Through this series of walks, you'll hear from a diverse range of people from different walks of life, all sharing their culture and stories. All five tours are free, but bookings are essential on the phone numbers listed below.
Beginning in the foyer of the Yarra Building at Federation Square, the Koorie Heritage Trust will take in the Birrarung Wilam Aboriginal art installations. Then meandering along Birrarung Marr, your friendly Koorie guide will take you through significant sites like the Elizabeth Street Creek and the original location of the Birrarung Falls.
When: Saturday 29 April 2017 10.30am to 12pm Phone to book your place: 9658 9600
Join Edwina Byrne on the steps of the Victorian Trades Hall Council corner Victoria and Lygon streets in Carlton South and learn more about the history of workers' rights in Melbourne. This fascinating tour including the Trades Hall and the Eight Hour Day Monument will remind us of the wins by workers so we can have holiday pay, sick leave, maternity leave, paid overtime and safer workplaces as a right.
When: Saturday 6 May 2017 2pm to 4pm
Phone to book your place: 9658 9700
Starting from the North Melbourne Library (66 Errol Street
North Melbourne), this walk will lead you from the library to the slum areas of Hardwick Street and 'up the hill' to Molesworth Street telling of this area's long history of habitation.
When: Friday 19 May 2017 11am to 12.30pm
Phone to book your place: 9658 9600
Meeting at the East Melbourne Library (122 George Street
East Melbourne), join historian Jenny Brown on this walk around the beautifully preserved streets of this area and hear how in 1953, a small group of residents fighting to save the elm trees established what is believed to be the first residents' association in Melbourne.
So book your place and join in on one of these walking tours and learn a little about the history of this great city. Don't forget to wear comfy shoes and bring along a water bottle.