||Another View Walking Trail, Melbourne, Victoria
1 Parliament House
Pavement mosaic of the Rainbow Serpent
2 Old Melbourne Gaol
Metal poles with screenprinted images of the two Tasmanian Aborigines hanged in 1842.
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Russell St, Melbourne
Take City Circle tram to Russell Street, train to Melbourne Central Station or tram along Swanston St to State Library
3 Former site of Batman's Grave
In 1881 a monument was erected referring the land selected for settlement as 'unoccupied'. In 1992 the City of Melbourne placed and additional plaque acknowledging the previous inhabitation by Aboriginal people.
Queen Victoria Market
4 Flagstaff Gardens
Flagstaff Gardens, Latrobe St
5 Melbourne Remand Centre
Cnr Spencer & Latrobe Sts
6 Corner Collins & Spencer Sts
Traditionally the border line between the Woiworung and Bunurong tribes of the Kulin nation.
Cnr Collins & Spencer Sts
7 National Mutual Plaza
John Pascoe Fawkner and John Batman statues
8 Old Customs House
Plaque commemorating the landing site of John Batman in 1835. Pavement mosaic depicting Simon, a member of the Wurundjeric clan said to have threatened to kill the whites at the settlement on October 18, 1835. Also note the horse race that was the precursor to the Melbourne Cup.
9 Yarra Footbridge
Seat on the lower level. Look for the eumemmering (creek) flows from under Elizabeth St and enters the Birrarang (Yarra River).
Painting of traditional daily Aboriginal life on the Birranrang (Yarra River) before white settlement. Artist: Ray Thomas
Across the Yarra River
10 Princes Bridge
Painting depicting the Kulin nation's story of the creation of men and women. Artist: Ray Thomas
11 Queen Victoria Gardens
Near the St Kilda Rd entrance pavement mosaic illustrates the Rainbow Serpent appearing from the ground. Produced collaboratively by the artists and residents at the Galiamble Men's Recovery Centre.
St Kilda Rd
12 Queen Victoria Monument
St Kilda Road
13 Kings Domain
Aboriginal Skeletal Remains Rock. The remains of thirty-eight Aboriginal people, previously locked in a vault in the State Museum of Victoria are now buried here under the large granite rock marked by the National Aboriginal Flag.
Features a cluster of five painted ghostlike Eucalypt poles adorned with the spirit people.
St Kilda Road
14 King Edward VII Monument
15 Matthew Flinders Statue
The cross-shaped box is an artistic interpretation of the effects of colonization on indigenous people across Victoria. Early settlers mistook the cross symbol on burial trees as a Christian symbol, instead of Barramla, the emu constellation known today as the Southern Cross.
Artist: Megan Evans
16 Burke and Wills Monument
As explorers Burke and Wills, who died on their 1860 expedition, their companion King, survived after accepting the help of local Aborigines. Burke instead fired on them.
Cnr Swanston St & Collins St
17 Georges Fountain
Brass inlay of the Karak Goruk (seven sisters). Artist: Ray Thomas
|The Another View Walking Trail is dedicated to the memory of Les Griggs, a Koorie artist who died on Dec 14, 1993.|