Discover the Secrets of Collingwood’s Past
If you love history and culture, you'll love exploring Collingwood, one of Melbourne's oldest and most fascinating suburbs. Once a thriving industrial hub, Collingwood is now a vibrant and diverse community with a rich heritage.
Collingwood was home to the Wurrundjeri people for thousands of years before it was sold in 1838-39. It boomed in the 1850s when gold seekers flocked to the area, creating a mosaic of cottages, shops and factories. Did you know that Coles, Australia's supermarket giant, was founded in Collingwood in 1914?
Today, Collingwood is a trendy and creative precinct, with many of its old buildings converted into stylish apartments, cafes and galleries. But you can still find traces of its past in its stunning heritage architecture and landmarks.
This heritage walk takes you on a journey through Collingwood's history and culture. You'll see how this suburb has evolved over time and learn about the people and events that have shaped it. Don't miss your chance to experience Collingwood like never before!
This tour is based on data from the Yarra City Council.
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