Oposite Banana Alley,
Casino alongside the Yarra River Melbourne
One of our favourite places in Melbourne is the Enterprize Landing Memorial. Standing on the banks of the Yarra River, the 5 ship hulls, or Fathers of Melbourne stand watching over the city.
This is the 'real' birthplace of Melbourne, founded on Sunday, August 30, 1835, by the settlers from the schooner Enterprize... and it's quite amazing how many Melbournian's are unaware of it's significance or existence!
Accompanying the 5 statues are plaques commemorating the memorial and the occasion. Well worth a stroll down the river from Southgate (on the city side) and then cross over Queensbridge Street.