||An early squatting family in Victoria, the Carre Riddells took up land at Tullamarine in the 1840's and later near Swan Hill. Other family members lived in Melbourne, becoming prominent in politics and colonial social life. Mary Anne Sibella Stephen (1825-1890) married John Carre Riddell on 22 October 1846. Writing was a hobby which she pursued throughout her life, and her papers consist chiefly of manuscript drafts of unpublished fiction. Colonel Thomas William Carre Riddell, V.D. (1825-1930), eldest son of the above, served in the Victorian Mounted Rifles. Most of the items of the collection relating to him derive from this corps. Walter J. Carre is the youngest son of Mary Anne and John Carre Riddell studied law and became a partner in the firm of Hamilton and Wynne. In 1907 he was appointed Chairman of the Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works, a post which he held for twenty years. His papers include school exercises and share certificates.