As part of our studies on Marvellous Melbourne, we got to choose an important site to research and learn more about. We researched the history of the place and learned some interesting facts that we could use in a “tour guide” speech about our location. Read below to see a few of our speeches!
Victorian Parliament Building
By: Isabelle and Jaime
Good afternoon 3SD, I would like to tell you all about where I make all the hard decisions. Parliament Building is located on Spring Street in Melbourne. It was built in 1855 by Peter Kerr, John George Knight and Charles Pesly.
Here are some fascinating facts about Parliament Building:
Number 1. It was the site of Victoria’s first legislative council.
Number 2. The started construction in 1855 but it is still not complete to this day!
Number 3. It was designed with a twenty story dome that has still never been built.
Number 4. One Of Melbourne’s greatest known landmarks is the Parliament Building!
Thank you for listening.
ANZ Gothic Bank Speech
By: Athan and Adam
Welcome to the ANZ Gothic Bank. It is a Bank-Museum which has been a 3 floor residence for Sir Verdon who was a former politician. It was built in 1883 and completed in 1887. It was designed by William Wardell and based on Venetian style buildings. It has been voted Number 1 in Victoria’s favourite buildings. We hope you have a nice day.
By: Abyan and Sadie
Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls! Today we are going to talk about the Eureka Tower. Did you know that the purpose of the Eureka Tower is so people can see and enjoy the beautiful sight of Melbourne from the lookout deck? The address of the Eureka Tower is 7 Riverside Quay, Southbank. The Eureka Tower was built 10 years ago in 2006 by Nonda Katsilidis. The Eureka Tower is 300 meters or 984 feet tall. It has 91 stories and 1 floor underground.