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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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6180 items

Photograph - Children at Church of Holy Spirit Watsonia c1968

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Black and white photograph

Historical information

Holy Spirit Church of England Sunday School Watsonia c1968 Back row: Ian Hatfield, Front row: Julie Mullinger? Mark Miller, Mark Ballard, Ken Willimott & Ann Hogan. Behind the children are the Watsonia Road shops, corner Watsonia Road and Morwell Avenue.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Holy Spirit C of E Sunday School Watsonia 1968? Back row Ian Hatfield Front row Julie Mullinger? Mark Miller, Mark Ballard, Ken Willimott & Ann Hogan"

Photograph - Anne Paul and Jenny Macklin, 2019 Jaga Jaga Australia Day Community Awards

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Colour photograph

Historical information

Anne Paul receives her Jaga Jaga Australia Day Commmunity Award from Jenny Macklin, 26/01/ 2019

Inscriptions & Markings

"Anne Paul and Jenny Macklin, 2019 Jaga Jaga Australia Day Community Awards"

Map - City of Heidelberg, - excluding the North Ward, 1959

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Blue print map

Historical information

Map of City of Heidelberg showing municipal and ward boundaries; North Ward is excluded from this map.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Scale 20 chns to an inch. G.M.H. 27.5.59"

Poster - Parliament House Victoria: Main entrance. Portico, vestibule and dome.

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Facsimile poster, printed in colour on one side.

Historical information

A facsimile of the original main entrance, portico, vestibule and dome for Parliament House Melbourne. An illustration by Peter Kerr, architect, 1879. The dome above the vestibule was never built.

Poster - Parliament House Victoria: Vestibule: Encaustic tile floor

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Facsimile poster, printed in colour on one side.

Historical information

A facsimile of an original floor tile design for Parliament House Melbourne. An illustration by Peter Kerr, architect, of the vestibule pattern using encaustic tiling imported from England in 1879.

Map - Melbourne, topographic map

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Map, printed in colour on one side.

Historical information

A topographic map of Victoria with Melbourne as the centre. Provisional edition showing contours in feet. International map of the world [scale] 1:1,000,000. Prepared by the Department of Minerals and Energy, Canberra in 1970.

Significance

A pre-metric map, shows the Hume Highway travelling through towns such as Seymour and Benalla, now by-passed by the Hume Freeway.

Poster - Time Chart of Australian History [to 1980]

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Set of 4 laminated posters, printed in colour on one side.

Historical information

A timeline of Australian history from the first Australians, European exploration and discovery to 1980. Prepared by Ila Brown for The Age. Includes timeline, maps and photographs

Poster - Caring for our Country

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Laminated poster, printed in colour on one side.

Historical information

A timeline of land management including indigenous care and the impact of European settlement from 1988 to 1987. Includes maps showing present land use and vegetation coverage in 1788. Prepared by Tim Gurry for the National Farmer’s Federation

Photograph - Greensborough Plaza 1990.2

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Colour photograph

Historical information

Greensborough Plaza. 1990

Significance

Photographs taken in 1990, many businesses have changed and there have been extensions and renovations to the shopping centre.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Greensborough Plaza 1990 (photo taken by Ian Bennetts)"

Photograph - Greensborough Plaza 1990.1

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Colour photograph

Historical information

Greensborough Plaza. 1990

Significance

Photographs taken in 1990, many businesses have changed and there have been extensions and renovations to the shopping centre.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Greensborough Plaza 1990 (photo taken by Ian Bennetts)"

Photograph - Were Street Montmorency Shops 1990.2

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Colour photograph

Historical information

Shops in Were Street Montmorency. 1990

Significance

Photographs taken in 1990, many businesses have changed but the buildings remain in 2019.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Montmorency. .Were St. 1990 (photo taken by Ian Bennetts)"

Photograph - Were Street Montmorency Shops 1990.1

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Colour photograph

Historical information

Shops corner Were Street and Rattray Road Montmorency. 1990

Significance

Photographs taken in 1990, many businesses have changed but the buildings remain in 2019.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Montmorency 1990. Cnr Were St + Rattray Rd (photo taken by Ian Bennetts)"

Photograph - Looker Road Montmorency Shops 1990

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Colour photograph

Historical information

Looker Road shops,Looker Road Montmorency.

Significance

Photographs taken in 1990, many businesses have changed but the buildings remain in 2019.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Looker Rd shop 1990 Monty. (photo taken by Ian Bennetts)"

Photograph - Briar Hill Shops 1990.2

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Colour photograph

Historical information

Briar Hill shops, corner Mountainview Road and Sherbourne Road.

Significance

Photographs taken in 1990, many businesses have changed but the buildings remain in 2019.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Briar Hill shops 1990 (photo taken by Ian Bennetts)"

Photograph - Briar Hill Shops 1990.1

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Colour photograph

Historical information

Briar Hill shops, corner Mountainview Road and Sherbourne Road.

Significance

Photographs taken in 1990, many businesses have changed but the buildings remain in 2019.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Briar Hill shops 1990 (photo taken by Ian Bennetts)

Magazine - Diamond Valley Football League; Souvenir Record 1983

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Photocopy of Football Record

Historical information

Diamond Valley Football League; Souvenir Record 1983 Grand Final. A Grade teams Greensborough v Bundoora

Correspondence - Letter - Greensborough Football Club; Hall of Fame and Legends Induction 2018

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Letter of invitation.

Historical information

Letter of invitation to the Greensborough Football Club; Hall of Fame and Legends Induction 2018. This copy was sent to Gary Partington

Correspondence - Letter - Greensborough Football Club; Life Members Luncheon 2009

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Letter of invitation.

Historical information

Letter of invitation to the Greensborough Football Club; Life Members Luncheon 2009. This copy was sent to Gary Partington

Correspondence - Letter - Greensborough Football Club; Team of the Century 2002

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Letter of invitation.

Historical information

Letter of invitation to the Greensborough Football Club; Team of the Century 2002. This copy was sent to Trevor Partington

Correspondence - Letter - Greensborough Football Club; Past Player/Officials Reunion 2012

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Letter of invitation. 2 copies.

Historical information

Letter of invitation to the Greensborough Football Club; Past Player/Officials Reunion 2012. These 2 copies were sent to Gary Partington and his late father, Alan, both Life Members of the Club

Genealogical Document - Michael Butler and family

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

17 pages, including family tree and copies of titles

Historical information

Michael Butler and his family are recorded as living on the Plenty River in 1840. Later records and Titles give the address as Clear Hills near Greensborough. The location appears to be in Plenty.

Business card and Sticker - Locality Store

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Black & white, one-sided card; and sticker with red text

Historical information

The Locality Store is a young mens' clothing store, situated at 24 Main Street Greensborough

Business card; and photographs - Songs & Shoes

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Business card printed in dark blue and black (front); multicoloured map on back; with 1 p. pf colour photographs

Historical information

Songs & Shoes is a ladies' shoe shop in Greensborough, situated at 2/33 Nell Street

Business card, and Sticker - All Things Safety Wear Briar Hill

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Business card printed both sides in black and yellow; with adhesive sticker printed in black and yellow, one side

Historical information

All Things Safety Wear sell products including Safety products, Workwear, Screenprinting, Embroidery and Bolts & nuts

Journal - Australian Family Tree Connections August 2002-

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Printed in colour and black & white, photographs

Historical information

Monthly, holdings include 23 issues August 2002 -May 2015

Prescription Folder - Diamond Village Discount Chemist

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Folder, printed in red and dark blue on white. Used to hold prescriptions

Historical information

Opened in Diamond Village in January 2018, the Diamond Valley Discount Chemist is situated at 6/78 Nepean Street Greensborough

Business card and Sales Brochure - Statewide Sewing Centres

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Business card printed one side in red and black on white; with multi-coloured sales brochure

Historical information

Statewide Sewing Centre is a franchise selling sewing machines and conducting sewing lessons; this shop has been at the same location for 35 years 104 Main Street Greensborough

Business card - Dia Oro Jewellers

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Printed one side in black on white card

Historical information

Dia Oro Jewellers is situated at 30 Main Street Greensborough

Inscriptions & Markings

[Proprietor:] Joe Dipierdomenico, telephone, mobile, website

Business card - Christine's shoes

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Business card printed in red & black on white (front) black and beige on white (back)

Historical information

Christin's Shoes is a ladies' shoe shop at 38 Main Street Greensborough

Business card - Franks hairdressing

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Business card printed in multi colours on black (front) and grey (back)

Historical information

Frank's business has been in the same shop for about 48 years. It is situated at 91 Watsonia Road Watsonia.