Launch of the book Fitzroy People – October 19th at 7pm. Bargoonga Nganjin, North Fitzroy Library (upstairs room)

 

Launch of the book  – Fitzroy People
together with Rose Chong and her troupe
October 19th at 7pm
Bargoonga Nganjin, North Fitzroy Library

(upstairs room)

 

 

Celebrate with members of Fitzroy History Society the launch of our book

Fitzroy People

The book is a culmination of 12 months’ work by members of the Fitzroy History Society, who have researched individuals that lived and worked in Fitzroy.  The evening will bring to life some of the stories about these amazing, ordinary people through the help of Rose Chong and her troupe of actors.

The event is free. Please use link below to book –>>

 

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/launch-of-the-book-fitzroy-people-tickets-425504444247

 

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FHS AGM : AGM Tuesday 27 September 2022

AGM Tuesday 27 September 2022

Starts at 6.30pm  Venue: The Rose Hotel. (Upstairs) 406 Napier Street. FitzroyDuration approx.1hr     Dinner post AGM is optional

GUEST SPEAKER: JO BUCKLE  Jo has lived in Fitzroy for over 20 years and has recently been researching 'personalities of Fitzroy': interesting but not famous people. Jo will talk about her fascinating journey starting with female doctors and ending with Chinese herbalists.

 

All committee positions will be available for nomination. If you would like to nominate, please contact  welcome all to attend. Last year we had over 60 people.

To help us with numbers please indicate your attendance at the Eventbrite booking link below:www.eventbrite.com.au/e/fitzroy-history-society-annual-general-meeting-tickets-410153368767 …

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LaTrobe talk May 22, 2022.

 

 

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 others persistence over the Covid period.  We were fortunate to be able to hold the event in St. Peter’s church in East Melbourne which held particular significance for Governor Charles LaTrobe as he was a regular attender.

We had 52 people attend the talk.  A welcome was given by the Bishop of the church, David Farrer.  He gave some history of the construction of the church which was started in 1846 and added to several times over the ensuing 20 years.  The workmanship varied due to the exodus of skilled tradespeople to the goldfields.  A foundation stone laid by Governor LaTrobe is reported to be located on the church premises, but has never been found.  Governor LaTrobe did leave a casket to the church, and there is a memorial plaque to his wife Sophia.

The talk was separated into 3 parts.  Tim Gatehouse from the La Trobe society talked about LaTrobe the person.  Peter Yewers talks about LaTrobe’s relationship with the City council and Mike Moore talked about the relationship of LaTrobe to Fitzroy.  Some significant dates and events are shown in the dot points below.

  • Port Phillip District of NSW 1836-1851
  • 1839 LaTrobe superintendant
  • Town Council Henry Condell Mayor
  • 1851 Colony of Victoria pop 77,000 including Melbourne 23,000
  • 1851 LaTrobe Governor
  • Dr Palmer Speaker of Legislative Council
  • William Kerr 1812-1859
  • 1851 Fitzroy ward of City Of Melbourne
  • 1853 LaTrobe leaves Victoria
  • 1855 Self Governance
  • 1858 Municipality of Fitzroy
  • 1861 Victorian population 540,000
  • Henry Moor member of House of Commons for Brighton 1864 -1865
  • 1865 bill for Colonial Governors’ pensions
  • Bill amended to define the District of Port Phillip as a colony
  • Death of LaTrobe 4 December 1875

Many of the people involved at the time are remembered in street names across Fitzroy. 

 

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LaTrobe talk – May 22, 2022.

 

 

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 others persistence over the Covid period.  We were fortunate to be able to hold the event in St. Peter’s church in East Melbourne which held particular significance for Governor Charles LaTrobe as he was a regular attender.

We had 52 people attend the talk.  A welcome was given by the Bishop of the church, David Farrer.  He gave some history of the construction of the church which was started in 1846 and added to several times over the ensuing 20 years.  The workmanship varied due to the exodus of skilled tradespeople to the goldfields.  A foundation stone laid by Governor LaTrobe is reported to be located on the church premises, but has never been found.  Governor LaTrobe did leave a casket to the church, and there is a memorial plaque to his wife Sophia.

The talk was separated into 3 parts.  Tim Gatehouse from the La Trobe society talked about LaTrobe the person.  Peter Yewers talks about LaTrobe’s relationship with the City council and Mike Moore talked about the relationship of LaTrobe to Fitzroy.  Some significant dates and events are shown in the dot points below.

  • Port Phillip District of NSW 1836-1851
  • 1839 LaTrobe superintendant
  • Town Council Henry Condell Mayor
  • 1851 Colony of Victoria pop 77,000 including Melbourne 23,000
  • 1851 LaTrobe Governor
  • Dr Palmer Speaker of Legislative Council
  • William Kerr 1812-1859
  • 1851 Fitzroy ward of City Of Melbourne
  • 1853 LaTrobe leaves Victoria
  • 1855 Self Governance
  • 1858 Municipality of Fitzroy
  • 1861 Victorian population 540,000
  • Henry Moor member of House of Commons for Brighton 1864 -1865
  • 1865 bill for Colonial Governors’ pensions
  • Bill amended to define the District of Port Phillip as a colony
  • Death of LaTrobe 4 December 1875

Many of the people involved at the time are remembered in street names across Fitzroy.

 

 

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Fitzroy History Society Event at 2pm on Sunday, 22nd May 2022 This talk will discuss the life of Governor LaTrobe and early Fitzroy

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 this talk at  —>   https://fitzroyhistorysociety.org.au/latrobe-talk-may-22-2022-2/

 

 

Fitzroy History Society Event at 2pm on Sunday,  22nd May 2022

This talk will discuss the life of Governor LaTrobe and early Fitzroy

Charles Joseph LaTrobe arrived in Melbourne as Superintendent of the Port Phillip District in 1839 and left as Governor of Victoria in 1854.

In this time Melbourne flourished and Fitzroy grew into Melbourne’s first suburb.

Tim Gatehouse, Peter Yewers and Mike Moore will speak on LaTrobe the person and his relations with the Melbourne City Council of which Fitzroy became a ward in 1850.

LaTrobe laid the foundation stone for our venue St Peters Eastern Hill in 1846.

He and his wife were regular worshippers at the Church and the present vicar, Bishop David Farrer, will offer a tour of the church focusing on the links with the couple.

Date: Sunday, 22nd May 2022 at 2pm. ( Duration approx.1.5hrs)

Venue: St Peters Eastern Hill Church

Corner Albert street and Gisborne street East Melbourne

Enter from Albert Street down driveway

This is the 3rd time we have tried to run this event due to Covid. If you have previously registered for this event there is no need to re-register.

There are no Covid restrictions associated with this event.

To register for the event please click on the following link:

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/copy-of-charles-joseph-latrobe-and-early-fitzroy-tickets-313140530757

 

 

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