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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 - Ringwood Primary School 1964 Recorder Band

1964 Recorder Band: Photo and partial handwritten list of names on scrapbook page. See Image for names

Historical information

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

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Photograph - 'The Rest' tea rooms at west entrance to Ringwood c1900s-1950.

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on back of photograph, "Top of hill at west entrance to Rwd. 1900s - 1950. 1950 pulled down - Eastland."

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Photograph - Loughnan Road 1960

Inscriptions & Markings

Catalogue card reads, "Loughnan Road 1960. Looking at Ringwood. Round house being built, looking slightly east".

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Photograph - Midway Arcade, Ringwood - 1960.

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on back of photograph, "Midway Arcade, 1960".

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Photograph - Ringwood Bowling Club members - 1950 or 1947

4 copies

Inscriptions & Markings

Typed below photograph, "Ringwood Bowling Club - 1950" however, other copies and the catalogue card are dated 1947. Catalogue card reads, "Ringwood Bowling Club members - 29/4/1947. Front Row: (L to R). J. Archbold, M. Flowers, R. Anderson, A. Long (Town Clerk), J.K. McCaskill (Mayor), S. Hunt (Pres.), E. Tann, Sec., A. Ibbotson, C. Merry (Building Inspector). 2nd Row: C. Wedge, G. Wood, G. Devenish, J. Proundley, R. Wilkins, B. Hubbard, C. Ward, H. Watson, E. Purser, J. Bray (Engineer).Back Row: T. Williams, F. Caterer, A. Burgess, R. Ramsey, T. Roberts, E. McKibbon, G. Hood, T. Hall, H. Martin, J. Smith, J. Knox, Rev. Leewin, F. Moore, - Evans: J. Grenville (Dep. Town Clerk), G. Young, E. Moran".

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Photograph - Mullum Mullum Creek, 29th Oct 1989, south bank near end of Sherbrook Ave

Digital photograph

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Photograph - Looking N.E. across Warrandyte Road 150 yards north of Oban Rd. at the houses around and SE of Parkwood High School 1981

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on back of photograph, E607, N10, 19/6/1981. Looking N.E. across Warrandyte Road 150 yards north of Oban Rd. at the houses around and SE of Parkwood High School".

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Photograph of Fancy-Dressed Children after WWI

Photograph of Fancy-Dressed Children after WWI celebrating the end and victory of World War One. A child is dressed in a Dutch dress, others in a dressing gown, grass skirt, a soldier with gun. The parents and other adults are in the background, some learning on the fence. There is a building the top right corner. Possible the old Ringwood sports ground in Ringwood Street. Some children have displays with "Victory" on them. Another has the British and Australian flags.

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Photograph - Construction of Ringwood Police Station - 1963

Inscriptions & Markings

Typed below photograph, "Construction of Ringwood Police Station - 1963".

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Book - City of Ringwood 1992 Community Guide

Key words

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Community information book issued by City of Ringwood for 1992 - covering the facilities and activities of the Ringwood Council and other local organisations and associations. Includes two Aquatic Centre entry vouchers valid until June 30th, 1992.

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CONTENTS: (page no.) 1991/92 COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVES 4 1992 CALENDAR 51 AQUATIC CENTRE 8 AQUATIC CENTRE VOUCHERS 49 CHIEF EXECUTIVE'S REPORT 6 CIVIC CENTRE TELEPHONE INDEX — DIRECT DIALLING 53 COMMUNITY DIRECTORY 35-47 COMMUNITY SERVICES 17-19 COUNCIL & COMMITTEE CYCLES 4 COUNCIL FINANCES & 1991/92 RATES 16 COUNCILLORS 3 FUNCTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES 15 HISTORY OF RINGWOOD 5 HOUSING & RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT 29-30 INFRASTRUCTURE 34 LOCAL, STATE & FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ELECTIONS 32 MANAGEMENT TEAM 14 MAYORAL MESSAGE – Cr. Max Williams 1 NEIGHBOURHOOD MAP 26-27 NOTES 52 PAPER & CARDBOARD COLLECTION SERVICE 22 PARKS & RESERVES — PUBLIC FACILITIES 31 PROTECTING OUR COMMUNITY 23-24 PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT 20-21 RINGWOOD FESTIVAL & HIGHLAND CARNIVAL 13 RINGWOOD GOLF COURSE 7 STRATEGIC BIKE PLAN 11 STREET INDEX A-L 25 STREET INDEX L-Z 28 THE LIBRARY 12 THE RINGWOOD CONVENTION & PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE 10 TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT 33 YOUR PERSONAL DIRECTORY 50

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photograph - Eastlink Ringwood Bypass Construction- Bypass-Pedestrian Underpass 10/3/96

Colour photograph

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on back of photo: "Ringwood Bypass-Pedestrian Underpass 10/3/96"

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Photograph - Warrandyte Rd. Bridge over Mullum Creek 1919

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on backing sheet,"1919 Warrandyte Rd. Bridge over Mullum Creek".

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Photograph - Frazer's orchard 'Alkoomi' North Ringwood - Disc harrowing with TEA20 Ferguson tractor - c1967

Harold Frazer’s “Alkoomi” cherry orchard, Oban Rd Nth Ringwood. Lyndsay Frazer disc harrowing on 1954 TEA20 Ferguson tractor, c1967-

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Photograph - Lane running from Warrandyte Rd. back to Bamfords through to Adelaide Street, Ringwood, 1959

Inscriptions & Markings

Written next to photograph, "Lane running from Warrandyte Rd. back to Bamfords through to Adelaide Street, opposite post office, 1959."

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Photograph - Gerald Mahon family photograph- Ringwood

Black and white photograph showing Gerald Mahon and others in orchard- 1947

Inscriptions & Markings

"Written on back of photograph" Gerald and fruit pickers - 1947

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Photograph - Ringwood Jubilee 1924-74 - Jubilee Cake

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on backing, 'Ringwood Jubilee - Jubilee Cake'.

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Photograph - Major General Beavis with new plaque for Memorial Tree on 10th anniversary of planting at North Ringwood State School, Oban Road, North Ringwood - 1965.

Inscriptions & Markings

Typed below photograph, 'Major General Beavis receiving new plaque for Memorial Tree North Ringwood State School grounds. Tree originally planted in 1955 in sand brought from Gallipoli in 1936 when R.A. Pullin was serving in H.M.A.S. Australia. The visit commemorated the 20th anniversary of the landing'.

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Photograph - Heathmont Shopping Centre, Canterbury Road, 1973(4 views)

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on backing sheet, "Heathmont - 30/9/73". 4 different views.

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Document - Southwood Primary School (Ringwood) list of names for nominations for school council election, 1982

Single printed paper page showing the names of individuals nominated for parent representative positions for the Southwood Primary School council elections in 1982. Prepared by Principal, A.D. Alexander

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Photograph - No.15 Oban Road, Ringwood - 1981.

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on back of photograph, "E623, N13. 1981. No.15 Oban Road, Peter J. Auto Service".

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Photograph - Proclamation of the City of Ringwood procession - 19 March, 1960.

Inscriptions & Markings

Catalogue card reads, 'Declaration of City - 1960. SEC Float. Background: Site of demolished Cool Store corner Maroondah Hwy. and Wantirna Rd. Clock moved from intersection of Hwy and Warrandyte Rd. to this site.' Stamp on back of one of the copies reads, 'Copyright. This photograph may not be reproduced without permission in writing from the Editor of "The Age", 23 Collins St. Melbourne...'.

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Photograph - View from Ringwood Clocktower overlooking Main Shopping Centre and Holeproof, Maroondah Hwy, Ringwood - Dec. 1969.

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on backing sheet, Dec. 1969. Holeproof at left".

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Photograph - Demolition of old Ringwood Clocktower at the corner of Warrandyte Road and Maroondah Highway, Ringwood - 1967.

Black and white photograph of partly demolished clocktower.

Inscriptions & Markings

Typed below photograph, "Demolition of old clocktower on Maroondah Hwy. at corner of Warrandyte Rd. Eastland being constructed in background - 1967".

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

School Magazine - Parkwood High School Magazine 1980

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

Photograph - Bamford's Timberyard, Warrandyte Road, (Formerly Andersons Creek Rd.) Cnr. Maroondah Highway, Ringwood.

Black and white photograph of timberyard and buildings. (2 copies) Sawing planing mill, caption "Anderson's Creek Road", shows some houses, 1 orig, 2 copies from Empire postcard

Inscriptions & Markings

Marked as Warrandyte Road, (formerly Andersons Creek Road.) Cnr. Maroondah Highway, Ringwood. Bamfords Timberyard in foreground was later redeveloped as the site of Safeway supermarket then Officeworks office supplies outlet, prior to Eastland Shopping Centre expansion to fill the corner site in 2015. Written on backing sheet, "Bamford Bros. Timberyard - (later) Safeways C/r Whitehorse Rd. and Warrandyte Rd. Looking Nth along Warrandyte Rd. Loughnans Hill to left"

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

card - Philatelic Exhibition Ringwood Library 1972 - card

Card relating to a Philatelic Exhibition at Ringwood library June 1972

Historical information

Card provides the date of the Exhibition in Ringwood

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Postcard - Postcard with 4 small photos and oval with daisies in centre, top 4 sepia and w lower ones black and white.

Historical information

Postcard created by the Rose Stereo Graphic Co and the Croydon and Ringwood Historical Societies.

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Book - A Rare Bird - Penguin Books in Australia 1946-1996.

Soft cover book with orange coloured spine featuring Penguin Books logos.

Inscriptions & Markings

'I had always a wish that one day I could be published by Penguin Books' - Elizabeth Jolley

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Photograph - Ringwood North State School, 1935.

Inscriptions & Markings

Typed below photograph, "Ringwood North State School, 1935".

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Photograph - Ringwood Primary School 1961 Grade 2B Class Photo

1961 Grade 2B Class Photo:Photo Reprint and partial list of handwritten names on scrapbook page: 2nd Row: ?,?,?, Jane Walker (only name listed) Front Row: Jenny Searl, ?, Janice Harkensee, ?, ?, Sonja Koendas, Linda Twentyman, ?, Elfrida Kramer, ...

Historical information

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

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood