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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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Pamphlet - Ringwood Council's Annual Report To The Ratepayers - December 1967

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City of Ringwood community information annual report for 1966, including sections covering Finance, Rates & Charges, Commercial Projects, Municipal Library, Memorial Clock Tower, Private Street Construction, Advisory Service, Litter, Fire Hazards, Home Help Service, Immunisations, Infant Welfare Centres, Native Flora, Dogs, Horse Riding, Fly Control, Garbage Removal, Metropolitan Fire Brigade, Vandalism, Street Lighting, and list of departing and current Council Representatives.

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Mrs. Elizabeth Penny, representing the East Ward, made history in Ringwood by being the first woman elected to the Council, and subsequently as Ringwood's first lady Mayor.

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Photograph - Glamorgan Court 8th April 1989

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Photograph - Ringwood Primary School: Copy of photograph 1951 Grades 2 & 3

Ringwood Primary School; Copy of photograph 1951 Grades 2 & 3

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Report book - Ringwood State School 2997 Inspector's Report Book Feb 1923-May 1933

Inspector's report book labelled 7 orange invoices for Victorian Reading Books - grey covers with cream cloth spine, 80 pages all used

Historical information

Collected from Ringwood Primary State School No.2997 when it closed in 1998. The handwritten 80 pages cover assessment of the subjects taught, discipline and classroom layouts.

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Cash Book - Ringwood Art Group cash book 1975 part of the data collection

dark green cardboard covers mottled pattern with black cloth spine. White label trble cash on front. Only six pages used.

Historical information

Part of the Ringwood Art Group collection of data. This cash book for 1975

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Envelope - Packet: Ringwood Area Churches: Seventh Day Adventist, Salvation Army

Churches Various (Packet 2); Salvation Army; Seventh Day Adventist

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

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

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Photograph - Jaycee's Community Service Commission discussing plans for Jaycee Week

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on back of photograph, "Jaycee's Community Service Commission discussing plans for Jaycee Week". [no date]

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Photograph - Miles family at 'Glamorgan' Ringwood - 1926

Inscriptions & Markings

Written below photograph, "Taken at 'Glamorgan' after christening of Laurie Josephine Miles - 1926. L-R Jack, June, Jean, Barbara, A.F. 'Girlie' Miles, Laurie, Margaret Barrett and Ken Barrett at back. At back, Mrs. Martin, C.E. Miles and Rev. C.J.T. Martin of St. Pauls".

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Photographs - Burnt Bridge Shopping Centre, East Ringwood in 1999

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Book - From Paddocks to Parks

History of the development of cricket in Lilydale,Croydon,Ferntree Gully Districts and Ringwood and District Cricket Association

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Book - History of Ringwood Bowls Club Inc 1929-1996

History of Ringwood Bowls Club, Banford Park, Miles Avenue, founded as Ringwood Bowling Club. Compiled in 1996 by A. Holliday and M. Pottenger, including earlier compilation in 1961 by Jack Knox and Wilfred Bamford.

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Photograph - Alex Swann of Thanet Street Ringwood & Ruth Sustal of Kendal Street Ringwood - wedding group and family leaving church and childhood photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

Catalogue card reads, 'Top picture guests leaving church. Bottom: Groom, Mr. Alex Swann, Thanet St. Ringwood, bride, Miss Ruth Sustal, Kendal St. Ringwood leaving church. On reverse side child and dog - Alec and Carlo'.

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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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Small bowl - White china bowl, irregular shape with black edge around flutes with pen and ink drawing of the Ringwood Town Hall.

White china bowl, irregular shape with black edge. Around flutes with pen and ink drawing of the old Ringwood town hall. +Additional Keywords: Johnson, John J

Historical information

Given by John J Johnson (763-9337), 18 Beckenham Drive, FTG

Inscriptions & Markings

Town Hall, Ringwood, Victoria.; On back: RKG - Made in CESHOSLOV

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Pamphlet - History of Ringwood East Transport

History of Ringwood East Red Cross Transport 1958-2007 plus Histories of Red Cross in Maroondah area - 45 pages

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Photograph - Old East Ringwood Station 1975.

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on backing sheet, "Old East Ringwood Station 1975".

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Photograph - Scots Presbyterian Church, Adelaide St

Digital photograph

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Photograph - Opening of the Ellie V Pullin Kindergarten 19th November 1988

Digital photograph

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Book - The 48 Courts of Heathmont - Aringa Court

The 48 Courts of Heathmont - Aringa Court - part of a series published in 2007

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Document - Ringwood Probus Club Certificate of Incorporation, 1986

Certificate of Incorporation under the Associations Incorporation Act 1981 Section 7.

Inscriptions & Markings

Registered No. A11619. This to certify that the Probus Club of Ringwood Incorporated is on and from the 5th November, 1986 incorporated under the Associations Incorporation Act 1981. Given under my hand at Melbourne this 5th day of November, 1986 (signed by) Assistant Registar of Incorporated Associations.

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Photograph - Construction and Completion of Target Square (Ringwood Square) 1981-82. Part 1 of 4 groups of photos (40 in total)

Catalogue card reads, "1981-1982. Preparation for, construction of, and completion of Target Square, now Ringwood Square. These pictures, 40 in number were taken by Mr. Lundy-Clark.". This group of 10 is Group 1 of 4. Records 2588-2590 contain the 4 groups. No further details are available on the individual photos at this time

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Recollection - Recollections of the Tindal family in Heathmont 1928-95

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Photograph - Ringwood Timber & Trading being demolished. 1984

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on back of photographs: V0122: "Ringwood Timber & Trading being demolished". and V0121: "Ringwood Timber being wrecked 1984"

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Envelope - Packet: Ringwood Race Course Cuttings (1905 and 1960 history).

5 newspaper cuttings dated 1905 and 1960 - 1 page

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Envelope - Miscellaneous group notes Ringwood Scouts Guides Venturers 1927-1990s

Miscellaneous group notes Scouts Guides Venturers 1927-1990s

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Photograph - J. Kirby, President, H. & A. Society showing Charles Howitt the Your Garden Shield 1958

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on back of photograph, "J. Kirby, President, H. & A. Society showing Charles Howitt the Your Garden Shield to be competed for by the shopkeepers for the best window during the Floral Festival in March. 'Mail' 20 February 1958."

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Documents - Eastland Development - Supreme Court Case transcripts 1963

5 bundles of typed foolscap pages - transcript of the court case in Supreme Court of Victoria in 1963 pertaining to the development of Eastland. 4 bundles in faded green folders Vol.1-4. +Additional Keywords: Gillard, Mr Justice

Historical information

Transcript of the court case in the Supreme Court of Victoria between 12 plaintiffs from the Ringwood Community and the defendants, the Mayor, Councillors and citizens of the City of Ringwood before Mr Justice Gillard. Started on 29-Jul-1963 and continued for several days.

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Newspaper cutting - Ringwood Mail cutting arguing for and against demolition of the clocktower. Also 1963 receipt from ClockTower Service Station.

Cutting from Ringwood Mail 25 March 1965 about clock tower - Demolish The Clock Tower "Yes" - C.R.B., "No" - R.S.L.; Photocopy of 1963 receipt from Clock Tower Service Station to Carl Gale +Additional Keywords: Gale, Carl / Clock Tower Service Station

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Photograph-Colour - Hill's Dairy, Canterbury Road, Ringwood 1989-Hill's Old House

Hill's Dairy, Canterbury Road, Ringwood 1989-Hill's Old House

Inscriptions & Markings

Hill's Dairy - The House

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