Ron Amor Ph D, M Agr Sc, B Fine Art, is a retired agricultural scientist and Churchill Fellow. He has previously published four books: Explore the Yarra, Heidelberg sketches, Crop weeds and a church history, as well as a review of artists who have painted along the Yarra.
Many individuals with vision and drive made Victoria's Yarra Valley the vibrant place it is today. The stories of William Barak, Robert Hoddle, John Monash, Neil Doutlas, John Landy, Ian Penrose and seven others are told here. Many people don't know them, but young and old will be inspired by their stories.