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.

Upcoming events

Moran & Cato

Smith Street

Hospital for Horses and Dogs

Brunswick Street

Town Hall chambers

Napier Street

Atherton Gardens Estate

Brunswick Street

Hessian factory

Young Street

Rainbow Hotel

St David Street

MacRobertson

Gore Street

Alfred Deakin

Condell Street

Private Saleroom

Smith Street

Houses

Greeves Street

Antique batteries

Town Hall clock tower

Beswick Building

Brunswick Street

Cavan Hotel

Brunswick Street

Konstantine's Restaurant

North Fitzroy

Adrian Rawlins statue

Brunswick Street

Paterson's Building

Smith Street

Fitzroy library

Napier Street

St Leonard's Cycle

Smith Street

C. V. Fashions

Brunswick Street

Independent Hall

Fitzroy Street

George Michell workshop

Greeves Street

Union Club Hotel

Gore Street

Silent shops talks 17/2/24

Silent shops talks 17/2/24

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 of Fitzroy

Ghost signs of Fitzroy

Ghost signs can provide a great insight into the history of an area. Here is the largest collection of ghost signs from Fitzroy.

LaTrobe talk 22/5/22

LaTrobe talk 22/5/22

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...

Life of Governor LaTrobe 22/5/22

Life of Governor LaTrobe 22/5/22

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...