The Essendon Historical Society announces the launch of The Fine Homes of Essendon and Flemington (1846-1880). This 96 page book traces the stories of 36 manison homes of the district and the families that occupied them. Lavishly illustrated with rare photographs that evoke the elegance of the era. Fully indexed. Cost $25.00 postage $4.00. The launch is at 10am Monday 25th October at The Old Courthouse, 768 Mt. Alexander Road, Moonee Ponds. Professor Miles Lewis, AM, Professor in the Faculty of Architecture, University of Melbourne will speak at the launch. Morning tea provided. RSVP by 20th October on 9370 4607.