Melbourne Dreaming: A Guide to Important Places of the Past and Present

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Aboriginal Studies Press, 2014 - History - 256 pages
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, traveling 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.

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About the author (2014)

Meyer Eidelson is the author of more than a dozen books about Melbourne. He runs Melbourne Walks, an award winning accredited company providing personalized history walks.

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