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Ringwood and District Historical Society Ringwood, VIC

The Ringwood Historical Society exists to collect, preserve and promote material relating to the history of Ringwood, Victoria situated in Melbourne’s outer eastern suburbs.

The Society maintains extensive Archives encompassing newspaper, journals, books, personal histories, maps, plans, photographs and other material and artefacts.

The archives are located in Norwood Reserve, 125 Warrandyte Road, Ringwood, as well as another site in Tortice Drive, and are open to the public by appointment.

Contact Information

location
11 Ripley Court Ringwood VIC 3134 (map)
phone
+61 0418-103-256

Contact

Opening Hours

By appointment

Location

125 Warrandyte Road Ringwood VIC

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The Ringwood Historical Society exists to collect, preserve and promote material relating to the history of Ringwood, Victoria situated in Melbourne’s outer eastern suburbs.

The Society maintains extensive archives encompassing newspaper, journals, books, personal histories, maps, plans, photographs and other material and artefacts.

The Archives are located in Warrandyte Road, Ringwood and are open to the public by appointment.

Williams Janice 22 February 2019 2:56 PM

The photograph (portrait) of Harold Chivers is in fact a photograph of his older brother Lionel he was disowned by his family in the late fifties due 8 to family reasons

Katina Devril 20 March 2019 10:47 AM

Hello I have an enquiry about the image you have for Lionel Charles Chivers. He is also my father, known by a very different name. We have just discovered this and are putting together pieces of the puzzle about him. He did go on to have another name after us, but we don't know what that is. My question is, could we add to the comments on the photo to add another identity to the face? Our photos are much later, are linked to a different family and are mostly based in Sydney. I would like to add to his identity, but don't really know how to or even if it is appropriate to. We have not yet met his other children and I do not want to offend or upset them, so this is just a general enquiry at this stage. Katina

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4604 items

4604 items

Photograph - Declaration of City of Ringwood - 1960. Sir Dallas Brooks, Mayor Lavis, Lady Brooks

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

Catalogue card reads, 'Declaration of City - 1960. Sir Dallas Brooks, Mayor Lavis, Lady Brooks'.

Song Sheet - Song sheet - Winnington Grammar School, Ringwood Street, Ringwood.

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Song sheet containing the words of the Winnington school song in Latin and English.; Front page: Winnington Grammar School AD ALTIORA/ "Vive, flore Winnington" Ringwood Street, Ringwood. R.S. STIEBEL Principal. +Additional Keywords: Stiebel, R S

Inscriptions & Markings

Front page: Winnington Grammar School AD ALTIORA/ "Vive, flore Winnington" Ringwood Street, Ringwood. R.S. STIEBEL Principal.

Photograph - The Ringwood East Presbyterian Church in Lois St

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on back of photograph, "Rwd. E. Pres. Ch. Became coaching school, Lois St."

Photograph - Southern Command Army representation at Ringwood's "Freedom of the City" parade and presentation to Mayor, Ben Hubbard, when Ringwood was declared a city in March, 1960.

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

Catalogue card reads, '1960. Council Staff when Ringwood was declared a city, March 1960'.

Photograph - Proclamation of the City of Ringwood procession - 19 March, 1960.

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

Typed below photograph, 'Parade 1960 Maroondah Highway'. Catalogue card reads, 'Declaration of City. Float. Background. Left - site of demolished Cool Store corner of Maroondah H'way and Wantirna Rd. Clock Tower formerly at junction of Highway and Warrandyte Rd. moved to this site.'

Photograph - Ringwood High School - 1954, Form 2B. Boys standing (L-R): 1. Robert Buchan, 2. Rupert Macaw, 3. Ron Moxam, 4. John Barker, 5. John Thornbury, 6. Barry Mills, 7. Victor Greensill, 8. Robin Pratt, 9. Jack Ritch, 10. Des Benjamin, 11. Denis Higginbotham, 12. John Stevens. Girls standing: 1. Margaret Bould, 2. ?, 3. Helen Burden, 4. Beverley Wigley, 5. Elaine Fryer, 6. Jeanette Pease, 7. Gwen Ward, 8. Florence McKay, 9. Jean Hull, 10. Coral Skurrie, 11. ?, 12. Judith Morris, 13, Beverley Sutherland. Girls seated: 1. ?, 2. ?, 3. Taty Senik, 4. Valerie Peck, 5. Jeanette Melvin, 6. Janet Casimir, 7. Sandra Harrison, 8. Pam Ternouth, 9. Corinna Taylor, 10. Lynette Koeford, 11. Marie Anderson. Boys seated: 1. Garry Norris, 2. Laurie Watnall, 3. ?, 4. Kerry Brennan.

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

(No identification of students or class or year).

Envelope - Packet: Development of Kindergartens (School Project)

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Project on the development of kindergartens in the local area and more generally

Photograph - Opening Ringwood Lionsville Centre by H. Bolte 1962/3

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Undated, but Max Deuter was Mayor 1962/63 according to Place of Many Eagles Appendix II

Inscriptions & Markings

Typed below photograph, 'Opening Lionsville Centre by H. Bolte'. [no date]. Catalogue card reads, 'Opening of Lionswood. Old card said Lionswood [not Lionsville]. Mayor - Cr. Max Deuter, Cr. McLeod RH side. Premier Bolte - 3rd from RH side.'

Photograph - Opening of Lionswood Retirement Village, Kirk Street, Ringwood - May, 1963. Ringwood Mayor, Cr. Max Deuter.

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

Catalogue card reads, 'Lionswood opening - Mayor Deuter'.

Photograph - New Methodist Church cross ca 1963

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on backing sheet, "New Methodist Church cross - weighs 8 tons.

Photograph - City of Ringwood celebrations, 1960

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

Catalogue card reads, 'City celebrations - 1960. Floats in procession'.

Photograph - Ringwood East Primary School: celebration day on school oval. (undated)

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Black and white photo of children on school oval with balloons - celebration day at Ringwood East Primary School.

Photograph - Miss Cass with pupils of Mr. Cass's school, corner Main Road and Everard Road East Ringwood, 1888.

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

Typed below photograph, "Mr. Cass's school, corner Main Rd. and Everard Rd. 1888". Notes on other copies read, "Miss Cass with scholars at school opposite Mr. Molloy's, Ringwood

Photograph - Whitehorse Road, Ringwood.

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Black and white photograph of old railway crossing before the viaduct was built. (2 copies)

Inscriptions & Markings

Stamp of photographer on back of photograph reads, "T.R.G. Williams, Photographer, Ringwood"

Photographs - Ringwood East Railway Station in 1999

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Photograph - Wantirna Rd, Ringwood 7:25 pm after Hailstorm, from corner of Surrey Street. 17.1.63

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Written on back of photograph: "Wantirna Rd, Ringwood 7:25 pm after Hailstorm, from corner of Surrey Street. 17.1.63"

Certificate - Ringwood Red Cross record cards, 1941.

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Pale buff coloured cards with black printing and Red Cross emblem +Additional Keywords: Klix, Mrs.

Historical information

Certificate awarded to Mrs. Klix for attending First Aid lectures and demonstrations by the Australian Red Cross.

Photograph - Ringwood Library - unveiling stone outside library to commemorate explorers and early graves of settlers, 1970

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

Catalogue card reads, 'Library - unveiling stone outside library to commemorate Matthew Flinders, explorers and early graves of settlers, 1970'. Written on back of photograph, 'Unveiling plaque to graves, etc. 1970. outside library. E. Pullin left in foreground'.

Photograph - Mullum Mullum Creek culvert installations for new bridge in Warrandyte Road, Ringwood - 19.1.1987.

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Culverts under new Warrandyte Rd. bridge. Mullum Mullum Creek, Ringwood 1987

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on back of photograph, "9.1.87. Culverts under new Warrandyte Rd. bridge. Mullum Mullum Creek."

Photograph - Versteegen's, 34 New Street, Ringwood, 1982

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

Catalogue card reads, "Ringwood, 1982. Versteegen's, New Street".

Picture - Wooden framed board holding sepia coloured photos of Ringwood City Councillors inscribed "Proclaimed a City ... 1960".

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Wooden framed board holding sepia coloured photos of Ringwood City Councillors inscribed "Proclaimed a City ... 1960". +Additional Keywords: Hubbard, B.J. - Councillor JP / Spencer, R.O. - Councillor JP / Baxter, D.J. - Councillor / Deuter, M.D. - Councillor / Lavis, A.G. - Councillor JP / McLeod, L.H. - Councillor / Hodgkins, J.F. - Councillor / Horman, R.C. - Councillor JP / Vergers, P. - Councillor JP / Dwerryhouse, F.P. - AIMA, JP, Town Clerk / Robertson, A.C. - C.E., AIME, City Engineer

Historical information

Prepared by Peter Payens, Ringwood. Hung in Council Chambers

Photograph - Possibly the house of Capt. Miles but no inscription

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

No inscription. May be house of Capt. Miles.but comparison with known building indicates otherwise.

Land Purchase Document - Land Purchase for Samuel George Isaacs of Elizabeth Street, Melbourne for 148 acres, 2 roods and 9 perches in County of Mornington Parish of Ringwood - 1858.

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

1598 laminated copy on cardboard of Victoria - Land Purchase for Samuel George Isaacs of Elizabeth Street, Melbourne for 148 acres, 2 roods and 9 perches in County of Mornington Parish of Ringwood for the sum of 148 pounds 11 shillings and two pence. +Additional Keywords: Isaacs, Samuel George

Inscriptions & Markings

as above

Minutes of Meetings - Heathmont Railway Station development - Meeting Minutes 1924, and Official Opening Card 1926

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

1. minutes of meetings development of Heathmont Railway Station 2-Mar-1924, 3-Jun-1924, Dec1924, 16-Aug-1924 2. Card- Heathmont Railway Station., Official opening, Sat 1-Mar-1926 +Additional Keywords: Everard, W. H., Pump, Master, Frieland, Taylor, Murray.

Historical information

The official opening of Heathmont Railway Station was conducted by W.H.Everard on Sat,1-May-1926. The Fern Tree Gulley train leaving Flinders Street at 2p.m. stops at Heathmont.

Photograph - Wilkins Family 1901

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Black and white photograph of family group. Wilkins Family 1901. Back row: Olive, Violet, Jay. Centre left: Roy Gladstone. Front row: Heath, Mrs Wilkins (Minnie), Myrtle. Grainy picture.

Photograph - Mullum Creek from bridge in Warrandyte Rd. Looking East 1970

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

From bridge in Warrandyte Road. See DB Item 2957 for later photo, same scene, with bridge identified.

Inscriptions & Markings

Typed below photograph, "Mullum Creek 1970 from bridge"

Photograph - Croydon West High School off Cutts Avenue and Maroondah Hwy, Ringwood - November, 1969.

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on backing sheet, "West Croydon School (In Ringwood municipality)". November 1969

Envelope - Packet: Norwood High School -Speech Night Programmes, Headmasters Reports, Adult Course, Invitations. 1950s-1970s

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Speech Night Programmes; Headmasters Reports; Adult Education Courses

Photograph - Wedding at Catholic Church, Ringwood. 1959

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

Catalogue card reads, 'Wedding - 1959. Miss J. Gregory, 2 Evelyn Grove, Ringwood. Mr. R. Smith, Wantirna Rd., Ringwood at Catholic Church, Ringwood. 19/3/1959'.

Envelope - Packet: Information re Morgan/Tindal family with c. 1890 wedding photo of Susannah and Alfred Tindal

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Wedding photos and letter Susannah and Alfred Tindall