Smartphone app available for Billibellary’s Walk

March 15 / 154

The Billibellary Walk app is available from app stores
The Billibellary Walk app is available from app stores

The new smartphone app for Billibellary’s Walk has been launched to accompany the walk that has now been taken by hundreds of staff, students and visitors, providing a unique insight into the Wurundjeri people’s relationship with the land on which the Parkville campus stands.

The walk alerts us to signs that may not be apparent, and tells stories that offer insight into the experience of the Wurundjeri people of the Woiwurrung language group who have walked the grounds on which the University now stands for more than 40,000 years.

Named after the Ngurungaeta, or clan head of the Wurundjeri people at the time of Melbourne's settlement, the walk provides a cultural interpretation of the landscape and an experience of the connection to Country that Wurundjeri people continue to have, both physically and spiritually.

Billibellary's Walk begins near the University's Gate 3 in Swanston Street and guides the walker on a tour of the University, with ten documented stops along the way. The walk takes between one and two hours to complete, depending on the interest of participants and the time available.  The walk concludes in University Square in Grattan Street.

The new smartphone app is available from app stores on smartphone devices.

For more information, please visit the Billibellary webpage or contact Shawana Andrews, shawanaa@unimelb.edu.au

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