A Local History Grant helped 3CR to create audio tours of Melbourne’s social, activist and cultural local history. The tours are fact-based but also very personal, with tour guides describing why certain historical places, events and times have special meaning for them. The tours were also conducted as live walks with an audience as part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival 2009.
- Irine Vela tours the hits, failures and challenges of her life as a working musician in Melbourne.
- 3CR graphic designer Tom Sevil (pictured) follows a cobblestone pathway in Carlton to find street galleries and remanent political markings.
- A long history of a short river is a historical walking tour along the Maribyrnong River with author and editor Jenny Lee.
- 3CR broadcaster Iain McIntyre's tour Sites of resistance is a walk around the sites of Melbourne's anti-eviction battles in the 1930s depression.
The tours were broadcast on 3CR and are on line at the People's Tour website.
3CR volunteer Jane Curtis initiated the project. Nicole Hurtubise was the audio technician.