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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

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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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Newsletter - Enjoying Planned Retirement Newsletters June 2010.

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

7 A4 pages printed double sided - News of EPR Inc Newsletter - June 2010 - Enjoying Planned Retirement +Additional Keywords: EPR / Enjoying Planned Retirement

Historical information

EPR was incorporated in December 2002

Photograph - New Street being built next to 12 Georges Street to Oliver Street, Ringwood on 8th November 1992

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Digital photograph

Booklet - The Croydon District Golf Club. Memorandum and Articles of Association. 1925

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Buff/Grey coloured cover with black printing +Additional Keywords: Miles, A.T.

Historical information

Memorandum and Articles of Association of the Croydon District Golf Club. The booklet belonged to A.T. Miles with altered amendments in his writing.

Inscriptions & Markings

The Croydon District Golf Club. Memorandum and Articles of Association.

Correspondence files - Ringwood Pre-School Parents Club: correspondence. 1946-1970

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Collection of correspondence relating to the forming, running and administration of Ringwood Pre-School Parents Club, in manila folders, various sized paper, some handwritten, most printed. +Additional Keywords: Bierman, Miss / Pullin, E.V.

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Collection of papers of the Ringwood Pre-School Parents Club of the Greenwood Avenue Kindergarten, known also as Greenwood Avenue Pre-School.|4605.1 - Correspondence 1946-1954|4605.2 - Correspondence 1955-1959|4605.3 - 1 cash receipt book, 2 memo books 1962|4605.4 - 7 receipt books containing enrolments 1958-1965|4605.5 - Secretary's Annual Report, July 1963 (2 copies)|4605.6 - To E.V. Pullin from State Film Centre - information films - Child Development Series|4605.7 - General receipts 1960-1961 including 3 used cheque books and National Bank statements|4605.8 - Receipts, 3 used cheque books, memo book, National Bank statements 1961-1962|4605.9 - Receipts 1962-1963|4605.10 - Receipts 1963-1964|4605.11 - Correspondence 1960-1961|4605.12 - Silver Jubilee correspondence 1970, invitation signed by E.V. Pullin (Life Member), acceptances and non acceptances.

Photograph - Harry Tortice's wood yard and old lane now Civic Place, Ringwood. Undated

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on back of photograph, "Harry Tortice's wood yard and old lane now Civic Place. Flat roof is entrance to Midway Arcade." Stamp on back of picture reads, "John Gallagher, Photography, 4 Benares St., Mitcham, Vic."

Painting - Bush scene near East Ringwood sports oval, 1952 - Water colour on paper by Margaret Robbie

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Painting with cardboard border in glass-fronted frame.

Historical information

"Margaret Robbie was another of the local painters who came late to art or combined it with a quite different occupation. Her grandparents, John Shaw and Margaret (Byers), went to Hobart in 1855 but then crossed the Strait and settled in Kyenton where they remained until 1918. Margaret was the issue of the marriage of Mary Shaw and Robbie. She spent a considerable time overseas for the YWCA, including a period as its General Secretary in Toronto, Canada, and worked in the Middle East during World War 2. Margaret Robbie made her garage in Ringwood Street into a flat-cum-studio-cum-gallery for her painting activities when she was not caring for her sister and an elderly aunt." - Hugh Anderson - Ringwood, Place of Many Eagles [p.218].

Inscriptions & Markings

Sticker on back of frame - "Ringwood Framing Gallery, 233 Whitehorse Road Ringwood, Phone 8704930"

Photograph - Sir Rupert Hamer (Premier of Victoria) speaking at the opening of Ringwood Civic Centre 28-Jan-1970

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Sir Rupert Hamer (Premier of Victoria) speaking at the opening of Ringwood Civic Centre 28-Jan-1970. Seated L-R are Sir Rohan Delacombe (Governor of Victoria), Ben Hubbard (Mayor of Ringwood) and Lady Delacombe. +Additional Keywords: Delacombe, Sir Rohan / Hubbard, Ben / Delacombe, Lady / Hamer, Sir Rupert

Envelope - Packet: Ringwood C.W.A. 1952 Clipping

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Newspaper cutting - "The Mail" 29-May-1952 Country Womens Association

Photographs - Church Reconciliation march to all Ringwood Churches circa 1970

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Booklet - Ringwood Ballet Group - history (for 35th Anniversary). 1997

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

16 pages printed in black with salmon coloured covers in light cardboard with black sketch on front; 2 pages of black and white photos +Additional Keywords: Broadley, Joan / Rokos, Alve

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A history of Ringwood Ballet Group Inc. written for the 35th anniversary from it's beginnings in April 1962. It was compiled by Joan Broadley with amusing recollections from Alve Rokos. Included are some black and white photos.

Inscriptions & Markings

Ringwood Ballet Group

Photograph - 1993 Staff of Southwood Primary School, Maidstone Street, Ringwood.

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Unframed timber-mounted photograph - Southwood Primary School staff 1993.

Photographs - Kenlaurel Dance Studio being demolished in 1996, corner of Ringwood and Bourke Sts Ringwood.

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Painting - "Busch's Weir" - Oil on canvas by Hermann Otto ("Hof") Busch (1880-1960)

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

One of two paintings of weir across Dandenong Creek, mounted in beveled edge wooden frame with ornate corner moldings. (See Reg #4856 for other of two paintings in the pair)

Historical information

In the 1930s, Hermann Busch constructed a concrete wall across Dandenong Creek, forming "Busch's Weir" on his Bayswater property, "Waldheim". The weir wall was demolished in the 1960s.

Inscriptions & Markings

Hof Busch 1953

Photograph - "Why Ringbark Ringwood" sign Maroondah Highway view near Heatherdale Road. (undated)

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

"Why Ringbark Ringwood" sign Maroondah Highway view near Heatherdale Road.

Pamphlet - Heathmont Uniting Church pamphlet. Term 3 2010

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Pink covered pamphlet with black printing and photo of 8 people on front - advertising on back, 2 double sided pages inserted giving details of classes, community living centre courses and activities.

Inscriptions & Markings

Term 3 2010

Photograph - Ringwood Autumn Flower Show - Mr. Geo. Burns and ? March 1959

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on back of photograph, "Flower Show. Mr. Geo. Burns and ? March 1959. Rwd. Autumn Flower Show."

Photograph - Ringwood Bowling Club - 1958

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

Catalogue card reads, "Ringwood Bowling Club - 1958. Left to right: W. Bamford, Mr. Catron, Mr. Leigh, Mr. Manson, M.L.A., A. Dale, S.E. Dickins".

Photograph - View from McRae property in Bedford Road- Ringwood . Circa 1948

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Black and white photograph

Inscriptions & Markings

"Written on back of photograph" From Lila Mc Rae - taken from back fence of their Bedford Road property about 1948

Badge - Ringwood Light Horse Show badge - 26th January 1953.

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Circular metal badge - white background, red lettering and red band around edge.

Inscriptions & Markings

Light Horse Show - Ringwood; 26th January 1963

Minute Book - Minute Book for Ringwood East Children's Library - 14-Apr-1962 to 5-Dec-1973.

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Grey covered exercise book with red cloth spine. Paper filled except last 5-6 blank. +Additional Keywords: Dadswell, Mrs / Morris, Mrs

Historical information

From inaugural meeting on 4th April 1962 - meeting convened by Mrs Dadswell to discuss the future of the Ringwood East Children's Library to the final meeting held - 5 December 1973 at the home of Mrs Morris.

Inscriptions & Markings

Ringwood East Children's Library - Minute Book

Photograph - Ringwood State School, Grade 5&6 Class Photo, 1915

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Black and White photo of class group in schoolgrounds. Same time and location as SC0089 in VC record 2247, but different group. Handwriiten names are on reverse, but in difficult to read handwriting. The names are difficult to read and not always clear which names match whilch children. (See attached image of reverse of photo)

Inscriptions & Markings

Handwritten on Reverse: R to L Backrow: Cliff Di...., Wil Madden, Harry Brown, ?, Alf Richards, Frank Krafft, Sam Brown, George Greenwood, -, Ernie Asper, Geoff Blood, - Middle: R. Pump, Violet Coffiir, Mollie Delanay, Dorrie Barber, Dorrie Dickson, Evlyn Parka, Lucy Pratt, Gladys Aird, Ella Pump, Dorrie Corrie, Nellie Allmaw, Mabel Curry, Florrie Davidson ------ Vida White, Rita Thomas, Violet Whiter, Thelma Whiter Front Row: R to L. Will Greenway, Eddie McLean, Les Dickson, Will Corrie, Ray Cooler, Cliff Wagner, Sam Brookes, ----, Willie Lee, Les Davidson Grade 5 & 6 1915.

Photograph - Old wagons outside Civic Centre for 'Back to' Ringwood 1974

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on back of photograph, 'Old wagons outside Civic Centre for 'Back to' 19/10/74'.

Photograph - Sewer pumping station in Lonely Valley. Glenvale Rd. in background (undated)

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on back of photograph, "Sewer pumping station in Lonely Valley. Glenvale Rd. in background."

Newspaper cutting - "Cherry pickers sing while they work" North Ringwood 1952

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Cherry pickers on Arthur Mahon's 23 acre property in North Ringwood. Pictures include Mrs. Reg Grabbe, Mrs. Herbert Walker and Granddaughter Diane Everett, aged 2 1/5.

Photograph - Jos Oberman's Timber Yard. Office staff at switchboard. 1958

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on back of photograph, "'Mail' 10/7/58. Jos Oberman's Timber Yard. Office staff. Brunett, Irene Maggs and blonde, Jan Taylor".

Photograph - Shop formerly in Station St. corner Greenwood Ave (undated)

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Signs read "The United Insurance Co Ltd Fire Marine Accident", "Ladies & Children's Drapery", "Godbehear & Co Estate Agents"

Inscriptions & Markings

Typed below photograph, 'Shop formerly in Station St. corner Greenwood Ave."

Photograph - Proclamation of the City of Ringwood, 19 March, 1960 - L-R: State Governor Sir Dallas Brooks and Lady Brooks, Town Clerk Cr. F. Dwerryhouse, Mayoress Mrs. Lavis presenting bouquet to Lady Brooks, Mayor Albert Lavis, Mrs. Dwerryhouse.

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

Catalogue card reads, 'Declaration City 1960. State Governor Sir Dallas Brooks and Lady Brooks (left-hand side). Town Clerk F. Dwerryhouse 3rd from left. Mayoress Mrs. Lavis presenting bouquet to Lady Brooks. Mayor Albert Lavis wearing glasses, Mrs. Dwerryhouse'.

Photograph - Ringwood Lake, 1973

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

Typed below photograph, "Ringwood Lake, 1973".

Envelope - Packet: Agriculture (Ringwood): Cuttings, Handwritten ""Sowing Wheat" Notes (Greg Dawson), 1909-1986

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Agriculture; Poultry; Wheats; Dams; Mud Bricks; Ringwood Show Committee 1910 +Additional Keywords: Dawson, Greg

Agendas and Papers - East Ringwood Lodge No. 668 - Bundle of single-page agendas, notices and programmes 1949-1968.

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

1. Agendas from 1949-1968 belonging to Brother Aird; 2. Lists of installations - 1949-1968; 3. Receipts and Expenses 1952, 58, 59, 60, 66, 68.; 4. Two seasons greetings cards 1949 and 1952-53.; 5. Souvenir Programme - 13 August, 1953.; 6. Souvenir 1949. Consecration of the East Ringwood Lodge No. 668. Blue cardboard covered programme. Signatures.; 7. Final light and surrender E. Ringwood No. 668. Laminated A4.; 8. Banner installation - 19th September, 1952. Wooden dowelling both ends. +Additional Keywords: Aird, A.J.B.

Historical information

Collections of papers belonging to A.J.B. Aird from the beginning of the East Ringwood Lodge No. 668 till it closed on 16th August 2002.