Historical accounts of 55 buildings which portray the Shire of Whittlesea's diverse history. Contains 70 photographs, all full page, 12 in colour. Each is accompanied by a comprehensive account of the homes' origins and changing ownerships through the generations. There are also drawings and a map of the Shire of Whittlesea. Reference to the Peter Lalor Home Building Co-Operative Society Ltd., a project devised to overcome the critical shortage after World War 2. Produced as part of the celebrations for Victoria's 150th anniversary by the Whittlesea Historical Society.
A photograph of Bear's Castle at Yan Yean Reservoir is on the cover.
Paperback;  p. : ill. (some col.), 1 map ; 19 x 25 cm.
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