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The Melbourne Dreaming

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Summary

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 its an authoritative guidebook with clear maps, travelling instructions and stories and images of significant people and events, its 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.

About the author

Meyer Eidelson is an author, naturalist, and "Bush Tucker Man." He has published five books that explore the wildlife and Aboriginal history of Melbourne.

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Harvard citation

Korff, J 2018, The Melbourne Dreaming, <https://www.creativespirits.info/resources/books/the-melbourne-dreaming>, retrieved 16 October 2019

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