People's Tours of Yarra

Join us for five tours in Yarra discovering radical craft, women's rollerderby, 25 years of 8-ball, the politics of rage and a journey in to local Aboriginal history. Produced by Jane Curtis ( and Nicole Hurtubise. The 3CR People’s Tours of Yarra project was funded by the City of Yarra.

Gertrude Street


A Tour of the Aboriginal History of Gertrude Street 1920-50 with Larry Walsh

Larry walks us down Gertrude Street to the Exhibition Gardens on a tour of the Aboriginal history of the area.

Listen now (15.1MB/16:28mins).


Eight Ball


A Tour of Women's 8-ball Pool Comp with Suzi Steininger

“It’s a sport where you can drink, smoke, gamble… and you don’t get into strife!” A tour of a women’s 8-ball pool competition that’s been running for 25 years in Melbourne.

Listen now (13.6MB/14:50mins). 

Yana Alana

A Tour of Rage by Yana Alana

What makes cabaret diva and performance poet Yana Alana’s blood boil?  

Listen now (14.1MB/20:27mins).


Casey Jenkins


A Tour of Radical Craft with Casey Jenkins

Casey Jenkins takes us on a tour of women in Melbourne’s inner northern suburbs engaging in public displays of effect through radical craft and other feminine pursuits.

Listen now (14.2MB/15:26). 




A Tour of a Rollerderby Player with Splatterpuss

Splatterpuss, captain of Victorian rollerderby team Dolls-Au-Go-Go, gives a tour of life as a rollerderby player on the morning of the 2010 Victorian Roller Derby League Grand Final.

Listen now (31.3MB/34:10mins).