Welcome to the Fitzroy History Society
Are you interested in the history of Fitzroy? All are welcome. You don’t have to live in Fitzroy to be a member.
Brendan Mitchell, president
Welcome to a journey through time and a celebration of our shared passion for history, especially as it relates to Fitzroy, Melbourne's first suburb! It is with great pleasure that we extend a warm welcome to each and every one of you as valued members of our now 40 years old History Society.
In joining our society, you are not merely becoming a member; you are becoming a custodian of the past, a guardian of the stories that have shaped our world, and, in particular, the rich history embedded in Fitzroy. Your enthusiasm for history enriches our collective understanding and adds depth to our exploration of the events and individuals that have shaped the course of history in this iconic suburb.
Fitzroy, with its charming streets and historical landmarks, holds a special place in our hearts. As members of this society, you will have the unique opportunity to delve into the captivating tales of Fitzroy's evolution, from its early days as Melbourne's first suburb to its present-day cultural vibrancy. Our society serves as a platform for delving into the historical significance of Fitzroy, from its architecture to its diverse communities, weaving together the narratives that make this suburb a living testament to Melbourne's past.
As a member, we encourage you to actively participate, share your insights, and contribute to the vibrant tapestry of our historical community, with a particular focus on Fitzroy. Your unique perspective and passion for Fitzroy's history are invaluable assets that will undoubtedly enhance our collective journey through time.
Thank you for choosing to be a part of the Fitzroy History Society, as we embark on this captivating adventure through the annals of Fitzroy's history and uncover the fascinating stories that await our exploration.
Richard Peterson (architect, heritage consultant, author and academic) will give a talk on the...
Moran & Cato
Hospital for Horses and Dogs
Town Hall chambers
Atherton Gardens Estate
St David Street
Town Hall clock tower
Adrian Rawlins statue
St Leonard's Cycle
C. V. Fashions
George Michell workshop
Union Club Hotel
There will be a display of photos and presentations by Chris Bennett this Saturday. Location: Gertie's Gallery, 247 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy When:...
Ghost signs can provide a great insight into the history of an area. Here is the largest collection of ghost signs from Fitzroy.
The Fitzroy History Society - Annual General Meeting will be held this year at the Lord Newry Hotel on November 15. The Annual General...
Hidden Melbourne have created a virtual tour (15 different "tours") of Fitzroy Town Hall Click here to view the tour:...
In this publication, Fitzroy People, our research has focussed on twenty personal stories of early inhabitants who lived and or worked in Fitzroy....
Launch of the book Fitzroy People together with Rose Chong and her troupe October 19th at 7pm Bargoonga Nganjin, North Fitzroy Library (upstairs...
Our latest FHS Newsletter is available now - August 2022. Go to the Publications tab and check out this newsletter, along with every...
LaTrobe talk Our LaTrobe talk was the third time the FHS had tried to organize the get together in the past 18 months. A tribute to ours and...
Latest FHS Newsletter posted - published 3rd May, 2022. Link to newsletter ---> FHS-Newsletter-April
Fitzroy History Society Event at 2pm on Sunday, 22nd May 2022. This talk will discuss the life of Governor LaTrobe and early Fitzroy See summary of...
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Latest FHS Newsletter - February 2022 - now available on the website. Link --> 2022.1-FHS-Newsletter-February-2022