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Melbourne - Art Special: Australia's Migration History Told Through Art

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Art Special: Australia's Migration History Told Through Art

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(59 reviews)
Sandridge Bridge, Southbank, Melbourne, Australia
35 mins
Tip-Supported

About the tour

Australia is a country of immigrants. For tens of thousands of years, this titanic island has seen people come and go and through immigration and nomadic travelling, the continent's diverse culture has evolved into something quite unique. On Sandridge Bridge, in Melbourne's central suburb of Southbank, there are 10 giant steel sculptures situated along the bridge titled 'The Travelers'. Each sculpture represents a period of migration to Australia (as defined by historian Dr James Jupp AM). Join Alexander as he examines those monumental sculptures and, in the process, teaches you about Australia's migration history and the 10 periods that have shaped Australia into one of the multicultural epicentres of the world.


Meet Alexander

Alexander

Alexander wants to live in a world filled with appreciation for other cultures, free travel and guacamole as a global currency (we’re allowed to dream right?!). “Storytelling has always been a passion of mine. Whether it’s in the form of acting, writing or showing people around my captivating city. It feels great to express my passions in so many different ways” Alex says, while sipping on a decaf soy latte (a very common beverage in Melbourne, also known as Australia's coffee capital). Alexander believes that it would be a waste and disservice to his fellow humans to not show them around his backyard (well, not his actual backyard, but you get the picture). He’s dedicated to sharing his city’s beauty and history, and once and for all proving to people that kangaroos don’t just bounce around everywhere. Alexander has been running tours for the last 4 years, with his most popular tour being Melbourne’s Hidden Penguins (there you go, saved you a trip to Antarctica!). When he is not touring, Alexander works as an actor, filmmaker and blog writer.


What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Melbourne with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 35 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Melbourne. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.


Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.


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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.


Reviews from travellers

Anne L.

10 August 2021

Interesting seeing the sculptures

Laurel C.

10 August 2021

His knowledge is amazing, very entertaining and good tour

Jean Amorangi T.

10 August 2021

Alexander was very inclusive to all who were on the tour and connected well with those thay were logged on me included and gave good explanations of the tour sights.

Sav R.

10 August 2021

Thanks for the informative tour!

Elisabetta R.

10 August 2021

very interesting tour Thanks so much


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