Enterprize Park on the lower Yarras north bank.near Melbourne Aquarium is where the firstsettlers landed from the schooner Enterprizeon 30 August 1835 and started a city. The parkoverlooks the old ships "turning basin", a widesection of the river outside Old CustomsHouse, that was Melbournes first port aroundwhich the city grew.A large flagpole at the site carries theMelbourne flag to mark the exact spot wherethe Enterprize arrived and the city was born.A commemorative plaque, above, was unveiledin August 2002. Show Enterprize Park on a map
The founding of MelbourneMelbourne was founded on 30 August 1835 by the settlerswho sailed from Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) on board theschooner Enterprize. They landed on the north bank of theYarra River, close to where Customs House stands today andthe place now known as Enterprize Park.The Melbourne Day Committee was established to helpcorrect the record about the founding of Melbourne.
The City of Melbournes flag features a whitebackground divided into four quadrants by ared cross, which is the cross of St. George, thepatron saint of England and taken from theEnglish flag.In the centre, a crown is visible, signifying theAustralian citys links to the British Monarchy.Other items featured are, going from top leftclockwise, fleece hanging from a red ring, abull, a ship and a whale.The four cantons (flag) represent the mainactivities of which the economy of the City ofMelbourne was based in the mid 19th century.They were wool growing, cattleraising, shipping and whaling.
AAMI Park is Melbourne’s premier rectangular sports and entertainment venue. The 30,000-seat state-of-the-art stadium is a long-overdue addition to the sporting landscape inMelbourne, with mid-range sporting events previously held next door at the out-dated OlympicPark. Situated within the Melbourne sports precinct along with the MCG, Rod Laver Arena and Hisense Arena, the venue is operated by the Melbourne Olympic Parks Trust (MOPT). Opened in May 2010, AAMI Park has an all- seating capacity of 30,050 and offers an intimate atmosphere with not a single bad seat in the house. The stadium is ideal for all rectangular sports and is the home ground of the Melbourne Victory and Melbourne Heart Football Club’s (A-League), Melbourne Storm Rugby League Club (NRL) and the new Melbourne Rebels franchise set to play in the Super 15 Rugby Union competition. It also plays host to Rugby League internationals and is sure to host other football and rugby union clashes.
The MCG was first surveyed in 1861 by MCC committeeman Robert Bagot, who changed theground’s configuration into what is today’s conventional oval. It previously was an irregularhexagon with a band rotunda in the northern corner.The arena remained virtually unchanged until it was re-modelled to international athleticsspecifications and a cinder track was installed for the Olympic Games in November 1956.After the Games, much of the arena was reconstructed and red mountain soil laid to a depth ofabout 60cm. Compaction over the years gave this soil the consistency of clay and major drainageproblems began to surface in the late 1980s.In the spring of 1992 the arena was completely reconstructed with a sand-based profile, givingthe ground remarkable drainage characteristics and superior load-bearing ability.
Opening in 2000 the award winning Melbourne Aquarium is one ofVictoria’s premier tourist attractions. With four amazing worlds toexplore; including sub-Antarctic Gentoo and King penguins, MelbourneAquarium presents an educational and entertaining journey throughworld’s oceans.
In this slide write about one of theMelbournian of the Year.Include a picture and why they receivedThe award.