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Home: a right, a dream, a contested space

Port Melbourne, vic

Join us for an afternoon exploring notions of home and housing from historical and contemporary perspectives. Our panel of speakers will discuss the myriad issues that surround the concept of “home” in past and current times, across cultures and through stories.

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A Walk through time: South Melbourne Heritage Tour

South Melbourne, vic

You are invited to take a guided tour around Emerald Hill- the original name for South Melbourne.

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THE ORIGINAL ‘KIT HOMES’

South Melbourne, vic

Today’s housing crisis is nothing new!
Step back in time and see how the housing shortage in early Melbourne was solved over 160 years ago at these three prefabricated houses on site.

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Pirate Day at Polly Woodside

South Wharf, vic
The first treasure hunt kicks off a variety of activities throughout the day. The children get to scrub the decks, swing on a rope, sing in the pirate choir or participate in fun pirate games. Children with loud voices & an ability to pull scary faces are encouraged to attend.
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Mission to Seafarers Heritage Tours, Talk and Exhibitions

Docklands, vic

Guided Tours of the Heritage listed Mission to Seafarers with morning tea. Led by our experienced volunteers you will be able to step inside and discover the original use of the Norla Dome, a special exhibition by OSSA, our hidden garden and enjoy morning tea in the courtyard.

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Mission to Seafarers – self guided tour

Docklands, vic

Early Origins exhibition is a permanent collection of historical artefacts, photography and documents that uncover the untold tales of the early days of the Mission to Seafarers, the Ladies Harbour Lights Guild and the Port of Melbourne. Taken as a self guided tour, you can explore at your own pace.

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Offshore & Speciality Ships of Australia & Mission to Seafarers, Victoria: Special Exhibition and Talks, Luncheon and Tour.

Docklands, vic

In Cooperation with Mission to Seafarers (MtSV) and the National Trust, OSSA are presenting a special exhibition focused on the heritage of Australian Specialty Shipping including ship models, photographs, and video footage.

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Victoria Police Museum Highlights Tour

Docklands, vic
Enjoy an exclusive tour of the museum with one of our expert staff. Learn about policing past and present, and hear stories of some of Victoria's most notorious crimes while you discover secrets behind some of our favourite objects and displays.
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Whats in a lane?

Melbourne, vic

A guided walking tour will provide a unique history and insight into some of Melbourne’s lesser known streets and places.

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National Trust Advocacy Toolkit Launch

Melbourne, vic

Join the National Trust's Advocacy Team for the launch of the Trust's new Advocacy Toolkit. This free online resource will provide communities across Victoria with the tools they need to protect their natural and cultural heritage.

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The Ceremonial, Landscape & Cultural Significance of Melbourne’s Domain Parkland & Memorial Precinct

Melbourne, vic

Heritage Walk and Talk with historian Dr Judith Buckrich, author of Melbourne's Grand Boulevard - the Story of St. Kilda Road, Dr David Kemp, Chair, Australian Heritage Council, Bea McNicholas, Walk in St Kilda Road and Environs, Planet Ark National Tree Day and a tour of Melbourne Observatory.

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Boulevard of Dreams

Melbourne, vic

Boulevard of Dreams: Stories from St Kilda Road public art guided tour. Come on a journey to see and hear about St Kilda Road’s remarkable public art collection - a snapshot of Melbourne’s cultural history over two centuries (tram and walking tour - bring your myki).

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Melbourne Golden Mile Heritage Walk

Melbourne, vic
It is a ‘must do’ activity in the city for history buffs & is also a wonderful way for visitors to orientate themselves around the important historical points of the city. With a registered professional tour guide learn about Melbourne’s history & heritage first hand. The Walk is approximately 2hr.
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Shaping a landscape: the mouth of the Yarra (Birrarung) and Westgate Park

Port Melbourne, vic

Guided walking tour from the Sandridge (Port Melbourne) foreshore through Westgate Park and return.

The walk will focus on changes to the mouth of the Yarra and the creation and restoration of Westgate Park

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Birrarung Wilam Walk

Melbourne, vic

The Birrarung Wilam Walk takes you through Federation Square and down to the Birrarung Wilam (Common Ground) Aboriginal art installations, experiencing the Aboriginal history of the Birrarung Marr (Beside the river of mists) and Aboriginal Peoples of the Kulin Nation.

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Starry Southern Skies

South Yarra, vic

See Melbourne Observatory Telescopes rotate and open up to the Australian night sky. Have the chance to view planets using our powerful heritage telescopes under the guidance of experts from the Astronomical Society of Victoria.

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Garden Explorer – Melbourne Gardens

South Yarra, vic

The Garden Explorer is a relaxing way to discover our two magnificent Gardens. Hop on and off as you enjoy the live commentary, absorb the stunning views, and wind your way around the Gardens.

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Melbourne Central Unlocked Tours

Melbourne, vic

Experience Melbourne Central’s hidden nooks and secret vantage points in an Unlocked Tour, guided by historian Dale Campisi. Hear intriguing tales of Melbourne’s architectural history and learn about the iconic Coops Shot Tower and glass cone; two of Melbourne’s most recognisable landmarks.

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Heritage Creates Art Walking Tour

Melbourne, vic

A walk through some of Melbourne CBD's unique arts and cultural spaces that bring heritage buildings to life, and could only exist in heritage listed buildings.

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The Art of War

Melbourne, vic
Australian war artists as historians, documenters and first hand witnesses, must confront their own experience of the tragedies of war. In partnership with Linden Art Gallery, join us for a special conversation with two contemporary Australian war artists discussing their experiences in war-torn cou
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Courage in the Skies

Melbourne, vic
Jim Eames recounts the remarkable story of Qantas and its crew in the face of the Japanese advance towards Australia. Flying unarmed planes through war zones and at times under enemy fire, the airline supplied the front lines, evacuated the wounded and undertook surprising escapes.
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