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Parliament House and Gardens

Melbourne, Victoria

Photograph: Parliament Gardens, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Festivale pictorial guide to Melbourne; parlmnt3.jpg - 23407 Bytes

Parliament Gardens, beside Parliament House in Spring St, Melbourne, Victoria.

Parliament House sits on a small hill over the underground springs which gave Spring Street its name. Here on the night of August 21, 1836, Wurundjeri Aborigines performed to the white man for the first time their national dance 'Ngaregee'.

The pavement mosaic features the Rainbow Serpent wallowing its tail symbolising the commencement and completion of the 'Another View' Walking Trail. It is an interpretation of the painting Ceremony (c. late 1890s) by William Barak the last headman of the Woiworung people.

Parlaiment House; 700x441

Parliament House (c) 2014 Ali Kayn

Parliament Gardens, also referred to as Parliament Reserve is a small corner of greenery at the top of Melbourne's central district.

Parliament Reserve, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (c) 2014 Ali Kayn; 318x212

Parliament Reserve (c) 2014 Ali Kayn

Just the facts:

Contact: City of Melbourne web site

Visit Victoria
Getting there: 489 - 531 Albert St, East Melbourne. Walking distance from the top of Bourke Street or Collins Street, or step off the City Circle tram at the Treasury Buildings or Parliament Station on the City (rail) Loop.

See also: Another View walking trail

Parliament Reserve, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (c) 2014 Ali Kayn; 280x420

Parliament Reserve (c) Ali Kayn 2014