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Collected Item: “The Life-Giving Locale”

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The Life-Giving Locale

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Tell us a story; share your experience. Describe what the object or story you've uploaded says about the pandemic, and/or why what you've submitted is important to you.

This is the Moonee Ponds Drain. Concrete behemouth.

Primary function: transport storm water to the Bay via the Maribyrnong River.

Secondary functions (that came to light under lockdown): bike path, rollerblading circuit, mushroom foraging field, freeway viewing platform, late night extension of the lounge room during household parties, study break spot, skate park, graffiti canvas, shortcut to nearby suburbs, and shopping cart disposal pit.

This place truly brings the community together.

HIST 30060

Use one-word hashtags (separated by commas) to describe your story. For example: Where did it originate? How does this object make you feel? How does this object relate to the pandemic?

#melbourne, #local, #cycle

Who originally created this object? (If you created this object, such as photo, then put "self" here.)

Jacob Antoine

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