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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.

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

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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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Booklet - City of Ringwood 1985 Information Guide

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Community information booklet issued by City of Ringwood for 1985 - covering the facilities and activities of the Ringwood Council and other local organisations and associations. Cover photograph: Lionsbrae - Frail Aged Hostel.

Inscriptions & Markings

CONTENTS: (page no.) By-Laws/Traffic Regs. 35 Chief Executive 10 Children's Service 12, 13 & 40 Churches 41 City Map 32 & 33 Committees of Council 7 Community Services 38 Community Services Officer 43 Council Finances 24 Councillors 4 & 5 Council Meeting Dates 6 Council Representatives 8 Cultural Centre 23 Disabled Persons Facilities 44 Eastern Corridor 18 East Ringwood Shopping Centre 22 Emergency Telephone Nos. 63 Garbage Collection 20 Golf Course 15 Health 26 Historical Research Croup 47 Home Help 30 Hospitals 48 Immunisations 27 Incinerators 21 Infant Welfare Centres49 J.P.'s and Commissioners 37 Library 28 & 29 Lionsbrae 17 Management Executive 11 Mayoral Message – Cr. R. Gardini, J.P. 3 Meals on Wheels 34 North Ringwood Senior Citizens 16 Opportunity Shops 53 Parks and Reserves 53 Parliamentary Representatives 9 Playgroups 55 Pre-schools 56 Public Toilets 56 Rates 25 Ringwood Croydon Advisory Service 37 Schools 58 Senior Citizens Centres 60 Swimming Pool 14 Unemployment 62 Victoria's 150th Anniversary 36 Works Programme 18 & 19 Youth Outreach Worker 62

Photographs - Ringwood Primary School: Staff Photos 1993-1995 (No names)

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Ringwood Primary School Staff Photos 1993-1995 (No names).; 1. 1993; 2. 1994; 3. 1995

Historical information

Staff Photos

Book - Holy Trinity Anglican Church Doncaster

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

The History of the Parish of Holy Trinity Anglican Church Doncaster and includes many of the early Ringwood families Published 1997

Photograph - Ringwood State School, Grade 5, 1947". A piece of paper with photographs reads, "Ringwood State School 1947, Grade 5. Back Row: Graham Rattray, Paul Divola, Brian Simpson, John Caird. 4th Row: Norman Wright, Brian Pump, Russell Read, Bill France, Phillip Collins, Peter Wigley. 3rd Row: Scurry, Lorris Hill, x, Goodwin, x, x, x, x, Jennifer Parker, x, x. 2nd Row: x, Georgie, Evelyn Willis, x, x, x, x, x, x, Dawn McAlpine, x. 1st Row: Noel Deed, Ron Frazer, Brian Mallet, Vernon Lee, Ted Polkinghorne, John Wigley, x.

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

Typed below photograph, "Ringwood State School, Grade 5, 1947". A piece of paper with photographs reads, "Ringwood State School 1947, Grade 5. Back Row: Graham Rattray, Paul Divola, Brian Simpson, John Caird. 4th Row: Norman Wright, Brian Pump, Russell Read, Bill France, Phillip Collins, Peter Wigley. 3rd Row: Scurry, Lorris Hill, x, Goodwin, x, x, x, x, Jennifer Parker, x, x. 2nd Row: x, Georgie, Evelyn Willis, x, x, x, x, x, x, Dawn McAlpine, x. 1st Row: Noel Deed, Ron Frazer, Brian Mallet, Vernon Lee, Ted Polkinghorne, John Wigley, x".

Photograph - Clocktower re-opening on corner Maroondah Highway and Wantirna Road, Ringwood - December 1967.

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Mr. Bill Kelly, R.S.L., laying a wreath at Ringwood Clocktower opening.

Inscriptions & Markings

Typed below photograph, 'Mr. Bill Kelly, R.S.L. at new position of clocktower'. Catalogue card reads, 'Clocktower re-opening. Mr. Bill Kelly laying wreath (R.S.L.) at clock in new position corner Maroondah Highway and Wantirna Road'.

Photograph - Plaque, opening of the Ellie V Pullin Kindergarten 19th November 1988

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Digital photograph

Photograph - 1950 - Parish Hall Xmas Party, Church of England, Ringwood Street, Ringwood. Attendees included Mrs. J. Mason, Mrs. Gray, Mrs. McCrae Snr., Mr. and Mrs. G. Williams.

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

Typed below photograph, "1950 - Parish Hall Xmas Party. Linda Evans, Mrs. Caughey, Mrs. Gray"

Book - Borough of Ringwood Income Tax Trust Account

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Bound book "Borough of Ringwood Income Tax Trust Account"

Photograph-B&W - East Ringwood 2000-Railway Avenue Looking East from Dublin Road

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

East Ringwood 2000-Railway Avenue Looking East from Dublin Road- B&W Photo from Album 6501

Photograph - Maroondah Highway west of Wantirna Road intersection. ca 1958?

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Maroondah Highway west of Wantirna Road intersection businesses including Atlantic Service Station, National Bank, Shell Service Station, Ringwood Shopping Centre on left and Original Shopping Centre and Olympic Shopping Centre on right including Hattams and Speeds. No date, possibly around 1958.

Photograph - Dickins Store, 5a Melbourne Street, Ringwood 1969

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on catalogue card, "Dickins Store, 1969. 5a Melbourne Street, Ringwood".

Photograph - Ringwood Primary School 1964 Grade 3C Class Photo

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

1964 Grade 3C: Poor Quality Photo and handwritten list on scrapbook page with just 11 names filled in (See Image): 2nd Row: Ian Maher, Lyndon Ryan, Peter German, Michael Walters 3rd row: Janet East, Bill Hack Front Row: Lynda McCubbin, Judith ?, Lynne Taylor, Shannon Finlay, Esther Kramer. Photo: Mrs E. Herdina.No Other names listed.

Historical information

Used by the Ringwood Primary School for School photos 1960 - 1964.

Photograph - Official opening of the Karralyka Centre, Mines Road, Ringwood on 19/4/1980 - L-R: Victorian Governor Sir Henry Winneke, Cr Pat Gotlib (Mayor), Arthur W Hall (Town Clerk).

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Official opening of the Karralyka Centre - L-R Sir Henry Winneke, Cr Pat Gotlib (Mayor), Arthur W Hall (Town Clerk). +Additional Keywords: Winneke, Sir Henry (Governor of the State of Victoria) / Gotlib, Pat (Cr) / Hall, Arthur W. (Town Clerk)

Photograph - Easterly view from Heatherdale Road along Whitehorse Road, Ringwood - 1935.

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

Typed below photograph, "Entering Ringwood, Whitehorse Rd. looking east from Heatherdale Road - 1935." (2 enlarged copies, 1 small original).

Photograph - Mr and Mrs J.K. Turnbull (1st Ringwood Station Master) in Trap ca 1895

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on back of post card, "To Rosie from dad. With love, J. Keith Turnbull". Written on backing sheet of enlargement, "J. K. Turnbull (top hat). Ringwood's first (1883) station master, also land speculator". Other copy states photograph taken 1895. Catalogue cards states that "Mrs. Turnbull laid stone of SS. No. 1889".

Photograph - President Ringwood Jaycees welcoming new Australians

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on back of photograph, 'Mr. Burgess, President Ringwood Jaycees welcoming new Australians'. Stamped on back of photograph, 'John Gallagher, Photography...'

Photograph - Earth fill over culverts in place of old Warrandyte Road bridge, Ringwood 1986

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on back of photograph, "29.22.86. Earth fill over culverts in place of old Warrandyte Road bridge."

Envelope - Packet: List of Prominent Victorians 1850-1890

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Typed list from Australian Dictionary of Biography - 10 pages - Victorian First List for Period III

Photograph - View from Warrandyte Road opposite Ringwood Estate looking west, showing Pine Mont. (no date)

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

Printed onto photograph, "View right opposite estate looking west, showing Pine Mont". Roadway identified as "Warrandyte Road" and "Ringwood Estate" printed at bottom of picture.

Survey map - Survey map of part of Ringwood 1917

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Plan of the crown portion 12 of Parish of Ringwood, County of Mornington showing Adelaide Street and Whitehorse Road. Made by H.J. Macey, Licensed Surveyor 1917.

Historical information

Area corresponds to the present Eastlands complex

Photograph - Glamorgan Court 8th April 1989

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Digital photograph

Photograph - Ringwood Jubilee 1924-74 - Jubilee Cake

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on backing, 'Ringwood Jubilee - Jubilee Cake'.

Photograph - City of Ringwood celebrations, 1960

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

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

Book - A Childhood on Wonga - Chris Adnam

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

A past reflection in the verse of a childhood on the "Wonga" dreaming place along the Yarra. The Wurundjeri a local Aboriginal tribe that lived and hunted on the banks of the Yarra.

Book - England to Australia in 1890 - Philip Bamford

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

England to Australia in 1890 - Voyage on the Steamship Ruapehu - Philip Bamford diary of his voyage to Australia 1890

Photograph-B&W - Hill's Dairy, Canterbury Road, Ringwood 1989-The house (Back door)

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Hill's Dairy, Canterbury Road, Ringwood 1989-The house (Back door)

Inscriptions & Markings

The House / Back Door

Photograph - Sir George Knox leading the cheering for the Ringwood Mayor Cr. B. Hubbard

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

Catalogue card reads, 'Sir George Knox leading the cheering for the Mayor Cr. B. Hubbard'.

Photograph - Addison home 1902 Ringwood in background

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Black and white photograph of scene showing unmade road with two children, a boy and a girl standing outside a small wooden building. Lady is sitting by the side of road. Road dips down to a bridge then rises again towards distant settlement in background. (3 copies)

Inscriptions & Markings

Typed below enlarged photo, "Addison home, 1902 - Opposite present St. Paul's, Warrandyte Road". Written on backing sheet, "Andersons Creek Rd. 1903. Mrs. Addison (Annie Kennedy) and family - Annie, born 1897 and William. Their house at right was on a 5 acre block. Ringwood in background". Backing sheet of another copy reads, "Andersons Creek Road 1902 (Warrandyte Rd. looking south). Mrs. Addison (Annie Kennedy) and family. Annie (Jnr), born 1897 and Samuel John James William, born 1894. Their home, at right, was on a 5 acre block. Ringwood in background - burned down by pet magpie. T. Grant's land ploughed - now Eastland. Adelaide St. seen on right of it. Mullum Creek Bridge at foot of hill". Typed below this photograph, "Warrandyte Rd. Ringwood looking south from near Mullum Rd. Ringwood in background. Maroondah Highway at top of hill with Mullum Creek bridge seen in dip - 1902".

Photograph - View from Ringwood Clocktower overlooking Main Shopping Centre and Holeproof, Maroondah Hwy, Ringwood - Dec. 1969.

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on backing sheet, Dec. 1969. Holeproof at left".

Photograph - Students of Ringwood State School Grade VI, 1937

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Students of Ringwood State School Grade VI, 1937. Printed on postcard. +Additional Keywords: Back Row L-R: / Flynn, Eddie / Graham, Bruce / Graham, Morgan / Thomas, Stan / Unknown / Allen, David / Ward, Ken / Unknown / Gillespie / Manning, Ken / 2nd Row L-R: / Crouch, Ellen / Anderson, Val / Bond, Helen / Hancy, Elsie / LLoyd, Doreen / Rearden, Phyllis / Bissett, Val / Dickson, Bernice / 3rd Row L-R: / Matthews, Pat / Stoney, Betty / Parker, June / Hill, Lorna / Read, Betty / Morgan, Hazel / Adolphoson, Betty / Smith, Jean / Hanson, ? / Fyfe, Dorothy / Front Row: / LLoyd, Frank / Hazelwood, Wal / Shearer, Rupert / Unknown / Hone, Lloyd / Blood, Milton / Martin, Don / Unknown / Jackson, Eddie / Allen, David (Addressee)

Historical information

The postcard is addressed to David Allen, 'The Wattles', Canterbury Road, Ringwood.