2008 Remembering Chinatown

A Self-Guided Walking Tour of Little Bourke Street, 1930s and 40s

Based on oral history recordings, this self-guided audio tour uncovers the history of Melbourne’s Chinatown area as told by the Chinese Australians who lived, worked and grew up there. The audio tour is accompanied by a small booklet with maps, historical photographs and additional information.

The tour was created for the Chinese Museum in Melbourne and supported by a Victorian Local History Grant. I developed the project concept, undertook historical research, recorded oral history interviews, prepared audio script, undertook user testing and compiled content for the accompanying booklet.

I learnt a lot about recording and editing audio for public consumption, selecting and structuring content for a walking tour and the value of user testing.

Project role: Author, Oral historian
Created: 2008
Awards: Commendation, Multimedia category, Victorian Community History Awards, 2009

Website: Remembering Chinatown : a walking tour of Little Bourke Street in the 1930s and 40s (walking tour booklet), Trove Books

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‘Remembering Chinatown’ walking tour booklet

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