This is a concise and easily absorbed account of the events and people that established the heart of Central Victoria. It describes the people who were the first white settlers in the Loddon- Campaspe districts. It details their trials and activities, including their relationship with the local Aboriginal people. It links the settlements on the continent's east and south coasts and covers events in Tasmania. There are numerous photographs; many of subjects not often seen. It is a must read for anyone interested in what went into making this, The Land we Love.