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Free family tour for History Week
A Melbourne icon the Fairy Tree in the Fitzroy Gardens
The Professional Historians Association has created a free self-guided history tour which covers historic events and people in Melbourne's past. You will learn about and get to visit everything from the Burke and Wills monument to Ola Cohn's Fairies' Tree in the Fitzroy Gardens.
The map and guide will be available from the Royal Historical Society of Victoria's website.
Obviously once you have printed off the guide then you are not limited to History Week to take up this activity.
As well as the historic stops the eight refurbished W-class trams currently running on the City Circle Tram line are all in themselves pieces of history. All entered service between 1936 and 1956 and all were built at the former Melbourne and Metropolitan Tramways Board workshops. So they are fitting vehicles to take you on an historic tour of Melbourne.