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Life on the Bend

Life on the Bend: A Social History of Fishermans Bend has been released by the Fishermans Bend Taskforce.

source: Map Collection, University of Melbourne

Note the emphasis on A Social History. It is fully acknowledged that there are many histories to tell and many layers to uncover. The concise history is “like a sketch of possibilities that might be explored by others in the future.

The social history is not chronological. Rather it explores eight themes, each designed to illuminate an aspect of the interwoven stories that meld people, place and time together.

Fishermans Bend is a place of stories, of remarkable people and communities, of resilience and self-determination.”

It is intended that this short but rich history, will assist in “future place making and interpretative initiatives”.1

1Fishermans Bend Taskforce, July 2017

Read Life on the Bend: A social history of Fishermans Bend

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Acknowledgement of Traditional Custodians

We respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we meet and work, the Bunurong Boon Wurrung and Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung peoples of the Eastern Kulin Nation and pay respect to their Elders past, present and emerging.