A brand new smartphone app ‘Melbourne Dreaming’ has been launched this month designed to assist locals and travellers uncover extra about Aboriginal Melbourne’s wealthy historical past and vibrant tradition.
The app created by the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) options factors of pursuits from the previous and current day together with Port Phillip Bay, the searching grounds of Chapel Street, and the Burnley Ngargee (corroboree) tree within the coronary heart of city Richmond. Melbourne Dreaming presents a tailor-made expertise of Melbourne’s cultural story. It has been designed to supply self-guided excursions of historic and modern locations of significance.
The app is customisable permitting customers to decide on content material by theme or location. You can even set a time restrict to your go to, or request solely locations with no value. The app consists of audio commentary and travel info. AIATSIS CEO Craig Ritchie explains: you don’t have to travel away from the town to expertise vital websites of the world’s oldest persevering with tradition. “Aboriginal culture is a living breathing part of Australian life that is easily accessible if you know where to look,” Mr Ritchie stated. “This is a superb app for those new to Melbourne, or for those who have lived in the city their whole life. Users will see past the concrete jungle and be exposed to real and local Aboriginal culture right in the middle of one of the world’s top cities.”
There is a companion e book, additionally ‘Melbourne Dreaming’, that gives additional info not out there on the app. It’s out there for order from Aboriginal Studies Press. Melbourne Dreaming will give customers an understanding of Aboriginal folks’s historic, cultural, social and financial contribution to the town. Melbourne Dreaming is an important information for these seeking to uncover a deeper historical past of Melbourne.
The Melbourne Dreaming app is offered for obtain from iTunes and Google Play.