society,

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Maps

Key words

greensborough

Two photocopies

Historical information

Central Greensborough area, including railway line and some landowners. Basic map made c. 1902; annotations dated to c. 1970s

Inscriptions & Markings

Parish of Keelbundora, County of Bourke. Central Greensborough area

Greensborough Historical Society,

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Maps

Key words

greensborough

Two enlargements of Parish plans , one from 1860?, the other (different scale) amended after 1939

Inscriptions & Markings

One copy possibly from 1860, containing lot numbers for a government road, now Main Street, and surrounding streets; the other, amended post 1939, annotated with Agreement (illegible) signed by J. W. Britnell and John Scotland 11 December 1879.

Greensborough Historical Society,

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Aerial survey

Key words

watsonia north

Photocopy of part 1945 aerial survey

Historical information

Part of 1945 aerial survey, area of Watsonia North, including Grimshaw Street, Sellars Street and Macorna Street

Inscriptions & Markings

"Prudence and Maria Partington's home in Sellars St."

Greensborough Historical Society,

School Photograph (digital image) - Briar Hill Primary School BH4341 1992 Staff

Key words

briar hill primary school
briar hill state school

Digital copy of colour school staff photo

Historical information

Group photo of Briar Hill State School 1992 Staff

Greensborough Historical Society,

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Certificate of Title

Key words

grimshaw street

`Photocopy 2 + 3 p. black and white

Historical information

Issued to L. & C. Estates Pty Ltd for Lot 6 PS No. 43356 Parish of Keelbundora, 23 December 1958 (320 Grimshaw Street Watsonia?)

Inscriptions & Markings

Certificate of Title Vol. 8234 Fol. 896

Greensborough Historical Society,

Newspaper clipping (digital image) - Daniel hits the heights - Briar Hill Primary School

Key words

briar hill primary school
briar hill state school
daniel miller

Digital copy of newspaper clipping

Historical information

Digital copy of news article reporting on Briar Hill Primary School student Daniel Miller and his achievements in diving.

Greensborough Historical Society,

Newspaper clipping (digital image) - Small school to market special - Briar Hill Primary School

Key words

briar hill primary school
briar hill state school

Digital copy of newspaper clipping

Historical information

Digital copy of news article reporting on the advantages of a small school like Briar Hill Primary School.

Greensborough Historical Society,

Newspaper clipping (digital image) - Gold fever at school - Anna Wilson at Briar Hill Primary School

Key words

briar hill primary school
briar hill state school
anna wilson
olympic games sydney 2000

Digital copy of newspaper clipping

Historical information

Digital copy of news article reporting on Briar Hill Primary School past pupil Anna Wilson, an Olympic cyclist.

Greensborough Historical Society,

Newspaper clipping (digital image) - The year of living brilliantly - Anna Wilson at Briar Hill Primary School

Key words

briar hill primary school
briar hill state school
anna wilson
olympic games sydney 2000

Digital copy of newspaper clipping

Historical information

Digital copy of news article reporting Briar Hill Primary School past pupil Anna Wilson, an Olympic cyclist.

Greensborough Historical Society,

Newspaper clipping (digital image) - Paintings, prints on school walls - Briar Hill Primary School

Key words

briar hill primary school
briar hill state school

Digital copy of newspaper clipping

Historical information

Digital copy of news article reporting on art work displayed at Briar Hill Primary School and other school activities.

Greensborough Historical Society,

Photograph - Digital Image - Koala Show - healthy eating at Briar Hill Primary School 1987

Key words

briar hill primary school
briar hill state school

Digital copy of colour photograph

Historical information

Photograph of Koala Show - Healthy Eating at Briar Hill Primary School in 1987.

Greensborough Historical Society,

Newspaper clipping (digital image) - Briar Hill Primary School, Lantern Festival - Winter Solstice, 2000

Key words

briar hill primary school
briar hill state school

Digital copy of newspaper clipping

Historical information

Digital copy news article reporting on Briar Hill Primary School's Winter solstice lantern festival in 2000

Greensborough Historical Society,

Plaque (Digital Image) - Briar Hill Primary School, Banyule Festival Parade Award 1997

Key words

briar hill primary school
briar hill state school
banyule festival

Digital copy of colour photo

Historical information

Photo of Briar Hill Primary School Banyule Festival Parade Award 1997

Greensborough Historical Society,

Plaque (Digital Image) - Briar Hill Primary School Garden State Award plaque 1995

Key words

briar hill primary school
briar hill state school
garden state award

Digital copy of colour photo

Historical information

Photo of Briar Hill Primary School "Garden State Award" plaque, 1995.

Greensborough Historical Society,

Plaque (Digital Image) - Briar Hill Primary School Australia Remembers plaque 1995

Key words

briar hill primary school
briar hill state school
australia remembers 1945 - 1995

Digital copy of colour photo

Historical information

Photo of Briar Hill Primary School "Australia Remembers" plaque, 1995, issued on the 50th anniversary of the end of World War 2.

Greensborough Historical Society,

Photograph - Digital Image - Construction at Briar Hill Primary School 1994

Key words

briar hill primary school
briar hill state school

Digital copy of 5 colour photographs

Historical information

Photos of construction work at Briar Hill Primary School in 1994.

Greensborough Historical Society,

Magazine - Banyule Banner November/December 2017

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 Christmas in Banyule, Banyule Flats and Warringal Parklands, and an update on the North East Link.

Significance

A record of events within the City of Banyule.

Greensborough Historical Society,

Plaque (Digital Image) - Briar Hill Primary School Peter Davey Memorial Library plaque

Key words

briar hill primary school
briar hill state school

Digital copy of colour school photo

Historical information

Photo of Briar Hill State School Peter Davey Memorial Library plaque, 1955

Greensborough Historical Society,

School Photograph (digital image) - Briar Hill Primary School BH4341 1995 Grade Prep and 1

Key words

briar hill primary school
briar hill state school

Digital copy of colour school photo

Historical information

Group photo of Briar Hill State School 1995 Grade Prep and 1

Greensborough Historical Society,

School Photograph (digital image) - Briar Hill Primary School BH4341 1994 Staff

Key words

briar hill primary school
briar hill state school

Digital copy of colour school photo

Historical information

Group photo of Briar Hill State School 1994 Staff

Greensborough Historical Society,

School Photograph (digital image) - Briar Hill Primary School BH4341 1994 Grade Prep and 1

Key words

briar hill primary school
briar hill state school

Digital copy of colour school photo

Historical information

Group photo of Briar Hill State School 1994 Grade Prep and 1

Greensborough Historical Society,

School Photograph (digital image) - Briar Hill Primary School BH4341 1994 Grade 6

Key words

briar hill primary school
briar hill state school

Digital copy of colour school photo

Historical information

Group photo of Briar Hill State School 1994 Grade 6

Greensborough Historical Society,

School Photograph (digital image) - Briar Hill Primary School BH4341 1994 Grade 5-6 R

Key words

briar hill primary school
briar hill state school

Digital copy of colour school photo

Historical information

Group photo of Briar Hill State School 1994 Grade 5-6 R

Greensborough Historical Society,

School Photograph (digital image) - Briar Hill Primary School BH4341 1994 Grade 5-6 M

Key words

briar hill primary school
briar hill state school

Digital copy of colour school photo

Historical information

Group photo of Briar Hill State School 1994 Grade 5-6 M

Greensborough Historical Society,

School Photograph (digital image) - Briar Hill Primary School BH4341 1994 Grade 3-4 T

Key words

briar hill primary school
briar hill state school

Digital copy of colour school photo

Historical information

Group photo of Briar Hill State School 1994 Grade 3-4 T

Greensborough Historical Society,

School Photograph (digital image) - Briar Hill Primary School BH4341 1994 Grade 3-4 R

Key words

briar hill primary school
briar hill state school

Digital copy of colour school photo

Historical information

Group photo of Briar Hill State School 1994 Grade 3-4 R

Greensborough Historical Society,

School Photograph (digital image) - Briar Hill Primary School BH4341 1994 Grade 2 P

Key words

briar hill primary school
briar hill state school

Digital copy of colour school photo

Historical information

Group photo of Briar Hill State School 1994 Grade 2 P

Greensborough Historical Society,

School Photograph (digital image) - Briar Hill Primary School BH4341 1993 Grade Prep S

Key words

briar hill primary school
briar hill state school

Digital copy of colour school photo

Historical information

Group photo of Briar Hill State School 1993 Grade Prep S

Greensborough Historical Society,

School Photograph (digital image) - Briar Hill Primary School BH4341 1992 Four buys in fancy dress

Key words

briar hill primary school
briar hill state school

Digital copy of colour photo

Historical information

Photo of Briar Hill State School students in dressed up for school activity, possibly Book Week,1995.

Greensborough Historical Society,

School Photograph (digital image) - Briar Hill Primary School BH4341 1995 Whole School

Key words

briar hill primary school
briar hill state school

Digital copy of colour school photo

Historical information

Group photo of Briar Hill State School 1995 Whole School

Greensborough Historical Society,

School Photograph (digital image) - Briar Hill Primary School BH4341 1994 Whole School

Key words

briar hill primary school
briar hill state school

Digital copy of colour school photo

Historical information

Group photo of Briar Hill State School 1994 Whole School

Greensborough Historical Society,

School Photograph (digital image) - Briar Hill Primary School BH4341 1992 Whole School

Key words

briar hill primary school
briar hill state school

Digital copy of colour school photo

Historical information

Group photo of Briar Hill State School 1992 Whole School

Greensborough Historical Society,

School Photograph (digital image) - Briar Hill Primary School BH4341 1992 T-Ball Team

Key words

briar hill primary school
briar hill state school

Digital copy of colour school team photo

Historical information

Group photo of Briar Hill State School 1992 T-Ball Team

Greensborough Historical Society,

School Photograph (digital image) - Briar Hill Primary School BH4341 1992 Soccer Team

Key words

briar hill primary school
briar hill state school

Digital copy of colour school team photo

Historical information

Group photo of Briar Hill State School 1992 Soccer Team

Greensborough Historical Society,

School Photograph (digital image) - Briar Hill Primary School BH4341 1992 Rounders Team

Key words

briar hill primary school
briar hill state school

Digital copy of colour school team photo

Historical information

Group photo of Briar Hill State School 1992 Rounders Team

Greensborough Historical Society,

School Photograph (digital image) - Briar Hill Primary School BH4341 1992 Newcombe Team

Key words

briar hill primary school
briar hill state school

Digital copy of colour school team photo

Historical information

Group photo of Briar Hill State School 1992 Newcombe Team

Greensborough Historical Society,

School Photograph (digital image) - Briar Hill Primary School BH4341 1992 Netball Team

Key words

briar hill primary school
briar hill state school

Digital copy of colour school team photo

Historical information

Group photo of Briar Hill State School 1992 Netball Team

Greensborough Historical Society,

School Photograph (digital image) - Briar Hill Primary School BH4341 1992 Football Team

Key words

briar hill primary school
briar hill state school

Digital copy of colour school team photo

Historical information

Group photo of Briar Hill State School 1992 Football Team

Greensborough Historical Society,

School Photograph (digital image) - Briar Hill Primary School BH4341 1992 Bat Tennis Team

Key words

briar hill primary school
briar hill state school

Digital copy of colour school team photo

Historical information

Group photo of Briar Hill State School 1992 Bat Tennis Team

Greensborough Historical Society,

School Photograph (digital image) - Briar Hill Primary School BH4341 1992 Basketball Team

Key words

briar hill primary school
briar hill state school

Digital copy of colour school team photo

Historical information

Group photo of Briar Hill State School 1992 Basketball Team

Greensborough Historical Society,

School Photograph (digital image) - Briar Hill Primary School BH4341 1992 School Captans

Key words

briar hill primary school
briar hill state school

Digital copy of colour school photo

Historical information

Group photo of Briar Hill State School 1992 School Captains

Greensborough Historical Society,

School Photograph (digital image) - Briar Hill Primary School BH4341 1992 Prep A

Key words

briar hill primary school
briar hill state school

Digital copy of colour school photo

Historical information

Group photo of Briar Hill State School 1992 Grade Prep A

Greensborough Historical Society,

School Photograph (digital image) - Briar Hill Primary School BH4341 1992 Prep 1S

Key words

briar hill primary school
briar hill state school

Digital copy of colour school photo

Historical information

Group photo of Briar Hill State School 1992 Prep 1S

Greensborough Historical Society,

School Photograph (digital image) - Briar Hill Primary School BH4341 1992 Grade 6

Key words

briar hill primary school
briar hill state school

Digital copy of colour school photo

Historical information

Group photo of Briar Hill State School 1992 Grade 6

Greensborough Historical Society,

School Photograph (digital image) - Briar Hill Primary School BH4341 1992 Grade 5-6 M

Key words

briar hill primary school
briar hill state school

Digital copy of colour school photo

Historical information

Group photo of Briar Hill State School 1992 Grade 5-6 M

Greensborough Historical Society,

School Photograph (digital image) - Briar Hill Primary School BH4341 1992 Grade 5-6 H

Key words

briar hill primary school
briar hill state school

Digital copy of colour school photo

Historical information

Group photo of Briar Hill State School 1992 Grade 5-6 H

Greensborough Historical Society,

School Photograph (digital image) - Briar Hill Primary School BH4341 1992 Grade 4 T

Key words

briar hill primary school
briar hill state school

Digital copy of colour school photo

Historical information

Group photo of Briar Hill State School 1992 Grade 4 T

Greensborough Historical Society,

School Photograph (digital image) - Briar Hill Primary School BH4341 1992 Grade 3-4 T

Key words

briar hill primary school
briar hill state school

Digital copy of colour school photo

Historical information

Group photo of Briar Hill State School 1992 Grade 3-4 T

Greensborough Historical Society,