Wednesday, 3 February 2016
Indigenous history and culture walking tour
This walking tour of inner city sites in Melbourne is designed to offer an insight into local Indigenous history and culture with a view to increasing our awareness and sensitivity to the social, political, physical and spiritual forces affecting many Indigenous Australians both in the past and today. Its designed to be part history tour, part prayer walk and part cross culture learning experience.
This is a great exposure event for local Melbournians as well as interstate groups who we can also tailor related exposure and visitation events (as well as fun tourist activities) for with local Indigenous Christians.
Here's what some folk who have been on a Melbourne Longlines tour are saying about it...
I really did not have a great understanding of any of the subjects that Melbourne Longlines covered, so in that sense you really increased my awareness! That said I wasnt overwhelmed with all of the information that you gave, it was well balanced. I really enjoyed learning more about all of the forces affecting Indigenous Australians in Melbourne and I felt that I had enough time to digest it. I loved the history and you spoke about it with such passion, we couldnt help but be drawn in. — CarlyI found the walk very informative and learned a lot about the early days of Melbourne and issues with Indigenous people. It was great to hear about those significant leaders. I found the balance of information and contemplation good. It was really good that you gave us the hand out at the beginning and the suggested books was a good idea too. What I learnt is challenging my life and faith as I consider what my response is.
Who: Melbourne Songlines tours are for any church groups, leadership teams, study groups or anyone looking to learn more about the Indigenous and Christian history of the Melbourne area. Group sizes are limited to 10 people.
When: Tours take about 2.5 hours (usually starting at 7:00pm and finishing at 9:30pm) and are booked at a time and date that best suits each group
Where: Inner city Melbourne and the suburb of Fitzroy.
From Indigenous Ministries Australia (IMA)
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