The rate books are a primary source about Ringwood ratepayers, as well as indicating street and estate names.
This is the parent record for the Borough of Ringwood Rate Book collection. The VC Reference Number range 33001-34999 has been reserved.
The Borough of Ringwood was created in December 1924, formally part of the South-West riding of the Shire of Lillydale. Ringwood was proclaimed a city on 19 March 1960. On 15 December 1994, the City of Ringwood was amalgamated to form part of Maroondah City Council.
The detailed years are: 1924-25, 1926-27, 1928-29, 1930-31, 1932-34, 1934-35 and 1944-49.
For researchers, the rate books are in assessment number sequence. Occasionally, they is also in surname or estate sequence but do not rely on this.
The original records are kept at PROV, North Melbourne. At 13/3/2021 the bulk of the collection is being processed ready for a bulk load to Victorian Collections. Digitised by Mark Grealy c/o Archival Access Victoria (www.archivalaccessvictoria.com)