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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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Envelope - Packet: Borough Council Minutes, Reports and Correspondence 1938-1965

Borough Council papers. Applications for Council positions (1938-1947); Valuation and Report 1950; Estimates of Income and Expenditure 1961-1965 (some duplicated)

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Photograph - St. Vincent de Paul's Band - 1909, Ringwood

Band standing in front of T.M. Faslconer store.

Inscriptions & Markings

Label below photograph of 1 copy reads, 'St. Vincent de Paul's Band - 1909'. Another copy reads, 'St. Vincent de Paul's Boys Band 1909 Arbor Day' and 'Given by Mrs. Tom Falconer'. Last copy has inscription on backing sheet reading, 'St. Vincent de Paul boys band at c/r Adelaide and Main Sts. 1909'.

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Attendance Book - Ringwood and District Boy Scouts Association. Attendance Book. 1963-1969

Attendance book of the Ringwood and District Boy Scouts Association 1963-1969. Meetings and AGMs. Blue check cover and brown paper spine.

Historical information

Attendance book of the Ringwood and District Boy Scouts Association 1963-1969. Meetings and AGMs.

Inscriptions & Markings

Attendance Record

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Photograph - View over Ringwood from Heatherdale Road. Maroondah Highway on left and Coach and Horses Hotel on the bend and coolstores beyond that c1930.

Inscriptions & Markings

Typed below photograph, "View over Ringwood from Heatherdale Road. Note Maroondah Highway on left and Coach and Horses Hotel at end near bend and coolstores beyond that c1930."

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Booklet - Ringwood United - Soccer - 1967. Official Year Book. 28 pages.

Pale blue coloured booklet with brown oblong and blue soccer ball on front. Ad with brown and dark blue lettering on back. pp. 28. Contains print and photos. +Additional Keywords: Penny, Elizabeth, Cr / Gigberts, C., President

Historical information

The first publication of a year book by the Ringwood United Soccer Club. Foreword by the Mayor Cr Elizabeth Penny. Message from the President Cr Gigberts. Articles and ads index.

Inscriptions & Markings

Ringwood United - Soccer - 1967. Official Year Book

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Envelope - Packet: Reports on Conferences attended by Ringwood Historical Research group reps

Reports on conferences attended by group reps reference material Historical Societies affiliated with the R.H.S.V.

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Photographs - 1979-80 MMBW pipe line project at Hubbard Reserve, North Ringwood � View along line work in Hibberd's and Chalkley's

Part of a 43-photo record of the MMBW�s engineering feat in drilling a 12 inch pipe line up to 40 feet deep through rock hardened by volcanic action associated with geological fault that occurs along the line. The work took place from October 1979 to May 1980 on the southern boundary of Hubbard Reserve, North Ringwood. The collection was presented to the Ringwood Historical Research Group by J Clarke on 9th June 1980.

Inscriptions & Markings

E560 N27 Jan 1980 A43 View along line work in Hibberd's and Chalkley's (lot 9 and 8)

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Cartons stored off-site - Carton Awaiting cataloguing:labelled Parkwood SC

Carton labelled Parkwood SC (still to be catalogued)

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Photograph - Cr. A.T. Miles - Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

Typed below photograph, "Cr. A.T. Miles".

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Photograph - Ringwood derailment 1902 at Wantirna Rd. underpass looking north. Maroondah Highway near trees beyond underpass.

Inscriptions & Markings

Printed directly below photographs, "1. overturned engine and tender at the 'dead end' which was carried away. The X indicates position of fireman McKeone when rescued. 2. View from the road. Railway accident at Ringwood". Typed below photograph, "Ringwood derailment 1902 at Wantirna Rd. underpass looking north. Maroondah Highway near trees beyond underpass".

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Photograph - Warrandyte Rd. Ringwood, near Notlen St. looking south, 1963.

Inscriptions & Markings

Typed below photograph, "Warrandyte Rd. looking south, 1963". Catalogue card states, "Near Notlen St."

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Scrap Book - Ringwood Apex Club Scrap Book 1986/87 to 19--

Off-white coloured hard covered binder containing photographs, clippings and pamphlets relating to Apex Club of Ringwood community activities between 1986 and 1988.

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Book - Transcribed alphabetical index of births and deaths in Ringwood.

A-Z Journal with Deaths / Births on each page.

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Book - Heidelberg - The City of Streams

Heidelberg - The City of Streams (Heidelberg 1834-1934)

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Book - Secrets of Ghost Towns of the High Country

Featuring 50 "Ghost Towns" in and around Victoria's Alphine Region

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Photograph - Early Ringwood Pioneers: James Maggs and Mary Anne (nurse) Maggs (undated)

Inscriptions & Markings

Typed below photograph, "Among Ringwood's earliest pioneers, James Maggs and Mary Anne (nurse) Maggs.

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Sketch - Sketch of miner's cottage, Ringwood. 1975

Sketch of miner's cottage, Ringwood. B&W.

Historical information

Ringwood Joint Services Committee project for 1975.

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Photograph - Cr Bill Wademan, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on back of photograph, "Bill Wademan".

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Photograph - Paul Burns' bullock team at Pitt Street/Bedford Road railway crossing, 1924.

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on back of photograph, "Bedford Road railway crossing, 1924". Paul Burns' bullock team.

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Photograph - Demolition works at Ringwood Cool Stores, Maroondah Hwy, Ringwood - 1963.

Sign on wall "keep empty cases away from ventilators"

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on backing sheet, "1963 - Ringwood Cool Stores demolition".

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Photograph - Whitehorse Road businesses southern side east of New Street 1969

Whitehorse Road businesses southern side east of New Street.

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on back of photograph, "May 1969"

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Book - Ringwood Reminiscences

The establishment of the Ringwood RSL Club 1948-56

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Pamphlet - Historical Tour of Ringwood East

Notes for historical Ringwood East tour taken 2008 with details of various stops

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Book - From One Century to the Other 1993-2003 - Probus Club of Ringwood

A History of the second ten years of the Probus Club of Ringwood Inc 1993 - 2003

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Photograph - Ringwood detachment of 10th Light Horse Regiment 1909

Inscriptions & Markings

Typed below one copy, "Ringwood detachment of 10th Light Horse Regiment 1909". Typed below another copy, "Ringwood Light Horse Regiment at Ringwood Carnival 1909". Written on back of one photograph, "1909 - for opening Mechanics Institute. Ringwood Section, 4th Troop, 5th Squadron, 10th ALH Regiment. Lt. Apps, Lt. Timms, Falconer (2), W. Dickson, W. Grant, F. Dyer".

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Photograph - Norwood High School - frame under construction

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on back of photograph, "Norwood High. Built on orchard leased by Peter Vergers and owned by A. Aird, Wonga Road".

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season tickets - Ringwood East Football Club Membership Cards and Season Tickets 1963-1978

13 membership cards for Ringwood East Football Club. Season Tickets 1963-1978 as follows: 1963 Blue card of reinforced fabric, member no. 68, Mr Ray Holliday. Includes all fixtures 1964 White card. Ticket no 109 1965 white card No 79 1966 white card No300 1967Lady re Bruce No 55 1968 Lady re Bruce No 238 1969 Gents re R A Holliday No 48 1969 Ladies re Bruce No 280 1970 Gents R A Holliday No 54 1971 Gents no name No 164 1976 Gents no name No 030 1977 Male no name No 153 1978 Male No Name No 066 +Additional Keywords: Holliday, Bruce

Historical information

Season Tickets for Ringwood East Football Club 1963- 1978 all belonging to Bruce Holliday

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Photograph - Railway Station, Ringwood - Ward Series No. 3 (undated)

Frank Parker's office to left, Methodist church beyond footbridge, 2 copies

Inscriptions & Markings

Typed below photograph, "Ward Series No.3. Railway Station, Ringwood".

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Photograph - Ringwood Mayoral Ball, Cr. Deuter

Inscriptions & Markings

Catalogue card reads, 'Mayoral Ball, Cr. Deuter'.

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Photograph - First Borough of Ringwood Councillors and officers-on steps New Town Hall, August, 1927".

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on back of photograph, "First Borough of Ringwood Councillors and officers (Architect and Builder, Town Hall). Reading from left to right, Front Row - Mr. A.F.B. Long, Town Clerk, Crs. A.T. Miles and J.B. McAlpin. Second Row - Crs. J.K. McCaskill, R.G. Williams, A. Blood, W. MacKinlay, F.R. Lucas, Engineer. Third Row - Mr. Jenkins, Rate Collector, Mr. A.C. Leith, Architect, Mr. A. Roberts, Builder and Mr. Taylor, Health Inspector. On steps New Town Hall, August, 1927".

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood