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Community Heritage, Indigenous and Environmental Projects

Recent projects
  • A Film on the history of Luna Park for the 100th anniversary in 2012 in partnership with the City of Port Phillip and Luna Park.
  • New edition of ‘The Melbourne Dreaming. A Guide to the Aboriginal Places of Melbourne’.
  • New edition of ‘Walks in Port Phillip. A Guide to the Cultural Landscapes of a City’ for the City of Port Phillip.
  • Film ‘The Heart of Middle Park’
  • Annual Guided Walks program for residents of the City of Port Phillip and the City of Maribyrnong.
  • Assisting in free publishing of two historic biographies – ‘City  Kid’ by Lola Russell, ‘From South Yarra to Sinai’ by Aaron Eidelson.

Melbourne Walks can provide you with assistance in community heritage projects such as: management of community heritage projects, grant applications, films, oral history workshops and guide books.

Examples of  projects are:

  • Books written for schools, councils and community organisations.
  • Books and Trails on local precincts e.g Ripponlea, Elwood, Middle Park, St Kilda foreshore
  • William Buckley Expedition. On the 150th Anniversary of Victoria, we walked the 320 kilometres of the escape journey of William Buckley using the narrative written in 1856 to compare changes to the landscape and determine the veracity of Buckley’s account.
  • Yarra Creation – A concept proposal for names of streets in the new Docklands Street commissioned by the Docklands Authority
  • Melbourne Central Lanes – research for the lanes that existed on the site for Melbourne Central plus tour for MC executives.
  • Bush tucker trail and interpretation signage. We designed and coordinated the implementation of the largest bush tucker trail in Melbourne in the Gasworks Art Park, Albert park including signage, interpretation, research, plant selection, brochure and consultation with the indigenous owners.
  • Project Management of  a range community history projects.
  • Federation Project: Books, Trails and sculptures in Port Phillip
  • Oral histories in book and film, research on family and home.
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