HISTORY WEEK 2018
7 – 14 OCTOBER
To celebrate History Week 2018, Bundoora Homestead Art Centre is honoured to present a program of events which explore and pay tribute to the complex and significant history of the Homestead, and the land on which it was built. Join us for an historical tour this October:
BUNDOORA HOMESTEAD TOUR & COLLECTION VIEWING
Join Sophie Kahl, our Collections & Heritage Officer for this unique guided experience. Hear the stories that shaped Bundoora Homestead. Commissioned in 1899 and originally home to the Smith family as a prominent horse racing and breeding property, it was later used as a convalescent farm for returned servicemen and a repatriation hospital for over 70 years. The tour will include a curated viewing of key heritage items from the Darebin Art Collection and concludes with our famous Devonshire tea at the Homestead café. Click here for bookings and more information.
INDIGENOUS HISTORY TOUR
Join a Wurundjeri elder to hear the important history of Indigenous life in the area, dating back over 60,000 years. Located on Mount Cooper, the land surrounding the Homestead remains an important site, with significant evidence of the local Indigenous culture including middens, tools and scar trees. A demonstration of Wurundjeri crafts will follow the tour. Click here for bookings and more information.