Historical information

The compiler of this book, Carol Altmann, was born in Warrnambool and worked as a journalist for some years. She is the author of two other books and co-founder of the online magazine, Bluestone Magazine. ‘Warrnambool -This is home’ contains colour photographs of people and places that are favourites with the local residents. Some of them, such as the Aquarium, are no longer existing.


This book is of some importance as it records the people and buildings that are well-known in the city and evoke fond memories for both those who live in the city and those who have moved away. As such, it is an important social and historical record

Physical description

This is a paper back book of 64 pages. The cover has a blue background with an image of the angel from the War Memorial on the front cover and a photograph of the author, Carol Altmann on the back cover. The pages are bound with glue and contain colour photographs of places in Warrnambool and an accompanying text for each.

Inscriptions & markings

Front cover: ‘Warrnambool – This is home, Carol Altmann’
Back Cover: Biographical details of Carol Altmann