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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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Minute Book - Ringwood Primary School Mothers' Club Minutes Book 1965-1974

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Minute Book. Grey cardboard covered with cream cloth spine. All pages used.

Historical information

Used by the mothers club of the Ringwood State School

Inscriptions & Markings

Minute Book. Mothers Club Nov 1965 - Nov 1974

Time Capsule Notice - Uninstalled plaque - one of an unknown number of time capsule plaques produced and circulated by Victorian State Government to mark the state's 150th Anniversary, 1984/85.

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Time Capsule Notice. Bronze, engraved with white paint infill. Inscribed as follows: 'Time Capsule/ to mark/ Victoria's 150th Anniversary/ 1984 - 85/ to be opened/ 2034 - 35.

Historical information

Installed 1984 - 1985

Inscriptions & Markings

Time Capsule/ to mark/ Victoria's 150th Anniversary/ 1984 - 85/ to be opened/ 2034 - 35

Ladies Bodice - Cotton bodice, cream coloured, sleeveless, collarless. (Belonged to Maggs Family, Ringwood). c1930

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Cotton bodice, cream coloured, sleeveless, collarless. Band at bottom fastened with a button matching the embroidery and Pichot cotton edges. +Additional Keywords: Maggs

Historical information

Belonged to the Maggs Family

Photograph - North Ringwood Scout Hall - men at work on construction (Undated)

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on back of photograph, "North Ringwood Scout Hall". [No date].

Rocks - Minerals - Two rocks from Ringwood Antimony Mine c 1900

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Two rocks showing quartz, basalt and stibnite. Some yellowing due to oxides of antimony from the Ringwood antimony mine. No traces of gold however!

Book - Mountain of Trouble manuscript by John Lundy Clarke, Ringwood - 1977.

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

1. Lundy-Clarke, John. 'Mountain of Trouble'. Manuscript containing 151 pages of text and 10 pages of index. Typed foolscap.; 2. Same manuscript with pale blue covers in metal binding - black printing on front. +Additional Keywords: Lundy- Clarke, John / Pullin, Ellie V.

Historical information

1. This is an earlier draft of the manuscript|2. This manuscript was given to Ellie Pullin at Christmas 1985 an improved impression from 1981 with an ISBN 0 908472 06 4. The mountain is Kalorama area with its history and that of the pioneers who settled there.

Inscriptions & Markings

Mountain of Trouble by John Lundy Clarke

Photograph - Looking east along Dandenong Creek from very end of Heatherdale Road, Vermont South

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on back of photograph, "Jan. 79. Looking east along Dandenong Creek from very end of Heatherdale Road."

Matches - Clocktower Theatre Company - matches on a card with Picture of Ringwood Clocktower 1970s

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Set of matches on a card, with striker. Picture of Ringwood clocktower face showing 8 p.m.

Inscriptions & Markings

The Clocktower Theatre Company, P.O. Box 206, Ringwood, Victoria, 3134.

Photograph - Panfield Estate, Ringwood - 1960. Looking across to Mullum Rd. with Glen Cairn Ave. at right-angle to it. House at left is in Graeme Street, Ringwood.

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on backing sheet, "Panfield Estate 1960. Looking across to Mullum Rd. with Glen Cairn Ave. at right-angle to it. House at left is in Graeme St."

Photographs - Ringwood East Primary School reunion or celebration - proof photographs. (Undated0

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

2-1/2 pages of small photographs - proofs - taken at Ringwood East Primary School reunion or celebration placed in a yellow envelope labelled "Nature Notes".

Historical information

3 proof sheets of Ilford XP1400 film photos taken at a school celebration of Ringwood East Primary School 4180

Photograph - Norwood Primary School, Ringwood, class names grade 6M, year unknown

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Digital photograph

Photograph - Sheds and view Goodwins boot shop, Ringwood, undated (possibly 1958-9)

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

Written next to photographs (mounted on single sheet): SS0186a: "Sheds at back of Goodwins boot shop." SS0186b: "Looking over back fence in photo above. Pres. Church." Undated but others in similar sheets/records are 1958-9

Book - "From Croydon West to Maroondah 1965-1989" by John Hutchinson

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Book - From Croydon West to Maroondah 1965-1989. 25 years of reminiscences with amendment notes included.

Envelope - Packet: Borough of Ringwood - various correspondence, cards, cuttings 1927-1951

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Borough Various. Borough of Ringwood - Various. New Ringwood Town Hall - Laying Foundation Stone. Rates.

Book - "Dog Act"

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Buff coloured book with heavy covers containing 16 pages of the 1970 Dog Act with additional copy and 4 pages of amendments dated 19-Dec-1978 and 4 pages amendments dated 13-May-1980. Metal binding. +Additional Keywords: Penryn Printing

Inscriptions & Markings

Dog Act

Photograph - Matlock's Livery Stable, Ringwood. 1959

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

Written next to photographs: SS0190a: "Matlock's Livery Stable. Corner Pratt Street behind Coffey motors, 1959." (Sign reads Matlocks Carrying Co" SS0190b: "Used by the Ringwood Plaster Works, 1959."

Boxes - Ringwood Technical School

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

4 boxes pending sorting and cataloguing - Ringwood Technical School opened in 1958 and closed around 1990.

Book - Surrey Hills - Centennial History

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Surrey Hills - Centennial History from 1883 to 1983

Photograph - Jimmy Skerrett 1953

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on back of photograph, "Mail 1st October 1953. Jimmy Skerrett farewelled - interesting report".

Envelope - Packet: Miles Family Correspondence, and Study Notes (H.M.Anderson); Also Milne and McAlpin

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Biographical; Miles Family; Correspondence E.T. Miles; H.M. Anderson's Study Notes on Miles

Photograph - City of Ringwood celebrations, 1960

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

Catalogue card reads, 'City celebration, 1960. Floats with children on board in procession'.

Photograph - Glenvale Road, North Ringwood - a Boundary looking north. 1979

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on back of photograph, "Jan. 79. Glenvale Road - a Boundary looking north from top of a hill (near Kubla Rd.?). 'Wild' country - few homes". No Kubla Rd mentioned in Melways. Perhaps this should read "Kubis Dve" which is off Glenvale Road. or Kubba Road?

Photograph - Ringwood Reserve - Award Winning Cricket Team with Shield c1934

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Photograph of award winning cricket team with shield. Photographed on Ringwood Reserve c.1934 (no names) +Additional Keywords: Ringwood Cricket Club

Inscriptions & Markings

Mervyne Studio, Ringwood

photograph - Eastlink Ringwood Bypass Construction-Ringwood Library 15/4/95

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Colour photograph

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on back of photo: "Ringwood Library 15/4/95"

Photograph - View along Mullum Creek in the reserve at foot of New Street 1981

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on back of photograph, "16/6/81. View along Mullum Creek in the reserve at foot of New Street. The water was clear"

Photograph - Northward view towards Mullum Creek bridge from outside No.13 Oban Road, Ringwood - 1981.

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on back of photograph, "E624, N16, 1981. Oban Road from opposite No.13 (Victor Leggo) looking towards bridge over Mullum Creek".

Photograph - City of Ringwood celebrations, 1960, marching girls

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

Catalogue card reads, 'City celebrations, 1960. Marching girls'.

Photograph - Ringwood Railway Station showing steam train and platforms viewed from pedestrian crossing, 1908.

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Black and white photograph of railway station. Steam train at platform to left of photograph. Carriage on middle line and people standing on platform of station on right side of photograph. (2 copies)

Photograph - City of Ringwood celebrations, 1960

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

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

photograph - Eastlink Ringwood Bypass Construction-Ringwood Bypass-Pedestrian Underpass 18/2/96

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Colour photograph

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on back of photo: "Pedestrian Underpass-Bypass 18/2/96"