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Beating the Bounds

Beating the Bounds

Beating the Bounds” (or boundaries) is a ceremony of great antiquity from England and Europe. It also occurred in Fitzroy.

These are our children

These are our children

The Brotherhood of St Laurence has digitised three fascinating films they made between 1946 and 1950.

Carlton Chronicles #32

Carlton Chronicles #32

The first issue of Carlton Chronicles for 2024 contains a fascinating story of the death of Squizzy Taylor.

Mission of the Holy Redeemer

Mission of the Holy Redeemer

170 Leicester Street, Fitzroy A red-brick church-like building in Leicester Street, Fitzroy gives no clues as to its fascinating, though short-lived, moment of glory. This edited extract from Laurie O'Brien's article in Fitzroy: Melbourne's First Suburb brings to life...

Gertrude Street talk

Gertrude Street talk

Richard Peterson will give a talk at the North Fitzroy Library on the early history of Gertrude Street.

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.

Fitzroy People, published 2022

Fitzroy People, published 2022

In this publication, Fitzroy People, our research has focussed on twenty personal stories of early inhabitants who lived and or worked in Fitzroy. The enthusiasm, commitment, and collaborative researching of volunteer members of The Fitzroy History Society has enabled...

Story about the Fairy windows at St Mark’s Anglican Church

Story about the Fairy windows at St Mark’s Anglican Church

The latest issue of the RHSV newsletter has a story about the Fairy windows at St Mark’s Anglican Church, Fitzroy. See pages 12 & 13.  Here's the link - https://www.historyvictoria.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/History-News-Oct-2021-Digital.pdf