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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 - Ringwood Railway Station before development- circa 2000

Coloured photograph

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"Written on back of photograph" Ringwood station before development. Ramp over track

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Photograph - Ringwood Railway Station before development- circa 2000

Coloured photograph

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"Written on back of photograph" Ringwood station before development. Roof view

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Photograph - Ringwood Railway Station before development- circa 2000

Coloured photograph

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"Written on back of photograph" Ringwood station before development. Ticket Office

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Photograph - Ringwood Railway Station before development- circa 2000

Coloured photograph

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"Written on back of photograph" Ringwood station before development. Platform 2

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Photograph - Ringwood Railway Station before development- circa 2000

Coloured photograph

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"Written on back of photograph" Ringwood station before development. Front Entrance

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Photograph - Ringwood Railway Station before development- circa 2000

Coloured photograph

Inscriptions & Markings

"Written on back of photograph" Ringwood station before development. Ticket Office

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Photograph - Ringwood Railway Station before development- circa 2000

Coloured photograph

Inscriptions & Markings

"Written on back of photograph" Ringwood station before development. Platform 1

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Photograph - Ringwood Railway Station before development- circa 2000

Coloured photograph

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"Written on back of photograph" Ringwood station before development. Signal box

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Photograph - Ringwood Railway Station before development- circa 2000

Coloured photograph

Inscriptions & Markings

"Written on back of photograph" Ringwood station before development. Platform 2

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Photograph - Ringwood Railway Station before development- circa 2000

Coloured photograph

Inscriptions & Markings

"Written on back of photograph" Ringwood station before development. Platform 2

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Application for Permit - Application for Permit, ERFC New Clubrooms Sept 1962

Poster-size cardboard notice, with pin holes.

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Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works permit (form TP16) to commence an application for the East Ringwood Football Club new clubrooms. Signed by Jim Burke, Secretary of the ERFC, in September 1962

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Booklet - Victorian Schoolboy Cycling Championships Souvenir Book of 1962

Magenta coloured soft covered souvenir booklet.provided by Nicki Shea, Granddaughter of Stan & Jo Bridgman of Eastwood Cycles

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Editorial introductions by Alf Stumbles, President, Federation of Wholesale Cycle Traders and Manufacturers' Association of Australia, Ted Waterford, Director of Promotions, and Owen R. Browne, Chairman of Victorian Milk Board.

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Photograph - View from "Reaghill" top of Homebush Court Ringwood -Circa 1909

Black and white photograph

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"Written on back of photograph" View from "Reaghill" showing Pump's orchard, Canterbury and Bedford Road. Gerlach house on lower LHS 1909

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Photograph - View of Rawson's land -Ringwood -Circa 1909

Black and white photograph

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"Written on back of photograph" Dam behind Stoch's on Rawson's,then Frank Walker's land. Wombolano Park area 1909

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Photograph - View from Lamano's looking towards Wombolano Park Circa 1926

Black and white photograph

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"Written on back of photograph" From Lamano's looking towards Wombolano Park 1926 Week's house on RHS

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Photograph - View from McRae property in Bedford Road- Ringwood . Circa 1948

Black and white photograph

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"Written on back of photograph" From Lila Mc Rae - taken from back fence of their Bedford Road property about 1948

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Photograph - Victorian Fly Casting Championships -Circa 1950's

Black and white photograph -postcard size

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"Written on back of photograph" Victorian Fly Casting Championships held at Lake wendoree - Ballarat - Circa 1950's L to R - W.Sorrel, Alec Wallace, George Burns, Jack Myles

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Photograph - Distance casting -Ringwood- Circa 1940's

Black and white photograph - postcard size

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"Written on back of photograph" Distance casting -Ringwood First time using 51 ft head,40yds Beening cast J.M.Gillies - Circa 1940's

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Photograph - Distance casting -Ringwood- Circa 1940's

Black and white photograph - postcard size

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"Written on back of photograph" Distance casting -Ringwood First time using 51 ft head,40yds Beening cast Jack Myles - Circa 1940's

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Book - Mr Pronto - The story of Dave Barro - Jenny Mountstephen

Hardcover book presenting accounts of Dave Barro's life and of the Pronto concrete & construction enterprise which he and his family created.

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Foreword by Sir James Gobbo AC

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Photograph - Accuracy fly casting - Ringwood - circa 1930

Black and white photograph - postcard size

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"Written on back of photograph" Accuracy fly casting -Ringwood. George Burns -Circa 1930

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Photograph - Accuracy fly casting - Ringwood - circa 1932

Black and white photograph - postcard size

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"Written on back of photograph" Accuracy fly casting -Ringwood. George Burns -Circa 1932

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Photograph - Accuracy fly casting - Ringwood - circa 1932

Black and white photograph - postcard size

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"Written on back of photograph" Accuracy fly casting -Ringwood. Wilf Crouch -Circa 1932

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Photograph - Ringwood State School Class photograph. 1923

Black and white photograph with student names

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"Attached to photograph" List of student names (Incomplete)

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Photograph - Ringwood State School Class photograph. 1921

Black and white photograph with student names

Inscriptions & Markings

"Attached to photograph" List of student names (Incomplete)

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Photograph - Ringwood State School Class photograph. 1921

Black and white photograph with student names

Inscriptions & Markings

"Attached to photograph" List of student names (Incomplete)

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Book - The Place for a Village - Gary Presland

How nature has shaped the city of Melbourne

Historical information

Dr Gary Presland studied history at LaTrobe University, Melbourne and archaeology at the University of London. His major research interests have been in Aboriginal and natural history of the Melbourne area. He researched The Place for a Village as a PdD, in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at The University of Melbourne. His previous books include Aboriginal Melbourne and For God's sake send the trackers. Gary Presland is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society of Victoria, an Honorary Fellow at The University of Melbourne and an Honorary Associate of Museum Victoria, where he was the 2001 Thomas Ramsay Science and Humanities Fellow. He is a current Editor of The Victorian Naturalist, published by the Field Naturalists Club of Victoria, since 1884.

Significance

The Place for a Village won The Victorian Community History Awards 2009 for best publication.

Inscriptions & Markings

Handwritten notation first page - With best wishes, Gary Presland 22 February 2020.

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Photograph - Ringwood State School Class photograph. 1958-1D

Black and white photograph with student names

Inscriptions & Markings

"Attached to photograph" List of student names (Incomplete)

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Book - What house is that?

A guide to Victoria's housing styles and eras

Inscriptions & Markings

Foreword by Hon. Justin Madden, MLC, Miniter for Planning. Introduction by David Harvey, Architect, Illustrator and Historical Advisor.

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Newspaper cuttings- July 11 and July 18 - 1990. Ringwood Post - Freedom of the City of Ringwood parade -1990. 7th Field Engineers Regiment of The Royal Australian Engineers

Copy of Newspaper articles

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Ringwood Post July 11 1990. Pomp & Circumstance Ringwood Post July 18 1990. Freedom of the City

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood