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Incinerator History Tours 2024

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Urban history on your doorstep

Discover the captivating history of the Essendon incinerator on our monthly volunteer-led history tour.

Strategically located near parkland and residences, this iconic structure emerged in 1929, revolutionising waste disposal was designed by the offices of visionary architects Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin.

Join us as our knowledgeable guides unveil the 'Destructor's' transformative journey, from waste disposal facility to council depot, to a performing arts venue and now Incinerator Gallery. Immerse yourself in the essence of Griffin's design ethos and explore a bygone era where sanitation and aesthetics converged. Don't miss the chance to delve into this historic gem's narrative on our engaging monthly tours.

History Tours are presented at Incinerator Gallery and run from 11 am to 12 noon.

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