Heritage Festival

Highlights of 2019

It has been another successful festival and celebration of all things Heritage. Melton City Council would like to thank everyone who has been involved in the organisation of events, the promotion of the festival, as well as all those who attended. 

This year we had eight fabulous activities, including an exhibition, a workshop, two bus tours, an open day, a walk, a talk and a performance.

We had a sell-out tour of Wil-im-ee Moor-ring (Mount William) a nationally significant greenstone axe quarry which was hosted by the Wurundjeri traditional owners. People came from far and wide to attend and everyone found it incredibly interesting and inspiring.

Author Daniel Oakman delivered a fascinating talk about the life of Sir Hubert Opperman.  ‘Oppy’ (1904-1996) was a sporting hero of the 1920s and 1930s, whose cycling achievements in Australia and oversea became legendary. This talk by Oppy’s biographer, explored Opperman’s legend but also his links to Melton, where he learnt to ride a bike at the house of his beloved grandmother.

On the same day, out the front of the Melton library we had a performance for kids who love cycling with the crazy riders of League of Kindness. They let big and little kids ride on the penny farthing, puny cycle and the double eagle. Some locals even came along with their own crazy contraptions.

It was another well-attended and fun festival. 

What is Heritage Festival

The Heritage Festival is an annual celebration of all things history and heritage in the City of Melton. It is held during the Australian Heritage Festival each year.  This year the Heritage Festival launched on 18 April.  For more information visit the National Trust Heritage Festival website.

The City Strategy Team co-ordinates the Heritage Festival programming, but it is the community who has stepped up to lead walks, talks and share the research which contribute to our understanding of this municipality. Please contact us with your ideas for future events.

For further information on Heritage Week please contact our City Strategy Team on 9747 7200 or email us at citysupport@melton.vic.gov.au