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					Melbourne Walks                      From Federation Square 1 , walk or
                                     catch a free City Circle tram in an easterly
                                                                                                                                         On the corner of George and Powlett                                                      (cnr Simpson and Hotham streets). Built in
                                                                                                                                         streets is a grand house that is now four                                                1886, it is three private homes.
                                     direction from tram stop 5 to the corner of                                                         apartments 7 . Built in the 1860s and                                                    Turn left into Hotham Street. Next to
                                     Spring Street and Treasury Gardens. Enter                                                           extended in the 1930s, it was home to                                                    Queen Bess Row is Sydenham House 15 ,
                                     Treasury Gardens opposite Flinders Lane.

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            Elegant                  Cross Lansdowne Street and continue                                                                 Melbourne in the 1880s.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  built in 1856 as a girls’ school, while
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dorset Terrace (No. 114-120) 16 has front
                                     straight ahead into the Fitzroy Gardens.
            Enclave                  Pass the 1930 conservatory and Cooks’
                                                                                                                                         Divert briefly left at Powlett Street for two
                                                                                                                                         neighbouring homes from the 1880s.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  doors unusually placed diagonally to the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  gates. Opposite is the former 1880s Cairns
                                     Cottage 2 on your left. The cottage,                                                                Foynes (No. 52) and Eastcourt 8 have                                                     Memorial Presbyterian Church 17 ,
                                     shipped from England, was the home of                                                               masses of iron lacework. Back on George                                                  converted into apartments after a fire in
                                     explorer James Cook’s parents.                                                                      Street, the house (No. 125b) 9 at the                                                    the 1980s.
Take a stroll from the city to
                                     Emerge from the gardens, cross                                                                      end of a drive was part of an early farm,                                                Turn right into the lane next to Dorset
East Melbourne and discover          Clarendon Street and continue east                                                                  while the Art Deco flats (No. 109) 10                                                                                                                                                                     Art Deco flats, George Street
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Terrace. It is the back of magnificent
elaborate ironwork, classic          into George Street. Hepburn Terrace                                                                 were built in 1930.                                                                      Canterbury Terrace (seen later). Cross Gipps
columns and lofty verandas           (No. 199-209) 3 was built in 1874 and                                                               When you see the George Street café,                                                     Street and continue into Nunn Lane, noting
                                     is a fine example of the Victorian homes                                                            continue straight ahead on the street’s                                                  the Victorian home on the lane’s right side
from the Victorian era.              that define inner Melbourne. Two                                                                    left side before returning to the café                                                   with its contemporary addition 18 .
Walking time 1.5 hours               mansions opposite each other                                                                        via the other side. Along here are a                                                     Turn left into Grey Street and left again
Distance 3 Kilometres                (No. 193 and 188) 4 have been                                                                       converted 1920s post office (No. 24) 11 ;                                                into Powlett Street. The 1868 home
                                     beautifully restored.                                                                               and Georgian Court (No. 21) 12 , built as                                                (No. 138) 19 has an unusual opera-box-
                                     One of East Melbourne’s oldest homes                                                                apartments in 1860; and the 1865 home                                                    style balcony. Like other houses along
                                     is the 1856 terrace (No. 182) 5 , while                                                             of Melbourne’s first surveyor, Robert                                                    here, it looks two storied but, because
                                     behind the hedge is gracious Braemar                                                                Russell (No. 49) 13 .                                                                    of a slope, is three storeys at the rear.
                                     (No. 178) 6 , dating to 1865 and nearly                                                             Turn right into Simpson Street to view                                                   A few doors down, the house at No. 130                                                   20
                                     demolished in the 1970s.                                                                            magnificent Queen Bess Row 14                                                                                                                                                                             Queen Bess Row, Hotham Street
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  was built in 1867.



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                                              Continuing on Powlett Street is
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                                                                                              Federation Square                                                                                                                                                   Tourist Information
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Melbourne Visitor Centre at Federation Square
                                              Built in 1878, it is Melbourne’s longest                                                                                                                                                                            Open seven days a week 9am to 6pm
                                              terrace, with 16 homes.                                                                                                                            Atrium and                                   BMW Edge            (excluding Christmas Day)
                                                                                                             ArtPlay                                                                             the Crossbar
                                              Pass by Magnolia Court which was                                                               Birrarung                                                                                                            Melbourne Visitor Booth in the
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                                              Ormiston Ladies College. In the early                                                          Marr
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                                              1900s, Magnolia Court was home to                                                                  Zinc at                                                                                                          Open seven days a week 9am to 5pm
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                                              those involved in Melbourne’s theatre                                                                           Edge                                                                                                (excluding Good Friday and Christmas Day)
                                              and the early days of the Australian Ballet.                                                                              Australian
                                                                                                                                                                        Racing Museum                        Pr                                                   City Ambassadors
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                                              Turn right into Hotham Street for the 1861                                                                                                                                                                          Bookings are essential.
                                              bluestone home (No. 157) 29 dubbed                                                                                                                                                                           Taxi
                                                                                                                                                                                           St Paul’s Court                                                        Melbourne City Tourist Shuttle
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  trip takes approximately an hour and a half. The
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                                              surveyor-general Clement Hodgkinson                                                                                                                                      Your walk                Station
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  bus runs every 30 minutes between 9.30am and
                                              (who designed the Fitzroy and Treasury                                                                                                                                   starts here
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4.30pm daily excluding Christmas Day.
The Gothic House, Hotham Street               gardens).                                       The Ian Potter Centre Australian Centre for                                                                                                                         For further information, visit www.
                                              Opposite is Fairhall (No. 154) 30 , an          NGV Australia         the Moving Image
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  thatsmelbourne.com.au/touristinformation
                                              elegant 1860 townhouse, now the home
The 1873 mansion 21 with the arched           of The Johnston Collection*.                    Arts and Culture Restaurants, Cafes and Bars                                                                                 Shops and Retail                       Useful Numbers
veranda, Crathre (cnr Gipps and Powlett       Cyprus Terrace (No. 158-164) 31 was             ArtPlay                             ACMI Lounge                                Il Pomodoro                                   Best of Victoria                       Victorian Tourist Information               132 842
streets), has been a private hospital and     designed to look like two grand houses but      Bookings essential,                 Mon to Fri                                 Mon to Sun                                    Best of Souvenirs                      Best of Victoria Booking Service         9928 0000
rooming house. Saved from demolition,         is actually four homes. Look down Hotham        www.artplay.com.au                  8.30am to late                             8am to late                                   Open same hours
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Metlink – train, buses and trams             131 638
it is a restored private home.                Place to view the canopied front door of        Tel: 9664 7900                      Sat to Sun                                 Jolimont Expresso                             as Melbourne Visitor
                                                                                                                                  10am to late                                                                             Centre                                 V/Line – country and interstate transport 136 196
                                              the same mews house of Magnolia Place.          Australian Centre for                                                          Mon to Sun
Divert right into Gipps Street for notable                                                    the Moving Image                    Arintji                                    9.30am to 5.30pm                              Kirra Galleries                        Travellers’ Aid – City Village Bourke St 9654 2600
homes. No. 128-132 is Nepean Terrace          Continuing on Hotham Street, hidden             (ACMI)                              Mon to Sun                                                                               Mon to Sun                             Travellers’ Aid – Flinders St Station 9610 2030
 22 . In 1888, it was the home of actor
                                                                                                                                                                             Riverland Bar
                                              behind the long black fence is                  Mon to Sun                          10am to late                               and Café                                      10am to 6pm                            Travellers’ Aid – Southern Cross Station 9670 2072
Frederick Baker who died on stage at the      Bishopscourt 32 , home to Anglican              10am to 5pm                         Beer Deluxe                                Mon to Sun                                    7–Eleven                               Airport Bus – Skybus                      9335 2811
Princess Theatre and whose ghost,             archbishops since built in 1853.                No Vacancy                          Mon to Thu                                 7am to late                                   Mon to Sun
Federici, is said to haunt the theatre.                                                                                           7.30am to 12am                                                                                                                  Ticketmaster 7                              136 100
                                              Head into the Fitzroy Gardens, pausing at       Project Space                                                                  Time Out Café                                 Early to late
                                                                                              Tue to Sun                          Fri to Sat                                                                                                                      Ticketek                                    132 849
No. 179 23 was the townhouse of               the Pavilion café. Out front are the Fairies’                                                                                  Mon to Sun
                                                                                              10am to 6pm                         7.30am to 3am                              8am to late                                                                          Melbourne Mobility Centre             1800 735 266
Constance Stone, who became Australia’s       Tree 33 by one-time East Melbourne                                                  Sun 7.30am to 12am
first woman doctor in 1890. Little Parndon,   sculptor Ola Cohn and the Model Tudor           The Ian Potter Centre:                                                         Transport                                                                            Directory Assistance                            1223
                                                                                              NGV Australia                       Bokchoy Tang                               Mon to Sun
at No. 159 24 , was home to Eugene von        Village. Continue into Treasury Gardens                                             Mon to Sun
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Guerard, prominent artist and teacher in      before heading back to Federation Square.       Tue to Sun                                                                     11am to late
                                                                                              10am to 5pm                         11.30am to late                                                                                                                 There are a number of self-guided walks in
the late 1800s. At No. 155 25 ,                                                                                                   Café Chinotto                              Taxi Restaurant                                                                      this series. These walks were developed by
artist-author Norman Lindsay (who wrote       *The Johnston Collection                                                                                                       Mon to Sun                                                                           Federation Square and the City of Melbourne.
                                                                                                                                  Mon to Sun
The Magic Pudding) courted first wife                                                                                             10am to late                               Noon to late
                                              A beautiful house museum displaying                                                                                                                                                                                 For more information, call the City of Melbourne
Kate Parkinson in the 1890s. Behind the       an antique dealer’s legacy of English                                               Chocolate Buddha                           Transit Cocktail Lounge                                                              Hotline 03 9658 9658, visit www.thatsmelbourne.
white wall, No. 107 Powlett Street 26 is                                                                                          Mon to Sun                                 Wed to Sun
                                              and French antiques is in East Melbourne.                                                                                                                                                                           com.au/melbournebrochures or go to the
the former home of Picnic at Hanging                                                                                              Noon to late                               5pm to late                                                                          Melbourne Visitor Centre at Federation Square
                                              For tours, contact 03 9416 2515 or
Rock author Joan Lindsay and husband          www.johnstoncollection.org                                                          Feddish
Daryl Lindsay, once director of the                                                                                               Mon to Sun                                           This brochure is printed on environmentally sustainable stock
National Gallery of Victoria.                                                                                                     Noon to late                                                                                             TM 05/11

				
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