Yalinguth Walk Fitzroy

Person listens to Yalinguth app through headphones at nightime

Yalinguth is an immersive audio experience. It’s a walking tour app connecting you to the important Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history of Gertrude Street, in Melbourne’s iconic Fitzroy.

In the Woi Wurrung language Yalinguth means “yesterday”, and echoes the sentiments of many Elders that “we need to go back, before we can go forwards”.

A Yalinguth walk is made up of spoken stories, songs, poems, and atmospheric soundscapes. You’ll hear the birdsong that once filled the Melbourne air, the sound of a local protest recorded years ago in that location, and musicians and storytellers such as Uncle Jack Charles and Uncle Archie Roach.

The Yalinguth app can be used for many educational and cultural applications, including efforts towards greater cultural awareness within schools for teachers and students, and in particular as a resource for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures cross-curriculum priority.

It can also be used more broadly for historical insight and diversity training within educational institutions, and as part of an organisation's Reconciliation Action Plan.

Download the Yalinguth walk map (PDF 1.1MB) to print.

Yalinguth App

Yalinguth is free to download via Google Play and the App Store.

You'll find more information on the Yalinguth website,