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History of Maroondah

Maroondah has a rich history and is fortunate to have two active historical societies:

  • The Croydon Historical Society
  • The Ringwood Historical Society.

Indigenous History

The first people that occupied the Melbourne area prior to European colonisation were the Wurundjeri people. Read about Maroondah’s Indigenous History

History of Ringwood

Ringwood's origins - from orcharding and antimony mining to thriving retail centre.

See History of Ringwood

Ringwood Historical Society

The website is being upgraded. See the facebook page for information.

Meetings:  The Parkwood Community Hub, which is the former Parkwood Secondary College on Tortice Drive, North Ringwood.

For more information call Russ Haines, President, on 9876 4367

History of Croydon

A history of Croydon - from sheep and cattle grazing to the making of a shire.

See History of Croydon

Croydon Historical Society

The Croydon Historical Society meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 8pm at:

Meetings: Glenn Frost Room, Croydon Library Complex, Civic Square, Croydon
For further information call Les Hutchinson on 9723 2322.


MuseumCroydon Library Complex, Civic Square Croydon
9294 5648

Mayors of Maroondah City Council

A listing of current and former mayors of Maroondah, as well as Borough of Ringwood and City of Ringwood Mayors, and Shire of Croydon Presidents and City of Croydon Mayors.

See the Mayors of Maroondah City Council page

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