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Heritage Walks in Moonee Ponds

The Essendon Historical Society will this year
join in the National Trust’s Heritage Festivalcourthouse_wide[1] (, celebrating the local history in Moonee Ponds by conducting unique heritage walks.

On Tuesday, April 30, the Society will conduct a free, guided Heritage Walk of Puckle Street. Today’s a thriving commercial centre is part of a tradition that dates back over a hundred years, but was previously a lovers’ lane, full of stories to share. 

On Tuesday, May 7, the Society will conduct another Heritage Walk, this time of Queen’s Park, which was once a camping ground for gold diggers and explorers, Burke and Wills, but has long been a picturesque community park. 

Both walks will begin at 2pm, leaving from the Moonee Ponds Courthouse Museum (corner of Mount Alexander Road and Kellaway Avenue) and returning afterwards for afternoon tea. All are welcome and bookings are not required.

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