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Another View Walking Trail List

Melbourne, Australia

This list is taken from the booklet 'Another View' Walking Trail - Pathway of the Rainbow Serpent. The walk is a collaboration of aboriginal and non-aboriginal visual artists, writers and researchers, particularly Ray Thomas (Gunnai tribe Gippsland Victoria), Megan Evans and Robert Mate Mate (Woorabinda/Berigaba tribe Queensland).

The Another View Walking Trail is dedicated to the memory of Les Griggs, a Koorie artist who died on Dec 14, 1993.

Each stop in the walk has significant artwork.

See also: Another View photostory and map (click the map button on the left).

Walking time to complete 17 sites - 4-5 hours
City Circle tram - 2.5 hours

Guidebook lists:
Inner Melbourne Parks & Gardens
Melbourne Environs Parks & Gardens
Inner Melbourne historic sites
Melbourne Environs Historic Sites
Art Deco Walk of Inner Melbourne
Another View Walking Trail
Inner Melbourne museums, galleries and craft markets.
Melbourne Environs museums, galleries and craft markets.
All lists

1 Parliament House

Pavement mosaic of the Rainbow Serpent

Spring St

old melbourne gaol, jail

2 Old Melbourne Gaol

Metal poles with screenprinted images of the two Tasmanian Aborigines hanged in 1842.

Opening Hours and contact details see web site

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

Flagstaff Gardens (4.05k)

4 Flagstaff Gardens

Pioneer Monument

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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

Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

7 National Mutual Plaza

John Pascoe Fawkner and John Batman statues

Collins St

Old Customs House, Immigration Museum, Melbourne; 120x80

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.

Flinders St

Yarra Footbridge, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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

Princes Bridge, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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

Queen Victoria statue (7.46k)

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

Statue, Matthew Flinders, Melbourne, Victoria

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

Burke & Wills Statue, Melbourne, Victoria

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

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