There are many heritage markers situated in the City of Stonnington. Some are placed on significant buildings or other sites, and recognise people or places of importance to the Stonnington area. Others acknowledge the traditional owners and educate our community about our Indigenous history.
Over 80 markers highlighting areas of historical interest in Stonnington since its European settlement have been installed. More are planned, and some are being updated.
The booklet, A place in history, produced in 2003, includes a fold-out map showing the location of the original 71 markers. A place in history(PDF, 14MB)
See a list of Stonnington's heritage markers, some with links to full text records on the History Centre's catalogue. #stonningtonheritagemarkers
Indigenous history markers
Eleven Indigenous history markers are situated in the City of Stonnington. The markers are based on the research report An Indigenous History of Stonnington (2006) and are located in Kooyong, Prahran, South Yarra and Windsor. The Yarra River plays a central role with four of the markers located along the Yarra Trail.
The Indigenous history markers provide historical information about local clans and their lifestyle, significant individuals, key locations and important events, and contain images depicting the historic sites. The markers were launched by the Mayor, Cr Claude Ullin on Friday 21 August 2009 following a Welcome to Country by Shane Charles representing the Boonwurrung people.
You can download the Indigenous History Markers Guide, a two-page colour brochure that provides a brief history and a map showing the location of the markers. Please note that it may contain images of deceased persons. Indigenous history markers guide(PDF, 703KB)
You can also download documents of the Indigenous history markers.