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Toxic Custard Workshop FilesThe Grooviest Thing In Melbourne

Round 2: (14-20/7/97)
Big Rocks versus Chunk Of Library
What:
(The unofficial title)

[Big stones outside the Town Hall]

Big Rocks

[Chunk of Library]

A Chunk of Library

Where: Swanston Street, outside the Town Hall Corner Swanston Street and La Trobe Streets, outside the Museum and State Library
Details: If there's anybody who doesn't believe that real estate prices inflate beyond all recognition, show them this. The rocks have engraved in them a few of the things that the local Aborigines got in exchange for the land that Melbourne now sits on. Blankets, beads, knives, that sort of thing.

In retrospect, probably a little cheap, but better than the proverbial kick in the teeth - which is just a taste of what many other Aborigines from the settlers.

This may look like a chunk of a library that someone's created as a sculpture. It's not. There's an actual library down there. It's not very well known, and getting membership is very tricky, involving a certain amount of potholing. The Cave Clan can probably point you in the right direction.

In fact, if you watch very carefully as you pass under Swanston Street on a Loop train, you can see part of the geography section from the window.

The Result: No real contest here - I bet librarians wish people thought all libraries were this cool.
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