Melbourne Day 2024

Melbourne Day 2024Melbourne Day 2024

Friday 30th August 2024 marks 189 years since the city of Melbourne was founded - 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.

Melbourne Day 2024

Join the celebrations on Melbourne Day, to cheer your city and help hoist the Melbourne and Aboriginal flags atop the 20m flagpole at Enterprize Park.

Cheer Melbourne's 189th birthday and celebrate all that's great.

❊ When ❊

Date: Friday 30th August 2024


❊ Web Links ❊

Melbourne Day 2024

❊ Also See.. ❊

Foundation of Melbourne

Home is Where the Heart is

Melbourne Our Town

Melbourne Day Celebrations 2024

Melburnian of the Year 2023 | Kon Karapanagiotidis

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