Melbourne Day 2019

Melbourne Day 2019

Friday 30th August 2019 marks 184 years since the city's founding - the day the first European settlers landed on the north bank of the Yarra River from the schooner Enterprize in 1835.

This pioneering group was led by Captain John Lancey with Launceston builder George Evans and his servant Evan Evans, carpenters William Jackson and Robert Hay Marr, ploughman Charles Wise and blacksmith James Gilbert and his wife Mary making up the party.

It was on Sunday 30th August 1835 that these first settlers landed and commenced with the building of a thatched storage hut and the clearing of land along the north bank of the Yarra River. This location today is known as Enterprize Park where Williams Street and Flinders Street meet near the old Customs House.

The people of the Kulin nation are the traditional owners of the land that became Melbourne, including the Boonwurrung, Woiwurrung, Taungurung and Djadjawurrung people, who gathered in this place for ceremonies and cultural activities.

Melbourne Day celebrates more than just the day the city was founded. It represents the point at which the proud community of Melbourne began. And it is a day to celebrate all that makes Melbourne one of the world's most liveable cities.

Melburnian's are invited to join Lord Mayor at Enterprize Park at 10am for the official Flag Raising Ceremony. The free public activities include live entertainment, morning tea and a rifle volley plus cannon fire by the Historical Re-enactment Society of Australia.

Also See


Melbourne Day Celebrations

Celebrate 184 marvellous and everything that's great about Melbourne. | Celebrations

Melburnian of the Year

The Melbourne Awards provide an opportunity for the City of Melbourne to recognise and reward those who selflessly dedicate their time and energy for the benefit of the city.

The Melburnian of the Year is selected by a committee of notable Melburnians and honoured at the prestigious Gala Awards Ceremony in November each year.


Reading


Melbourne Foundation of Melbourne
Melbourne History of Melbourne [Long]
Melbourne History of Melbourne [Short]
Melbourne John Batman
Melbourne Batman's Treaty of Melbourne
Melbourne John Pascoe Fawkner
Melbourne Enterprize | Tall Ship
Melbourne Enterprize Wharf

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When & Where


Date: Friday 30th August 2019


Web Links

Melbourne Day 2019

Foundation of Melbourne

Home is Where the Heart is

Melbourne Day 2019 Celebrations

Melbourne Our Town

Melburnian of the Year | Susan Alberti

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