Within its busy urban presence, Melbourne has a rich and complex Aboriginal heritage. Amongst the city landscape lie layers of a turbulent history and an ongoing vibrant culture. But you need to know where to look.
Melbourne Dreaming allows you to take guided tours, or to plan your own self-guided walk, from 30 minutes to a whole day.
The first edition of Melbourne Dreaming established itself as an informative and culturally appropriate guidebook. This new edition has been updated with new sites and illustrations. While it's an authoritative guidebook with clear maps, travelling instructions and stories and images of significant people and events, it's also an alternative social history, told through precincts of significance to the city's Aboriginal people.
The precincts include both physical and cultural sites. With their accompanying stories and photographs, they evoke an ancient past and a continuing present.
- 240mm x 170mm x 12mm
- Released September 2014
- ISBN 9781922059710
About The Author
Meyer Eidelson lives in Melbourne. He is the author of seventeen books and documentaries. These include guide books, local history, children's books and biography. Meyer is also the owner of a walking tour company exploring the history, environment and Indigenous landscapes of Melbourne. He is a member of several historical societies and active in a range of projects promoting natural and built heritage. He is also the Melbourne street artist known as 'Minime.'
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