Tutor/Facilitator Max Nankervis
Date: on/from Tue 29 Oct 2019 to Tue 12 Nov 2019
Class time: 10:00-12:30
These walks, led by Max Nankervis, involve a variety of perspectives: Melbourne’s history, heritage, architecture and social and economic development as seen in the built environment. In general, we walk around a selected area and stop at particular sites for an explanation and then invite questions.
Each of the five walks takes about 2-2.5 hours around inner Melbourne: South Fitzroy, East Melbourne, St Kilda, Albert Park and Middle Park. You will be sent a set of notes with a route map in the week before the walk, as well as a note on where to meet (and how to get to the meeting spot).
At the conclusion of each walk we usually go for lunch or coffee to recover – for those who have time.
NOTE: While the walks are not necessarily a long distance, it does mean you will be on your feet for over two hours, so you do need a reasonable degree of stamina (and “sensible shoes”!). The walking group is limited to 12 members to make logistics and movement easier.
It is very useful (but not absolutely necessary) to have email and a mobile phone. The email for posting the notes (otherwise there is a $5.00 fee for me to print them and give them to you on the day), and the mobile to contact you if the weather causes cancellation, you get lost getting there, etc.
TUTOR: Max Nankervis is a former lecturer and researcher in Planning and Urban Studies at several Melbourne universities (RMIT, Victoria, Melbourne, Monash and Swinburne). He has a particular interest in the historic development and evolution of the urban landscape.