Self-guided tours of some of the first suburbs of MelbourneYarra City Council

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Self-guided tours of some of the first suburbs of Melbourne

Uncover the history of some of our earliest suburbs by enjoying one or more of City of Yarra’s curated heritages walks (self-guided tours). One can print a walk or use a smart phone or a laptop.

There are eleven walks on various aspects of cultural and social history of the different suburbs in Yarra, such as Richmond and Collingwood.

Yalinguth, which also means yesterday in the Woi Wurrung language, uses augmented reality to share the oral traditions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s past and present.

You can download the Yalinguth app from the Apple App Store or Google Play. The app uses your smartphone’s GPS to display stories, songs and poems connected with the land of Ngár-go/ Fitzroy and the lived experiences of its First Peoples. The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history of Gertrude Street is told by notable Elders and artists like Uncle Jack Charles and Uncle Archie Roach. To learn more about it and the people behind it, visit

To explore the queer history of the City of Yarra’s rainbow communities, guided by voices and music from the local queer community visit Queer-ways: Retracing Yarra’s Queer Footprints.

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These walks are designed as self guided tours which members of the community can either print or use smart phones or laptops as the case may be.