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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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3776 items with images

Photograph - South-west corner of Warrandyte and Oban Roads, North Ringwood, 1981

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on back of photograph, "18/4/81. South-west corner of Warrandyte and Oban Roads".

Photograph - East Ringwood Ballet (undated)

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on back of photograph, "East Ringwood Ballet".

Rate Books - Borough of Ringwood Valuation & Rate Cards for 1944-49 (Assessments 3207-11)

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Digital images

Historical information

Originally stored at Ringwood Council offices, then taken to PROV.

Significance

Only source of ratepayers in the Borough of Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

Barkly Street, Ringwood. For SJ Press (Elphin Est.), Emily Buzolich (Pratt's Est.), Alexander & Margaret McCleave, Gilbert & Myfanwy Aird & Jack McDonald.

Certificate - Ringwood Probus Club accreditation certificate 1985

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Foam-backed accreditation certificate issued 31st December 1985, registering the Probus Club of Ringwood with the Probus Centre - South Pacific.

Inscriptions & Markings

Signatures of Chairman, Vice Chairman and Secretary.

Photograph - East Ringwood Football Club. Wally Vincent receiving trophy from President T. Reddish (undated)

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on back of photograph, "East Ringwood Football Club. Wally Vincent receiving trophy from the President, Mr. T. Reddish for kicking 26 goals in one match."

Photograph - Ringwood from Loughnans Hill 1960

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

Catalogue card reads, "Ringwood from Loughnans Hill". Photograph dated 1960.

Photographs - Demolished Caltex Service Station in Maroondah Hwy (near lake) in 1997

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Photograph - Ringwood Lake - 1960

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on back of photograph, "Ringwood Lake. Looking to Maroondah Highway, 1960".

Photograph - Big Tree on Jack Lundy Clark's property, Burlock Avenue, Ringwood North (undated)

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on back of photograph, "Big tree. Add two pictures together to show height". on second: "Big tree on Jack Lundy Clark's property, Burlock Avenue"

Photograph - First Heathmont Cricket Club 1965

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on back of photograph, "First Heathmont Cricket Club. Taken on oval on the corner of Canterbury Rd. and Heathmont. Shops now occupy this area. Back row: F. Pump, H. Pump, E. Nobbs, W. Pump, S. Wieland, B. Godfrey, Mr. F. Wieland, President. Front row: G. Pump, E. Pump, L. Miller, D. Sharp, N. Wieland, F. Clota, D. Sharp. See 'Mail' 7/10/1965".

Photograph - Ringwood Primary School 1961 Grade 3B Class Photo

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

1961 Grade 3B Class Photo: Photo Reprint and partial list of handwritten names on scrapbook page, also separate copy with another handwritten list (image 34B). Merged list of names from both lists as follows-several uncertainties: Top (Back) Row: ?,?, Robin?, Michael Cradock, Bruce Barber, Norm Pearson, Bruce McDonald, David Kenley, Steven Cross / Peter Mahar, Barry McDonald 2nd Row: ?, Bruce McDonough, Leslie Doumis(?), Leanne Thorpe, Laurie Simson, Deborah Lawrence, Lorraine Petts, Elizabeth Clarke, Linda Chegwidden, Christine SMith, Grant Nichol, David Pumpa, 2rd Row from front: Malcom Kerr, Greg Peters, Gary McCubbin, Gary Chapel, Roger Harris, Gavin Phillips, Gary Morgan, Craig Rawson, Gary Fowler, Paul Wilson, Ronald Dowling Front Row: Ann Dowling, Rosalie?, Jenny Buchanan, ?, Janet Quinn, Clare Hargreaves, Cheryl McLaughlin, ?, Ann Logan, Elvina Crawford, Glenda Cooper, ? Teacher: Miss Enticken Notes on loose page: Ronald and Ann Dowling-Twins. Robin and Leslie may also have been.

Historical information

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

Photograph - Suda Avenue, Ringwood from Maroondah Highway) on 10th September, 1989

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Digital photograph

Photograph - Panoramic View of land for sale. Coleman's Heathmont Estate 15/12/1923

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on back of photograph, "Panoramic View of land for sale. Coleman's Heathmont Estate 15/12/1923."

Photograph - New East Ringwood Station - 1975 (Replacing old building).

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on backing sheet, "New East Ringwood Station - 1975 (Replacing old building)".

Photograph - Ringwood Primary School 1960 Grade 2A Class Photo

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

1960 Grade 2A Class Photo: Photo Reprint, partial list of handwritten names on scrapbook page, and typed list (see images). Merged names are: Back Row: Michael Craddock, Craig Austin, Gary McCubbin, Gavin Phillips, Craig Rawson or Ian McCall?, Gary Ladiges, Gary Davies, James Fuller, Gary Morgan, Gary Chappell, Mark Dash, Stephen Lachlin 2nd Row from Back: Robyn Westhorpe, , , Debra Lawrence, Ann Downey, Lorraine Petts, Vicki Munro, Meg Flowers, Irene Pagram, Laurie Simpson, Linda Chegwidden 3rd Row from Back: Robin Hagar, Judy Stevens, Julie Cook, Anne Logan, ?,?, Kay Langford, Christine Schrum, Cheryl McLaughlin, Janet Quinn, Debbie Silvie, Terry Bacon.

Historical information

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

Photograph - City of Ringwood celebrations, 1960

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

Catalogue card reads, 'City celebration - 1960. Floats in procession'.

Photograph - Cr. A. Patterson (South Ward) congratulating winner of the Ringwood Road Race

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

Catalogue card reads, "Cr. A. Patterson (South Ward) congratulating winner of the Ringwood Road Race." [no date or identification of the winner].

Photograph - Methodist Church Ringwood 1973

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on backing sheet, "C/r Station St. and Greenwood Ave. 9/73.

Photograph - Seymour St. looking at new Target Shopping Centre, Ringwood 1984

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on back of photograph, "Seymour St. looking at new Target Shopping Centre, 1984."

Photograph - Ringwood Primary School 1962 Grade 1E Class Photo

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

1962 Grade 1E Class Photo: Poor Quality Photo Reprint with no names listed, on scrapbook page:

Historical information

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

Photograph - Cadbury’s new bulk store, Ringwood, from gate in Alan Robertson Reserve across Cadbury’s private road, 2 February 1992

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Digital photograph

Photograph - Ringwood Primary School 1996 Class Photo Grade 3/4

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Grade 3/4 1996 Top Row: (L to R) Manar Rezkallah, Sros Sok, Andrew Huynh, Christopher Watts, Diana Stevanovic, Denis Felic. 3rd Row: Ben Taylor, Nathan Fyfe, Amanda Ashdown, Mrs. J Eyck, Rebecca Lewin, Michael Senton. 2nd Row: Riaan De Wet, Mrs. S. Lambe, Imogen Murtagh, Tenei/le Bird, Emma Nickson, Mrs. G. Winchester, Chloe Bon, Christian Santos, Darren Brown. 1st Row: Di/shad Jayasuriya, Vanny Tin, Marie Weaver, Annie Chen, James Davidson, Bryan Toohey, Michael Szarek. Teacher: Mrs. J Eyck. Principal: Mr. Geoff Buzaglo

Photograph - Claude Ward (undated)

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on back of photograph, "Claude Ward"

Photograph - Official opening of the Karralyka Centre, Mines Road, Ringwood on 19/4/1980 - L-R: A.C. Robertson (City Engineer), Harry Seidler (Architect), Cr W.R. Wilkins, Victorian Governor Sir Henry Winneke, Cr Pat Gotlib (Mayor), Arthur W Hall (Town Clerk).

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Official opening of the Karralyka Centre - L-R A.C. Robertson (City Engineer), Harry Seidler (Architect), Cr W.R. Wilkins, Sir Henry Winneke, Cr Pat Gotlib (Mayor), Arthur W Hall (Town Clerk). +Additional Keywords: Robertson, Alan C. (City Engineer) / Seidler, Harry / Wilkins, W.R. (Cr) / Winneke, Sir Henry (Governor of the State of Victoria) / Gotlib, Pat (Cr) / Hall, Arthur W. (Town Clerk)

Photograph - Ringwood Rifle Club 1959. Shooting against Lilydale on their range

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

Catalogue card reads, "Ringwood Rifle Club 1959. Shooting against Lilydale on their range. Bill Hall shooting, Alec Williams, Capt. with rifle, J. Svenssen scoring, Hugh Coleman white shirt at back, D. Pitt sitting at left".

Photographs - Warrawong Kindergarten, East Ringwood in 1999

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Photograph - State School No.2997, Maroondah Highway, Ringwood (corner of Ringwood Street) - c.1900. Mr. Hocking (left), was Headmaster 1898-1917.

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

No inscription

Photograph - Warrandyte Road, Ringwood Esso Garage. Start of demolition on 2 September 1992

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Digital photograph

Book - Falconer Family in Australia

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

History of the Falconer Family in Scotland and Australia

Photograph - Ringwood Street at Bourke Street Ringwood, looking south, early 1960s prior to Eastland development.

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Black and white photograph of road. Trees line left of street. Power pole to right of photograph with signage reading, 'Court House' and 'Bourke St.' Police station sign to right of picture.

Inscriptions & Markings

Typed below photograph, "Ringwood St. looking south. Ringwood Reserve on left".