Melbourne Day

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Did you know Melbourne is turning 180 this year? A group of settlers aboard the Enterprize originally founded Melbourne on 30 August 1835 (who sailed over from Tasmania – or Van Dieman’s Land, as it was then).

The Melbourne Day Committee has a day of festivities planned to celebrate the anniversary.


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Melburnians can enjoy a range of activities on offer. The day will kick off with the official Flag Raising Ceremony at 10.30am at Enterprize Park, followed by a free Melbourne Day Concert (featuring Daryl Braithwaite and Russell Morris).

The concert starts at 1.30pm and includes live entertainment, food stalls and a variety of activities throughout the Docklands precinct.

Maritime enthusiasts can also view the Melbourne Day Regatta at the Victoria Harbour at 11.30am. Amongst a host of water-based activities is a special “Blessing of the Fleet”, together with a sail past of a large flotilla of vessels. A replica of The Enterprize will be leading the fleet.

For more information, visit the website.

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