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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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7159 items

Program - Digital Image - Greensborough College Graduation Ceremony 2002. Gr8750

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of program

Historical information

A digital copy of the Greensborough College Graduation Ceremony 2002. This copy is owned by GHS member Rosie Bray who was a mature age student from 1988-2002, (Rosie's story "Second chance at learning" can be read at Item 787). In 2002 Rosie was a student at Greensborough College [Gr8750]

Program - Digital Image - Greensborough College Graduation Ceremony 2001. Gr8750

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of program

Historical information

A digital copy of the Greensborough College Graduation Ceremony 2001. This copy is owned by GHS member Rosie Bray who was a mature age student from 1988-2002, (Rosie's story "Second chance at learning" can be read at Item 787). In 2001 Rosie was a student at Greensborough College [Gr8750]

Program - Digital Image - Greensborough College Graduation Ceremony 1999. Gr8750

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of program

Historical information

A digital copy of the Greensborough College Graduation Ceremony 1999. This copy is owned by GHS member Rosie Bray who was a mature age student from 1988-2002, (Rosie's story "Second chance at learning" can be read at Item 787). In 1999 Rosie was a student at Greensborough College [Gr8750]

Program - Digital Image - Greensborough College Graduation Ceremony 1998. Gr8750

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of program

Historical information

A digital copy of the Greensborough College Graduation Ceremony 1998. This copy is owned by GHS member Rosie Bray who was a mature age student from 1988-2002, (Rosie's story "Second chance at learning" can be read at Item 787). In 1998 Rosie was a student at Greensborough College [Gr8750]

Program - Digital Image - Greensborough College Graduation Ceremony 1997. Gr8750

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of program

Historical information

A digital copy of the Greensborough College Graduation Ceremony 1997. This copy is owned by GHS member Rosie Bray who was a mature age student from 1988-2002, (Rosie's story "Second chance at learning" can be read at Item 787). In 1997 Rosie was a student at Greensborough College [Gr8750]

Program - Digital Image - Greensborough Secondary College Graduation Ceremony 1996. Gr8750

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of program

Historical information

A digital copy of the Greensborough Secondary College Graduation Ceremony 1996. This copy is owned by GHS member Rosie Bray who was a mature age student from 1988-2002, (Rosie's story "Second chance at learning" can be read at Item 787). In 1996 Rosie was a student at Greensborough Secondary College [Gr8750]

Program - Digital Image - Greensborough Secondary College Graduation Ceremony 1995. Gr8750

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of program

Historical information

A digital copy of the Greensborough Secondary College Graduation Ceremony 1995. This copy is owned by GHS member Rosie Bray who was a mature age student from 1988-2002, (Rosie's story "Second chance at learning" can be read at Item 787). In 1995 Rosie was a student at Greensborough Secondary College [Gr8750]

Program - Digital Image - Macleod High School Musical 1991: The Boyfriend McHIGH

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of program

Historical information

A digital copy of a Macleod High School program from 1991. The musical is "The Boyfriend". This copy is owned by GHS member Rosie Bray who was a mature age student from 1988-2002, (Rosie's story "Second chance at learning" can be read at Item 787). In 1991 Rosie was a student at Macleod High School (McHIGH)

Program - Digital Image - Macleod High School Music Concert 1991 McHIGH

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of program

Historical information

A digital copy a Macleod High School Newsletter music program from 1991. This copy is owned by GHS member Rosie Bray who was a mature age student from 1988-2002, (Rosie's story "Second chance at learning" can be read at Item 787). In 1991 Rosie was a student at Macleod High School (McHIGH)

Newsletter - Digital Image - Watsonia High School Awards Night 1988 WaHIGH

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of school newsletter

Historical information

A digital copy a Watsonia High School Newsletter 1989. This copy is owned by GHS member Rosie Bray who was a mature age student from 1988-2002, (Rosie's story "Second chance at learning" can be read at Item 787). In 1989 Rosie was a student at Watsonia High School (WaHIGH)

Program - Digital Image - Watsonia Technical School Awards Night 1988 WaTECH

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of program printed on blue paper

Historical information

A digital copy of the program for Watsonia Technical School Awards Night 1988 This copy is owned by GHS member Rosie Bray who was a mature age student from 1988-2002, (Rosie's story "Second chance at learning" can be read at Item 787). In 1988 Rosie was a student at Watsonia Technical School (WaTECH)

School Photograph - Digital Image - Watsonia Tech 1988 Year 12A WaTECH

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital colour school photograph

Historical information

A class photograph of Year 12A at Watsonia Technical School in 1988. This copy is owned by GHS member Rosie Bray who was a mature age student from 1988-2002 (Rosie's story "Second chance at learning" can be read at Item 787). In 1988 Rosie was a student at Watsonia Technical School (WaTECH)

Photograph - Digital Image - Class of Lyn McRobert 1988

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital colour photograph

Historical information

These photographs are of Mrs Lyn McRobert's class at Watsonia Tech . This copy is owned by GHS member Rosie Bray who was a mature age student from 1988-2002, (Rosie's story "Second chance at learning" can be read at Item 787). In 1988 Rosie was a student at Watsonia Technical School (WaTECH)

Photograph - Digital Image - Bicentenary memento for students 1988

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital colour photograph of folder containing medallion.

Historical information

This commemorative medallion and folder was produced by the Australian Bicentennial Authority in 1988. It was distributed to all school students as part of bicentennial celebrations. This copy is owned by GHS member Rosie Bray who was a mature age student from 1988-2002, her "Second chance at learning" ( Rosie's story can be read at Item 787). In 1988 Rosie was a student at Watsonia Technical School (WaTECH)

Advertisement - Digital Image - Tifani (Hairdressers), 1987

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of advertisement from booklet.

Historical information

Advertisement for Tifani (Hairdressers) of Grimshaw Street Greensborough. Copied from a Diamond Valley Football League football record from 1986.

Advertisement - Digital Image - Ian Reid Real Estate, 1987

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of advertisement from booklet.

Historical information

Advertisement for Ian Reid Real Estate of Grimshaw Street Greensborough. Copied from a Diamond Valley Football League football record from 1986.

Advertisement - Digital Image - Monty Tyres, Batteries and Brakes, 1986

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of advertisement from booklet.

Historical information

Advertisement for Monty Tyres, Batteries and Brakes of George Court Greensborough. Copied from a Diamond Valley Football League football record from 1986.

Advertisement - Digital Image - Leisure Connection, 1986

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of advertisement from booklet.

Historical information

Advertisement for Leisure Connection, health and fitness centre of the Greensborough Centre. Copied from a Diamond Valley Football League football record from 1986.

Advertisement - Digital Image - Briar Hill Swimming Pool and Spa Centre, 1986

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of advertisement from booklet.

Historical information

Advertisement for Briar Hill Swimming Pool and Spa Centre of Sherbourne Road Montmorency (Briar Hill). Copied from a Diamond Valley Football League football record from 1986.

Advertisement - Digital Image - Diamond Valley Radio show 3CR, 1985

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of advertisement from booklet.

Historical information

Advertisement for Diamond Valley Radio show 3CR every Sunday at 5.55pm. Copied from a Diamond Valley Football League football record from 1985.

Advertisement - Digital Image - AMP 1985

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of advertisement from booklet.

Historical information

Advertisement for AMP (Australian Mutual Provident Society) of Greensborough Shopping Centre, representative Peter Phillips. Copied from a Diamond Valley Football League football record from 1985. I

Advertisement - Digital Image - Watsonia Football Club Sponsors 1987

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of sponsor list from booklet.

Historical information

List of sponsors of Watsonia Football Club in 1987. Copied from a Diamond Valley Football League football record from 1987.

Advertisement - Digital Image - Greensborough Football Club Sponsors 1987

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of sponsor list from booklet.

Historical information

List of sponsors of Greensborough Football Club in 1987. Copied from a Diamond Valley Football League football record from 1987.

Advertisement - Digital Image - Greensborough Football Club Sponsors 1985

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of sponsor list from booklet.

Historical information

List of sponsors of Greensborough Football Club in 1985. Copied from a Diamond Valley Football League football record from 1985.

Advertisement - Digital Image - Para Printing 1983

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of advertisement from booklet.

Historical information

Advertisement for Para Printing of "171 Para Road Briar Hill". Copied from a Diamond Valley Football League football record from 1977. In 2020, Plenty Valley Printing operates from 165 Para Road Greensborough.

Advertisement - Digital Image - Diamond Valley Trophy Centre 1983

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of advertisement from booklet.

Historical information

Advertisement for Diamond Valley Trophy Centre of Boyce Avenue Greensborough. Copied from a Diamond Valley Football League football record from 1977. In 2020, Diamond Valley Trophy Centre operates from Beewar Street Greensborough.

Photograph - Digital Image - Best and Fairest 1983, Montmorency's Chris Glasl

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of photograph from booklet.

Historical information

Montmorency Football Club's Chris Glasl won the DVFL Best and Fairest in 1983. Copied from a Diamond Valley Football League football record from 1983.

Advertisement - Digital Image - Montmorency Football Club Senior Team List 1983

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of advertisement from booklet.

Historical information

Montmorency Football Club Senior Team List 1983. Copied from a Diamond Valley Football League football record from 1983.

Advertisement - Digital Image - Montmorency Football Club Sponsors 1983

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of advertisement from booklet.

Historical information

List of sponsors of Montmorency Football Club in 1983. Copied from a Diamond Valley Football League football record from 1983.

Photograph - Digital image - Petrie Park 1960s

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of black and white photo.

Historical information

Petrie Park Montmorency in the 1960s. The long drive can be seen with some children's play equipment. Today the park has a sports oval for cricket and football, a tennis court and lawn bowls as well as a children's playground. It is also the home of the Montmorency – Eltham RSL. The park is situated on Mountainview Road.