About Us

The Greensborough Historical Society Inc. was formed and incorporated in early 2010 to address the absence of a local history group in the district, in recognition of the importance of researching, preserving and sharing our history and heritage in a comprehensive and accessible manner. The Society is committed to serving the local community and has established supportive links with Diamond Valley Learning Centre, Banyule Council, Yarra Plenty Regional Library, regional heritage and historical societies and other key community and service groups. There is significant community interest in local history, evidenced by the growing membership of the Society and through a number of committed residents volunteering their efforts to the Society. The Society's members have much to contribute to our collective history and heritage. We are keen to both encourage interest in local history and ensure those interested in learning about and contributing to the district’s ongoing history and heritage have access to the collection using the most modern facilities and mediums available. The Society is actively researching, recording, preserving and sharing the district's local history. The Society meets regularly with the opportunity for people to attend special presentations from guest speakers. Volunteers from the Society provide guided historical walks along the Plenty River and around Greensborough, speaking presentations, recording oral histories and the collection of photographs, maps, documents and memorabilia. Members have been involved in identifying and researching heritage sites including successful submissions to Heritage Victoria for heritage listing. The Society has produced two series of postcards (6 cards in each) showing Greensborough over the years and has recently published "As I Recall" a collection of 26 stories depicting life in the Greensborough district over the years. The Society's History Resource Centre at 34 Glenauburn Road, Lower Plenty was officially opened on 22nd October, 2011 by the Mayor of Banyule, Cr. Peter McKenna and is open to members and visitors for local history and genealogy research on Thursdays between 10:00am and 3:00pm. and on selected Saturdays. The Society is affiliated with the Royal Historical Society of Victoria. The Society is supported by grants from the Banyule Community Development Fund (Banyule City Council) and the Banyule Greensborough RSL Trust Grant. The Society is very grateful and most appreciative for these grants. The Society's official credentials are: Greensborough Historical Society Inc. Incorporation No. A0054430X ABN 64 318 435 402