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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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Photograph - Ringwood Coolstores Circa 1967

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Postcard size photograph

Inscriptions & Markings

'Written on back of photograph" Ringwood Coolstores, pre demolition, circa 1967. (Say "no" to 1967 Referendum for Aboriginal Vote ,on wall.

Photograph - Rear of shops- Main Street Ringwood early 1960's

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Postcard size photograph

Inscriptions & Markings

'Written on back of photograph" Rear of shops Main Street Ringwood, early 1960's. Making way for Eastland carpark

Photograph - Ringwood Timber & Trading Builders and Plumbers Supplies on Maroondah Hwy cnr New Street Ringwood.Circa 1960's

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Postcard size coloured photograph

Inscriptions & Markings

"Written on back of photograph" Ringwood Timber & Trading. Corner of New Street and Maroondah Highway, Loughnan Hill in background.

Photograph - Ringwood and Croydon Mail, Adelaide Street ,Ringwood. Early 1960's

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Postcard size coloured photograph

Inscriptions & Markings

"Written on back of photograph" Ringwood and Croydon mail,Adelaide Street . Early 1960's

4 Coloured photographs numbered 10043 to 10046 - Demolition of buildings in Adelaide Street -Ringwood. Circa 1960

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Postcard size coloured photograph

Inscriptions & Markings

"Written on back of photograph" Demolition of buildings corner Adelaide Street. Early 1960's. K.T.Williams- Chemist

4 Coloured photographs numbered 10043 to 10046 - Demolition of buildings in Adelaide Street -Ringwood. Circa 1960

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Postcard size coloured photograph

Inscriptions & Markings

"Written on back of photograph" Demolition of buildings in Adelaide Street - including Block Building, Bloods Emporium, built in 1912 under Capt.E.T.Miles. Early 1960's. Corner of Maroondah Highway

4 Coloured photographs numbered 10043 to 10046 - Demolition of buildings in Adelaide Street -Ringwood. Circa 1960

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Postcard size coloured photograph

Inscriptions & Markings

"Written on back of photograph" Demolition of buildings in Adelaide Street - including Bloods Emporium on corner of Maroondah Highway . Early 1960's

4 Coloured photographs numbered 10043 to 10046 - Demolition of buildings in Adelaide Street -Ringwood. Circa 1960

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Postcard size coloured photograph

Inscriptions & Markings

"Written on back of photograph" Demolition of buildings East side of Adelaide Street- Ringwood Mail Office and Pines Hospital in background. Early 1960's

Photograph - Ringwood Technical School 1963 Teachers and Office Staff Group Photo

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Black and white photograph Names of Teachers and Office Staff Top row: J. Davidson, Mr Sutherland, ?, Mr Stevens, Doug Thomas, Mr Burgoyne. 3rd row: Mr Misso, Doug Alkemade, Lance Brittingham, Mr Donaldson, ?, Ollie Norris, Tom Butcher, Mr Nelson, Jack Montgomery, Lindsay Boucher. 2nd row: Graham Moore, Mr Burgoyne, Lindsay Beulke, Mrs Howard, Miss Beanland (Office), Mrs Jonson, Jean Nelson, Mrs Rutledge (Office), Kath Hickinbotham, Mrs Kovak, Mr Johnson, Doug Webster, Pat Guinane. 1st row: Audrey Hartigan, Miss Cox, Ruth Barber (Office), Mrs Elizabeth Goss, Wilma Cotes (Head Mistress), Edward Heard (Principal), Roy Holmes (Headmaster), Mrs Weavers, ? , Miss Croxford /Mrs Bowring, Miss Lauritz / Mrs Woolrich. Not all teachers are shown in the photograph as some were part-time or absent. Photograph from Ringwood Technical School photo album, labelled “Ringwood Technical School 1963-’64 Class Photos”.

Historical information

Experienced teachers came from all parts of the State to teach in this unique school, the first co-educational technical school in Victoria. In 1963, 229 Form 1 students were enrolled, being the biggest student intake so far in the school’s 5 year history, bringing the school population close to 700 in Forms 1 to 4. Extensions to the 3 year old building were under way to cope with the increasing student numbers.

Photograph - Ringwood Technical School Canteen c1965 showing array of snacks available.

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Black and white photograph.

Historical information

The school canteen, located at the end of the Trade Wing, commenced service in 1961. It was an important source of fund-raising for much-needed items such outdoor seating for the 600+ students at the new co-ed campus which had opened the previous year.

Inscriptions & Markings

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Packet - Gwen Reed nee Woodford family memorabilia c.1880s-c.1980s

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Collection of various family and personal documents, photographs, and early 1900s greeting cards. Papers of Gwen Reed from Edith Graham of Ware Cres, Ringwood East. (Provided by Nicki Shea, Granddaughter of Stan & Jo Bridgman of Eastwood Cycles) Contents: Hand-written notes – Woodford Family Tree, by Gwen Reed Autograph book with entries "To Gwen" Bookmark - with name "Lorrie B" Christmas card to May with love from George 1906 Christmas card from May to George 1906 Christmas card from Edie to Gwen (Cousin Ede) Christmas card from Dot to Gwen 1925 (from Dot Grundy, dc'd) Christmas card from Ollie S to Gwen 1924 Happy New Year card to Gwen from Grandma (Woodford) Christmas card from Mum & Ethel to Gwen 1926 Christmas card to Gwen from Emily (Gawith, Jeparit East) Christmas card from Olive to Gwen 1919 (Olive Janetski, Jeparit East) Christmas card from Hilda (Obst) to Gwen 1929 Postcard to Miss G Woodford "Bygalorie Park" Tullibigeal PO NSW (To Gwen from Effie - Effie Robson, Jeparit East) Christmas card to Gwennie from C. S. Graham 1915 (School teacher) Christmas card from Mum to May & George Christmas postcard from Grandfather to Gwenny Christmas card to Dear Daddie from Gwen Christmas card from May with love to George Christmas card from Nellie Parker (Nell Rodgers - Albury) to Gwen 1924 Greeting card from Hilda to Gwen 1919 (Hilda Obst Jeparit East) Christmas card from Ethel to Gwen 1927 Christmas card from Anne (MCGrath) to Gwen Christmas card from S. Hoober(?) (School teacher, Bygalorie) to Mr & Mrs Woodford, Gwen & Ollie) 1924 Christmas card from May and George to Mum and Dad 1925 Christmas card to Gwen Syd & Family from May Dad & Kiddies (Stepmother) Christmas card from George to May 1907  Postcard (signed Dulcie) to Mrs G. Reed, 9 Laurence Grove, East Ringwood Vic 3055 postmarked 1993 Envelope (only) addressed to Mrs. G. Reed, 9 Laurence Grove, Ringwood East Vic. 3135 Birth Certificate District of Balmoral, Victoria – Sonia Woodford b.1856 (Issued 1987) Death Certificate District of Stawell, Vic – Archibald Brown d.1914 Marriage Certificate District of Hamilton, Vic – John Brown & Margaret Dale m.1895 Coroner’s Post-Mortem report – Edward John Reed d.1981 Family Data Tree (Family Tree) William Walker/Elizabeth Silk, Hamilton Vic & children b.1842-1862 Newspaper clipping – May & Archibald Brown drowned at North Hamilton, 1887 Pictorial Souvenir – Selected Views of Mount Gambier to Miss L. Boyce, postmarked 1959 Hand-written poems/song lyrics by Gwen Reed (4 pages) Newspaper extract - Weekly Times Magazine Section “At Hamilton”, 1937 Photograph – “My mother standing with Foster parents” Photograph of Gracie (?) Grandma (?) Murray (?) Photograph of costumed performers Photograph of child Photograph of lady at John Mansell dispensary (Chemist at Forest Hill Vic?) Postcard photograph – Gwen & Ethel Woodford Photograph of grave – Victoria May Woodford (died 1957 aged 56 years) Photograph of grave – William Woodford and Sarah Woodford Photograph of un-named male Photograph of baby on chair Photograph – “Myself. Hope you like it May" Photograph (colour) – un-named group on train at Currumbin Qld Photograph – 2 un-named girls

Inscriptions & Markings

Autographs include Arthur Young Rosie Sturgess Joff Ellen Carlu Carter Toni Lamond Dick Curtis Billy Daniels Margaret Whiting Horrie Dargie Duo Moreno Therese Talbert Richard Gray Three Apollos Robert Leeman

Map - Allotments - Township of Ringwood - Parish of Ringwood - County of Mornington - 1886

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Linen-backed map of Ringwood area lithographed at the Department of Lands and Survey, Melbourne, 5th November, 1886.

Historical information

[Page 3, Horse Shoes to High Heels - Richard Carter] ... "(In the year 1882) the railway was extended from Hawthorn through Ringwood to Lilydale and later to Ferntree Gully."

Newspaper clippings - Ringwood Community Child Care Centre

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Ringwood Mail newspaper clippings - Centres face subsidy challenge and Child care closed, by Faye Michelson - March 1997

Newspaper clipping - Child Care (Maroondah/Ringwood)

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Ringwood Mail newspaper 17 September 1996 page 3 - Review of Children's services in Maroondah

Envelope - Packet 4 St Paul's Anglican Church, Ringwood

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Variety of miscellaneous Anglican Church publictions: Bush Church Aid Society of Australia - March 1991, Anglican Homes Diocese of Melbourne Annual Report - 1988, Creator's Creation Creating, Christian Arts Group folder - Spring 1978, The Melbourne Anglican newspaper - May 1996, Look, The Church of England Parish Paper for Holy Trinity Doncaster and St. Philip's Deep Creek Souvenir Issue - Centenary Year June 1969.

Pamphlet - Ringwood Walk - Points of Historical Interest

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Sketch of walking route for 17 historical points of interest organised by the Ringwood Historical Society for St. Paul's Church Centenary Celebrations - 14 October 1979, estimated duration 2-1/4hours.

Inscriptions & Markings

1 - Start 2 - Cnr Braeside Avenue, old township, brickworks 1881-1916, Guests, Herrys, Hills 3 - Club Hotel, Ringwood Hall, 1st site of C of E church corner 4 - Ringwood Lake, Anthony Ford - pioneer 5 - Opposite Bardia Street, Sandy Gully, Duncan's Hotel 6 - Opposite Pratt Street, 2nd site of C of E, 2nd fire station, Bentleys, old shopping centre 7 - Warrandyte Road, Former Clocktower site, Pratts butcher shop, Bamfords 8 - End of Pitt Street, building viaduct 9 - Bedford Road, Webdales, old crossing, railway station 10 - Station Street, views over railways 11 - Station entrance, old shopping centre, 2nd Postoffice, 2nd blacksmiths, Mechanics Institute, Town Hall 12 - Clocktower, 3rd State School, coolstores, 3rd Postoffice, market, Kenworthys 13 - Opposite market, 3rd site of C of E, Ringwood views 14 - Adelaide Street, Dickens, 1st fire station, Ringwood Reserve 15 - Opposite squash courts, Matlocks, Salvation Army 16 - Opposite library, bowling club, old baths 17 - Outside C of E, Ringwood views, Brittens, Glamorgan

Booklet - The Parish of Ringwood 1957 Every Member Canvass

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Photographs and text outlining activities of Canvass Committees of St. Paul's Church Ringwood, Holy Trinity Church Ringwood East, St. Stephen's Church Warrandyte, and Christ Church Heathmont, with a brief history of each church.

Inscriptions & Markings

Introduction by Vicar - Rev. Ronald F. Adams, The Vicarage, Ringwood.

Booklet - St Paul's Anglican Church Ringwood Centenary Souvenir History

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Historic summary concentrating on four moves of St Paul's Anglican Church in Ringwood from 1879 to 1979 including photographs of each location - Mount Dandenong Road, Pratt Street, Ringwood Street, and Warrandyte Road. Includes list of vicars from 1905 to 1979.

Inscriptions & Markings

Introduction by Rev. Bill Potter, Vicar. Compiled by Stella Badger Design, Charles Miller

Newspaper clippings - Reverend Hilary Roath, St. Paul's Anglican Church, Ringwood - 1993

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Local newspaper articles on the Reverend Hilary Roath, among the first women priests ordained by the Anglican Church, and the first female chaplain in the City of Ringwood

Book - Christ Church Heathmont - The First Twenty-Five Years, 1954-1979

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Short history of Church of England's Christ Church, Canterbury Road, Heathmont - 25th Anniversary 1954-1979, by Verna M. Adams

Inscriptions & Markings

Verna M. Adams: "I would like to acknowledge the help I have received from many quarters, and to express my appreciation of their unstinting labours on behalf of this volume. Photography: Kendrick Pereira Typing: Gladys Perkins, Betty Growse and all who lent photographic material and records."

Book - Silver Jubilee - Trinity Sunday 1980

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

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

Inscriptions & Markings

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

Photograph - Life Governorship of Maroondah Hospital presented to Mr P Vergers- 27.4.1977

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Photograph of wooden shield with brass fittings

Inscriptions & Markings

Shield inscribed with- Life Governorship Maroondah Hospital Together for Humanity Presented to Mr P Vergers- 27.4.77

Envelope - Packet 3 St Paul's Anglican Church, Ringwood

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Various newsletters and local church records circa 1920s-1990s as follows: 4940-01 Parish Messenger – Easter 1927 4940-02 Parish Messenger – April, No.42 4940-03 Anglican News – November, No.15 4940-04 Parish Paper – April 1937 4940-05 Parish News Supplements – June 1969, August 1969, September 1969, April 1977 4940-06 List of Memorials in St. Paul’s Ringwood - 1971 4940-07 Civic Service, 30th Anniversary City of Ringwood – June 1990 4940-08 Opening and dedication of “Glamorgan Court” - 1989 4940-09 Civic Service Commemorating Proclamation of City of Ringwood – 20th March 1960 4940-10 Institution and Induction of The Reverend Douglas G. Edmonds - 12th December 1989 4940-11 Last Service at St Paul’s in Ringwood Street – 28th May 1967 4940-12 Catalogue, Art Exhibition – March/April 1979 4940-13 (duplicate entry deleted) 4940-14 Parish News “Spiritus Gladius” Centenary Celebration - 1979 4940-15 St.Paul’s Centenary Worship – 14th October 1979 4940-16 Service/Newsletter pamphlets - January to April 1996 (incomplete collection) 4940-17 Advertisement for New Theatre "Polling Day" concert at church hall (near Post Office) - 1961 4940-18 Commissioning of Penny Charters, Janice Dear, and David Jones as students in ministry 4940-19 Funeral Service for late Floss Davidson (Ms. V. Boulter) 19 January 1979 4940-20 Service of Thanksgiving for Rev. John & Mrs. Helen Howells - 18 June 1989 4940-21 Bush Church Aid 70th Anniversary, St Paul's Ringwood - 1 October 1989 4940-22 Parish Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist - 12 November 1989

Rate Books - Borough of Ringwood Valuation & Rate Cards for 1944-49 (Assessments 3193-3197)

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

For BR Stewart (Belgrave Road), Violet Sampson (Barkly Street), Margaret Cowin (Barkly Street), Edith Phillips (Barkly Street) & Arthur George (Barkly Street, Allman's Estate).

Rate Books - Borough of Ringwood Valuation & Rate Cards for 1944-49 (Assessments 3198-3202)

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 Constance & William Hall, William Hancock (Allman's Estate), Lilian Gawith, James McDonald & John & Beryl Albert.

Rate Books - Borough of Ringwood Valuation & Rate Cards for 1944-49 (Assessments 3203-06)

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 (all Elphin Est.). For Alfred Fox, David & Kathleen Oliver, Robert & Grace Holton, GT Press & Thomas & Edith Turner.

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.

Rate Books - Borough of Ringwood Valuation & Rate Cards for 1944-49 (Assessments 3212-15)

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 Thomas Hall, Gwen Cox, Ethel & William Ely & Muriel Bailey.

Newsletter - City of Ringwood News Sheet - February 1970

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Newspaper-style 1970 community information newsletter for Ringwood residents covering local council news, activities, and outline of funds received and expended in 1968-69.

Research Folder - Winnington Grammar 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.