Greensborough Public Hero, No 1

Hurstbridge Advertiser, 9 April 1937 Mr. Joseph Evans, Anzac – that speaks for itself. The spirit of Anzac, once born in the heart of Australian, years ago now, is still a living thing. It was shown last Sunday, when, without a moment’s hesitation, Mr. Joseph Evans of Greensborough went to the rescue of Betty Thomas, […]

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Greensborough Bushfire

In 1965 I was 15 years old and on my way home from Zercho’s Business College in Melbourne when the train was stopped at Macleod and the passengers told there was a fire and the train would go no further. No arrangements were made and we were expected to make our own way home so […]

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Greensborough Football Club

Club Formation 1890’s The Evelyn Observer reported in the Friday 30th June 1893 edition that the first match of the recently formed Greensborough Football Club took place on Saturday last (24th June 1893). It was played against Diamond Creek and resulted in a draw. Greensborough played various games during the period 1890- 1910 but not […]

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Greensborough 1912

From Para Road corner, looking north over the Railway Bridge towards Apollo Parkways. The lamp in the foreground is a carbine lamp. Carbide granules were placed in a sealed container and water was dipped into the carbide to generate gas. The lamp lighter placed his ladder against the step on the side of the pole […]

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Whatmough Park

The following article is reproduced by permission of Noel Withers and extracted from “Banyule City Council Spring Outdoors Programme 2008: Greensborough & the Plenty River Pioneer Trail With Dennis Ward & Noel Withers. A ramble from the lower part of town and along the river bank learning about historic sites and the pioneering families that […]

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