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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 - From Horses Shoes to High Heels

Ringwood Shopping Centre and Eastland 1858-2008

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Photograph - Hunt Home, 8 Bedford Rd Ringwood (undated)

Black and white photograph of weatherboard house with three children and a lady outside.

Inscriptions & Markings

Hunt Home written on front. The following is written on backing sheet, "Residence Walter Hunt, 8 Bedford Rd. Ringwood. Mrs. Hunt (Laureen Lynch), Tottie, Marion, Vera".

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Invitations - Invitation Replies - 50th and 65th birthdays of Ringwood Primary School Mothers' Club

Two letters replying to invitations - one to the 50th birthday party of the Ringwood Primary School Mothers' Club, and one to the 65th birthday meeting. +Additional Keywords: Manson, J.W. / Manson, Mrs. / Nichol, Elva

Historical information

Invitation to Golden Jubilee Birthday Party accepted by Hon. J.W. Manson and Mrs. Manson. Also one by Mrs. R. McDonald|Handwritten reply and letter of appreciation from Elva Nichol for invitation to the 65th birthday meeting of Ringwood Primary School.

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Envelope - Packet: Ringwood Art Society Cuttings, Brochures, Programmes

History of the Arts and Crafts Society.

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Photograph - Heathmont East State School, Cnr Armstrong Road & Louis Street, Heathmont - 1973.

Inscriptions & Markings

Typed below photograph, "Heathmont East State School - 1973".

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Photograph - Group outside Ringwood Coffee Palace c1890's

Copy of old sepia photograph of group outside Ringwood Coffee Palace, cnr Bedford Road and Greenwood Ave, Ringwood. Estimated to be c1890's but no identification on the photograph and source/original unknown.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

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Sewing Box - Nestles Orchid Box and plastic contains with seed beads. Also Engraved Needle Box. Belonged to Maggs Family, Ringwood. C1900.

1. Box with floral motif on the front: orchids on a blue background. Nestles Orchid Box.; 2. Two plastic containers, one red lid, one grey containing seed beads.; 3. Artistic cylindrical engraved needle box with removable head.

Historical information

Belonged to the Maggs family and used for decorative beading work.

Inscriptions & Markings

Nestles - Orchid Box

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Photograph - Plaque unveiling at Ringwood Eastern Metropolitan Regional Library, Warrandyte Road, Ringwood on 26/10/1974, marking the Golden Jubilee of Ringwood's severance from Lilydale. Mrs. E Pullin, Ringwood Historical Group President (left), and Mayor, Cr. Stan Morris.

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on catalogue card, 'Library. Unveiling stone outside library to commemorate Matthew Flinders explorers and early graves of settlers, 1970.' Written on back of photograph, 'Mayor Cr. Stan Morris dedication rock plaque outside library 1970'.

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Photograph - Ringwood Borough Elections flyer - A.F. Bissett - 1939.

Inscriptions & Markings

Catalogue card reads, 'Council election dodger, 1939. Borough elections.'

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Photographs - Norwood High School 26May1993 - Installing Music/Drama rooms

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Programme Card - Ringwood High School. Card printed for Silver Jubilee Dinner 1954 - 1979

Ringwood High School. Card printed for Silver Jubilee Dinner 1954 - 1979.; Contains names of School Council, Ladies Auxiliary Office Bearers and Principals during 1954-1958, 1958-1966, and 1968-; Ringwood High School badge is on the front. +Additional Keywords: Bennett, T. T. C / Ormandy, T.G.S. / Hodge, R.T.

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Photograph - The 30th Ringwood Historical Research Group birthday cake on 20th August 1988

Digital photograph

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Photograph - Official opening of the Karralyka Centre, Mines Road, Ringwood on 19/4/1980 - Cr. Pat Gotlib (Mayor) and Victorian Governor Sir Henry Winneke greeting dignitaries - shaking hands with Cr. Bill Wilkins.

Official opening of the Karralyka Centre - Cr. Pat Gotlib (Mayor) and Sir Henry Winneke greeting dignitaries - shaking hands with Cr. Bill Wilkins. +Additional Keywords: Winneke, Sir Henry / Gotlib, Pat (Cr) / Wilkins, Bill (Cr)

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Photograph - Ringwood East Primary School: Staff 1979

Coloured photo of Ringwood East Primary School Staff in 1979. +Additional Keywords: Little, Francis

Historical information

Staff of Ringwood East Primary School taken in 1979 - Francis Little was Headmaster.

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Photograph - Ringwood Art Show, Lower Town Hall.*undated)

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on back of photograph, "Ringwood Art Show, Lower Town Hall. Will Radden foreground, Mrs. Buckthorpe back aisle."

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Booklets - Ringwood Cricket Club: collection of booklets with grades from 1924-25 season to 1966-67.

Small booklets giving Ringwood Cricket Club grades from 1924-25 season to 1966-67 season. Some years with 2 copies. Various colours. Qty 24.

Historical information

Annual guides with supporting clubs and office bearers named.

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Photograph - Construction of Heathmont railway station by the Wieland family, 1926. Two photographs

Inscriptions & Markings

Typed below photograph, "Building Heathmont railway station platform by Wieland brother 1926. Note use of plough."

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Photograph - Ringwood East State School, Everard Street - 1973

Inscriptions & Markings

Typed below photograph, "Ringwood East School, 1973".

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Envelope - Kennedy Family History (Foolscap and Certificates), by Malcolm Gray (Ringwood and other areas)

Yellow envelope containing Kennedy family history. 11 pages typed foolscap and misc, family certificates. Note: filed with Biographical Envelopes in 02-10-05 +Additional Keywords: Kennedy, Jane / Kennedy, Andrew

Historical information

Collection of papers pertaining to Andrew and Jane Kennedy and their family

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Photograph - Ringwood High School - 1954, Form 1B. Boys standing (L-R): 1. Peter Hodgson, 2. Peter Fry, 3. Ralph Stoel. 4. Kevin Kane, 5. Terry Dicini, 6. Rod Young, 7. Colin Warren, 8. Michael Cotter, 9. Daryl Pike, 10. Gordon Schultz, 11. Sid Gruar, 12. Neil Reid. Girls standing: 1. Carol Maggs, 2. Susan Libby, 3. Barbara Hill, 4. Leonie Stirling, 5. Dalia Karvellis, 6. Margaret King, 7. Pam Daniels, 8. Marjorie Reynolds, 9. Barbara Holden, 10. Nancy McDonald, 11. Lyndal Keene. Girls seated: 1. Margaret Vergers, 2. Juan Harris, 3. Wendy McIntyre, 4. Lorraine Norman, 5. Lynette Reid, 6. Anne Whitehouse, 7. Dulcie Ellis, 8. Carol Bruce, 9. Margaret Seamon, 10. Nola Burns, 11. Ruth Chandler, 12. Janice Mills. Boys seated: 1. Barry Wedlock, 2. Gordon Bould, 3. Ken Baker, 4. Bill Mann.

Inscriptions & Markings

Only writing on back of photograph, "Form 1B?" Paper list with photographs reads, "High School - Bedford Rd. Ringwood. Photo Pupils Form 1B. Reading from Left to Right. Back row boys: 1. Peter Hodges, 2. Peter Fry, 3. ??, 4. ??, 5. Terry Knight, 6. Ron Young, 7. ??, 8. ??, 9. Darrell Pyke, 10. Gordon Schultz, 11. ??, 12. Neil Reid. Boys sitting front: 1. ??, 2. ??, 3. Ken Baker, 4. Bill Mann".

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Teaspoon - Souvenir - Ringwood Amateur Photography Club souvenir teaspoon.

Teaspoon, souvenir, silver plated. Circular badge on handle. Centre ring and outer black, middle pale blue. Inscription:' Ringwood Amateur Photography Club'

Inscriptions & Markings

Ringwood Amateur Photography Club

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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 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.

Historical information

Used at Mother's Club, Ringwood State School

Inscriptions & Markings

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

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Book - Borough of Ringwood Finance Book

Bound book "Borough of Ringwood Finance Book"

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Book - Billanook Country Revisited

Shire of Lilydale History 1972-1994

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Photograph - Ringwood Bowling Club, 1960. Mens Spider

Inscriptions & Markings

Catalogue card reads, "Ringwood Bowling Club, 1960. Mens Spider".

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Photograph - Mail 20/8/53 - Group Winnington to Tasmania

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on back of clipping, "'Mail 20/8/53' - Group Winnington to Tasmania".

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Photograph - Heathmont Youth Club Fair 0 Mrs J. Riley mixing cake

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on back of photograph, "'Mail' 8/12/1955 - Snapped at Heathmont Youth Club Fair is Mrs. J. Riley doing the mixing."

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Photograph - Orchards North Ringwood (undated)

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on back of photograph, "Orchards North Ringwood".

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Book - Minutes of committee of management, Heatherdale District Pre-School Association. Black covered book containing minutes of meetings of the committee of Heatherdale Pre-School during 9-Jul-1953 to 6-Dec-1956.

Black covered book containing minutes of meetings of the committee of Heatherdale Pre-School during 9-Jul-1953 to 6-Dec-1956. +Additional Keywords: Paton / Dale / Dewhurst / Eagle / Gilchrist / Spencer / Shaw / Robertson / Corhill

Historical information

Contains minutes of meetings 9-Jul-1953 to 1956

Inscriptions & Markings

Minutes of committee of management, Heatherdale District Pre-School Association

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Photograph - H. Richards' Garage, cnr Whitehorse Road and Pratt Street, Ringwood - c.1930s.

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on backing sheet, H. J. Richards garage - corner Whitehorse Rd. and Pratt St. Ringwood. (3 photograph - 2 claim the garage belongs to H. J. Richards while one claims it is H. F. Richards).

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood