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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

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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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4694 items

4694 items

Photograph - Jaycee's Community Service Commission discussing plans for Jaycee Week

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on back of photograph, "Jaycee's Community Service Commission discussing plans for Jaycee Week". [no date]

Booklet - Ringwood Amateur Photography Club 1958-1979

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Typewritten booklet summarising first 21 years of Ringwood Amateur Photography Club, later named Maroondah Photographic Society. +Additional Keywords: Hallford, Richard / Matthews, Ted / Whalley, Bob / Peggie, Loris

Historical information

Booklet donated to RDHS by Richard Hallford, vice president of Maroondah Photographic Society 12-Sep-2014. 18 page booklet includes introduction by Ted Matthews - Foundation member and past president, Bob Whalley - past president, and Loris Peggie - president.

Photograph-B&W - East Ringwood 2000-Christian Family Centre in Dublin Road

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

East Ringwood 2000-Christian Family Centre in Dublin Road- B&W Photo from Album 6501

Letter - Letter from W. Meyland to Mr. Hookey re land in East Ringwood for school. 1969

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

2-page letter from W. Meyland to Mr. Hookey re land in East Ringwood. School was opened 6-Aug-1924 by Mrs. Everard. +Additional Keywords: Meyland, Charles / Hookey / Lindsay, Ted.

Collection of papers - Documents pertaining to the planning and implementation the Ringwood Methodist Day Kindergarten

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Documents pertaining to the planning and implementation the Ringwood Methodist Day Kindergarten.They include 47 pages of advertisements, letters,draft constitution. All in a manila folder. +Additional Keywords: Bandt, Rev R M

Historical information

Property of Ringwood Methodist Pre-School Council

Inscriptions & Markings

Property of Ringwood Methodist Pre-School Council

Photograph - Easterly view from Ringwood Clocktower, cnr Maroondah Hwy and Warrandyte Road, Ringwood - 1960.

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on back of photographs, "Maroondah Highway from clock tower looking east - 1960."

Envelope - Royal Visit Coronations programs, photos from local and "Sun" newspapers.1954, Also 1936 "Death of King George V", and Civic Memorial Service for Late King George VI 1952

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Royal Visit Coronations programs, photos from local and "Sun" newspapers

Cartons - Ringwood Mens Probus Club memorabilia

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Two archive boxes marked as 4862/1 & 4862/2 Ringwood Mens Probus Club Memorabilia (Awaiting cataloguing)

Photograph - "Ringwood (Fire Station), Maroondah Highway 1973

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on backing sheet, "Ringwood (Fire Station), Maroondah Highway 1973. Opened 1931"

Photograph - Rear of buildings knows as 'The Block', Ringwood 1963 (Eastland Litigation Photo)

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Historical information

This series of SS0380 photos are part of the "Eastland Litigation" launched in 1962 by the Whitehorse Traders Co-operative Association (WTCA), against the Ringwood Council's Interim Development Order of 1960. WTCA sought "orders from the Supreme Court of Victoria that the planning scheme was invalid" - See "The Eastland Litigation" chapter in "From Horse Shoes to High Heels - Ringwood Shopping Centre and Eastland 1858-2008" by Richard Carter, Bounce Books 2009.

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on back of photograph, 'Photo of the rear of buildings knows as 'The Block''. Also stamped, 'In the Supreme Court, 13 Aug. 1963' and 'Edwin G. Adamson....May 63'.

Photograph - Ringwood swimming pool in Ringwood Street, under construction - 1934.

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Black and white photograph of construction area with reinforcing wire around edge of excavation. (2 copies, 1 small & 1 enlargement.

Inscriptions & Markings

Typed below photograph, "Building old Ringwood Swimming Pool, 1934, Ringwood Street"

Photograph - Infant Welfare Centre, Civic Place, 1963.

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on backing sheet, "Old Infant Welfare Centre, Civic Place, 1963".

Book - Borough of Ringwood Miscellaneous Cash Book

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Bound book "Borough of Ringwood Miscellaneous Cash Book"

Book - Heritage Walk Around Alto

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Walk around Croydon with 12 points of interest taking approx 1 hour

Photographs - Ringwood Methodist Church, Station Street, before demolition in 1963 (undated)

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

2 Black and White photos of the Ringwood Methodist Church. Photos undated, but these buildings were demolished in 1963. These photographs are in the presentation album given to Vera Wigley in memory of her husband, builder Evan Wigley. See Registration Numbers 11002-00 to 11002-10 for the full set of photographs.

Inscriptions & Markings

Old Methodist Church

Map - Photocopy of Part of a map of Warrandyte -Yarra Valley area year unknown possibly c1930

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Photocopy of Part of a map of Warrandyte -Yarra Valley area year unknown possibly c1930

Book - The 48 Courts of Heathmont 3135

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Residential streets of Heathmont

Photograph - 14 Warrandyte Road, Ringwood on 8th November 1992

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Digital photograph

Photograph - Looking north along Ringwood Street, taken mid 1930s

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

Typed below photograph, "Looking north along Ringwood Street, taken mid 1930s". Printed on photograph: "Pinemont Estate Ringwood. Villas adjoining Property, Ringwood Street"

Photograph - Councillor Mrs. E. Penny, 1961

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on backing sheet, "Councillor Mrs. E. Penny, 1961. Elected East Ward".

Photograph - Club Hotel, Ringwood from Whitehorse Road. Mt. Dandenong Road to old East Ringwood looking south. Taken about 1900-10.

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

Catalogue card reads, "Club Hotel, Ringwood from Whitehorse Road. Mt. Dandenong Road to old East Ringwood looking south. Taken about 1900-10". Label below photograph is dated 1904.

Documents - Packet: Ringwood Antimony Mine Correspondence and Clippings. Kenny Paper 1942; Miner's Cottage Field Notes etc

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Various papers relating to the Ringwood Antimony Mine; Paper by J.P.L. Kenny B.G.E. 1942; Various newspaper cuttings; Field notes by D. Brown - Miner's Cottage; Mining By-Laws 1916 (McKaskill); Share scrip Montezuma Mining Company Holding 200 December 1901; Miner's Right - 8 November 1907 +Additional Keywords: Kenny, J - B.G.E. / Brown, D / McCaskill / Temple Miles, A

Photograph - Panoramic view of Ringwood taken from the home of Dr. Geoffrey A. Cook, Loughnan Rd., Ringwood. (No date).

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on back of photograph, "Panoramic view of Ringwood taken from the home of Dr. Geoffrey A. Cook, Loughnan Rd., Ringwood. See booklet, 'Welcome to Ringwood' 1948 or 49' - H.J. Pearson Mayor".

Envelope - Packet: Biographical material, letters etc from E.V. and R.A Pullin and Ringwood Historical Research Group 1970's and 1980's

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Biographical; E.V. and R.A. Pullin; Letters, Cuttings, etc.

Photograph - Southern Command Army representation at Ringwood's "Freedom of the City" parade and presentation to Mayor, Ben Hubbard, when Ringwood was declared a city in March, 1960.

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

Catalogue card reads, '1960. Council Staff when Ringwood was declared a city, March 1960'.

Photograph - View over Ringwood from Mullum Road, 1960.

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

Typed below photograph, "View over Ringwood from Mullum Road, 1960" but small original photograph states photograph was taken in 1959.

Book - Mining and Geological Journal

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Publication of the Mines Department Victoria Volume 7 Number 1 includes Antimony Mining at Ringwood

Magazine - The Victorian Real Estate Journal

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

30 page booklet about real estate, coloured front page.

Historical information

The Victorian Real Estate Journal Vol 51 No.4. published December 1987 containing reports and articles.

Envelope - Packet: Roads: Ringwood Bypass Cuttings 1978-1993

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Bypass cuttings - packet 2, 1978-1993, 4 pages newspaper cuttings

Photograph - Ringwood derailment 1902 at Wantirna Rd. underpass looking north. Maroondah Highway near trees beyond underpass.

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

Printed directly below photographs, "1. overturned engine and tender at the 'dead end' which was carried away. The X indicates position of fireman McKeone when rescued. 2. View from the road. Railway accident at Ringwood". Typed below photograph, "Ringwood derailment 1902 at Wantirna Rd. underpass looking north. Maroondah Highway near trees beyond underpass".