The latest issue of the RHSV newsletter has a story about the Fairy windows at St Mark’s Anglican Church, Fitzroy.

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

 

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North Fitzroy’s new and free community newspaper – The Rotunda.

 

Welcome to the first two issues of your free community newspaper, The Rotunda. Throughout Covid, we have all depended more on our own neighbourhoods. Lockdown put the emphasis back onto village life – seeking and finding everything we need in close proximity to home. 

North Fitzroy has always had a great sense of community, but has never had a newspaper to grow, record and celebrate it. Hence this initiative. It’s been created by a North Fitzroy resident – a  first year university student who has decided to give it a go.   

Links to the first two issues are below.  

The Rotunda Issue 1

The Rotunda Issue 2

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Fitzroy History Society Event at 2pm on Sunday, 19th September 2021 Charles Joseph LaTrobe and early Fitzroy

 

 

The Fitzroy History Society invites you to attend our forthcoming event 

Fitzroy History Society Event at 2pm on Sunday, 19 September 2021

Charles Joseph 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, Dr Hugh Kempster, will offer a tour of the church focusing on the links with the couple.

 

Date:     Sunday, 19 September at 2pm.

Venue:  St Peters Eastern Hill Church Hall

      15 Gisborne St, East Melbourne

 

RSVP bookings at   

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/charles-joseph-latrobe-and-early-fitzroy-tickets-166004069641

 

Donations of $10 per head are requested when booking.

 

Tea, Coffee and biscuits will be available.

 

 
 
 

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Date DEFFERAL due to COVID-19 restrictions- Watch this space for the new time … The Fitzroy History Society 2021 Annual General Meeting

 

The Fitzroy History Society 2021 Annual General Meeting – Awaiting a new date. It has been deferred due to COVID-19 restrictions. 

Plan is to still have it at a later date  at the Fitzroy Town Hall Reading Room. Guest speaker will be Prof. Julie Cliff AO.

 

Life and Death at Charles Street, Fitzroy, in the 1870s

A talk by Dr Julie Cliff, AO

Meeting will be held at Fitzroy Town Hall in the “Reading Room”, start time is 7pm.

Julie Cliff has a family history which extends back to Charles Street, Fitzroy, in the 1870s.  Her talk will commence from the family home just 150m south from the Town Hall Reading Room. Julie will explain her discoveries about life and death issues in the nineteenth century, with attention to infectious diseases, and an interesting sequel in the 1940s. She will draw on her life experience in Public Health and Epidemiology on a global scale.

JULIE CLIFF: Julie graduated MBBS from the University of Melbourne in 1967 and has London postgraduate qualifications in internal medicine, tropical medicine and community health. For almost forty years now, she has lived and worked in Mozambique, helping to build both the health system and its medical workforce.  Julie Cliff has also made important contributions to the establishment and development of the Mozambique health system as a physician and epidemiologist at Maputo Central Hospital and with the Ministry of Health, and as a professor in community health at Eduardo Mondlane University in Maputo. Since her arrival in Mozambique, the medical workforce has increased more than tenfold; over a thirty year period most doctors were taught by Julie Cliff.

International recognition for her achievements in epidemiology and public health is widespread. She was an International Epidemiologic Fellow at the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, USA, and has given the Annual Pumphandle Lecture to the John Snow Society in London. In 1996, she was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia and has been awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws from Monash University, and an Honorary Doctor of Medical Science from University of Melbourne.

 More details -= > FHS 2021 AGM Julie Cliff

 

 

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Breaking news — Due to Lockdown extension, this will be rescheduled. New details will be posted once known. Fitzroy History Society Event at 2pm on Sunday, 25 July 2021 Charles Joseph LaTrobe and early Fitzroy

The Fitzroy History Society invites you to attend our forthcoming event 
 
 
Fitzroy History Society Event at 2pm on Sunday, 25 July 2021
Charles Joseph LaTrobe and early Fitzroy
 
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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.  Latrobe and his wife were regular worshippers at the Church and the present vicar,
Dr Hugh Kempster, will offer a tour of the church focusing on the links with the couple.
 
Date:     Sunday, 25 July at 2pm.
Venue:  St Peters Eastern Hill Church Hall
      15 Gisborne St, East Melbourne
RSVP bookings at   
Donations of $10 per head are requested when booking.
 
 

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The City of Yarra Library – Local History Resources

The City of Yarra Library – Local History Resources
We welcome all interested persons to visit the Local History Collection housed securely in a dedicated room within the Fitzroy Branch Library, Moor St, Fitzroy.

For additional and easily accessible resources within the local History Collection you can visit the following website address: https://library.yarracity.vic.gov.au/research/local-history/

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