Ringwood and District Historical Society

Celebrating Local Cultural Vibrancy

The Ringwood and District Historical Society exists to collect, preserve and promote material relating to the history of Ringwood. The Society maintains extensive community archives including newspapers, journals, books, personal histories, maps, plans and photographs. President Russ Haines OAM compiled these photographs “to depict the strength, compassion and joy of the people in the district of Ringwood – past and present.” The work demonstrates how community spirit has the potential to translate into optimism and hope for the future and affirms the way “Australia is built on the strength of its communities, and communities on the strength and vibrancy of its people.”
Photos by Andy Drewitt.

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Knaith Road & Dublin Road, Ringwood East Vic

The Maroondah Signal Box Program is an initiative of the Arts and Culture Team, Maroondah City Council managed in conjunction with Urban Smart Projects. Artworks installed in 2022 responded to the theme 'A close-knit community'. in 2021 the theme was 'Celebrating Cultural Vibrancy' and in 2019 'Anthropocene'. The Maroondah public art collection can be found online here: https://www.maroondah.vic.gov.au/Explore/ArtsInMaroondah/Arts-things-to-see-and-do/Public-Art-in-Maroondah