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Book Launch: From Horse Shoes to High Heels – The History of Eastland

By November 11, 2009November 30th, 2009No Comments

This evening I attended the launch of From Horse Shoes to High Heels, a history of the Eastland Shopping Centre site, written by Richard Carter, the former President of the Ringwood Historical Society.

The launch was held at the Urban Life Cafe in Ringwood and Richard was introduced by Phil Turner, Maroondah’s Director of City Development, who spoke about Richard’s knowledge of Ringwood and the municipality.

Richard discussed the significance that Eastland has had on Ringwood and the lobbying that was undertaken by the Ringwood Chamber of Commerce to secure a major shopping centre.  The book is timely given Ringwood’s status as a Central Activity District and the prominence of Eastland within these plans.

For further details on Richard’s book please contact the Ringwood Historical Society at

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:

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