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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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Plans - Planning Application by Eastland Shopping Centre Pty Ltd - Ringwood Planning Scheme 1960.

Two copies of plans for the Ringwood Shopping Centre, comprising; 1. Upper floor plan; 2. Lower level traffic level; Buff coloured heavy paper with black printing. +Additional Keywords: Myer

Historical information

One of the plans referred to in the application by Eastland Shopping Centre, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Myer Emporium Limited.|Upper floor plan and lower level traffic plan. Application No 3, Ringwood Planning Scheme 1960.|Architects: Tompkins, Shaw & Evans|Traffic Engineers: Len T Frazer and Associates

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Shopping Centre at Ringwood

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Photograph - Norwood High School under construction - Byron Street, Ringwood - 1958

Inscriptions & Markings

Typed below photograph, "Norwood High School under construction (Dam in foreground) 1958".

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Photograph - Cadbury’s new bulk store, Ringwood from the Alan Robertson Reserve sports oval 18 April 1992

Digital photograph

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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.

Inscriptions & Markings

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

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Photograph - Miles Avenue, Ringwood South of Mullum Mullum Creek. Survey pegs for new bypass on 27 September 1992

Digital photograph

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Photograph - Ringwood Methodist Sunday School pupils 1926-7, Rev. Bradbury on left. Rev. Crisp on the right in collar and tie.

Black and white photograph of group of people outside wooden church. Typed below photograph, "Methodist Sunday School pupils 1926-7" and a copy - Typed beneath photograph, "Methodist Church Sunday School - 1924". Written on backing sheet, "Rev. Bradbury on left. Rev. Crisp on right (collar and tie) 1926-7.

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Photograph - Best Exhibit Rwd. Hor. Soc. Show - Mr Geo Burns. 1949

Inscriptions & Markings

Back of photograph reads, "Rwd. Hor. Soc. Show. Best Exhit. 'Mail' photo 14 April 1949. Mr. Geo. Burns"

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Photograph - Dismantling Ringwood miners cottage in 1975

Inscriptions & Markings

Typed below photograph, "Ringwood Miners Cottage 1873. Formerly at 367 Maroondah Highway almost opposite Civic Centre site. During disassembly April 1975". Written on backing sheet, "...Rob Arins on roof, Mayor Jack Martin on ladder."

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photograph - Eastlink Ringwood Bypass Construction-Ringwood Bypass 10/12/95

Colour photograph

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on back of photo: "Ringwood Bypass Looking Towards Warrandyte Rd 6/12/95"

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Photograph - Grade 4 pupils, Ringwood State School - 1918.

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on backing sheet, "1918 - G4, Ringwood State School".

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Photographs - Tom Mathieson BP service station at 74 Maroondah Hwy circa 1970s

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Rate Books - Borough of Ringwood Valuation & Rate Cards for 1944-49 (Assessments 1400-1404)

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

Hygeia Parade, Ringwood. Pinemont Estate. For Steven Roy, Dora Zivin, Elsie Sell and Shirley & William Dobson.

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

Inscriptions & Markings

Backing sheet reads, 'City of Ringwood 1960' and 'From Herald-Sun Feature' therefore photograph would be subject to copyright until 2010. Catalogue card reads, 'Declaration of City. Parade: Background part of site of demolished Cool Store corner Highway and Wantirna Road. Atlantic Service station corner Highway and Wantirna Road. Right-hand side Coles Store near corner Ringwood Street'.

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Photograph - Looking south from Bond Street Ringwood, across new market site. Clock tower right centre. Ringwood 1982

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on back of photograph, "8/1/82. Looking south from Bond St. across new market. Clock tower right centre."

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Rate Books - Borough of Ringwood Valuation & Rate Cards for 1944-49 (Assessments 1441 -1446)

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

Pine Cres, Ringwood. Pinemont Estate. For Herbert & Alma Libbis, Valda Knight, Arthur Towsey, Charles Hulme and David Leslie.

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Slide Images - Southwood Primary School (Ringwood) - images from slide show created 1986 - School Crossing

Digital scans of slides of Southwood Primary School prepared by former teacher, Faye Griggs Rogers Guthrie, in 1986 for a University project. See Record 11540 for description of full collection. This record contains digital images of the School Crossing

Inscriptions & Markings

No identification or dates on individual slides

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Photograph - New market - The Charters St. facade of 'Target'. Ringwood 1982

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on back of photograph, "E650. 8.1.82. The Charters St. facade of 'Target'. The two men are walking along the centre of Charters St. Looking west."

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Programmes - Ringwood Cricket Club Presentation Dinner programmes, some with photos. 1966-1967

Two programmes for annual Ringwood Cricket Club presentation dinner. Lemon coloured. Bifold.; 1. Programme with photograph of W. Lawry, guest speaker on cover - 1966.; 2. Programme with photograph of J. Potter, guest speaker - 1967. +Additional Keywords: Lawry, W / Potter, J

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Programme of events at presentation dinners of 1966 and 1967 of the Ringwood Cricket Club. List of office bearers, grade members and trophy winners.

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Booklet - "Over The Top" - Official journal of the Ringwood Sub-Branch, Returned Services League, Vol 2 No.6 Oct, Nov, Dec, 1965

"Over The Top" - Official journal of the Ringwood Sub-Branch, Returned Services League, Vol 2 No.6 Oct, Nov, Dec, 1965

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Correspondence files - Ringwood Pre-School Parents Club: correspondence. 1946-1970

Collection of correspondence relating to the forming, running and administration of Ringwood Pre-School Parents Club, in manila folders, various sized paper, some handwritten, most printed. +Additional Keywords: Bierman, Miss / Pullin, E.V.

Historical information

Collection of papers of the Ringwood Pre-School Parents Club of the Greenwood Avenue Kindergarten, known also as Greenwood Avenue Pre-School.|4605.1 - Correspondence 1946-1954|4605.2 - Correspondence 1955-1959|4605.3 - 1 cash receipt book, 2 memo books 1962|4605.4 - 7 receipt books containing enrolments 1958-1965|4605.5 - Secretary's Annual Report, July 1963 (2 copies)|4605.6 - To E.V. Pullin from State Film Centre - information films - Child Development Series|4605.7 - General receipts 1960-1961 including 3 used cheque books and National Bank statements|4605.8 - Receipts, 3 used cheque books, memo book, National Bank statements 1961-1962|4605.9 - Receipts 1962-1963|4605.10 - Receipts 1963-1964|4605.11 - Correspondence 1960-1961|4605.12 - Silver Jubilee correspondence 1970, invitation signed by E.V. Pullin (Life Member), acceptances and non acceptances.

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Various - 12 Boxes of East Ringwood Football Club (ERFC) research

The material will be used for research for the 'History of ERFC' book.

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Newspaper Clipping - Newspaper article: East Ringwood boy Lawrence O'Connell drowned in quarry. 1934

Boy Drowned in Quarry. Lawrence O'Connell of East Ringwood. Copy of newspaper article - The Herald, Tuesday Evening January 16, 1934. +Additional Keywords: O'Connell, Lawrence

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Photograph - Skerrett's Store and Post Office, 1923. Diagonally opposite from Club Hotel in Mount Dandenong Road.

Inscriptions & Markings

Catalogue card reads, "Skerrett's Store and Post Office, 1923. Diagonally opposite from Club Hotel."

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Photograph - Arthur Broben, Jim Broben, Mrs. Trethowan, F. Dawes - Ringwood Tennis Club.

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on back of photograph, "Arthur Broben, Jim Broben, Mrs. Trethowan, F. Dawes"

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Photograph - No.7 Oban Road, Ringwood - 1981.

Black and white photograph of brick factory. Part of a set of photographs taken along Oban Road.

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Photograph - Model boats on Ringwood Lake - 1973

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on backing sheet, "Model boats on Ringwood Lake - 1973".

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Book - Lions Club of Ringwood

White covered book with black and gold printing on front with Lions logo and sketch of clock tower. 105 pages of text and photos. +Additional Keywords: Aird, Albert / Kynock, A.

Historical information

History compiled by Lion Albert Aird, a charter member, and auditor for the occasion of the 25th charter anniversary of the club celebrated in September 1987. Includes a brief chronology 1962-1987

Inscriptions & Markings

A history 1962-1987

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Photograph - Building the old Ringwood baths in Ringwood Street. 1934

Inscriptions & Markings

Typed below photograph, "Building the old Ringwood baths in Ringwood Street. Looking south along space behind houses in Ringwood St. Trees in background are where Eastland now stands. 1934"

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Photograph - Mrs. Ellie N. Pullin, M.B.E. Birthday Honours - 1973

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on back of photograph, "Mrs. Ellie N. Pullin, M.B.E. Birthday Honours - 1973".

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Printers Block - Ringwood Elderly Citizens' Clubrooms opening 1964 - Printer's Block

Printers Block of two people standing by a plaque under a picture. Text on rear of block is as follows: For report see 9th May[19] '64. Official opening Elderly Citizens clubrooms 2nd May 1964. Mayoress Mrs P. Vergers unveils plaque. Town Clerk Mrs F.P. Dwerryhouse looks on. Ringwood Mail 14.5.[19]64. +Additional Keywords: Vergers, Mrs P / Dwerryhouse

Inscriptions & Markings

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Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood