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Yarra City Council is seeking ideas and views from people about a proposal to recognise the contribution of Aboriginal people to the history and character of Gertrude Street in Fitzroy. Have your say Celebrating Aboriginal Culture in Gertrude Street
Stir your imagination on an Aboriginal history walking tour Free public walking tours of Gertrude Street’s historically significant places have been scheduled to inspire thoughts and ideas for the proposal.
The one hour long tours will be conducted by well-known members of the Aboriginal community including Uncle Jack Charles, Greg Fryer, Melodie Reynolds and Jason Tamiru. At the conclusion of the tour light refreshments will be served at MAYSAR (Melbourne Aboriginal Youth Sport and Recreation) 184–186 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy.
This will be a chance to meet actors and community members and to share thoughts and stories. Aboriginal community members as well as residents, traders, artists and other stakeholders are all invited to come along.
Places are limited on the walking tours so to register, please contact:
Kirsty Baird, Arts and Cultural Officer, on: Phone: 9205 5038, or mobile: 0447 502 699, or by e-mail at:
Walking tours proposed dates and times* (*Times are subject to change please visit www.facebook.com/CelebratingAboriginal or contact City of Yarra to confirm) :
Wednesday 13 June, 5pm–7pm - Booked out
Thursday 14 June, 3pm–5pm & 6pm–8pm
Friday 15 June, 2pm–4pm & 6pm–8pm
Saturday 16 June, 11pm–1pm & 3pm–5pm
How to contribute:
If you are unable to attend one of the walking tours, you can still share your ideas and suggestions with us.
Send your submission to Daniel Ducrou, Special Projects Officer, Community
Fax: 8417 6666
Post: PO Box 168, Richmond 3121
The closing date for submissions is Tuesday
31 July, 2012.
Council has also set up a Facebook page to allow people to contribute ideas (for example comments, images, videos). Go to:
Some questions to consider before making a submission:
• What does Gertrude Street, Fitzroy mean to you?
• What could be done to increase recognition of Aboriginal culture in the area?
• What creative ideas do you have to contribute?