This tour explores the extraordinary areas around Merri Creek, Dights Falls Park and the Yarra River. This was the greatest meeting and trading area of the Kulin Nation in the 1840s with up to 800 members of the tribes attending. It was also the location of the Native Police, the Yarra Aboriginal School, the Aboriginal Protectorate and Ceres Flour Mill run by John Dight.
Students can explore the trails, fauna and flora, lookouts, Indigenous locations by foot (or even bicycle) with an expert guide. The tour explores relationships with the environment by settler and Indigenous people before and after settlement, impact of settlement on the Wurundjeri, impacts on water, geology, fauna and flora.
Tours can start from different locations if preferred eg Dights Falls Park, Collingwood, Fitzroy, Clifton Hill or other locations.
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“For the past 3 years, Catholic College Bendigo Outdoor and Environmental Studies students have met Meyer at the Merri Creek Junction for a tour of Merri creek and Yarra River on bikes. It’s the most informative tour they do throughout the year!! During the tour the students are glued to Meyer’s stories as he discusses the relationships that that the Wurunjeri people had with the landscape. He conducts hands on activities that give students an insight into how Indigenous people lived in harmony with the landscape for thousands of years. He also explores (in detail) how their culture changed after the arrival of Europeans and the different approach that white people have towards the environment. The knowledge that students get from this tour prepares them so well for SAC’s and the end of year exam. If you focus on the Wurundjeri people for Unit 3 – Outdoor and Environmental Studies, this tour is a must!! Thanks Meyer and Melbourne Walks.” Catholic College Bendigo.
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