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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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Photograph - Westerly view of Maroondah Highway, Ringwood, taken from the clocktower on the original Warrandyte Road intersection site - 1928 postcard.

Inscriptions & Markings

Label below photograph reads, "Published by C.V. Ward. Main Street, Ringwood". Written on backing sheet, "1928 - Main Street, Ringwood. Looking west from old Clocktower site".

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Photograph - Ambulance Station Pitt Street (Opened 1955)

Black and white photograph of brick building with two ambulances parked in entrance.

Inscriptions & Markings

Typed below entrance, "Ambulance Station, Pitt Street. Opened 1955".

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Newspaper cutting - Newspaper Report: To the Ratepayers of Borough of Ringwood by A Temple Miles, 1924.

Copy of local newspaper report 1924, titled To the Ratepayers of the Borough of Ringwood, prepared by A. Temple Miles seeking electoral support. +Additional Keywords: Miles, A. Temple

Historical information

Clipping cut from 1924 newspaper, possibly local Ringwood Mail.

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Book - Warrandyte Pound

Early History of the Warrandyte Pound from 1845 to 1962

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Photograph - Ringwood Choral Society concert - Outdoors group photograph. 1919

2 copies

Inscriptions & Markings

Typed below photograph, "Ringwood Choral Society concert - 1919".

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Photograph - Ringwood Mayor F. Corr and Mrs. Corr. Mr. Geo Burns and Mr. A. Kelly, Town Clerk

Inscriptions & Markings

Catalogue card reads, 'Mayor F. Corr and Mrs. Corr. Mr. Geo Burns and Mr. A. Kelly, Town Clerk'.

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Photograph - City of Ringwood celebrations, 1960

Inscriptions & Markings

Catalogue card reads, 'City celebrations, 1960. School children taking part'.

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Book - Borough of Ringwood Cash Book

Bound book "Borough of Ringwood Cash Book"

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Photograph - Albert Aird, c.1970 - Ringwood North State School children's art show.

Inscriptions & Markings

Typed below photograph, "Ringwood North State School. Presenting children's art show with Albert Aird".

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Photograph - Wedding, 1952. Mr. Edward Dennison and Miss Lois Margorie Haslam

Inscriptions & Markings

Catalogue card reads, 'Wedding, 1952. Mr. Edward Dennison and Miss Lois Margorie Haslam. Left to right: Mr. Rodney Jones, groomsman, the groom, the bride, Miss Winnie Haslam, Mr. Tom Haslam who gave the bride away'.

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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

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Photograph - Safeways (later Woolworths), rear of Eastland, Ringwood on 12 September 1988

Digital photograph

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Photograph - Ringwood from Loughnans Road, 1960. Round house being built. Looking slightly west.

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on back of photographs, "Ringwood from Loughnans Road, 1960. Round house being built. Looking slightly west".

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Photographs - Set of 4 Ringwood S.S.2994 photos from 1951 and 1954-1956 with covering letter.

4 Band W photos of Ringwood S.S. 2994 classes 1b 1951, IV c 1954, V a1955 and VI d 1956 Plus covering letter +Additional Keywords: Rudolph , Phyllis (nee Horgan) / Reynolds, L. E. / Hendrickson, S

Historical information

Photos belonging to Phyllis Rudolph (nee Horgan) who attended Ringwood S.S.2997 between 1951 and 1956. Given to the Historical Society by her uncle Stanley Hendrickson from his late niece's photo collection.

Inscriptions & Markings

Phyllis Horgan's position in each of the photos

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Envelope - Packet: WW2 Ringwood Material - Clippings, Ration Card etc. Commonwealth Salvage Commission Papers.

World War II newspaper cuttings, Commonwealth Salvage Commission, The Australian Magazine, War in Darwin, State Emergencies Council; The Battle of Alamain (Newspaper article); Clothing ration card; Lloyd Tan's history +Additional Keywords: Lloyd Tan

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Photograph - Warrandyte Rd. looking towards Maroondah Highway, Ringwood - 1967

Inscriptions & Markings

Typed below photograph, "Warrandyte Rd. looking towards Maroondah Highway - 1967". Written on backing sheet, "Warrandyte Rd. 1967. alongside Woodside Ave. looking towards Maroondah Highway. (Taken from same spot as 1902 photo with 2 children on road)".

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Photograph - City of Ringwood celebrations, 1960

Inscriptions & Markings

Catalogue card reads, 'City celebrations, 1960. Floats in procession'.

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Newspaper Cuttings - Eastwood Golf Club: Article re 50th Anniversary. (undated)

Article about the Eastwood Golf Club on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the club, and honouring two members, Fred Griffiths and Peter Costello with life memberships. Photocopy with text and coloured photos. 3pp. +Additional Keywords: Griffiths, Fred / Costello, Peter / Gale, John

Historical information

Article about the Eastwood Golf Club on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the club, and honouring two members, Fred Griffiths and Peter Costello with life memberships. The author of club history, John Gale, reminisced about the club.

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Research Folder - Ringwood Coffee Palace: Uncatalogued research material

Directory containing various research material such as photographs, scanned documents. Items in the directory are uncatalogued at this stage.

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Photograph - Methodist Church, Heathmont - 30 September 1973

Methodist Church, Heathmont - 30 September 1973

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on backing sheet, "Methodist Church, Heathmont - 30.9.73"

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Photograph - Ringwood Primary School 1996 Class Photo Grade 2/3V

Grade 2/3V 1996 Top Row: (L to R) Chris McDermott, Stuart Campbell, Phillip Rouse, Linda Ouk, Robert Kazenwadel, Anthony Baker, Sharon Legg, Aleesha Ashdown, Jacinta Price, Jan Kempton. 2nd Row: Mitchell James, David Newman, Janelle Hausser, Sarah Jesudhason, Mrs. Jenny Vincent, Brenda Chamrouen, Sophanna Sophea, Benjamin Sengsouvanh, Karl Vita. 1st Row: John Roberts, Steven Taualii, Jessica Clark, Aaron Oldfield, Claire Leigh. Absent: James Gussman. Teacher: Jennifer Vincent. Principal: Mr. Geoff Buzaglo.

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Book - Light Up and Burn

Aquinas Old Collegians Football Club 1981-1990 history compiled to mark the 10th year of existence.

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Photograph - Tortice Dr. looking east 1981

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on back of photograph, "19/6/81. Tortice Dr. looking east."

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Magazine - "Weemala 1958-1983" History of Norwood High School, Ringwood

35 pages of typed notes and pictures in a binder with yellow covers and blue plastic binding recording the history of Norwood High School from its move from Boronia High School (where it started in 1958) to the present site in 1959, on an orchard owned by the Airds and the development of the school till 1983

Historical information

Part of the collection of artefacts, photographs and papers of Norwood Secondary College (previously Norwood High School)

Inscriptions & Markings

"Weemala 1958-1983" with the Norwood High School logo on front

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Photograph - Frank Clota (Heathmont), Bert Richards, Roy Wilkins. Outside Richards Garage, later Coffey's, Whitehorse Road. 1936

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on backing sheet, "L-R. Frank Clota (Heathmont), Bert Richards, Roy Wilkins. Outside Richards Garage, later Coffey's, Whitehorse Road. 1936"

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Photograph - Eastfield Road bridge just opened - looking east. Ringwood 1978

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on back of photograph, "Late 1978. Eastfield Road bridge just opened - looking east."

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Book - History of St Stephens Uniting Church, Freeman Street, Ringwood East, Vic. May 1955 to October 2003

History of St Stephens Uniting Church, Freeman Street, Ringwood East, Vic. May 1955 to October 2003, by H.K. Sutton, February 2007. 35pages. +Additional Keywords: Sutton, H.K.

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Photograph - Early Catholic Church Building, Bedford Road, Ringwood - circa 1960s and 1976.

Old Catholic Church building in mid 1976

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on back of photographs, "Old Catholic Church - mid 1976". Written on back of enlargement, "Old Catholic Church, Ringwood - built 1893".

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Photograph - Mayor Hubbard, library opening, 2nd May, 1970 - 2 photos

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on back of photograph, "Mayor Hubbard, library opening, 2nd May, 1970".

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Photograph - Ringwood Church of Christ Hall, Bedford Road, 1970

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on backing sheet, "Church of Christ, Bedford Road, 1.11.70"

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