Humans have clustered around the Yarra for 40,000 years.
But soon after Melbourne was founded, we turned our backs on it.
We poisoned our river and left it to die.
How could we have been so careless with our main natural artery, and our primary source of drinking water?
Around the 1970s, Melbourne eventually rediscovered the Yarra and we turned to face it once again.
After decades of hard...
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Melbourne's Yarra River to be protected by new legislation