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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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Photograph - Ringwood Street at Bond Street Ringwood, looking south, early 1960s prior to Eastland development.

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

Typed below photograph, "Ringwood St. - The building of the Church of England and the vestry. Looking towards Civic Place. Eastland Car Park Civil Works on left".

Photograph - Opening day at Southwood State School, Maidstone Street, Ringwood - 1965.

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on back of photograph, "Southwood State School Opening Day". (No date).

Photograph - 1950 newspaper clipping featuring circa 1920 photograph of Mr William Hussey and his horse-drawn cab at Ringwood Railway Station, with Hilda and Elsie Anderson standing near the horses.

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

Ringwood Mail newspaper clipping - 7/12/50. Heading of article, "The old cabby". Printed below picture, "Today there are 11 taxis operating from the Ringwood Station. 1 cab used to do the lot. In this reproduction of an old photograph is seen the cabby, Mr.Hussey who died some time ago at Warrandyte. Standing near the horses are two well known Ringwood identities, Hilda and Elsie Anderson, now Mrs. Morcom, of Croydon, and Mrs. Addi..., of Ringwood. The newsagency was operated by Mrs. Hamilton".

Programme - Christmas Carol Festival

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

1 buff coloured eight page programme with blue printing carols at Ringwood Lake staged by the City of Ringwood Band. Sat 18-Dec- 1971; 2 faded blue application for membership of Allan's Brass Band Club +Additional Keywords: Palmer, Patricia, Mayor

Historical information

1971 programme of the Carols at Ringwood Lake sponsored by the Council created and staged by City of Ringwood Band

Attendance Book - Ringwood State School Mothers' Club Attendance Book 1967-1983

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Attendance book used by the Ringwood State School Mothers' Club for recording attendance at the Mothers Club meetings 1967-1983. Cream and grey mottled cardboard covered book with red cloth spine. All pages used.

Historical information

Used by the Ringwood State School Mothers' Club for recording attendance at the Mothers Club meetings 1970-1972.

Inscriptions & Markings

Ringwood State School Mothers' Club

Honour Board - Carved timber Honour Board - Independent Order of Rechabites Salford Unity, Roll of Honour 1914-1919, Ringwood Tent.

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Independent Order of Rechabites Salford Unity 1914 Roll of Honour 1919. Sword with wreaths on left-hand side, sword with gum-leaves on right-hand side. +Additional Keywords: Independent Order of Rechabites Salford Unity

Inscriptions & Markings

I.O.R.S.U. 1914 Roll of Honour 1919 Hope of Ringwood Tent *(soldiers killed) *Pollard, H.L. Pollard, J.L. Addison, A. Addison, W.J. Chivers, A.W. *Rooney, E. Thomas, H.O. Parker, F.V. {M.M} Parker, T.S. Parker, G.E. Grant, T.W. *Mackinlay, H.W. Falconer, W.A. Robinson, A.W. Wright, J.H. Dunkley, E.A. Franklin, E.A. Dawes, L.F. Dawes, C.A.R. Dawes, F.A. *Supreme Sacrifice

Cartons stored off-site - Carton Awaiting cataloguing:labelled Ringwood Chorale

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Carton labelled Ringwood Chorale (still to be catalogued)

Pupils Register - Ringwood Primary School - Index to Pupil's Register 1947-1961

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Photocopied pages of index of school register. Soft covered blue folder with red plastic spine.

Inscriptions & Markings

Pupils Register

Letters - Heatherdale Pre-School: Gymkhana 1951. Documents

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Documents from Heatherdale Pre-School Gymkhana 1951. Material includes letters to business in Mitcham and Melbourne asking for donations and their replies. List of fancy-dress prizes. All white with blue printing.

Historical information

Annual Fair

Inscriptions & Markings

File and Letters

Photograph-B&W - East Ringwood 2000-Railway Crossing and the corner of Dublin Road & Railway Avenue

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

East Ringwood 2000-Railway Crossing and the corner of Dublin Road & Railway Avenue- B&W Photo from Album 6501

Envelope - Packet: Eastwood and Ringwood East Primary Schools letters, clippings. Mostly 1920s - 1950s

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Various letters Eastwood Primary School; Various letters Ringwood East Primary School

Photograph - Deep Creek Road early 1900s.

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Black and white photograph of bend in unmade road. Bridge with black dog standing on bridge. Forest area on either side of road. (2 copies)

Inscriptions & Markings

Typed below photograph, "Deep Creek Road in early days".

Photograph - "To Peggy Lord from Dorie Pickett - Queen of Band - 1923."

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Mounted photograph with endorsement on backing "To Peggy Lord from Dorie Pickett - Queen of Band - 1923."Anthony Loughnan (Band of Hope - Rechabites?)

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on backing, "To Peggy Lord. From Dorie Pichett, Queen of Band 1912".

Index of pupils' names - Ringwood Primary School - photocopied pages containing pupils names 1962-1989

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Yellow covered folder with red binding containing 40 photocopied pages of Ringwood Primary School pupils' names from 1962-1989.

Photograph - Cross erected outside new Methodist Church, Ringwood

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Black and white photograph of mobile crane with large cross suspended from it. Man standing by crane.

Inscriptions & Markings

Typed below photograph, "Cross erected outside new Methodist Church Cnr. Station St. and Greenwood Ave."

Cartons stored off-site - Carton Awaiting cataloguing: labelled North Ringwood Maroondah Hospital Auxiliary - donated by NRMHA, unknown date

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Carton labelled North Ringwood Maroondah Hospital Auxiliary - donated by NRMHA, unknown date (still to be catalogued)

Book - The 48 Courts of Heathmont - Reumah Court

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

The 48 Courts of Heathmont - Reumah Court- part of a series published in 2007

Photograph - Post Office and commercial buildings, Maroondah Highway, Ringwood - c.1920.

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on backing sheet, "Main Street, Ringwood, second post office, Frank Parker's - later Mayor and Ellis agent".

Photographs - Bill Meyland houses in Old Lilydale Road, East Ringwood in 1997

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

478_001 - Bill Meyland family homes at 23 & 25 Old Lilydale Road, Ringwood East. Both built by Bill M. 478_001 - Bill Meyland new family home at 25 Old Lilydale Road, Ringwood East. 478_001 - Bill Meyland old family home at 23 Old Lilydale Road, Ringwood East.

Photograph - Commemorative stone unveiled by the Mayor of Ringwood, Cr. Lillian Rosewarne, JP. on 12 April, 1987, marking the completion of the antimony mine Poppet Head reconstruction project at Ringwood Lake.

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

Catalogue card reads, 'Council ceremonies. Unveiling stone at Poppet Head, 1985 and then opening of Poppet Head 1987'.

Painting - Early Ringwood Cottage - Water colour on paper painting by J. Pials

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Painting with cardboard border in glass-fronted frame.

Photograph - Red Cross Ladies at Ringwood Library, Warrandyte Road, Ringwood - c.1970.

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Red Cross ladies loading books into cars at Ringwood Library, 28 Warrandyte Road, for distribution to remote readers. c.1970.

Photograph - Church of England East Ringwood - Assistants at Bazaar 1885.

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Black and white photograph of group standing in garden. Duplicate of item no. 208.

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on backing sheet, "Church of England, East Ringwood 1885. Mr. J. Hann on right".

Photograph - Demolition works at Ringwood Cool Stores, Maroondah Hwy, Ringwood - 1963.

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Roof framing and saw dust insulation

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on backing sheet, "1963 - Ringwood Cool Stores demolition".

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 - Roadworks on Maroondah Highway.

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Black and white photograph of roadworks. Railway bridge in background.

Inscriptions & Markings

Typed below photograph, "Roadworks on Maroondah Highway circa 1930 Warrandyte Rd. subway behind"/

Photograph - Ringwood Scout Ball

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on back of photograph, 'Scout Ball'. (no date) Stamp reads, John Gallagher Photography.

Book - Maroondah City Council Corporate Plan 1997-2000

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Maroondah City Council Corporate Plan 1997-2000

Envelope - Ringwood East Children's Library 1953-1967

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Ringwood East Children's Library 1953-1967

Envelope - Packet: Ringwood Sport, Swimming and Various clippings and papers 1980s-1990s. IOOF Sports 1900. Aquatic Centre Opening

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Swimming Club - Aquatic Centre; Sports in Ringwood - Handwritten research notes; Referendum on Sunday sport; Newspaper cuttings of various sports athletes including Cathy Freeman