Hobsons Bay QR Walks

The end of one city and the beginning of another.

Join us as our host Libby Tanner guides you on a listening journey through the streets of Hobsons Bay. In this podcast, we explore the impact that the 1994 council amalgamations had on the City of Altona. Written and directed by Gina Kennedy, sound produced by Alex Amster with an Auspice from the Louis Joel Arts and Community Centre and the support of a Hobsons Bay City Council Make it Happen Grant.

We Love These Local Partners and Sponsors

Supporting a local merchant means supporting an entire community. Without our local businesses and sponsors, none of this would be possible. While you’re listening, take a second to give them a look.

(This project is supported by Hobsons Bay City Council through its Make it Happen Grant program)

The last City of Altona Council Meeting 1994

(With permission: Hobsons Bay Libraries. Video by Barry Hanson)

Follow Along to the Next Story

Wow, what an incredible learning moment. Can you feel the history and emotion in your bones? We can. Once one story is finished, there is always another book ready to be opened. 

You’ve just completed this QR, so where are you headed next?

Take a look at the map below to find where you are located on your route and where your next stop will be.

QR code locations in this series

  • Harrington Square Maidstone Street
  • 9 Medford St .
  • 44 McIntyre Road.
  • Sugargum Drive .
  • Fresno Street.
  • Civic Parade and Pier Street
  • Louis Joel Arts and Community Centre 
  • Esplanade
  • Maidstone Street and Esplanade
  • Somers Parade and Maidstone Street

Learn More About The Altona Laverton Historical Society

Gina Kennedy partnered with *the Altona Laverton Historical Society* to create the QR story you just experienced. Spreading history, tradition, passed-down tales, and local knowledge is why we do what we do. The first series of QR Walks honours all of the above, aiming to highlight a central part of Australian history for all to hear.