Historical information

Includes references to local sites Bear's Castle, Yan Yean (City of Whitlesea), mud brick houses in Eltham, including at Montsalvat and Eltham Community Centre, Smith's Gully, Plenty Baptist Church and Warrandyte. Includes chapter on Alistair Knox. The author's own home appears in the book on page 100. It was situated at Batman Road, Eltham next to the manse and church opposite Stanley Avenue. It was demolished for unit development June 2004 after the author's death in 2003.


A significant and oft cited history of the mud brick earth construction style of architecture which includes a number of examples within the Shire of Nillumbik, known to be a site of the environmental earth building movement following WW2.

Physical description

198 p. : ill. (some col.), maps

Inscriptions & markings

ISBN 0646069624