The township of Warrandyte, on the outer urban fringe of Melbourne, holds a significant place in Victoria's history as the first recorded goldfield in the State. Its pre-European and early settlement history, its goldmining heritage, the effects of bushfires and floods, the Yarra River, the Warrandyte State Park, its buildings and historic precinct are all featured. The artistic era with its many eminent artisans, architects, potters and painters is covered. Details of the historic buildings that still remain are included. This is an informative, beautifully illustrated book that will appeal to a wide audience.