Stories Around the Fire

Stories Around the Fire performanceIn July 2011, a unique event was held at the Atherton Gardens Estate to honour the Aboriginal history of Fitzroy, and the particular significance of a site known as ‘The Meeting Place’.

The event, called Stories Around the Fire, revived the traditions of The Meeting Place, bringing together Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders, musicians and community members to share the memories, cultural knowledge and stories of Fitzroy’s Aboriginal past and present.

Stories Around the Fire was presented as part of the 2011 Gertrude Street Projection Festival with support from Yarra Council, MAYSAR (Melbourne Aboriginal Youth Sport and Recreation), Office of Housing (State Government of Victoria), The Gertrude Association and Parkies community.

A video of the event, shot by Daybreak Films, is available on You Tube.


Further information
Daniel Ducrou
Community Planner
9205 5107

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