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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

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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7370 items

Business card - Rebel Sport, Greensborough 2016

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Business card, white card with black text.

Historical information

Business card for a Greensborough Plaza business, Rebel Sport Greensborough.

Business card - Harvey Norman, Greensborough 2016

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Business card, white card with blue text.

Historical information

Business card for a Greensborough Plaza business, now closed, Harvey Norman, trading as Plazacom Pty Ltd or Harvey Norman Computer Superstore Greensborough.

Business card - Harvey Norman, Greensborough 2016

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Business card, white card with blue text.

Historical information

Business card for a Greensborough Plaza business, now closed, Harvey Norman, trading as Plaza Electrics Pty Ltd or Harvey Norman Electrics Greensborough.

Business card - Peak Removals, Bundoora 2018

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Business card, white card with black and yellow text and logo.

Historical information

Business card for a local furniture removalists,Peak Removals, at 16 Warrenwood Place Bundoora.

Business card - Any Old Thing Will Do, Bundoora 2018

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Business card, white card with blue text.

Historical information

Business card for a local furniture and antique dealer, Any Old Thing Will Do, at 600 Morwell Avenue Bundoora.

Business card - Medical One Greensborough 2019

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Business card and leaflet, white card with black text and colour image.

Historical information

Business card and leaflet for a local medical centre, Medical One Greensborough, at 68 Main Street, Greensborough.

Business card - Bank of Melbourne Greensborough Branch 2017

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Business card, white card with blue text.

Historical information

Business card for a local bank, Bank of Melbourne Greensborough branch, at 15-23 Main Street, Greensborough. Peter Petropoulos, Branch Manager.

Business card - Greensborough Road Surgery 2018

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Business card, teal blue card with white text and colour image.

Historical information

Business card for a medical centre, Greensborough Road Surgery, at 520 Greensborough Road, Greensborough.

Business card - Pelligra Cakes 2018

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Business card, white card with blue text and colour image.

Historical information

Business card for a local pasticceria and gelateria, Pelligra Cakes, at 71 Main Street Greensborough.

Business card - Northern Motor Group 2017

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Business card, white card with black text and colour image.

Historical information

Business card for a local car dealership, Northern Motor Group, at 429-439 Grimshaw Street Bundoora.

Business card - D.V. Automotive Metro Brakes 2017

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Business card, grey card with black text and colour image.

Historical information

Business card for a local auto repair and service business, D.V. Automotive Metro Brakes, at 10 Sherbourne Road Briar Hill.

Business card - Richard Waters Electronics 2017

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Business card, white card with black and red text.

Historical information

Business card for a local audio visual installer, Richard Waters Electronics, at 57 Buena Vista Drive Montmorency.

Business card - Granny's Attic 2017

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Business card, brown card with white text.

Historical information

Business card for a local second-hand store, Granny's Attic, at 50-52 Were Street Montmorency.

Business card - Diamond Village Lotto, Cards and News 2018

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Business card, white card with multi coloured text.

Historical information

Business card for a local newsagent, Diamond Village Lotto, Cards and News, at 78 Nepean Street Watsonia.

Business card - Rex Paine Timber and Hardware 2018

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Business card, white card with brown text.

Historical information

Business card for a local timber merchant, Rex Paine Timber and Hardware, at 8 Watsonia Road Watsonia.

Business card - Diamond Village Hot Bread & Cake Shop 2018

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Business card, white card with red and brown text on yellow background.

Historical information

Business card for a local bakery, Diamond Village Hot Bread & Cake Shop, at 78 Nepean Street Watsonia.

Business card - Hair Headquarters 2018

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Business card, brown card with white text.

Historical information

Business card for a local hairdresser, Hair Headquarters, at 78-92 Nepean Street Watsonia.

Business card - Greensborough Investment Advisors 2018

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Business card, white card with blue text.

Historical information

Business card for a local financial planning business, Greensborough Investment Advisors, at 367 Greensborough Road, Greensborough

Business card - Watsonia Physiotherapy 2018

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Business card, white card with black text.

Historical information

Business card for a local physiotherapy business, Watsonia Physiotherapy at 125 Watsonia Road Watsonia.

Business card - The Original Watsonia Fish & Chips

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Business card, white card with white text on blue background and colour image.

Historical information

Business card for a local fish and chip shop, The Original Watsonia Fish & Chips at 9 Watsonia Road Watsonia.

Business card - Nannymoos Store 2017

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Business card, white card with black and white text and colour image.

Historical information

Business card for a local new and second hand furniture store, Nannymoos at 29 Beewar Street Greensborough.

Business Card - Greenhills Fish and Chips

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Business card, white card with black and green text and colour image.

Historical information

Business card for a local fish and chip shop, Greenhills Fish and Chips at 37 Greenhill Road Greensborough.

Newspaper Clipping - Digital Image - Scouts go looking for bottles 1974

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

News clipping, black and white text.

Historical information

In 1974, during the "Bottle Brings Backa" campaign, scouts throughout Melbourne knocked on doors collection empty drink bottles to raise money for the scouting movement.

Newspaper Clipping - Digital Image - Historians second year 1974 [Nillumbik Historical Society]

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

News clipping, black and white text.

Historical information

In 1974, Nillumbik Historical Society was in its second year. This article outlines the previous years' activities and lists Committee members, including Kevin Patterson, Alan Partington and Tom Vickers.

Newspaper Clipping - Digital Image - Road plan puts tree in jeopardy 1974 [Mine Street Greenhills]

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

News clipping, black and white text and image.

Historical information

A huge gum tree in the middle of Mine Street, at the intersection of Greenhills Road was in danger of removal due to the proposed road construction. NOTE: In 2020 the tree still stands in the island created for it during street construction in 1974.

Newspaper Clipping - Digital Image - Bridge-over-rail job to cost $254,000, 1974 [Main Street Greensborough]

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

News clipping, black and white text.

Historical information

In 1974 the proposed road over rail bridge in Main Street Greensborough was estimated to cost $254,000. The reconstruction of the bridge was necessary for the duplication of the rail line between Macleod and Greensborough.

Newspaper Clipping - Digital Image - Hours cut in library service 1974 [Heidelberg Regional Library]

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

News clipping, black and white text. 2 scans.

Historical information

Rising costs were blamed for the reduction in Heidelberg Regional Library hours in 1974 mainly due to increased salaries. The library committee considered it better to spend money on new books.

Significance

Heidelberg Regional Library Service later became Yarra Plenty Regional Library

Newspaper Clipping - Digital Image - Street poll on streets 1974 [Greenhills]

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

News clipping, black and white text.

Historical information

Results of a poll conducted in 1974 by Diamond Valley Council, regarding street construction in Greenhills. Streets include: Albion Crescent, Bruce Street, Carnon Street, Cairns Street, Crest Street, Mine Street, Pembroke Street, Hope Street, Forrest Street and Hebden Street.

Significance

Concerns over street construction as Greensborough moves from a semi rural to suburban area.

Newspaper Clipping - Digital Image - Four become life members 1974 [DVFL]

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

News clipping, black and white text and image.

Historical information

In 1974, Life Membership medallions were presented to four DVFL stalwarts, including Alan Partington of Greensborough Football Club and Victorian Football Union delegate.

Newspaper Clipping - Digital Image - Umpires honoured 1974 [DVFL]

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

News clipping, black and white text and image.

Historical information

In 1974, long service badges were presented to two umpires from the Diamond Valley Umpires Association. Both umpired over 200 games. The photo shows Alan Ely, President of the Diamond Valley Umpires Association presenting badges to Dick Rohed and Bernie Rayner.