It's usually nice when Fitzroy is in the newspaper.

Justine Costigan lived in Fitzroy for 7 years during the mid-1970s. Here's a brief excerpt from her article published in The Age on 28 May 2024. Click on the button or the link below to read the rest of the article.

On the mean streets of 1970s Fitzroy, even the trees looked like they wanted to die

The first time I lived in Fitzroy was in the mid-1970s. I had just started primary school when my parents had the radical idea to move from the eastern suburbs to inner Melbourne. Their idea of a fresh start was buying a run-down former boarding house and transforming it into the family home where we lived for seven years.

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