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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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4507 items

4507 items

Photograph - C of E being built Warrandyte Road. 2/5/70

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on backing sheet, "C of E being built W'dyte Road. 2/5/70."

Photograph - Ringwood cool store demolition site, 1962

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Black and white photograph showing cleared cool store site in Whitehorse Road at Wantirna Road intersection, Ringwood. Catalogue card reads, "Whitehorse Rd. - Overlooking former cool store site - 1962. Cool store demolished 1959-60. (Photo) Taken from old Town Hall".

Inscriptions & Markings

Typed below photograph, "Overlooking the cool store site, 1962".

Book - Borough of Ringwood Footpath Register

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Bound book "Borough of Ringwood Footpath Register"

Envelope - Envelope pre-printed with Old Windmill Joinery (Ringwood) logo, and 5d postage stamp Cancelled Melbourne, 1962

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Buff coloured envelope (used) addressed to Messrs U. S. Constructions, Nicholson St. Footscray Vic. Picture of windmill as trademark. Sent from Old Windmill Joinery, 8-10 Whitehorse Road, Ringwood, Vic.

Envelope - Packet: Brain Family biographical notes

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Biographical; Brain Family; History from Des Lindsay. +Additional Keywords: Brain Family / Lindsay, Des.

Photographs - 1997 Norwood High School Debutant Ball

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Photograph - Official opening of the Karralyka Centre, Mines Road, Ringwood on 19/4/1980 - Victorian Governor Sir Henry Winneke inspecting the Guard.

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Official opening of the Karralyka Centre - Sir Henry Winneke inspecting the Guard. +Additional Keywords: Winneke, Sir Henry

Envelope - Packet: Ringwood England - History and other printed matter.

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Ringwood Hants, England - booklet "The Ringwood Story" 28 pages typed notes

Photograph-Colour - Hill's Dairy, Canterbury Road, Ringwood 1989-Outside Toilet

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Hill's Dairy, Canterbury Road, Ringwood 1989-Outside Toilet

Inscriptions & Markings

Toilet

Sugar/Jam Bowl - Ringwood Town Hall commemorative jar.

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Sugar/Jam Bowl with lid. Ceramic. Colour brown/cream. Picture of Town Hall Ringwood on the side. Lid has a black handle and an indent for spoon.

Inscriptions & Markings

Town Hall Ringwood, Victoria. on the bottom of the bowl there is the following:; /Royal Sydney China/ Made in/ CZECHOSLOVAKIA/ RKG/ 34/

Teaspoon - Souvenir - Ringwood Amateur Cine Club souvenir teaspoon.

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Teaspoon, souvenir,silver. Ringwood Amateur Cine Club. Circular badge on handle, red outer ring with picture coloured in enamel. +Additional Keywords: Ringwood Amateur Cine Club

Inscriptions & Markings

Ringwood Amateur Cine Club; Pitcher EPNS A1 Melb

Photograph - Looking along railway line from Ringwood station.Circa 1910.

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

Typed below photograph, "Looking along railway line from Ringwood station. Club Hotel can be seen above roof of church. Maroondah Hwy on left. Circa 1910".

Book - Accounts - Ringwood Primary School Mothers' Club Account Book 1942-1977

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Account Book used by the Mothers' Club of the Ringwood Primary School No 2997 covering the period 1942 to 1977. Income and Expenditure A/Cs. Fawn cardboard covers with original red cloth spine covered with grey plastic gaffer tape. Handwritten description of use on cover; 2 pages are unused.

Historical information

Account Book used by the Mothers' Club of the Ringwood Primary School No 2997 covering the period 1942 to 1977. Income and Expenditure A/Cs.

Inscriptions & Markings

Ringwood Primary School No 2997 Parents Committee. Income and Expenditure A/Cs.

Photograph - Bedford Rd. Ringwood, railway crossing. 1974

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

See also Record 2313 - same scene c1920 (SS081 and SS082)

Inscriptions & Markings

Typed below photograph, "Bedford Rd. railway crossing. Great Ryrie St. comes in from right, 1974".

Photograph - Heathmont Youth Club, H.E. Parker Reserve, 30th September, 1973

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on back of photograph, "Heathmont Youth Club, H.E. Parker Reserve, 30th September, 1973".

Book - From Paddocks to Parks

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

History of the development of cricket in Lilydale,Croydon,Ferntree Gully Districts and Ringwood and District Cricket Association

Photograph - Ringwood Primary School 1985 Class Photo Grade Prep

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

1985 PREP: Back Row: Shane Reinhardt, Travis McIver, Timothy Owen, Tim McCarthy. 2nd Row: Lee Skinder, Marcus Grbac, Jeffrey Pearson, Joshua White, Simon Terzioski, Warren Bartholomeusz, Matthew Monk. 3rd Row: Jason Clark, Mary Katsandonis, Jane Maddon, Michelle Vorlaufen, Belinda Green, Nicole Betts, Christopher Harrower. Front Row: Louise Brown, Kristina te Lindert, Shea Bilston, Elizabeth Ball, Kelly Thompson, Gulsum Baskan, Phillippa Darlow. Teacher J. Leaney

Manuscript - Text/Proof corrections for Ringwood book "Place of Many Eagles". C1980s

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Large pages of text with proof corrections done in preparation of the book 'Place of Many Eagles'. Several chapters. Copy of 3606 in large print. +Additional Keywords: Anderson, Hugh

Historical information

Proof copy of several chapters of the book 'Place of Many Eagles':|1. Bushwalkers and Bullockies|2. That's what you call slavery|3. Suffering little children

Book - Aboriginal of the Dandenong Mountain

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Story of the Aborigines whose hunting and cult sites lay about the foothills of the Dandenongs and the Upper Yarra River

Pamphlet - Ringwood Area pamphlets and promotional material. 2006

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Collection of 8 pamphlets about activities in Ringwood.; They include Maroondah Police Seniors Register, The Kerrabee Club Planned Activity Group, Skate and BMX in Maroondah, Access 4 all 2 Play, Local Service Groups, Carolyn Gold Bug display (Maroondah Gallery); and maintaining Mobility in Ringwood.

Historical information

They include Maroondah Police Seniors Register, The Kerrabee Club Planned Activity Group, Skate and BMX in Maroondah, Access 4 all 2 Play, Local Service Groups, Carolyn Gold Bug display (Maroondah Gallery); and maintaining Mobility in Ringwood.

Photograph - Holy Spirit School, North Ringwood, viewed from Jull Road - 1981.

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on back of photograph, "E620. 1981. Looking west from Jull Road. North Ringwood at Holy Spirit School".

Book - 40th Anniversary - Ringwood Secondary College, Ringwood High School, 1954-1994

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Soft covered booklet of photographs and recollections over four decades 1954-1994.

Photograph - Seymour St. Ringwood, 1982. Ringwood Market / Target Square (3 views)

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

Catalogue card reads, "Seymour St. Ringwood, 1982. ... Ringwood Market." 3 Views.

Booklet - City of Ringwood 1988 - Continuity Information Guide

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Booklet with coloured photos front and back with 'City of Ringwood 1960 logo on front, plus City of Ringwood 1988 - Continuity Information Guide' 63pp. +Additional Keywords: Caffyn, John (Mayor)

Historical information

Printed & distributed to ratepayers and householders in the City of Ringwood as a guide to community information 1988

Inscriptions & Markings

City of Ringwood 1960 logo on front, plus City of Ringwood 1988 - Continuity Information Guide

Photograph - Main Street shops looking east - Maroondah Hwy, Ringwood - 1935

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on back of photograph, "Main Street, Ringwood".

Photograph - Demolition of old Ringwood Clocktower at the corner of Warrandyte Road and Maroondah Highway, Ringwood - 1967.

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Black and white photograph of partly demolished clocktower.

Inscriptions & Markings

Typed below photograph, "Demolition of old clocktower on Maroondah Hwy. at corner of Warrandyte Rd. Eastland being constructed in background - 1967".

Book - Borough of Ringwood Private Streets Cash Book

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Bound book "Borough of Ringwood Private Streets Cash Book"

Magazines - Ringwood East Primary School magazines. C1980-1990s

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

7 typed and handwritten copies of Ringwood East Primary School magazines between 1985-1992; loose pages held together by paper clips. 4 blue 2 yellow front pages.

Historical information

7 school magazines hand written in many places with drawings by the pupils including stories and poems, made between 1980s and 1992.

Photograph - From Wonga Road, overlooking Jack Aird's orchard. (undated)

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

Typed below photograph, "From Wonga Road, overlooking Jack Aird's orchard".

Photograph - Coronation procession at Ringwood led by Ringwood Citizens Band - June, 1953.

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

Written below photograph, '1953. Coronation Procession led by Citizens Band.' Backing sheet reads, 'Mail 11/6/53. Coronation procession at Ringwood led by Ringwood Citizens Band'.