Aboriginal Walking Tour – Scar Tree Walk – SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Aboriginal Walking Tour – Scar Tree Walk – SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Program type:
Guided Walk
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

As a community organisation that serve the public good, the health and safety of our staff and visitors are our top priorities. With that in mind, during these challenging times of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, we are temporarily suspending all our public programs including workshops, public walking tours, venue hire and training programs until further notice. We will continue to monitor this arrangement based on the latest advice, and will provide updates on our landing page and social media. We apologise for any inconvenience and look forward to welcoming you back to the KHT in the near future.

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

Led by one of our experienced Koorie Guides, the gentle walk begins at the Koorie Heritage Trust and meanders through the Birrarung Wilam (Common Ground) Aboriginal art installations that will provide a background to what you will experience on the walk. The walk continues over the William Barak Bridge that crosses Batman Avenue, where you will learn the history of these two significant figures who have shaped the history of Melbourne for both the local Aboriginal peoples and 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 all Melbournians and Victorians today. Here you will learn of the continuing local Aboriginal culture in the setting of major sporting events at the MCG before finishing at the Scar Trees, a protected cultural heritage site.  This site will provide you with an understanding of a history and culture that is 60,000 years old within a contemporary setting.