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‘Rolling Jaffas down the aisle’: the lost picture theatres of Footscray en

Welcome to the ‘Rolling Jaffas down the aisle’, a historic walking tour of Footscray.

Narrated by Justin Croft,  this tour will help you find and explore interesting sites in Footscray’s Central Bussiness District that have played a significant role in the history of the suburb. 

The tour will show you, the now lost picture theatres of the suburb. Besides being part of the streetscape, these places provided contemporaries with a sense of place and were a fundamental part of their social lives.

Learn about an era before the glitz and glam of television as you stroll around the historical urban landscape of Footscray.






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Abbotsford Convent 20199.1km site_ao
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Larry La Trobe Statue 20186km site_ao
The Friendly Bunyip of Victoria, Australia 20175.7km site_ao
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The Upended Tram 20185.1km site_ao
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Marionette Fob Watch 20185.6km site_ao
Captain Cook’s Cottage 20177.1km site_ao
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Fairies Tree 20187.2km site_ao
Mailbox Art Space 20186.3km site_ao
Polly Woodside 20185.3km site_ao
The Bullet-Banged Armour of Australia’s Most Famous Outlaw 20175.7km site_ao
Gog and Magog 20175.7km site_ao
Total House 6km site_brutalism
Nelson Brothers Funeral Parlor 6.1km site_brutalism
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