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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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Booklet - Blue & Gold - Ringwood Cricket Club Through the Years

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Scanned, searchable PDF of photocopy version. 49 pages. Provided by Peter Vergers (junior) through Neville Burns.

Inscriptions & Markings

Not sure of author - either David Penny or Peter Alford, as per inscriptions on the document. Covering the years from 1901 to 1980. Also partially on RCC website - http://ringwood.vic.cricket.com.au/content.aspx?file=217|37459h. Note that the last paragraph of page 44 should read, "While the 4th Eleven Pennant was intended to close up this brief history, we cannot possibly finish without the tremendous news that in 1979/80, the fourths again got into the Final again led by Jim Myerscough and again won. They were set 295 runs to win and finished with 9/296. Plenty of heart attack and blood pressure material there! The star performer was Stephen Crump who made 138. While he would be the last to agree there is little doubt that the "Myerscough" guidance and skill played a major part in the victory and history will show that many of these lads gained enormously from Jim’s guidance and would go on to outstanding individual successes with the club." Also note that much of the Ringwood history seems to have been copied from the "Place of Many Eagles" book. Some further research on Trove has revealed that a Ringwood team was playing in 1886.

School Magazine - Parkwood Secondary College School Magazine (1990)

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Pictures, stories and articles of interest - Parkwood High School/Secondary College, 35-39 Tortice Drive, North Ringwood, Victoria.

Historical information

Parkwood High School/Secondary College opened in 1979 and operated until closure in 2011.

School Magazine - Parkwood High 89

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Pictures, stories and articles of interest - Parkwood High School/Secondary College, 35-39 Tortice Drive, North Ringwood, Victoria - 1989.

Historical information

Parkwood High School/Secondary College opened in 1979 and operated until closure in 2011.

School Magazine - Parkwood '88

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Pictures, stories and articles of interest - Parkwood High School/Secondary College, 35-39 Tortice Drive, North Ringwood, Victoria - 1988.

Historical information

Parkwood High School/Secondary College opened in 1979 and operated until closure in 2011.

School Magazine - Parkwood High School Magazine 1987

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Pictures, stories and articles of interest - Parkwood High School/Secondary College, 35-39 Tortice Drive, North Ringwood, Victoria.

Historical information

Parkwood High School/Secondary College opened in 1979 and operated until closure in 2011.

School Magazine - Parkwood High School Magazine 1986

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Pictures, stories and articles of interest - Parkwood High School/Secondary College, 35-39 Tortice Drive, North Ringwood, Victoria.

Historical information

Parkwood High School/Secondary College opened in 1979 and operated until closure in 2011.

School Magazine - Parkwood High School Magazine 1985

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Pictures, stories and articles of interest - Parkwood High School/Secondary College, 35-39 Tortice Drive, North Ringwood, Victoria.

Historical information

Parkwood High School/Secondary College opened in 1979 and operated until closure in 2011.

School Magazine - Parkwood High School Magazine 1984

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Pictures, stories and articles of interest - Parkwood High School/Secondary College, 35-39 Tortice Drive, North Ringwood, Victoria.

Historical information

Parkwood High School/Secondary College opened in 1979 and operated until closure in 2011.

School Magazine - Parkwood High School Magazine 1983

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Pictures, stories and articles of interest - Parkwood High School/Secondary College, 35-39 Tortice Drive, North Ringwood, Victoria.

Historical information

Parkwood High School/Secondary College opened in 1979 and operated until closure in 2011.

School Magazine - Parkwood High School Magazine 1982

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Pictures, stories and articles of interest - Parkwood High School/Secondary College, 35-39 Tortice Drive, North Ringwood, Victoria.

Historical information

Parkwood High School/Secondary College opened in 1979 and operated until closure in 2011.

School Magazine - Parkwood High School Magazine 1981

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Pictures, stories and articles of interest - Parkwood High School/Secondary College, 35-39 Tortice Drive, North Ringwood, Victoria.

Historical information

Parkwood High School/Secondary College opened in 1979 and operated until closure in 2011.

School Magazine - Parkwood High School Magazine 1980

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Pictures, stories and articles of interest - Parkwood High School/Secondary College, 35-39 Tortice Drive, North Ringwood, Victoria.

Historical information

Parkwood High School/Secondary College opened in 1979 and operated until closure in 2011.

School Magazine - Parkwood High School Magazine 1979

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Pictures, stories and articles of interest - Parkwood High School/Secondary College, 35-39 Tortice Drive, North Ringwood, Victoria.

Historical information

Parkwood High School/Secondary College opened in 1979 and operated until closure in 2011.

Book - Towards a Golden Future

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

The Story of Benjamin and Mary Ann Wilkins and their Descendants by Susan Estelle Smith, resarched by Ronda Whitten, Greame Thorpe, Lindsay Smith, Sue Smith and Margaret de Jager and edited by Ronda Whitten, Graeme Thorpe, Lindsay Smith and Sue Smith.

Newspaper clippings - Ringwood Community Child Care Centre

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Ringwood Mail newspaper clippings - Centres face subsidy challenge and Child care closed, by Faye Michelson - March 1997

Newspaper clipping - Child Care (Maroondah/Ringwood)

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Ringwood Mail newspaper 17 September 1996 page 3 - Review of Children's services in Maroondah

Envelope - Packet 4 St Paul's Anglican Church, Ringwood

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Variety of miscellaneous Anglican Church publictions: Bush Church Aid Society of Australia - March 1991, Anglican Homes Diocese of Melbourne Annual Report - 1988, Creator's Creation Creating, Christian Arts Group folder - Spring 1978, The Melbourne Anglican newspaper - May 1996, Look, The Church of England Parish Paper for Holy Trinity Doncaster and St. Philip's Deep Creek Souvenir Issue - Centenary Year June 1969.

Booklet - The Parish of Ringwood 1957 Every Member Canvass

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Photographs and text outlining activities of Canvass Committees of St. Paul's Church Ringwood, Holy Trinity Church Ringwood East, St. Stephen's Church Warrandyte, and Christ Church Heathmont, with a brief history of each church.

Inscriptions & Markings

Introduction by Vicar - Rev. Ronald F. Adams, The Vicarage, Ringwood.

Booklet - St Paul's Anglican Church Ringwood Centenary Souvenir History

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Historic summary concentrating on four moves of St Paul's Anglican Church in Ringwood from 1879 to 1979 including photographs of each location - Mount Dandenong Road, Pratt Street, Ringwood Street, and Warrandyte Road. Includes list of vicars from 1905 to 1979.

Inscriptions & Markings

Introduction by Rev. Bill Potter, Vicar. Compiled by Stella Badger Design, Charles Miller

Book - Christ Church Heathmont - The First Twenty-Five Years, 1954-1979

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Short history of Church of England's Christ Church, Canterbury Road, Heathmont - 25th Anniversary 1954-1979, by Verna M. Adams

Inscriptions & Markings

Verna M. Adams: "I would like to acknowledge the help I have received from many quarters, and to express my appreciation of their unstinting labours on behalf of this volume. Photography: Kendrick Pereira Typing: Gladys Perkins, Betty Growse and all who lent photographic material and records."

Book - Silver Jubilee - Trinity Sunday 1980

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

History of Holy Trinity Church, Patterson Street,. Ringwood East - 25th Anniversary 1955-1980, researched and compiled by A.H. Scollary

Inscriptions & Markings

Foreword by The Rev. Dr. George A. Mullins, first vicar of The Parish of Holy Trinity Ringwood East

Envelope - Packet 3 St Paul's Anglican Church, Ringwood

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Various newsletters and local church records circa 1920s-1990s as follows: 4940-01 Parish Messenger – Easter 1927 4940-02 Parish Messenger – April, No.42 4940-03 Anglican News – November, No.15 4940-04 Parish Paper – April 1937 4940-05 Parish News Supplements – June 1969, August 1969, September 1969, April 1977 4940-06 List of Memorials in St. Paul’s Ringwood - 1971 4940-07 Civic Service, 30th Anniversary City of Ringwood – June 1990 4940-08 Opening and dedication of “Glamorgan Court” - 1989 4940-09 Civic Service Commemorating Proclamation of City of Ringwood – 20th March 1960 4940-10 Institution and Induction of The Reverend Douglas G. Edmonds - 12th December 1989 4940-11 Last Service at St Paul’s in Ringwood Street – 28th May 1967 4940-12 Catalogue, Art Exhibition – March/April 1979 4940-13 (duplicate entry deleted) 4940-14 Parish News “Spiritus Gladius” Centenary Celebration - 1979 4940-15 St.Paul’s Centenary Worship – 14th October 1979 4940-16 Service/Newsletter pamphlets - January to April 1996 (incomplete collection) 4940-17 Advertisement for New Theatre "Polling Day" concert at church hall (near Post Office) - 1961 4940-18 Commissioning of Penny Charters, Janice Dear, and David Jones as students in ministry 4940-19 Funeral Service for late Floss Davidson (Ms. V. Boulter) 19 January 1979 4940-20 Service of Thanksgiving for Rev. John & Mrs. Helen Howells - 18 June 1989 4940-21 Bush Church Aid 70th Anniversary, St Paul's Ringwood - 1 October 1989 4940-22 Parish Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist - 12 November 1989

Newsletter - City of Ringwood News Sheet - February 1970

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Newspaper-style 1970 community information newsletter for Ringwood residents covering local council news, activities, and outline of funds received and expended in 1968-69.

Booklet - The Journal of the Department of Agriculture of Victoria - June, 1920.

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Vol. XVIII Part 6. Principal Contents - Report on Victorian Egg-Laying Competition, Loganberry Culture, Agricultural Display at the Special Show, Farm Notes.

Inscriptions & Markings

Includes article on Loganberries - "Small Fruit Culture in Victoria" by A.A. Hammond, Orchard Supervisor. Article also includes a photograph of "Mr. Murfet's Loganberry Plantation at Ringwood".

Booklet - Ringwood Show Society Third Annual Show

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Programme guide for Ringwood's third annual show to be held on Friday and Saturday, 3rd and 4th April, 1936.

Inscriptions & Markings

Includes programme of show events, exhibit categories and judging criteria, sporting actiities, and local advertising.

Brochure - Planning Ringwood

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Brochure on town planning by Cr. H.E. Parker, JP., Mayor of the Borough of Ringwood (Victoria), circa 1946

Inscriptions & Markings

Includes reprinted article from the Melbourne Herald, Tuesday, July 23rd, 1946. - "Ringwood has the Right Idea."

Book - History of Ringwood East Primary School 4180

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Summary of the school's history from 1924 to 1974 produced to coincide with it's 50th year Jubilee Celebrations held on 2nd November, 1974. Back cover outlines programme of proceedings on that day.

Document - Series of 20 invoices from K.M.Milne -General storekeeper - Ringwood Nth made out to Mr Ted Dickson . Dated 1952 to 1955.

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Photocopies of invoices from K.M.Milne -General Storekeeper.

Inscriptions & Markings

20 Invoices made out to Mr Ted Dickson showing hand written purchased items and prices . Dates ranging from 16.3.1952 to 15.6.1955

Brochure - Neil Sonsie Thanksgiving Service 29 October 2019 - Brochure, and Family Obituries of Neil and Judith Sonsie

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Memorial Service Brochure for Neil Sonsie (5th August 1930 to 8th October 2019), long time Heathmont resident. Also copies of son Peter Sonsie's obituaries for Neil and his wife Judith Sonsie. At Peter's request, the obituaries are not publicly available on this site, but can be viewed at RDHS archives.

Book - City of Ringwood 1994 Report & Community Guide

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Community information book issued by City of Ringwood for 1994 - covering the facilities and activities of the Ringwood Council and other local organisations and associations. Includes Ringwood Public Golf Course discount vouchers and two Ringwood Aquatic Centre bonus entry vouchers.

Historical information

The City of Ringwood and the City of Croydon merged in December 1994 and became the City of Maroondah.

Inscriptions & Markings

CONTENTS: (page no.) Contents A Message from the Mayor - Cr. Margaret Cheevers 3 Your Council 4 Local State and Federal MPs 5 Council Meetings and Elections 6 History of Ringwood 7 City Manager's Report 8 Organisational structure 9 Human Services 10-19 Environmental Health 20-21 Ringwood Library 22 Parks and Gardens 23 Ringwood's Parks and Reserves 24 Building 25 Engineering Planning Services 26-28 Waste Management 29 Town Planning 30 Traffic and Local Laws 31-33 Roads, Drainage and Major Works 38-39 Halls and Facilities 40-41 Aquatic Centre 42 Convention Centre/Karralika Theatre 43 Golf Course 44 Free Swim & Golf Discount Vouchers 45 Community Organisations 46-64 Finance 65-66 Administration 67 Community Liaison 68 Information Systems 69 Personnel 70-71 Risk Management 71 Rates and Valuations 72