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


Donations of $10 per head are requested when booking.


Tea, Coffee and biscuits will be available.



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