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11 people to see at Melbourne Day

Marvellous Melbourne - 180 years in the making

Learn more about Mary and her cat, Gilbert

1. Gilbert the tabby

Come meet Gilbert, Melbourne's first cat. The Tassie tabby belonged to Mary Gilbert, one of the first settlers to arrive on the Enterprize on 30 August 1835.

See Gilbert at the flag ceremony at Enterprize Park and the Docklands concert.

Stan Dryden didgeridoo performance

2. Stan Yarramunua (Dryden)

Hear Aboriginal painter and performer Stan Yarramunua. A Welcome to Country will be held by Auntie Di, elder of the Wurundjeri people.

Town Crier Brad Croft

3. Hear, ye! Hear, ye! Happy 180!

Town Crier Brad Croft will be in full voice (and knickerbockers and bell-buckle shoes!) upholding order at the flag-raising at Enterprize Park.

Pevan the Tiger and Sarah children's show

4. Pevan the Tiger and Sarah children's show

The dynamic duo perform at the Melbourne Day Concert in the Docklands, and will afterwards meet and greet their fans.

The Royal Australian Navy Band Melbourne

5. Royal Australian Navy Band Melbourne

The 35-piece band, under the musical direction of Lieutenant Cassandra Mohapp, performs at the flag-raising ceremony at Enterprize Park.

Ghosts and secrets of Flagstaff Gardens

6. A ghost in the city's oldest park

Is Flagstaff Gardens haunted? Learn the park's spoooooky history as a cemetary, signalling station and more on a free guided tour by Royal Historical Society of Victoria experts. If you dare!

Melbourne Day Oration 2015 by Professor Margaret Gardner AO, President and Vice-Chancellor of Monash University

7. Prof. Margaret Gardner AO

The President and Vice-Chancellor of Monash University will deliver the Lord Mayor's Melbourne Day Oration. Presented by Melbourne Business Network, Melbourne Day Committee and Grossi Florentino.

Father Bob Maguire Blessing of the Fleet

8. Father Bob Maguire

A Blessing of the Fleet by much-loved priest Father Bob Maguire is part of the Melbourne Regatta on Victoria Harbour, Docklands (southern basin).

Lord Mayor Robert Doyle and Junior Lord Mayor Ebony Chizor

9. The new little big boss of Melbourne

The 2015 Junior Lord Mayor (announced next week) succeeds Ebony Chiazor, above, and helps Lord Mayor Robert Doyle, above, with official duties.

The 4WD "Melbourneday mobile"

10. Toot for
Melbourne Day

Honk if you see Melbourne Day Committee chairman Campbell Walker and his 4WD "Melbourne Daymobile". You can't miss it.

Daryl Braithwaite, Pierce Brothers, Russell Morris and Soli Tesema performing at the Melbourne Day Concert on 30 August

11. Big stars, on the big stage

Melbourne-made household names headline our free all-ages concert at Victoria Harbour, Docklands. The event will also be broadcast live on GOLD 104.3 FM.


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City of Melbourne
13CABS - proud sponsor of the 2015 Junior Lord Mayor Competition
Bank of Melbourne
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Melbourne Regatta

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