Borough Correspondence including: Newspaper Articles 1920 - 1929 and Correspondence 1924 - 1957.
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Borough Correspondence including: Newspaper Articles 1920 - 1929 and Correspondence 1924 - 1957.
A4 size 6-page multi-fold consultants' report outlining Ringwood's central structure plan for the new millennium. Topics: Traffic Circulation and Parking, Regional Retailing Focus, Entertainment Precinct, Office Precinct, Railway Precinct, Residential Conservation Zones, Retail Specialty Core, Commercial Boulevard, Possible Station Street Upgrading. Planning consultants - Wolinski Planners Pty. Ltd., were commissioned by Ministry for Planning and Environment, City of Ringwood and the Ministry of Transport in 1986 to prepare and exhibit the plan for public comment. After consideration of responses, the Working Group will make recommendations to the Council and Ministers subject to hearings of any formal submissions.
Hand written invoice to Mr J. Aird for general merchandise and services to the value of £1.8.0.
Red hard cover reference journal of the Department of Agriculture of Victoria Volume V 1907 published for and on behalf of the Government by direction of the Hon. George Swinburne, M.L.A., Minister for Agriculture.
Hand written invoice for merchandise to the value of £1.19.3. Paid by cheque, July 13, 1920.
Typed invoice to Mr J. Aird for groceries to the value of £2.10.2½
Hand written invoice made out to Mr J.G. Aird for Gargoyle prepared red oil, 24 gallons for £6.4.0. Dated 22nd July 1920.
East Ringwood Progress Association Community Fair Junior Art Competition Saturday 28 November 1959 flyer. Open to all children under 16 years.
9-page booklet celebrating Heathmont's centenary with colour and black & white photographs, poetry and singalong lyrics presented by Heathmont History Group and Heathmont Sing Australia on 26th November, 2023.
Regular and annual minutes of the East Ringwood Progress Association from 26 September 1955 to 12 May 1960
383-page soft cover book of autobiographical recollections
"Embark on an unconventional journey through these memoirs, deliberately crafted for family and friends rather than a formal public unveiling. This is no linear biography but a mosiac of reflections, capturing a lifetime in a unique tapestry of notes and thoughts. Within these pages, certain chapters remain untouched, retraining their raw and unfiltered essence, sprinkled with a touch of vulgarity. Assembled over time, the narrative weaves through earlier writings and recent additions, filling gaps in the story and revealing the unvarnished truth of a life well-lived. - Peter Le Get"
Regular and annual minutes of the East Ringwood Progress Association from 23 July 1951 to 29 August 1955
4-page A4 size colour brochure issued by Thiess John Holland as an information update on progress with tunnel construction works eventually linking the Eastern Freeway with Eastlink and Ringwood By-pass. (On 24 March 2008, Roads Minister Tim Pallas announced that the twin tunnels would be named "Melba" and "Mullum Mullum", the inbound and outbound direction respectively.)
4-page A4 size colour brochure issued by Thiess John Holland as an update of some of the Eastlink milestones reached over the previous three months heading towards scheduled construction completion in 2008.
A4 size information handout provided at RDHS guest speaker presentation "Archaeology in Ringwood" by Wren Lakeman (June 2023), talking about her work assessing archaeological significance of Eastlink Freeway/Tollway construction sites in accordance with Heritage Victoria requirements.
8-page A4 size brochure issued by Road Construction Authority reporting on the proposed Ringwood Bypass. Topics include Community Consultation, Estimated Capital Costs, Traffic Effects, Property Effects, Mullum Mullum Creek, Landscape Development, Pedestrian/Bicycle Access, Noise, Air Quality, Compatability with Ringwood District Centre Development, Vehicle & Traffic Aspects, Lighting, Construction Impacts, Extension to Canterbury Road, Public Transport.
8-page A4 size brochure issued by Road Construction Authority reporting on the proposed extension of the Eastern Freeway between Doncaster and Ringwood. Topics include Community Consultation, Initial Four Lane Development, Estimated Capital Costs, Traffic Effects, Public Transport, Landscape Creek and Visual Aspects, Pedestrian/Bicycle Access, Noise, Air Quality, Lighting, Construction Impacts.
Newspaper clipping from "The Post" 15 -6- 94 P13 - Ringwood Mayor's Column. Cr. Margaret Cheevers
The council was concerned about local government amalgamation.At its last meeting, Ringwood Council resolved to invite representatives from Croydon, Nunawading Knox, and Doncaster and Templestowe to a forum to discuss amalgamations.
Newspaper clipping from "The Mail" 8 -6- 94 P1 - Council fear's it's fighting a losing battle by Christine McTighe
Croydon Council fears it is one step closer to a merger with Ringwood following the release of the Local Government Board's final report on the boundaries of 21 inner metropolitan councils. Croydon Mayor Cr Les Wilmott favors taking over the urban areas of Lilydale, namely Kilsyth, Mooroolbark and Wonga Park. The council fears that the Board has made up its mind to a merger between Croydon and Ringwood, which the councils don't want.
Tri-fold A4 size brochure (6 pages) issued by Road Construction Authority reporting on specialist studies currently being undertaken for the Eastern Corridor Road Development investigations. Topics include Air Quality Study, Landscape and Recreation, Public Transport Study, Bypass Preferred Route, Long Term Access Strategy, Road Design. A government decision on the road development strategy proposal public exhibition commencing in November 1987 for 4 months could be made later in 1988.
Newspaper clipping from "The Post" 4 -5 - 94 NO COUNCIL ELECTIONS
The annual Ringwood Council elections due in August have been deferred until at least March next year because Ringwood is about to be reviewed by the Local Government Board (LGB). The nine Ringwood councillors could be out out of office and replaced by a State Government appointed commissioner as early aas mid September if changes to Ringwood are proposed.
Newspaper clipping from "The Post" 4 -5 - 94 P7 Ringwood Mayor's Column by Cr Margaret Cheevers
The Mayor was happy about the allocation of $20 million for the Ringwood Bypass. Council was successful in is bid to purchase Norwood Primary School land, and various other achievements, including sports.
Newspaper clipping from "The Mail" 18-5-94. Angry traders seek inquiry into project by CHRISTINE McTIGHE
Angry Ringwood traders will this week demand a State Government public inquiry into Ringwood Council's handling of it's $9.9 million Lot 2 development. Civic Place traders claim they have suffered massive losses because of the council's actions.
Newspaper clipping from "The Post" 25-5-94 P2 Ringwood-Croydon merger preferred
Early counting of resident responses to Ringwood Council's survey on amalgamation scenarios suggest a majority of people would prefer a Ringwood and Croydon merger under local government reforms.
Community information book issued by City of Maroondah for 2013 covering the facilities and activities of the Ringwood Council and other local organisations and associations. Includes contact details for Council services, community organisations and emergency services. Supplement - Maroondah In Focus newsletter Sept to Nov 2013 includes features Sherbrook Park, Ringwood Library developments, Staley Gardens makeover, Costco opening preparations, Eastland transformation works with QIC Global Real Estate, Railway Station and bus interchange tenders, Ringwood Lake Park improvements.
Community information book issued by City of Maroondah for 2012 covering the facilities and activities of the Ringwood Council and other local organisations and associations. Includes contact details for Council services, community organisations and emergency services. Supplement - Maroondah In Focus newsletter Sept to Nov 2012 includes features on Ringwood Regional Aquatic and Leisure Centre construction, wiping out graffiti, Council's Youth Plan, Costco comes to town, Eastland transformation early works, Library Learning and Cultural Centre funding, Sherbrook Park plans, Pedestrian safety,
Yellow soft covered book containing Melbourne street scene sketches, photographs, and recollections contributed in 2021 by former pupils of Ringwood High School as a tribute to their well remembered art teacher, Harry Hudson (1910-1974). The images are reproduced from a folio of drawings that Harry made as a souvenir of Melbourne at the time of the 1956 Olympic Games. Contents and contributors: Flinders Street Station - Jeanette Fry Bourke Street - Graham Edney Collins Street - Michael Anderson, Thomas Guest, Eleanore Peeler Princess Theatre - John Wood, Thomas Guest Melbourne Town Hall - Thomas Guest Princes Bridge - Jeanette Fry StPaul's Cathedral - Ian McCleave Public Library - Gavin Fry Swanston Street - Peter Fry StPatrick's Cathedral - Gavin Fry.
Hand-written minutes of the East Ringwood Progress Association from 29 November 1948 to 25 June 1951
Hand-written annual report of the East Ringwood Progress Association for 1947-1948. No author but presume either the President or Secretary.
560-page hardcover book subtitled 150 Years In Australia 1849-1999. The book traces the lives and descendants of Henry and Elizabeth White from the time leading up to their marriage in Melbourne in 1852 and subsequent move to the Doncaster district where they established a farm and orchard known as Deep Creek Farm in Doncaster East. Compiled & edited by the White Family Tree Committee 1993-1999 - Dorothy Aumann (Hill), Barry Fischer, Betty Geddes(Ford), Jean Gillinders (Dempster), Alice Latimer (White), Bill Latimer, Robert Latimer, Raney McAlpin (Mackinlay).
Hand-written minutes of the East Ringwood Progress Association from 16 November 1925 until 16 June 1930, then continued from 20 May 1946 until 29 November 1948. An additional scan repeats pages 1-3, due to misalignment, and adds names and addresses, for insertion after page 86. Some of 1925-1930 members had surnames Howship, Kelley, Klix, Wedge, Skerritt, Walmsley, Saywell, Watson, Herbert, Neal, Vogel, Hodgkins, etc. Includes records of the formation of the East Ringwood Football Club, and many other local matters. Names for the 1946-48 period were Maggs, Meyland, Rawson, Wedge, Codd, Burke, Hall, Purser, Gowland, Guest, etc. Meetings took place at the Klix's residence then the East Ringwood Pavilion at the Reserve
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