The Melville Audiowalk

Which fish common to these parts has recently been recognised as a brilliant artist?

What were the ferry wars of the 1830s?

Where was the Coney Island of the West?

Audiowalks are a great way to learn about Western Australia’s history while exercising, and easy to use! Simply download the free MP3 to your device, go to the section of the path marked as the beginning of the walk, press play and follow the directions from there. You will be asked to move to identifiable landmarks and listen to an account of the social and natural history associated with that site.

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The Melville Audiowalk begins near the jetty at Point Walter and continues around to Troy Park. There are plenty of benches along the way if you want to sit and listen to one of the stories.

REMEMBER! Be sun smart: Slip, Slop, Slap, Seek and Slide, and don’t forget your water!

If you haven’t seen her, you have no doubt heard narrator MONICA MAIN. She is a local actor with over thirty years experience in theatre, film and radio. Monica has won awards for Rest@The East Perth Cemetery at the 2019 Fringeworld, and The Equity Guild Award for services to the WA Professional Performing Arts Industry.

Writer/producer JOHN TOOHEY is an award winning writer who has published books and articles on history and photography. Having gained an Honours degree in History at UWA, he lived in several countries, picking up an M.A. in Art History along the way. His friends find his enthusiasm for old Kodak Brownie cameras tiresome.

Cultural advice provided by Dr Noel Nannup OAM

Audiowalks WA acknowledges the Whadjuk Nyungar people as the traditional owners of this land.

Audio was recorded and produced at Frankensound, North Perth, by Roly Skender.