Enterprize Park is a small park on the north bank of the Yarra River where the first settlers aboard the Enterprize went ashore to establish the settlement. On the morning of Melbourne Day, the flag of the City of Melbourne is raised here by the Lord Mayor of Melbourne.
Enterprise Park is the site of the ‘Scar Project’. Traditionally, Indigenous people would take pieces of bark from some trees to make canoes, shields or baby cradles, and these ‘scar trees’ would serve as a signpost for other clans to know they had entered the land of another community. These trees are rare today, but for Aboriginal people they are very precious.
The ‘Scar Project’, located here on the ‘pool’ of Melbourne, is representative of these scar trees and was constructed by Indigenous artists who used original wharf poles from Queens Bridge.
See also: Walkin’ Birrarung: the Yarra River story and Enterprize - Melbourne's Tall Ship.