""Gold Rush and Laneways"… was perfect for us because we knew nothing about Melbourne. [Our docent] was very knowledgeable about and responsive to our questions about aspects that interested us, such as government past and present, the Aboriginal situation, shopping tips, restaurants, etc.”
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Melbourne's Laneways Tour
Though it depends on the docent, this walk generally covers a vast distance, however, we can adapt the walk for clients with mobility concerns. Please indicate this or any special requests in your trip notes when booking.
Originally from Taiwan, Brian attended Melbourne University and graduated with a BA (Hons) in History and Art History. He has been working as a historian in the fields of architectural and archaeological heritage since 2008. In 2014, Brian joined the Chinese Museum in Melbourne’s Chinatown as a tour guide, and has been providing museum and Chinatown tours to visitors from diverse cultural backgrounds ever since.
Aron has a Ph.D. in history and has taught history, politics and Australian studies. A member of the Professional Historians Association of Victoria, Aron works on commissioned histories, academic research, heritage and community projects. In his spare time he writes and explores the world. His favorite things in Melbourne are its hidden arcades, bars and streetscapes that range from the decadent to the grungy. He has particular interests in the history of urban planning in Melbourne and the city's struggles over heritage, gentrification and community development.
Vivienne is a professional historian with a special interest in local community culture. She holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of Melbourne, and wrote her dissertation on leftist politics and grassroots activism. Most recently, Vivienne works as an oral historian on local history project called "Telling Tales."
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