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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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6983 items

Newspaper Clipping - Time to act on fire risk

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

News article 1 page, black text.

Historical information

Nillumbik Council has conducted another round of sweeping inspections on more than 200 properties rated at high risk of fire.

Newspaper Clipping - Station at breaking point

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

News article 1 page, black text.

Historical information

Frustrated Mernda commuters have inundated the Hurstbridge line, packing into peak hour services and filling the Watsonia station carpark "like never before".

Newspaper Clipping - Where the bell doesn't toll

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

News article 1 page, black text.

Historical information

Watsonia's Loyola College is asking for help to track down a bell that's been missing for more than four decades.

Newspaper Clipping - Champion for cause

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

News article 1 page, black text.

Historical information

New Banyule mayor Alison Champion will use her term as city leader to champion the community towards being carbon neutral.

Newspaper Clipping - Off duty heroics save life

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

News article 1 page, black text.

Historical information

An off duty nurse helped save the life of an elderly man after he suffered a cardiac arrest during a spin class at Greensborough's waterMarc swim centre.

Newspaper Clipping - All eyes on missing kids

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

News article 1 page, black text.

Historical information

A Greensborough father, Jerry Farsoun, is behind the launch of a radical pair of smart glasses designed to scan crowds of people and spot missing children "within seconds".

Newspaper Clipping - Warning issued on fire safety

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

News article 1 page, black text.

Historical information

Drones, out of control burn offs and badly executed barbecues could lead to a fire disaster across the Diamond Valley and other rural areas this summer, the CFA has warned.

Newspaper Clipping - Community celebrates

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

News article 1 page, black text.

Historical information

Banyule Neighbourhood watch has celebrated 35 years if keeping the community safe.

Newspaper Clipping - Tributes flow for teenager

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

News article 1 page, black text.

Historical information

A teenager who fell from a balcony during Schoolies celebrations on the Gold Coast has been remembered as a "great kid" who was "well respected" among his peers.

Newspaper Clipping - Tarah's flying high thanks to love of birds

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

News article 1 page, black text.

Historical information

Tarah Cox's unorthodox love of magpies may have helped her win multiple awards in a national art prize.

Newspaper Clipping - Road paves way for recycling

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

News article 1 page, black text.

Historical information

Used toner cartridges have been used to seal a 160m long stretch of road in Watsonia

Postcard - Flinders Street Melbourne

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Black and white photograph, correspondence and address spaces on reverse

Historical information

Flinders Street facing west, Flinders Street Station to the south

Inscriptions & Markings

Rose Series P. 210

Postcard - Elizabeth Street Melbourne

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Black and white photograph, Correspondence and address spaces on reverse

Historical information

View of Elizabeth Street facing south towards Flinders Street station

Inscriptions & Markings

Rose Series P. 3458

Postcard - Flinders Street Melbourne

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Black and white photograph, correspondence and address space on reverse

Historical information

Flinders Street Melbourne, facing East

Inscriptions & Markings

Rose Series P.206

Postcard

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Colourised photograph printed on one side, correspondence and address sections on reverse

Historical information

Early photograph of University of Melbourne grounds, with lake

Inscriptions & Markings

"printed in Germany 155/146062

Booklet - Banyule Seniors Festival

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

32 p. printed in colour and black and white

Historical information

Program of events in Banyule Seniors Festval, October 2019

Photograph - Whittingham family Photos

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Envelope containing 9 col. photographs of members of the Whittingham family

Leaflet - Long Neck Turtle Project

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Col. leaflet, printed both sides

Historical information

Official opening of Long Neck Turtle Project, a collaborative community sculpture project at the Lower Plenty Shopping Centre, 21 November 2019

Document - Hurstbridge line upgrade Stage 2

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

2 p. col. printed both sides

Historical information

Report on the projects progress

Leaflet, with Document - Climate change Q & A

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Col. leaflet printed both sides, with typed notes

Historical information

Leaflet advertising a community meeting on climate change on 14 November 2019, with notes on the meeting by Rosie Bray

glass jars

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Clear glass jar (slight green tint), moulded inscription

Historical information

MacRobertson's Steam Confectionary Factory was established in 1880 by Macpherson Robertson in Fitzroy, and operated until 1967 when it was acquired by Cadbury. This jar was used to hold lollies sold separately in shops.

Inscriptions & Markings

Mac Robertson Fitzroy

Newspaper Clipping - Digital Image - Greensborough Hotel 1984

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of newspaper clipping

Historical information

Newspaper clipping detailing renovations to the Greensborough Hotel in 1984. The hotel was built in 1926. This article mentions the green exterior paint, now replaced by a grey exterior.

Significance

This details changes to the building made in 1984.

Newspaper Clipping - Digital Image - Greensborough Hotel 1984

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of newspaper clipping

Historical information

Newspaper clipping showing the Greensborough Hotel in 1984. The hotel was built in 1926`.

Significance

This view shows details of the exterior of the building.

Photograph - Digital Image - Sartori house

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of colour photographs

Historical information

Exterior views of the Sartori family home.

Program - Digital Image - Fell Reserve opening 1971

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of program

Historical information

Program for the opening of the Fell Reserve on 26/03/1971. Named after Councillor R.W. Fell, MLA, for services rendered as a Central Riding councillor of the Shire of Diamond Valley. The Fell Reserve is located at 170 Grimshaw Street Greensborough. The playground at Fell Reserve is to be renovated in 2020.

Newspaper Clipping - Methodist Tennis Club 1930

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

1 p. transcript of original article, downloaded from Trove.

Historical information

Article on the formation of the Greensborough Methodist Tennis Club, and a report on the Sunday service. Many old Greensborough pioneers are named.

Inscriptions & Markings

The Advertiser Hurstbridge 26th December 1930

Booklet - Jagajaga community sports awards 2019

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

26 p. black and white text, col. photo and logos

Historical information

Annual sports awards, sponsored by Jagajaga Federal Electorate (member Kate Thwaites). It includes brief bios of the award recipients.

Newspaper Clipping - Methodist Sunday School Anniversary 1930

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

1 p. text, news clipping from Trove

Historical information

Article on the 72nd anniversary of the Greensborough Methodist Sunday School, 1930

Document - Methodist Tennis Club

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

1 p. text

Historical information

Article on the formation of the Methodist tennis Club on 26 November 1930

Newspaper Clipping - 80th Anniversary Greensborough Methodist Church 1935

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

2 p. black and white text and photograph, copied from Trove

Historical information

Brief history of Methodist worship in the Greensborough area, with an account of the pageant held in celebration of the 80th anniversary of the church.