Scar Tree Walk

Program type:
Guided walking tour
Duration:
1.5 – 2 hours (approx)
Meeting place:

Koorie Heritage Trust
Yarra Building
Federation Square

Further information:

Bookings for our guided walks are subject to numbers and weather conditions.

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Overview

Our Scar Tree Walk is a cultural journey that connects the traditional and contemporary Aboriginal culture and history of the local Kulin Peoples.

Beginning at the Koorie Heritage Trust, the walk takes in the Birrarung Wilam (Common Ground) Aboriginal art installations, which gives a Kulin perspective to the knowledge you will gain during your walk to the Scar Trees. The gentle walk with one of our experienced Koorie guides continues across the William Barak Bridge that crosses over Batman Avenue, taking in the stories of two significant figures that shaped the history of Melbourne for both the local Aboriginal people and the settlers.

Once over the bridge you will enter a traditional Kulin Nation meeting place thousands of years old that has become a significant contemporary meeting place for Melbournians and Victorians today. Here you will learn of the ongoing use of local Aboriginal culture in the setting of major sporting events at the MCG before finishing at protected cultural heritage sites, the Scar Trees, and understanding what they can tell us today about a history and culture that is 60,000 years old.