A NEW book will aim to inspire curiosity about Bendigo's past, present and future.
The coffee table book called Bendigo Through Time, offers an insight into the history of architecture in the city.
It features more than 160 local properties and provides the biographical, historical, architectural and planning perspectives of each building.
The unveiling of the book coincided with the launch of the Bendigo Trust Foundation and was the first project of the foundation.
Bendigo Trust chairman Lloyd Cameron said Bendigo was a great city and the book documented its wonderful history.
"The production of (the book) proved to be the ideal project to inaugurate the Bendigo Trust Foundation, as all proceeds from the book will be donated to the foundation," he said.
Bendigo Trust Foundation chairman Ken Richmond said the foundation would support the work of the Bendigo Trust.
"The Bendigo Trust Foundation supports the substantial work involved in preserving Bendigo's most significant heritage site and will allow for a number of special initiatives and projects to be pursued which would otherwise not be possible with the normal day-to-day operations of the Bendigo Trust," he said.
The book is available for purchase from several locations across central Victoria.