Occupy Melbourne (Australia) lasted almost one week at City Square (in the heart of Melbourne CBD) from Saturday 15 October to Friday 22 October 2011. It was a peaceful demonstration which only turned violent at the hands of the police force.
The Mayor of Melbourne City Council has shown himself to be narrow minded in his response to the protest, in contrast to Sydney Mayor, Clover Moore.
This protest against corporate greed in particular and capitalist ideology (profit before people and environment) in general was inspired by the Occupy Wall Street protest in New York (occupywallstreet.org).
Melbourne New Folk are ramping it up.
Don’t know what New Folk is? Haha! Time to get your finger back on the pulse…
Mobile phone captures for November 2010
Gamgsters Ball. Melbourne, September 2010.
“The standout event on the Australian Swing Dancing, Cabaret & Vaudeville calendar is back! The Gangsters’ Ball is a fully themed night of non-stop entertainment featuring the biggest names in Australian & International, Cabaret, Vaudeville and Swing Dancing” (www.gangstersball.com.au)
Collage of some of the many photos taken during my first year in Melbourne.
Some architecture around Melbourne. Taken on my visit in May 2008.