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Greensborough Historical Society Lower Plenty, 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
4 Jenna Close Greensborough Victoria 3088 (map)
phone
+61 9439 5454

Contact

Opening Hours

The Resource Centre at Glenauburn Road Lower Plenty is open every Thursday (10am - 3pm).

Entry Fee

No charge; membership fees available on website.

Location

34 Glenauburn Road Lower Plenty 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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6859 items

Article and Photograph - Eltham Barrel

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Article and photograph sourced from social media.

Historical information

Information and photos of the Eltham Barrel, including a photograph of the fire which destroyed it.

Significance

This photograph and text was copied from a Facebook site. Members are people who lived in the Greensborough area and share their reminiscences of the area with others. The site is administered by a GHS member but is not officially affiliated with the Society. Any information is the opinion of the contributor.

Article and Photograph - Doon Court Briar Hill 2017

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Article and photograph sourced from social media.

Historical information

Information and photos of the 'Woodlands' estate in Doon Court Briar Hill, offered for sale in 2017. Includes information on original owner Graham Webster (purchased c1886) and subsequent sale advertisements (1920 and 1938).

Significance

This photograph and text was copied from a sales advertisement by Miles Real Estate.

Article and Photograph - Dobell's Greenhill Road

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Article and photograph sourced from social media.

Historical information

Information and photos of Dobell's grocery store in Greenhill Road, taken in 1960. Also photos of the shop as "Dobell's Café" (2014) and "The Clay Pot" (2015-) and information on local families.

Significance

This photograph and text was copied from a Facebook site. Members are people who lived in the Greensborough area and share their reminiscences of the area with others. The site is administered by a GHS member but is not officially affiliated with the Society. Any information is the opinion of the contributor.

Article and Photograph - Briar Hill Timber and Trading

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Article and photograph sourced from social media.

Historical information

Information and photos of Briar Hill Timber and Trading Company, includes personal recollections of the business.

Significance

This photograph and text was copied from a Facebook site. Members are people who lived in the Greensborough area and share their reminiscences of the area with others. The site is administered by a GHS member but is not officially affiliated with the Society. Any information is the opinion of the contributor.

Article and Photograph - Briar Hill shops 1984

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Article and photograph sourced from social media.

Historical information

Information and photos of the Briar Hill shops, corner Mountainview and Sherbourne Roads Briar Hill.

Significance

This photograph and text was copied from a Facebook site. Members are people who lived in the Greensborough area and share their reminiscences of the area with others. The site is administered by a GHS member but is not officially affiliated with the Society. Any information is the opinion of the contributor.

Article and Photograph - Leech Street Briar Hill

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Article and photograph sourced from social media.

Historical information

Information and photos of the Leech Street Briar Hill.

Significance

This photograph and text was copied from a Facebook site. Members are people who lived in the Greensborough area and share their reminiscences of the area with others. The site is administered by a GHS member but is not officially affiliated with the Society. Any information is the opinion of the contributor.

Article and Photograph - Briar Hill Hall

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Article and photograph sourced from social media.

Historical information

Information and photos of the Briar Hill Hall, situated in Mountainview Road Briar Hill.

Significance

This photograph and text was copied from a Facebook site. Members are people who lived in the Greensborough area and share their reminiscences of the area with others. The site is administered by a GHS member but is not officially affiliated with the Society. Any information is the opinion of the contributor.

Article and Photograph - Amiet family

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Article and photograph sourced from social media. 8 pages.

Historical information

Information and photos of the extended Amiet family supplied by descendant David Amiet. Louis Amiet was Principal of Greensborough State School from 1895 to 1917. Includes a list of his other schools and the origin of Greensborough streets named after family members.

Significance

This photograph and text was copied from a Facebook site. Members are people who lived in the Greensborough area and share their reminiscences of the area with others. The site is administered by a GHS member but is not officially affiliated with the Society. Any information is the opinion of the contributor.

Article and Photograph - All Saints' Anglican Church Greensborough

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Article and photograph sourced from social media.

Historical information

Information and photos of the original All Saints' Church of England in Greensborough, including an internal photo. The land was later sold to Coles to build a new store and the Church was rebuilt on its current site on corner of Grimshaw and Church Streets Greensborough.

Significance

This photograph and text was copied from a Facebook site. Members are people who lived in the Greensborough area and share their reminiscences of the area with others. The site is administered by a GHS member but is not officially affiliated with the Society. Any information is the opinion of the contributor.

Article and Photograph - All Saints' Greensborough

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Article and photograph sourced from social media.

Historical information

Information and photos of the original All Saints' Church of England in Greensborough; the land was later sold to Coles to build a new store and the Church was rebuilt on its current site on corner of Grimshaw and Church Streets Greensborough.

Significance

This photograph and text was copied from a Facebook site. Members are people who lived in the Greensborough area and share their reminiscences of the area with others. The site is administered by a GHS member but is not officially affiliated with the Society. Any information is the opinion of the contributor.

Article and Photograph - 3 St Helena Road Greensborough

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Article and photograph sourced from social media.

Historical information

Information and photos of the house at 3 St Helena Road Greensborough, for sale in 2017, built in the 1920s.

Significance

This photograph and text was copied from a Facebook site. Members are people who lived in the Greensborough area and share their reminiscences of the area with others. The site is administered by a GHS member but is not officially affiliated with the Society. Any information is the opinion of the contributor.

Article and Photograph - Sherbourne Road Briar Hill c1954

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Article and photograph sourced from social media.

Historical information

Information and photos of Sherbourne Road Briar Hill at around the time the road was widened, c1954-1958.

Significance

This photograph and text was copied from a Facebook site. Members are people who lived in the Greensborough area and share their reminiscences of the area with others. The site is administered by a GHS member but is not officially affiliated with the Society. Any information is the opinion of the contributor.

Article and Photograph - Plenty River crossing to Willis Vale

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Article and photograph sourced from social media.

Historical information

Information and photo of members of the Partington family on the log crossing the Plenty River to the family's home at Willis Vale c1905. In the photo are Maria, Prudence and William Partington and Mr Coghill.

Significance

This photograph and text was copied from a Facebook site. Members are people who lived in the Greensborough area and share their reminiscences of the area with others. The site is administered by a GHS member but is not officially affiliated with the Society. Any information is the opinion of the contributor.

Article and Photograph - Montmorency Post Office 1968

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Article and photograph sourced from social media.

Historical information

Information and photo of Montmorency Post Office 1968

Significance

This photograph and text was copied from a Facebook site. Members are people who lived in the Greensborough area and share their reminiscences of the area with others. The site is administered by a GHS member but is not officially affiliated with the Society. Any information is the opinion of the contributor.

Article and Photograph - Montmorency Farm 1925

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Article and photograph sourced from social media.

Historical information

Information and photo of Montmorency farmhouse. Information from Davey family descendant Sylvia Tupper.

Significance

This photograph and text was copied from a Facebook site. Members are people who lived in the Greensborough area and share their reminiscences of the area with others. The site is administered by a GHS member but is not officially affiliated with the Society. Any information is the opinion of the contributor.

Article and Photograph - Methodist Church Hall Ladies' Guild

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Article and photograph sourced from social media.

Historical information

Information and photos about the Ladies' Guild at the Methodist Church, Main Street Greensborough

Significance

This photograph and text was copied from a Facebook site. Members are people who lived in the Greensborough area and share their reminiscences of the area with others. The site is administered by a GHS member but is not officially affiliated with the Society. Any information is the opinion of the contributor.

Article and Photograph - Methodist Church Hall c1925

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Article and photograph sourced from social media.

Historical information

Information and photos about the Methodist Church Hall at the rear of the Church in Main Street Greensborough

Significance

This photograph and text was copied from a Facebook site. Members are people who lived in the Greensborough area and share their reminiscences of the area with others. The site is administered by a GHS member but is not officially affiliated with the Society. Any information is the opinion of the contributor.

Article and Photograph - Main Street Bluestone bridge

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Article and photograph sourced from social media.

Historical information

Information and photos about the bluestone bridge over the Plenty River in Main Street Greensborough

Significance

This photograph and text was copied from a Facebook site. Members are people who lived in the Greensborough area and share their reminiscences of the area with others. The site is administered by a GHS member but is not officially affiliated with the Society. Any information is the opinion of the contributor.

Article and Photograph - Jacobs Family

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Article and photograph sourced from social media.

Historical information

Information and photos about the Jacobs family, formerly of Scotland Avenue Greensborough. Photos and information from Steven Jacobs.

Significance

This photograph and text was copied from a Facebook site. Members are people who lived in the Greensborough area and share their reminiscences of the area with others. The site is administered by a GHS member but is not officially affiliated with the Society. Any information is the opinion of the contributor.

Article and Photograph - Hutchinson Family

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Article and photograph sourced from social media.

Historical information

Information and photos about the Hutchinson family, owners of the soil and gravel business in Para Road among other local businesses.

Significance

This photograph and text was copied from a Facebook site. Members are people who lived in the Greensborough area and share their reminiscences of the area with others. The site is administered by a GHS member but is not officially affiliated with the Society. Any information is the opinion of the contributor.

Article and Photograph - Hutchinson Caravan 'Dolly'

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Article and photograph sourced from social media.

Historical information

Information and photos about the Hutchinson caravan 'dolly', a devise used to stabilise the connection between car and caravan. Manufactured in Greensborough by the Hutchinson company of Henry Street.

Significance

This photograph and text was copied from a Facebook site. Members are people who lived in the Greensborough area and share their reminiscences of the area with others. The site is administered by a GHS member but is not officially affiliated with the Society. Any information is the opinion of the contributor.

Article and Photograph - Hurstbridge Railway Line

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Article and photograph sourced from social media.

Historical information

Information and photos about the Hurstbridge Rail Line, including a brief history of the line including dates on which upgrades to the line were made.

Significance

This photograph and text was copied from a Facebook site. Members are people who lived in the Greensborough area and share their reminiscences of the area with others. The site is administered by a GHS member but is not officially affiliated with the Society. Any information is the opinion of the contributor.

Article and Photograph - Hurstbridge Rail Line 1967

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Article and photograph sourced from social media.

Historical information

Information and photos about the Hurstbridge Rail Line in 1967. Photographs courtesy Paul de Sauty, include those taken on the journey from Greensborough to Hurstbridge.

Significance

This photograph and text was copied from a Facebook site. Members are people who lived in the Greensborough area and share their reminiscences of the area with others. The site is administered by a GHS member but is not officially affiliated with the Society. Any information is the opinion of the contributor.

Article and Photograph - John Lee Grimshaw 1833-1918

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Article and photograph sourced from social media.

Historical information

Information and photos about the John Lee Grimshaw, son of Aaron Grimshaw. Includes a copy of his obituary from Trove.

Significance

This photograph and text was copied from a Facebook site. Members are people who lived in the Greensborough area and share their reminiscences of the area with others. The site is administered by a GHS member but is not officially affiliated with the Society. Any information is the opinion of the contributor.

Article and Photograph - Greensborough Station 1967

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Article and photograph sourced from social media.

Historical information

Information and photos about the Greensborough Station in 1967. Photos courtesy Paul de Sauty.

Significance

This photograph and text was copied from a Facebook site. Members are people who lived in the Greensborough area and share their reminiscences of the area with others. The site is administered by a GHS member but is not officially affiliated with the Society. Any information is the opinion of the contributor.

Article and Photograph - Greensborough Primary School - Alma Quon and the School Ball

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Article and photograph sourced from social media.

Historical information

Information and photos about the Greensborough Primary School annual ball, with a photograph of Alma Quon and her band. Includes recollections of the School Ball.

Significance

This photograph and text was copied from a Facebook site. Members are people who lived in the Greensborough area and share their reminiscences of the area with others. The site is administered by a GHS member but is not officially affiliated with the Society. Any information is the opinion of the contributor.

Article and Photograph - Greensborough Primary School c1900

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Article and photograph sourced from social media.

Historical information

Information and photos about the Greensborough Primary School circa 1900, identifying two of the ladies in the photograph.

Significance

This photograph and text was copied from a Facebook site. Members are people who lived in the Greensborough area and share their reminiscences of the area with others. The site is administered by a GHS member but is not officially affiliated with the Society. Any information is the opinion of the contributor.

Article and Photograph - Greensborough Post Office

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Article and photograph sourced from social media.

Historical information

Information and photos about the Greensborough Post Office, showing several buildings and locations for the post office.

Significance

This photograph and text was copied from a Facebook site. Members are people who lived in the Greensborough area and share their reminiscences of the area with others. The site is administered by a GHS member but is not officially affiliated with the Society. Any information is the opinion of the contributor.

Article and Photograph - Greensborough Hill Climb

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Article and photograph sourced from social media.

Historical information

Information and photos about the Greensborough Hill Climb included a copy of the 1945 aerial survey showing the track.

Significance

This photograph and text was copied from a Facebook site. Members are people who lived in the Greensborough area and share their reminiscences of the area with others. The site is administered by a GHS member but is not officially affiliated with the Society. Any information is the opinion of the contributor.

Article and Photograph - Greensborough bushfires 1960s

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Article and photograph sourced from social media.

Historical information

Information and photos about the Greensborough bushfires of the 1960s. Contains personal recollections of the fires.

Significance

This photograph and text was copied from a Facebook site. Members are people who lived in the Greensborough area and share their reminiscences of the area with others. The site is administered by a GHS member but is not officially affiliated with the Society. Any information is the opinion of the contributor.