The City of Ringwood was proclaimed a City on the 19th of March 1960 and tonight’s Ringwood Historical Society meeting paid tribute to the proclamation of the City of Ringwood, through a birthday cake, which included the two logos used by the former City.
The City of Ringwood was in existence until the 15th of December 1994, when it was amalgamated with the City of Croydon to form the City of Maroondah. The birthday cake was accompanied by historical records of the City of Ringwood, including the former Council members and Council documents.
While Ringwood may no longer exist as a separate entity, the decisions made by the City of Ringwood, still have a bearing on the City of Maroondah. Examples include the sporting grounds at Jubilee Park, the location of Eastland and the lack of footpaths within the municipality.
Tonight’s meeting also included a tribute to Henry Lawson portrayed by Jim Howard of the Henry Lawson Literary Society. Jim portrayed the life and stories of Henry Lawson, providing an entertaining evening for members of the Ringwood Historical Society.
The Ringwood Historical Society meets from 8pm on the fourth Tuesday of each month at Federation Estate. For details please visit www.rhs.org.au.