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Docklands Dreaming

28 Mar 2018

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The Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AITSIS) has just launched their new app “Melbourne Dreaming”, featuring two Docklands location.

The Webb Bridge and the Bunjil sculpture are included in the app, which offers a tailored experience of Melbourne’s cultural story.

“Aboriginal culture is a living, breathing part of Australian life that is easily accessible if you know where to look,” AITSIS CEO Craig Ritchie said.

Many Melburnians probably aren’t aware that the iconic Webb Bridge is a tribute to the Koori eel trap.

And the Bunjil (wedged tail eagle), depicted in Docklands’ 25-metre sculpture, is the spirit creator of the Kulin nations, regarded as a culture hero and ancestral being.

“This is a superb app for those new to Melbourne, or for those who have lived in the city their whole life,” Mr Ritchie said.

“Users will see past the concrete jungle and be exposed to real and local Aboriginal culture right in the middle of one of the World’s top cities.”

The app includes audio commentary, travel information and links to useful websites.

Melbourne Dreaming is now available for download from iTunes and Google Play. The companion book of the same name and is available for order from Aboriginal Studies Press.

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