Festival Program


Walk: Elephant Journey with Sophie Cunningham

Sun 26 Aug, 4.30pm
MWF Box Office, Fed Square

Trace the footsteps of Ranee, the first elephant in Australia. Acclaimed writer Sophie Cunningham leads this two-hour walk while exploring the animal’s dark journey, Melbourne’s early history, animal rights and the ethics of zoos today.

This session is $40. Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 20 July.


2 hours

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Session Artists

Sophie Cunningham has been on the publishing scene in Australia for more than thirty years. She has had four books published and is currently finishing a collection of essays, #treeoftheday, due out in 2019, and her third novel, This Devastating Fever. She is an adjunct professor with RMIT University’s Non/fiction Lab.

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