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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 - Modern Road and Houses, formerly Godbehear's Orchard, Ringwood. undated.

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on back of photograph, "Formerly Godbehear's Orchard".

Photograph - Coronation procession at Ringwood. Ringwood Chamber of Commerce float, 1953

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on back of photograph, '"Mail" 11/6/53. Coronation procession at Ringwood. Ringwood Chamber of Commerce float'.

Photograph - Seventh Day Adventist Church, Mullum Road, Ringwood 1982

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

Catalogue card reads, "Ringwood, 1982. Seventh Day Adventist Church, Mullum Road."

Photograph - Ringwood High School quadrangle works, c.1960.

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on back of photograph, "Ringwood High, c.1960".

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].

Photograph - John Verger's old home - 1964

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on backing sheet, "John Vergers old home - 1964".

Photograph - Two undated photographs of teacher's farewell gathering at Ringwood State School captioned "Popular teacher farewelled, Ringwood". Identity unconfirmed, possibly Miss Daisy Paddock who retired from the school in 1961.

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on back of photograph, "Popular teacher farewelled, Ringwood". There is no indication of the name of the teacher, the school or the year the photograph was taken.

Envelope - Packet: Ringwood chamber of Commerce & Whitehorse Traders - Clippings etc. 1950s-1990s

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Chamber of Commerce & Whitehorse Traders

Photograph - Cr. Earl Stewart (undated)

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on back of photograph, "Cr. Earl Stewart". Photographer listed as "Alfred Seale, Upwey".

Photograph - New building at corner of Ringwood and Nelson Streets, Ringwood on 12 September 1988

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Digital photograph

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.

Envelope - Packet: Ringwood Historical Research Group Annual Reports 1962-1995

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Annual Reports - Ringwood Historical Research Group 1962-1995 +Additional Keywords: Pullin, R.A. / Deuter, M / Wedge, J.H. / Miles, E.T. / Radden

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

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 - Rear of Jack Williams' orchard, Mullum Road - 1964

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on backing sheet, "Rear Jack Williams' orchard, Mullum Road - 1964".

Photograph - Opening Jubilee Park. A. Seitz, P. Vergers, C. Beaumont, W. Dowling 1957

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Jubilee Park opened 17 October 1957. Same photograph also appears in Ringwood Mail 24 October 1957 captioned as follows: L to R: Mr A Seitz, Pres. VCA, Cr P. Vergers, Mayor Ringwood, Mr C. Beaumont, Pres. RCC., Mr Dowling (Chairman Board of Control)

Inscriptions & Markings

Catalogue card reads, "Opening Jubilee Park. P. Vergers, C. Beaumont, W. Dowling". (No name for fourth man)

Newspaper clipping - Rich Strike Still Awaits

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Newspaper clipping dated 4 February 1970 (page 3) showing buildings at the old Ringwood antimony mine in photo 10cm x 15cm. Photo provided by Mr J.K. McCaskill. (Note - page 13 missing) +Additional Keywords: McCaskill, Cr. J.K. / Thomas, Bill / Stephenson

Historical information

Antimony became a hot topic in 1970 as the price of the metal rose. The site of the mine was "pegged" again.

Plaque - Norwood State School commemorative plaque for the official opening, 29 May, 1956.

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Plaque, engraved, white infill, text: 'This tablet commemorates the official opening of the Norwood State School/ by/ The Honourable J.S.Bloomfield M.L.A.,/ Minister of Education/ on the 29th May, 1956.' +Additional Keywords: Bloomfield, J.S. MLA

Historical information

Installed 29-May-1956.

Inscriptions & Markings

This tablet commemorates the official opening of the Norwood State School/ by/ The Honourable J.S.Bloomfield M.L.A.,/ Minister of Education/ on the 29th May, 1956.'

Photograph - Looking East along Oban Road from roundabout at corner of Wonga Rd 1981

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on back of photograph, "29.6.81. Looking East along Oban Road from roundabout at corner of Wonga Rd."

Photographs - Redevelopment of Ringwood Salvation Citidel, Wantirna road, in 1997

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Photograph - Ringwood Football Club - 1890 (or possibly Ringwood East FC?)

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Maybe East Ringwood FC

Inscriptions & Markings

Typed below photograph, "Ringwood Football Club - 1890. (Many miners and brickmakers)". On back of another copy: Jas. Colquhoun, Photographer, Aisling St, N.B'ton

Photograph - Site of Antimony Mine 1964

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on backing sheet, "Site of Antimony Mine 1964. Mullock was used in making a lot of the roads in Ringwood. Site now occupied by Civic Centre."

Photograph - Schools model. Miners cottage c1974/75

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

"Ringwood High School - Miners cottage model construction c1974/75. Ringwood High School model construction team included Colin Marshallsea, Dale Porter, Gary Johnston, Susan Meade, Mike Kent, Sue Hayde, Grant Alison, Ian Parker, Stephen Jenkins. (names provided by Ian Wade-Parker and Peter Davidson)

Inscriptions & Markings

Catalogue card reads, "Schools model. Miners cottage".

Photograph - Ringwood from Loughnans Hill. 1948.

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Black and white photograph taken from hill looking across valley towards settled area. Mountains in background. Catalogue card reads, "View from Loughnans Hill looking south east"

Photograph - City of Ringwood celebrations, 1960

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

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

Photograph - Ringwood Clocktower dedication ceremony, cnr Maroondah Highway and Wantirna Road, Ringwood, (re-located from previous site at Warrandyte Road), 9/12/1967.

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on back of photograph, 'Laying wreaths after ceremony'.

Photograph - Dismantling Ringwood miners cottage in 1975

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

Catalogue card reads, "Miner's cottage".

Photograph - Military display at Eastland, Ringwood, 14/3/1987.

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

Catalogue card reads, 'Military display - Eastland 14/3/1987'.

Photograph - Eastfield Road bridge just opened - looking east. Ringwood 1978

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on back of photograph, "Late 1978. Eastfield Road bridge just opened - looking east."

Photograph - Ringwood Primary School 1961 Grade 6C Class Photo

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

1961 Grade 6C Class Photo: Poor Quality Photo Reprint and partial list of handwritten names on scrapbook page: Back Row: Gary(?) Goodmand, ?, Robert Taylor, ? ?McDonagh 3rd Row: Mary?, ?, ?, Cheryl Collings, ?, ? Parker, Judith Kennedy, ? Marilyn Marshall 2nd Row from front: ?, John Fitzgerald, ?, Bruce Rosel, Kelvin Nann, Russell Littlepace Front Row: Robin ?, ?, ?, Judith Whitford, Ruth Reeves, Ann Blore, Jennifer Hall, ?, Susan ?, Jill Bryant

Historical information

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