Publications

Fitzroy – Melbourne’s First Suburb

Cutten History Committee of the Fitzroy History Society. 
Melbourne University Press, 1991
The first edition was published in 1989 by Hyland House Publishing Pty Limited

The City of Yarra has recently reprinted 200 copies of Fitzroy – Melbourne's First Suburb. The books are available for purchase from Yarra Libraries for $55 each.

 

Newtown Paper No. 1 Fitzroy: A Descriptive Bibliography 
E.W.E. Cutten Trust 1989 by Carole Woods


Newtown Paper No. 2 The Fitzroy Public Library 1877-1997, 
Written by Carole Woods and published by the Fitzroy History Society in 2000


Newtown Paper No. 3 The History of Fitzroy Town Hall, 

The Heart and Soul of Fitzroy, 
Michael O’Brien, 2007

 

Francis Clark: a man of his time 1820-1896

 

Listen to a lecture by historian Val Noone, recorded at The Fitzroy Historical Society AGM in August 2013

  

The following publications produced by various members of the Society over a period of time are available from the Local Collection in the Fitzroy Branch of Yarra Libraries, 128 Moor Street Fitzroy.



MacRobertson, The Chocolate King,
Jill Robertson,
Lothian Books, 2004

Gertrude Street,
Jill Robertson
Fitzroy History Society Inc., 2008


Reflections of Fitzroy,
School of Historical Studies,
The University of Melbourne,
2008 Fitzrovians

Brunswick Street - Lost and Found

Edited by Miles Lewis
Fitzroy History Society Inc.,
Faculty of Architecture, University of Melbourne,
National Trust of Australia (Victoria), 2012.

Available for purchase at the Fitzroy Branch of the Yarra Libraries
or it can be viewed/downloaded by chapter below:

Cover, Title page and Table of Contents
M. Lewis: Brunswick Street Found
M. Moore: Early Brunswick Street in 1839 and 1841
M. Lee: Naming Brunswick and Gertrude Streets
T. Gatehouse: The First Residents of Brunswick Street
T. Fraser: The Bunbury Letters From New Town
C. Pugsley: The Veterinary College
M Lewis: Brunswick Street Lost

 

 Travelling to Fitzroy in 1841: The Journey of Sarah Bunbury.
Produced to accompany a guided walk during the National Trust Heritage Festival in April, 2014, the 16 page booklet tells the story of Sarah Bunbury’s journey from England to Fitzroy in 1841, using her unpublished letters and the journal of Georgiana McCrae.

 

War Service of Fitzroy Citizens Before the First World War by M.P.J. O'Brien
 


Missionaries, Radicals, Feminists is the story of North Yarra Community Health. Established by John Singleton in 1869 in gold rush Melbourne and based on British models, the Collingwood Free Medical Mission Dispensary was among the first of its kind in Australia. Singleton’s was the first place in Australia to employ women doctors and was associated with many other reforms in health care, especially after it evolved into Collingwood Community Health Centre in the 1970s. These included campaigns around lead in petrol, cigarette advertising, free needle exchanges, welfare rights, and work injuries. Later amalgamations with Carlton and Fitzroy Community Health Centres created today’s North Yarra Community Health.
The book is available for $20 from North Yarra Community Health, 75 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy.