Recollections of Ringwood East

By November 9, 20083 Comments

The Ringwood Historical Society’s Heritage Weekend continued through to the Sunday with the launch of the Recollections of Ringwood East, a collection of thirty-five stories from past and present residents about their memories of living within Ringwood East.

The launch was a tremendous success with a large number of community members, as well as long-standing Ringwood East families, in attendance. Photographs of the early subdivisions and life in Ringwood East were also on display showing how the area has changed over time.

The launch of Recollections of Ringwood East followed Heathmont Recollections which was launched in 2006. The Ringwood Historical Society is now embarking on the Recollections of Ringwood North which will be launched in 2010.

The strength in the recollections series comes from the stories that have been told by residents, reinforcing that history is made by all members of our community. Local history reinforces a sense of community demonstrating the importance of recollecting our memories of the areas where we live and work.

I eagerly look forward to the launch of the Recollections of Ringwood North in 2010, as well as the detailed history of the Eastland site which will be launched next year.

Alex Makin

Alex Makin

Alex Makin is a councillor for the Mullum Ward in the City of Maroondah. Alex has been a councillor since 2005, representing ratepayers, businesses, community groups and residents. I aim to continue making a difference and welcome any thoughts you may have in regard to life, community and business in Maroondah. Phone: (03) 9870 8202 or 0408 311 645 Email:


  • Peter Feeney says:

    The work that the Ringwood Historical Society do preserving the history of Maroondah is of immense value and too little appreciated. I think it is shameful that the preservation of so much of our history is so dependent on the work of a small band of volunteers and I hope you will join me in trying to get a proper archive repository and reading room incorporated into the new Ringwood Library so the irreplaceable archives of the Ringwood Historical Society can have a proper home with ready public access.

  • Alex Makin says:


    As a frequent visitor to my site you would be aware that I have stated my support for a historical centre for the Ringwood Historical Society. In fact I spoke extensively about the project at the Society’s recent AGM.

    The Historical Society is running out of archive space and I do see the need to extend their archives to ensure that they can continue to document the history of Ringwood and the surrounding districts.

    I believe there is an opportunity to incorporate a heritage centre as part of the Ringwood Library redevelopment. This is a project that I strongly support and one I have already begun working towards during this current term of council.

    A sense of history helps strengthen local communities and as a result it is important to bring a sense of history into the heart of Ringwood.



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