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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

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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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Booklet - Ringwood East Primary School: 50th Anniversary History Booklet (1924-1974).

Soft covered booklet 8 pages with pen and ink drawing of school building. Brief history compiled for 50th anniversary of the school, with Jubilee Celebrations programme on back cover. Front cover by "Nature Notes", and 4 pages of black and white photos. (5 copies)

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Booklet produced for the 50th anniversary of the school (1924-1974) and sold for 20 cents. Contains lists of school principals and Departmental Inspectors. Photos are of first committee, first students, early and present teachers.

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Booklet - City of Ringwood 1989 Community Information Guide

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Community information booklet issued by City of Ringwood for 1989 - covering the facilities and activities of the Ringwood Council and other local organisations and associations. Cover photographs: Front - Fern Gully at Ringwood Lake, Poppett Head at rear of Lake, Athletics Track. Back - Highland Carnival, Wombalano Park, Miners Cottage at Ringwood Lake, Bike Path, Water Cascade at rear of Lake.

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CONTENTS: (page no.) 1. COUNCIL SERVICES After School Activities Programme 29 Aged Services 31, 32 & 33 Aquatic Centre 20 & 21 Budget 14 Building Information 16 By-Laws 26 Chief Executive's Message 9 Children's Services 29 Civic Centre 4 Committees of Council 5 Common Questions 36 Community Plan 10 & 11 Council Meeting Dates 4 Council Representatives 8 Councillors 6 & 7 Dogs 26 Dual Occupancy 12 Emergency Telephone Numbers 63 Family Day Care 29 Fire Hazards 27 Garbage 34 & 35 Golf Course 24 Home Handyman Services 31 Home Help 31 Incinerators 26 Knaith Road Child Care Centre 29 Library 23 Maternal and Child Health 28 Mayoral Message – Cr. R. Gardini 3 Meals on Wheels 31 Members of Parliament 62 Parks and Gardens 18 Rates 25 Residential Development Provisions 12 & 13 Ringwood Bypass Road 13 Ringwood Convention Centre & Performing Arts Centre 22 Ringwood District Centre 14 Staff 10 Town Planning 17 Works Depot 30 Youth Outreach Worker 33 2. LOCAL COMMUNITY SERVICES Accommodation 37 Alcoholism 37 Birthright 38 Blind 38 Care Force 39 Catholic Family Welfare Bureau 39 Central Ringwood Community Centre 39 Childbirth and Parenting Association 39 & 40 Churches 40 & 41 Community Services Victoria 42 Day Centres and Drop In Centres 43 Do Care 43 Drugs 43 Elderly Day Care 44 Emergency Housing 45 Family Planning Services 45 Financial Counselling 46 Hearing Aid Service 47 Hospitals 47 Housing 48 Information 48 Legal 49 Literacy 50 Lone Parents 50 Marriage Celebrants 50 Maroondah Social Health Centre 51 Neighbourhood Mediation Centre - Outer East 51 North Ringwood Community House 52 Nursing 52 Optometric Services 52 Playgroups 53 Podiatry 53 Pre-Schools 54 Red Cross 55 Retirement 55 Ringwood Croydon Advisory Service 55 Schools 56 & 57 Senior Citizens' Centres 58 Transport 59 Twins 59 Unemployment 60 Volunteering 60 Youth Accommodation Project (Maroondah). 60 Youth Emergency Accommodation Services... 60

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Booklet - City of Ringwood Report to Ratepayers 1977-1978

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Yellow covered community information booklet for Ringwood residents covering Council Representatives' and Service Organisations' contact details, Major Works, Planning (Ringwood Business Centre), Recreation, Litter, Rubbish Tip, Construction of Private Streets (Greenway/Dickasons Road Group), Health and Community Services, Municipal Elections, Rates, Dog Registrations, Overhanging Foliage, Building By-laws, Vandalism, House Numbering, Fire Hazards, Council Finances, and other points of general interest. and local services, sporting, and cultural facilities. Includes two City of Ringwood Free Tipping Vouchers valid until the end of 1978.

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Mayor's Message - Cr. Lawrie Lawrenson.

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Pamphlet - Ringwood Council's Annual Report To The Ratepayers (December 1960)

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City of Ringwood community information report issued December 1960, including financial summary and sections covering Private Street Construction, Sewerage, Projected Works, Re-valuation, Fire Hazards, Dog Nuisance, and list of Council Representatives.

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School Magazine - Parkwood High School Magazine 1986

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.

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Pamphlet - Ringwood Council's Annual Report To The Ratepayers (January 1957)

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Report dated January, 1957, setting out Borough of Ringwood functions and implementation plans.

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Booklet - City of Ringwood 1988 Community Information Guide

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Community information booklet issued by City of Ringwood for 1988 - covering the facilities and activities of the Ringwood Council and other local organisations and associations. Cover photographs: Front - Floral displays at Clock Tower and a scene at Council nursery; Back - Activities at Ringwood Festival held at Ringwood Lake in April each year.

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CONTENTS: (page no.) After School Activities Programme 23 Aged Services 21 Bicentennial 15 Building Information 29 By-Laws and Traffic Regulations 31 Caravans/Mobile Homes 31 Chief Executive's Message 10 Children's Services 22 Churches 40 Civic Centre 4 Committees of Council 5 Community Plan 15 Community Services 35 Corporate Management Structure 11 Council Meeting Dates 4 Council Representatives 8 Councillors 6 & 7 Disabled Persons Facilities 42 Dogs 31 Domiciliary Care 24, 25 & 26 Elderly Day Care 44 Elderly Persons Units 29 Emergency Telephone Numbers 53 Employment Opportunities in Ringwood 26 European Wasps 28 Family Day Care 22 Finances 17 Fire Hazards 31 Future Leaders 16 Golf Course 34 Home Handyman Services 25 Home Help 26 Immunisation Programme 27 Incinerators 32 Knaith Road Child Care Centre 22 & 23 Library 30&31 Maternal & Child Health Centre 30 Mayoral Message – Cr. John R. Caffyn 3 Meals on Wheels 24 Members of Parliament 9 Playgroups 33 Pre-Schools 53 Primary Arterial Road Network in Ringwood 13 Rates—New Collection Service 18 & 19 Ringwood Aquatic Centre 14 & 15 Ringwood Bypass Road 12 Ringwood Convention & Performing Arts Centre 33 Ringwood District Centre Structure Plan 12 Rubbish Collection Service 35 & 36 Schools 56 Youth Outreach Worker 20

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Memoir - Correspondence from John Miles to Ringwood Historical Society with two pages of early memories of Ringwood by Margaret A Barrett. 2005

3 typewritten pages - one letter from John Miles to Ringwood Historical Society with two pages of early memories of Ringwood by Margaret A Barrett. Letter dated 21st July 2005 and Memoir dated June 2005

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Letter from John Miles to the Ringwood Historical Society with a 2 page account of memories of Ringwood by his cousin, Margaret Barrett, telling of her time at Glamorgan, at school at Winnington, and wandering around the Mullum Creek.

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School Magazine - Parkwood High School Magazine 1984

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.

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Book - Koori Plants Trail

Brief History of the Wurundjeri people and the use of plants indigenous to the Mullum Mullum Creek prepared for Maroondah City Council - July 1998

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School Magazine - Parkwood High School Magazine 1985

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.

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Envelope - Packet 1 St Paul's Anglican Church, Ringwood

Various newsletters and local church records circa 1894 - 1969, including: Sunday School Anniversary Services programme, March 1894 Baptism card - Alice Sanders, August 1902 Collage of handwritten notes and newspaper clippings, 1898-1919 Photocopies of handwritten notes for historical walk - 5 pages Typewritten summary of early history of St. Paul's Church of England, Ringwood Handwritten notes and newspaper clippings on 10th birthday in 1962 of East Ringwood Holy Trinity Church of England Ladies' Guild 3779b Newspaper clipping - Lunch is on St. Paul's - Ringwood Mail 24 August 1994 (George Lawson)

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Booklet - City of Ringwood Report to Ratepayers 1978-1979

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Green covered community information booklet for Ringwood residents covering Council Representatives' and Service Organisations' contact details, Council Finances, Immunizations, Major Works, Planning (Live Theatre/Functions Centre), Health and Community Services, Christmas Holiday Play Centres, Lord Mayor's Children's Camp, Rates, Municipal Elections, Dogs, Rubbish Tip, Overhanging Foliage, Vandalism, Building By-laws, Fred Dwerryhouse Swimming Centre, Planning (Commercial Centre), Netball Complex, Citizenship Ceremonies, Mini Bikes, School Crossing Supervision, Ringwood Garden Competition, and Coming Events (International Year of the Child, Family Fun Day, Highland Carnival). Includes two City of Ringwood Free Tipping Vouchers valid until the end of 1979.

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Mayor's Message - Cr. A.B. Henderson, J.P. Back cover - Green tinted photograph of Ringwood Memorial Tower captioned: Ringwood - "A Happening Community"

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Pamphlet - Ringwood Council's Annual Report To The Ratepayers (January 1959)

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Borough of Ringwood community information report for 1958 issued January 1959, including submission by Council for Victorian Premier Town Contest 1958. Other sections cover Town Planning, Culture and Education, Community Self-help, Town Promotion, Town Beautification, Housing, Tourism, Fire Hazards, Dog Nuisance, and Rates and Charges.

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"... While Ringwood was not adjudged the Premier Town among the 43 entries, it was complimented for the manner in which the case was presented ...".

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Booklet - City of Ringwood 1991 Community Guide

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Community information booklet issued by City of Ringwood for 1991 - covering the facilities and activities of the Ringwood Council and other local organisations and associations. Includes 2 free passes to Ringwood Aquatic Centre.

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CONTENTS: (page no.) After School Programme 20 Aged Services 17 Aquatic Centre 12 Aquatic Centre Bonus Vouchers 14 Biological Wasp Control 35 Budget 10 Building Information 28 By-Laws 25 Chief Executive's Message 8 Children's Services 20 Citizenship 24 Civic Centre (i) Committees of Council 6 Common Questions 39 Council Meeting Dates 6 Council Representatives 7 Councillors 4 Dogs 25 Emergency Telephone Numbers 67 Family Day Care 44 Fire Hazards 31 Garbage 32 Golf Course 14 Health and Environmental Services 35 Home Help 52 Home Maintenance Services 17 Incinerators 31 Knaith Road Child Care Centre 21 Library 24 Library Services Senior Citizens 18 Maternal and Child Health 21 Mayoral Message – Cr. Betty Milton 1 Meals on Wheels 17 Members of Parliament 40 Parks and Gardens 26 Rates 10 Ringwood Convention Centre & Performing Arts Centre 15 Ringwood District Centre 10 Ringwood Festival 23 Shopping Bus 48 Town Planning 27 Works Depot 29 Youth Worker 19

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Book - Silver Jubilee - Trinity Sunday 1980

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

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

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Pamphlet - Ringwood 1924-1974 50 Years of Service to the Community

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Community information brochure issued in 1974 by Ringwood Council outlining local services, sporting, and cultural facilities. Includes names of Ward Councillors, Council's revenue and expenditure charts, and two City of Ringwood Free Tipping Vouchers valid until the end of 1975.

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"Frontpiece: Council's Immunisation Programme." "Message from your Mayor, Councillor Stan Morris, J.P. (photo). In this, Ringwood's 50th Year as an independent Municipality another milestone is recorded. It is our hope that the City will continue to develop soundly so as to improve our quality of life. The past achievements have been accomplished by Council/Citizen co-operation and we have no doubt that this co-operation will continue during the next 50 years".

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Envelope - Packet 2 St Paul's Anglican Church, Ringwood

Various newspaper clippings and local church records circa 1922 to 1999.

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School Magazine - Parkwood High School Magazine 1983

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.

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Photograph Album - East Ringwood Photographs Album Jan 2000 by Joan Walker

Slip in Album of 50 B&W photographs of East Ringwood, "Taken January 2000 by Joan Walker". Image 6501-001 attached to this catalogue entry 6501 is of the album. See 6501-nnn catalogue entries for individual Photographs/descriptions; C:\Master_Docs\6501-002.pdf is the Typed List inside the album; C:\Master_Docs\6501-003.xlsx is the OCR extract with jpg file names (copies of both attached)

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Letter - Personal correspondence - 1985 - including reference to purchase of Burnt Bridge Store by parents of Clarice de Pelsenaire in 1923 and brief history and death of Ringwood East resident, Arthur Meyland (1911-1985).

2 pages hand written letter about early East Ringwood and Burnt Bridge Store. +Additional Keywords: dePelsenaide, Clarice

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Incomplete letter from Clarice dePelsenaide, whose parents purchased the Burnt Bridge Store from Mr Williams. Her husband Arthur was the first pupil enrolled at the Ringwood East Primary School.

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Newsletter - Warrandyte Historical Society - Gold Mining In Warrandyte - A Brief History, by Murray Houghton.

Revised and enlarged from an earlier Warrandyte Historical Society document

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Recollection - Story of William and James Smith - Ringwood from 1868 to 1920.

Single page handwritten notes by unknown author briefly outlining family history of William and James Smith in Ringwood from 1868 to 1920. Page ends mid-sentence however no trace of subsequent page/s. Further information on the William and James Smith and family (expanding on these notes?), is contained in the book " A History of Croydon - Second Volume" by Muriel McGivern (pages 170-176) +Additional Keywords: Smith, William / Smith, James / Boardman / Pierce / Robason / antimony

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Book - Amelia's Life Story

Autobiographical life story of Amelia Hand (b.1907), including her family's time at "Wellington Park" in Warranwood, Victoria, from 1952.

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Book - In Search of a Site

History of the Ringwood Primary School No 2997 from 1889 to 1989

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Contents include List of Head Teachers/Principals, Finding a Site, Time Line, Reminiscences of Miss Daisy Paddock, Anecdotes From Former Pupils. Acknowledgement - In researching the history of Ringwood Primary School, we would like to acknowledge the valuable information obtained from the History of Ringwood Primary School compiled by Mr. J.A. Baines.

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Pamphlet - Ringwood Council's Annual Report To The Ratepayers - December 1968

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City of Ringwood community information annual report for 1968, including sections covering Finance, General Valuation and Rater Payments, Property Ownership Changes, Refuse, Sanitary Serviced, Sewerage Connections to MMBW, Dandenong Valley Authority, Residential Flat Control Planning Scheme, Immunisation, Home Help, Elderly Citizens' Clubrooms, Library, Civic Centre, Golf Course, Sale of Council Land, Swimming Centre, Holiday Play Centre, Civic Week, Lake Reserve Improvements, Rubbish Dumping, Street Trees, Vandalism, White Ants, Street Construction, Fire Hazards, Dog Nuisance, House Numbering, Citizens' Advisory Service, Infant Welfare Centres, and a list of departing and current Council Representatives. Also includes general reminders regarding rat extermination, free firewood for age pensioners, overhanging vegetation, and spouses voting rights.

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Obituary - Mr. F.P. Dwerryhouse, Town Clerk for the past 9-1/2 years passed away on 6th December after a short illness.

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Document - The Effects of the Environment on the Ringwood Lake by Paul Kempton - 1983 (2 pages)

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Book - Ringwood City Community Guide (1976-77)

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Ringwood Community Guide containing Council editorial, brief history of Ringwood, local Community Services and Business Listings. Also includes a street directory map of Ringwood Municipality, and a 1976-1977 Calendar.

Inscriptions & Markings

"First Edition". "Front cover photograph: Memorial Clock Tower erected in 1928."

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Pamphlet - Ringwood Council's Annual Report To The Ratepayers (December 1959)

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Borough of Ringwood community information report issued December 1959, including financial summary and sections covering Private Street Construction, Sewerage, Projected Works, Fire Hazards, Dog Nuisance, and an obituary section covering the death during the year of Cr. H.E. Parker, former Mayor, and Mr. Alfred Kelly, Town Clerk.

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School Magazine - Parkwood High School Magazine 1982

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.

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood