The Society

The Fitzroy History Society is for anyone interested in the history of the Fitzroy area. You don’t have to live in the area to be a member. We conduct a lively program of events each year, including walks and talks. We also plays an active role in preserving Fitzroy’s heritage. Members receive a regular newsletter which advises of upcoming events, reports on recent activities, and includes stories about particular aspects of Fitzroy’s History.

Our objectives are:

  • To promote, encourage and undertake studies of the history of the suburbs of Fitzroy and North Fitzroy and all matters directly or indirectly relating to it.
  • To document, record and publish findings for community interest.
  • To promote the collection and compilation of authentic and accurate records relating to the history and cultural heritage of Fitzroy and North Fitzroy.
  • To involve the community, disseminate information and support the City of Yarra to make records accessible to members of the public.

The Fitzroy History Society Inc. is a not-for-profit organisation. It is registered with the Department of Consumer Affairs, Victoria as an Incorporated Association.


The Fitzroy History Society acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung people as the Traditional Owners and true sovereigns of the land now known as Yarra. We also acknowledge the significant contributions made by other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to life in Yarra. We pay our respects to Elders from all nations – and to their Elders past, present and emerging.

The establishment of the original website was funded by City of Yarra through the City of Yarra Grants Program. The Fitzroy History Society is grateful to the City of Yarra and the Yarra Libraries for their continued support.



Brendan Mitchell


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Postal Address:

P.O. Box 180
Fitzroy VIC 3065

Copyright, disclaimer and privacy

Original material submitted to Fitzroy History Society website remains the property of the submitter who nonetheless agrees that though the material may be freely copied, it may not be used for financial gain without the permission of its rightful owner.

The Fitzroy History Society hopes to provide accurate and up-to-date information on its website but takes no responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of that information.

We only gather information we need to serve you better and will not, without your consent, sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement except in cases where in good faith we believe that the law requires us to do so, it is necessary to protect the Fitzroy History Society rights and/or property, or if circumstances necessitate acting to protect the personal safety of staff or of the public.