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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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Book - Knox Heritage Trail Book. By Glen Turnbull, Knox Historical Society 2002

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Book 'Knox Heritage Trail' 60 pages. Front page shows three fruit pickers with ladders and two fruit boxes.Back page has photo of tree ferns. in sepia colour. +Additional Keywords: Turnbull, Glen

Historical information

A Federation Fund Project 1901-2001 Commonwealth Government Initiative. Contents- brief history of the district, Knox Heritage Trust Sign Locations. Shire of Ferntree Gully Council 1901. History of Federal Electorates. History of the Knox Historical Society. Many photographs. 60 pages

Photograph - 44 Warrandyte Rd. Clinic, 1973.

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on backing sheet, "44 Warrandyte Rd. Clinic, 1973".

Photograph - Photograph captioned "On top of insulator factory". No name or date recorded, however Ringwood Insulator Works operated throughout the early 1900s producing ceramic insulators.

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

Catalogue card reads, "On top of insulator factory".

Photograph - Ringwood rail junction and Pitt Street (far right), photographed in 1960 from clock tower at the intersection of Whitehorse Road and Warrandyte Road.

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Black and white photograph of train travelling along railway line. In right foreground is advertising sign for Dandy Hams and Bacons. To left is sign for "Coffey's Used Cars". (4 copies)

Inscriptions & Markings

Catalogue cards read, "1960 Rail junction and Pitt St. from clock tower" and "1960 Maroondah Highway and rail junction from clock tower".

Photograph - Ringwood Lake overflow c.1930.

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Ringwood Lake overflow c.1930. Strong flow of water over waterfall. Man & dog sitting at top of the waterfall.

Photograph - Ringwood Primary School Centenary -1989

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Black and white photograph

Inscriptions & Markings

"Written on back of photograph" Naming bricks for pathway

Photograph - 14 Warrandyte Road, Ringwood being demolished on 24 October 1992

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Digital photograph

Photograph - Westerly view of approach to Wantirna Road showing shops on southern side of Maroondah Highway, Ringwood - 1972.

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on backing sheet, "Shops opposite old town hall - looking west - 1972".

Photograph - Scots Presbyterian Church, Adelaide St

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Digital photograph

Photograph - 'Quambee' , North Ringwood, about 1912.

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on back of photograph, " 'Quambee' about 1912".

Photograph - Corner of Canterbury Road and Dickasons Road in 1926

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Framed photograph of Mullers Orchard, Heathmont, Taken from the corner of Canterbury Road and Dickasons Road - - looking east, 1926.

Historical information

Peter Le Get found three framed photos of Heathmont view in a Heathmont Opportunity Shop. Previous owners unknown.

Inscriptions & Markings

Mullers Orchard, Heathmont.

Photograph - Ringwood Police and & Citizens Youth Club March (undated)

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Children marching, behind banner reading "Ringwood Police & Citizens Youth Club"

Photograph - 49 Wantirna Road, Salvation Army, 28th July 1991

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Digital photograph

Photograph - Demolishing Coffee Palace and shops, corner of Maroondah Highway and Adelaide Street, Ringwood (west corner) - 1966.

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on back of photograph, "Demolishing Coffee Palace and shops on corner of Maroondah Highway and Adelaide St. Ringwood (West corner). 1966."

Photograph - Scots Presbyterian Church, Adelaide St

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Digital photograph

Photograph - F. Dwerryhouse Outdoor Swimming Pool, Ringwood, 1973

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

Typed below photograph, "F. Dwerryhouse Pool, 1973".

Photographs - Church Reconciliation march to all Ringwood Churches circa 1970

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Booklet - History of METEC

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

20 white pages with black printing and coloured photographs imbedded in text, bound with black plastic spiral binding and clear plastic front cover. +Additional Keywords: Webb, Tim / Boucher, John

Historical information

History of the Metropolitan Traffic Education Centre Inc compiled from Centre records by vice chairman, Tim Webb, and assistant manager John Boucher.

photograph - Eastlink Ringwood Bypass Construction-Bypass-Looking Towards Warrandyte Rd 14/6/95

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Colour photograph

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on back of photo: "Ringwood Bypass-near Warrandyte Rd 14/6/95"

Photograph - Herman Pump, A.F. Sugden, Bert Richards outside Club Hotel, Ringwood. (undated)

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

Typed below photograph, "Left-Right... Herman Pump, A.F. Sugden, Bert Richards outside Club Hotel.

Research Folder - Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, Ringwood: Uncatalogued research material

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Directory containing various research material such as photographs, scanned documents. Items in the directory are uncatalogued at this stage.

Envelope - Packet: Orcharding in Ringwood: Sharps Orchard; Pump's Orchard. "Reaghill" Reports by Richard Carter and David Harper.

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Sharp's orchard - Heathmont; Pump's orchard and house locations; Harper's Bush - Heathmont

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

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

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.

Photograph - 1950 - Parish Hall Xmas Party, Church of England, Ringwood Street, Ringwood. Left to right: Mrs. Radok, Mrs. McWilliam, Mrs. Win Leslie, Mrs. Jess Anderson, (unknown), and Mrs. Enid Durston.

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

Typed below photograph, "1950 - Parish Hall Xmas Party. Mrs. Radok, Mrs. McWilliam, Mrs. Win Leslie, Mrs. Jess Anderson, ??, Mrs. Enid Durston".

Photograph - Ringwood Horticulture Society Committee, 1949.

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Black and white photograph of eight people.

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on back of mounting, "Ringwood Horticultural Society. Ap. 1949. N. West, G. Burns Pres., Mrs. West, Miss Covalador(?), J. W. Gillespie Sec., Mrs. Polson Asst. Treas, F. C(?)" Label has been torn taking away some of the last person's name.

Research Folder - Canadian Military Pattern Trucks (Ringwood Timber and Trading Co)t: Uncatalogued research material

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Directory containing various research material such as photographs, scanned documents. Items in the directory are uncatalogued at this stage.

Photographs - Ringwood Primary School: Staff Photos 1993-1995 (No names)

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Ringwood Primary School Staff Photos 1993-1995 (No names).; 1. 1993; 2. 1994; 3. 1995

Historical information

Staff Photos

Photograph - Kentucky Fried Chicken, Whitehorse Rd, East side, Ringwood. Probably 1982

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Undated, but others in the SS036 series are 1982.

Inscriptions & Markings

Catalogue card reads, "Kentucky Fried Chicken, Whitehorse Rd, East side."

Envelope - Packet: Borough of Ringwood Annual Statements 1928; Engineers Reports; Valuation Summary 1939

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Annual Statement 1928 - Wantirna Road widening costs; Engineers Reports - various; Valuation Summary 1939

Envelope - Packet: Ringwood Citizen Advisory Service 1968-1973

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Early Newsletters, rosters, promotion photo from newspaper 1968-1973; Ringwood Citizens Advisory Service (Maroondah Citizens Information Bureau)