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Books of the Barrabool Hills


by Brent Rodden


We are attempting to compile a list of publications which contribute to building an historical picture of the Barrabool Hills. If anyone has books or photos to add to the list below, I would be very pleased to hear from them.


The publications listed were not necessarily written about the Hills, but some reference is made in all of them to the Barrabool Hills and its surrounds:


  •    "Barrabool, Land of the Magpie" by Ian Wynd, 1992, published by the Barrabool Shire.


  •    "Intimate Landscapes"  by Fred Kruger (photograher), 2012, published by National Gallery of Victoria.

  •    "Minnie, Memoirs of a Squatters Daughter" , by Mary Emily Susannah (Minnie) Brewer. 2005, published by Lois Dean 2005.


  • "Gnarwarre History and Recipe Book", by Nola Noble and Flora Weaven circa 1998.


  • "Early Murgheboluc", by Irene Sarah Venters 1990, published by John Garner Bookcrafts, Geelong.


  • "A Changing Landscape, Celebrating Landcare in the Barrabool Hills", Booklet by Kaye Rodden 2010, published by Corangamite Catchment Management Authority.

Plus this contribution from Gordon Rough:
 "One of the best books that I have found is “From Boudry to the Barrabool Hills” by John Tetaz, it chronicles the Swiss migrations from the Canton Boudry near Neuchatel in Switzerland and includes references to all the Swiss families, Guggers, Tribolets, Amiets, Belperouds etc and the rise and fall of the wine industry here in the hills."

Currently available in the Belmont and Waurn Ponds libraries according to Lorraine Wheeler.