Education Kit

Gilbert and the Guardians of Melbourne

Free classroom resource: learn who founded Melbourne
To be used in conjunction with the Gilbert and the Guardians of Melbourne e-book (see below)

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Education kit - Gilbert and the Guardians of Melbourne

Gilbert and the Guardians of Melbourne

Free e-book: learn who founded Melbourne. Download it now! (PDF)

Or read it online as a flipbook.
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Gilbert and the Guardians of Melbourne eBook

Hey kids! Learn about your city through the eyes of Gilbert, Melbourne's first cat — the Tassie tabby who arrived on the Enterprize with the first settlers.

Learn more: The Great Gilbert

Congratulations Bryan Lipmann

2015 Melburnian of the Year

Bryan Lipmann - Melburnian of the Year 2015Bryan Lipmann AM, the chief executive and founder of Wintringham Specialist Aged Care, is the 2015 Melburnian of the Year for his work with Melbourne’s elderly homeless.

He is an economics and social work graduate who has vast experience with socially and financially disadvantaged older people.

Wintringham, which provides shelter and care for thousands of homeless or at risk seniors across Melbourne, marked its 26th anniversary this year.

He was announced Melburnian of the Year at the annual Melbourne Awards gala dinner on 14 November 2015.

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180 hugs and kisses

Mwaaaah! Thank you for helping make Melbourne Day 2015 a spectacular success.

In August 2016, we're celebrating Melbourne's 181st birthday. Check back for event details and how you can join in.

Keep celebrating with Melbourne Our Town, the song debuted at the Melbourne Day Concert by Soli Tesema

Listen: Melbourne Our Town (MP3, 0:55)

See the lyrics | Buy the full version from iTunes

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Campbell Walker's Melbourne Daymobile

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Melbourne Day on TV news

Watch: Channel Nine news, Seb Costell's report (2:04)

Watch: Channel Seven news, Gemma Coombe's report (1:18)

Melbourne 'one of the great cities of the world' — Prime Minister Tony Abbott

"Now a vibrant hub of style, sport, arts and dining, Melbourne is the cultural heart of our nation, and one of the great cities of the world.

"As you celebrate Melbourne’s 180th anniversary, I offer my warmest congratulations to all its citizens."

Read the Prime Minister's message

Congratulations Claire McDaniel, our 2015 Junior Lord Mayor

2015 Junior Lord Mayor Claire McDaniel and Lord Mayor Robert Doyle

The new little big boss of Melbourne is
Claire McDaniel.

Claire, 12, from Loreto Mandeville Hall, won our competition that aims to educate Victorians about the city.

Learn more, hear her 3AW radio interview

Hearty congratulations — Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove

"Melbourne's diversity reflects Australia's diversity, and on this day all Australians wish you a happy birthday."

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Melbourne Day on radio

Listen: 3AW promo (0:28)

Listen: Promo (No 2) on Gold104.3 FM (0.29)

Listen: Promo (No 1) on Gold104.3 FM (0.36)

The winning Melbourne pie is...

Ferguson Plarre Bakehouses' Flavour of Melbourne pie

The people of Melbourne have voted!

The Flavour of Melbourne is chunky beef, beer & bacon.

It was suggested by Claire Angelis and decided by popular vote. Get your pie, freshly baked, from Ferguson Plarre Bakehouses stores now.

History teachers get it

Still Marvellous After 180 Years (PDF) article published in PrimeResource, a magazine distributed to 840 Victorian schools. And a finalist in our Junior Lord Mayor of Melbourne competition writes about his experience.

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