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Making the Journey - Immigration in Australia Walking Tour in Melbourne

Making the Journey - Immigration in Australia Walking Tour in Melbourne

This is a three-hour scholar-led small group tour focuses on Melbourne’s immigrant identities, both historical and current.

You will nibble through Chinatown or track down a hidden synagogue, peicing together this cosmopolitan city.

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Making the Journey - Immigration in Australia Private Walking Tour in Melbourne

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Tour/Activity Details

Length

3 hours

Time

10:00 am on Tuesday, Thursday & Sunday

5 Days Minimum Advance Booking Required. Minimum age is 13. Minimum 2 persons per order. Tour does not include hotel pickup. Rates are per-person in US dollars. Please order online or call to order or for more information.

Description

Itinerary

Your walking tour will begin on Little Lonsdale Street where, after World War II, Syrian and Greek immigrants located. Though much has changed since then, you will uncover, in the company of a trained historian, vestiges of this history, including an early 19th century synagogue now converted into a restaurant.

This tour will also visit a typical terrace house and archaeological remains uncovered during recent building that paint a vivid image of the social history of Melbourne. As the group travels along what has come to be known as "Little Lon," you will discover the private lives of boarding houses, warehouses and factories...and the personal, romantic and political challenges faced by migrants from India and Syria who lived and worked in them.

There's a stop by Cumberland Place to observe one of the last remaining Victorian terrace houses, located near what was formerly the infamous Madame Brussell’s brothel. Then, the tour will continue on Little Bourke Street where Chinese immigrants and civil institutions were centralized. Your guide will step into a dumpling shop to discuss the different waves of Chinese, since the gold rush in the 19th century to today’s diaspora.

We will observe also how the Taiwanese, Vietnamese and other Asian groups have settled here, and the differences in the streetscape. The tour may also pass by the headquarters of the Chinese Nationalist Party, which will prompt consideration of the political activities in this part of Melbourne.

Your exploration will finish with a visit to the Chinese Museum, located in the midst of this hubbub, which features an execllent collection of memorabilia relating to Melbourne’s immigrant history. You will also learn about contemporary trends, specifically in education, that have lured the newest wave of immigrants from China, transforming this part of the city into a young, exciting college town.

5 Days Minimum Advance Booking Required. Minimum age is 13. Minimum 2 persons per order. Tour does not include hotel pickup. Rates are per-person in US dollars. Please order online or call to order or for more information.

Cancellation Policy

There are no refunds. All sales are final.

Change policy

If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.

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Event Date:

October 26, 2017

Desired Time:

10:00 AM