This unit offers students the opportunity to put on ‘a stout pair of boots’ (R H Tawney) and discover ‘the spirit of a place’ (Manning Clark, 1980) to enable them to begin to more fully understand the lives of the people who walked the streets of our town before us. Each year the unit focuses on a pair of Melbourne suburbs through which we conduct walking tours. We ‘read the city’ to understand better its Indigenous history, the history of immigrants, and the story of those who left behind scant written evidence of their lives.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
Manuscript: Robert Pascoe and Chris McConville, How to Ready a City.
This unit is not a compulsorily taken as part of any specific course. Depending on the course you study, this unit may be taken as an elective.