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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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Account Book - Dark purple coloured ledger with green suede spine. Applications and Allotments of shares in the Ringwood Fruit Assoc. Ltd with subsequent levies. Started 2-Dec1915 used until 1-Sep-1924.

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Dark purple coloured ledger with green suede spine. Applications and Allotments of shares in the Ringwood Fruit Assoc. Ltd with subsequent levies. Started 2-Dec1915 used until 1-Sep-1924. +Additional Keywords: Many well known names

Historical information

The Ringwood Fruit Association occupied the building in Adelaide Street that subsequently became 'The Mail' offices. Some nominations of committee and Rent rate notices for 1924 - 1925 under heading 'Ringwood C0-operative Cool Stores Society Ltd.

Account Book - Ringwood Tennis Club - Membership records and accounts petty cash book with entries dating from 1920 to 1958.

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Address and Petty Cash Book. Shows receipts from members of the Ringwood Tennis Club in the 1920s. Cardboard covers, black cloth spine. Some blank pages.

Inscriptions & Markings

Illegible on front

Account Book - Borough of Ringwood Accounts Paid - 1925 to 1931.

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Borough of Ringwood - Accounts Paid

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Borough of Ringwood - accounts examined by the Finance Committee and found to be correct and recommended for payment.

Account Book - Ringwood Primary School Mothers' Club Accounts Book 1939-1980

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Account Book. Black covered with red binding. White label with handwritten - Ringwood Primary School Mothers Club - Domestic A/C. 99pp. Numerous receipts are taped into the book.

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Used by the Ringwood Primary School Mothers Club - for the Domestic A/C.

Inscriptions & Markings

Ringwood Primary School Mothers Club - Domestic A/C.

Account book - Warrandyte Lodge No.772 scale of Payments and Schedules

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Blue mottled cardboard covered book( Half of front cover missing) containing scale of payments and members schedule of deductions. 20 pages all used.

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Used in Ringwood by the Warrandyte Lodge No.772 for nine years

Inscriptions & Markings

Warrandyte Lodge No.772 Appearance Book

Account Book - Ringwood State School - account book of Mothers Club showing fund raising accounts. Book started 1938 then a gap; started again 1950. Shows lists of members at meetings.

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Ringwood State School - account book of Mothers Club showing fund raising accounts. Book started 1938 then a gap; started again 1950. Shows lists of members at meetings.

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Used at Mother's Club, Ringwood State School

Inscriptions & Markings

School Committee Book for Accounts. (on a cloth spine)

Account Book - City of Ringwood Pound Keeper's book - 1968 to 1983.

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

City of Ringwood, Pound Keeper's book.

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City of Ringwood, Pound Keeper's records.

Account Book - Ringwood Auxiliary of the Royal Childrens Hospital - Account Book. 1959-1967

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Account Book of Ringwood Auxiliary of the Royal Childrens Hospital 1959-1967. Red covered book with thumb index down the right side.

Account Book - Ringwood State School Committee Accounts Book 1961-1968

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Account book - Ringwood State School Committee 1961 - 1968. Grey covered foolscap size with grey printing on front. Only one page unused.

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Used by the Ringwood State School Committee as the Finance A/C, Petty Cash and Domestic A/C book.

Inscriptions & Markings

The Pencraft Account Book. Treble Cash.

Account Book - Ringwood Auxiliary of the Royal Childrens Hospital - Account Book. 1968-1992

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Account book of the Ringwood Auxiliary of the Royal Childrens Hospital 1968-1992. Foolscap size; 10 money columns. Dark green hard cover with red cloth spine.

Account book - Clocktower Theatre Co.- Income records1972-1979

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Black cardboard covers with red plastic spine binding, white label on front with black printing, money column, 2 quire, series 3 - Clocktower Theatre Company written in ink. 95 pages, several blanks. +Additional Keywords: Clocktower Theatre Company

Historical information

Used by the Clocktower Theatre Co for their income records 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1979 and May 1980.

Account book half yearly returns - Warrandyte Lodge No.772 Account book half yearly returns

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Fawn cardboard covered book with darker spine containing schedule members half yearly returns . 20 pages all used.

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Used in Ringwood by the Warrandyte Lodge No.772 for nine years

Inscriptions & Markings

Warrandyte Lodge No.772 half yearly returns

Account Books - Ringwood Arts and Crafts Society 1-Dec-1946 to 15-Nov-1972, with copies of Ringwood Eisteddfod 28-Aug-1955 to the 18th Ringwood Eisteddfod 1-Sep-1972.

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Red cardboard covered ledger with red cloth spine: 1-Dec-1946 to 15-Nov-1972 91pp.; Included are copies of Ringwood Eisteddfod 28-Aug-1955 to the 18th Ringwood Eisteddfod 1-Sep-1972 +Additional Keywords: McKerrow / McLean / Rob / Corr / Frank / Dowsing, Mrs Irene (Foundation Member)

Historical information

This expenditure ledger was used by the Ringwood Arts & Crafts Society between 1946 and 1972. Included are programs for the Ringwood Eisteddfod from the first to the 18th Eisteddfod: i.e. from 1955 to 1972.|Statement by Ms McKerrow relating to short history typed and pasted into the back of the ledger.|The Society started in 1946 and also associated societies. The society rented the lower Ringwood Town Hall for meetings.

Account books - Messrs Aird, Chung & Neal Account books, Ringwood, 1919-1922

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

4 account green & black mottle-coloured books used between 1919 & 1922 including drawing accounts for Messrs Aird, Chung & Neal. 1 black book stuck to larger book. +Additional Keywords: Aird, J.G. / Chung, Herbert / Neal, William

Historical information

Account books used during the agreement between the orchardists Aird, Chung and Neal.

Address Book - Ringwood Auxiliary of the Royal Childrens Hospital - Account Book. 1939-1959

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Account Book of Ringwood Auxiliary of the Royal Childrens Hospital 1939-1959. Black cardboard cover with red spine and red square with the word 'Analysis' in faded gold lettering. Thumb index down the right hand side.

Inscriptions & Markings

Analysis

Advertisement - Advertisement T.R.G. Williams Ringwood. Undated.

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Buff coloured cardboard with black printing advertising a photographer and picture framer.

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Used by T.R.G. Williams, Main Street Ringwood, to advertise his photographic and picture framing business. No date evident however advertisement includes comment that studio is "equipped with modern electric light".

Advertising Board - Ringwood Christmas Shopping Carnival notice - c.1930s.

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Advertising board, buff coloured with blue printing, advertising Ringwood Shopping Carnival on Christmas eve. No date given. +Additional Keywords: McCaskill, J. K., Chairman / Stevens, F.W., Sec

Historical information

Used to advertise Christmas Shopping Carnival in Ringwood.|J.K. McCaskill, Chairman; F.W. Stevens, Sec.

Aerial Map - Aerial photograph of Mitcham and part of Ringwood (RAAF) 1931

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

1.Aerial photographs of Mitcham and part of Ringwood by RAAF 1931 - B&W.; 2. Text with explanations - white A4 page. +Additional Keywords: Baxter, Ken

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Aerial photographs of Mitcham and part of Ringwood by RAAF 1931 with a covering explanatory text. The quality of the picture is poor as it is a copy of a paper copy. Page signed by Ken Baxter.

Agendas and Papers - East Ringwood Lodge No. 668 - Bundle of single-page agendas, notices and programmes 1949-1968.

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

1. Agendas from 1949-1968 belonging to Brother Aird; 2. Lists of installations - 1949-1968; 3. Receipts and Expenses 1952, 58, 59, 60, 66, 68.; 4. Two seasons greetings cards 1949 and 1952-53.; 5. Souvenir Programme - 13 August, 1953.; 6. Souvenir 1949. Consecration of the East Ringwood Lodge No. 668. Blue cardboard covered programme. Signatures.; 7. Final light and surrender E. Ringwood No. 668. Laminated A4.; 8. Banner installation - 19th September, 1952. Wooden dowelling both ends. +Additional Keywords: Aird, A.J.B.

Historical information

Collections of papers belonging to A.J.B. Aird from the beginning of the East Ringwood Lodge No. 668 till it closed on 16th August 2002.

Agreements - Contracts of sale of land in Ringwood 1911-1925 (Aird Orchard)

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

12 contracts of sale of land in Ringwood between 1911-1915 executed by Mr Aird - buff coloured foolscap bifold documents with black printing and some handwritten. +Additional Keywords: Aird, J.G.

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Details of contracts of sale of land in Ringwood between 1911 and 1915 executed by Mr Aird - subdivision of orchard between Adelaide Street and Andersons Creek Road (Warrandyte Road). In 1975, the house was the Presbyterian Manse. Orchard owned by J.G. Aird.

Album - Ringwood Methodist Church, Station Street - Demolition and Rebuilding 1963

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Orange 4 ring Binder presented to Mrs Vera Wigley, wife of builder Evan Wigley containing photographs of the previous Methodist Church, and of the construction, opening and completion of the replacement Methodist Church buildings in 1963. The photographs are separately catalogued under Registration Numbers 11002-01 to 11002-10

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Cover: Ringwood Methodist Church. E.A.Wigley Builder. Photographs Inside presentation sheet: Presented to Mrs Vera Wigley from the members of the Ringwood Methodist Property Board as an expression of their affection for Evan. and with appreciation for his devoted work as a member of the Board. its Secretary and Property Steward. The Church Buildings will be a constant memorial to him.

Album - Ringwood East Primary School: Photo album with photos of each class and of the teachers. 1977

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

15 page photo album with silver coloured cardboard covers with blue cloth spine and blue printing on front and 1 loose photo.

Historical information

Made in 1977 at Ringwood East Primary School; photos of each class, one of the teachers. All named.

Inscriptions & Markings

School year 1977 - Martin Joyce colour studios

Album - Eastlink Construction-Ringwood Bypass.Collection of Photographs 1992-1996

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Slip in album containing Photographs numbered 10001-001 to 071 showing Eastlink Ringwood Bypass Construction. See individual Catalogue entries for each Photograph.

Album - Australian Red Cross Society -Victorian Division

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Hard bound Album containing Fundraising Awards to the Citizens of Ringwood. Years 1976 to 1985, 1989

Inscriptions & Markings

Metal plate on front of Album "In appreciation - AUSTRALIAN RED CROSS SOCIETY - Victorian Division". Details of annual and progressive fundraising amounts .

Annual Report - Heathmont Ringwood District Guides Annual Report 2007

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

9 page typed and printed annual report of the Heathmont Ringwood District Guides 2007

Historical information

50th birthday anniversary of Heathmont District Guides in 2007.

Annual Report - 10th Annual Report 1985/1986 for the Maroondah Hospital, Ringwood.

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Booklet with coloured photo of the Maroondah Hospital back and front. '10th Annual Report 1985/1986 for the Maroondah Hospital.' 24pp. +Additional Keywords: Andrews, Mr A.R., Pathology Department.

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10th Annual Report 1985/1986 for the Maroondah Hospital.

Inscriptions & Markings

10th Annual Report 1985/1986 for the Maroondah Hospital.

Annual Report - Ringwood RSL Annual Report and Financial Statement 1978

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Ringwood Sub-branch, Returned Services League Annual Report and Financial Statement for 1978. 40 pages. +Additional Keywords: Snowball, Derek F.

Historical information

Copy provided by Derek F. Snowball, Secretary.

Annual Report - Ringwood Primary School Annual Report 1996

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Ringwood Primary School - Annual Report 1996. Red covers with red and white spine. Clear plastic covers over 28 typed pages with charts. 'Ringwood Primary School No 2997'; 'Annual Report 1996'. Pen and ink sketch on front in black ink..

Historical information

Ringwood Primary School - Second Annual Report 1996. This report focusses more closely than its predecessors on the Accountability Framework as required by Schools of the Future. A significant year because the school joined with Heathmont and Southwood schools.

Inscriptions & Markings

Ringwood Primary School - Annual Report 1996

Annual Report - City of Ringwood Annual Report 1989/90

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Third Annual Strategic and Organisational Management Plan Report to Council, outlining the activities of the organisation from 1st October 1989 to 30th September 1990.

Annual reports - Ringwood and District Cricket Association

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

30 annual reports including 13 with individual plastic binding for Ringwood & District Cricket Association Inc from seasons 1979/80 to 2014/15. Missing 1977/78. 2016/17 Annual Report & Balance Sheet added August 2017.