1970s Fitzroy in The Age

1970s Fitzroy in The Age

It's usually nice when Fitzroy is in the newspaper. Justine Costigan lived in Fitzroy for 7 years during the mid-1970s. Here's a brief excerpt from her article published in The Age on 28 May 2024. Click on the button or the link below to read the rest of the article....
Living rough in 1960s Fitzroy

Living rough in 1960s Fitzroy

The photographs of Alan K Jordan Alan K Jordan created a fascinating social history through his photos. The collection is at the State Library of Victoria. Below is an excerpt from the SLV website. To see the full article click on the link to the right. Alan Jordan...
23/5/24 Sir Doug Nicholls Round

23/5/24 Sir Doug Nicholls Round

Thursday May 23, 6-8pm. Gertrude St Fitzroy walking tour and film screening highlighting footy and Sir Doug. Start Atherton Gardens, finish Builders Arms. The AFL Sir Doug Nicholls Indigenous Round is coming! How much do you know about Sir Doug Nicholls? “Running,...
Tony Birch awarded

Tony Birch awarded

Local author, Tony Birch, has won book of the year from The Age newspaper for his novel that tackles the impact of domestic violence, Women & Children. Tony was one of the people interviewed in our oral history project. The Age article about award FHS interview with...
Russian House

Russian House

118 Greeves Street, Fitzroy Russian House in Fitzroy has a fascinating two-part history, reflecting the evolution of the neighborhood itself. Life as the Friendly Societies Dispensary (1884-1960s) Built in 1884, the grand Victorian building began its life as the...
25/6/24 Corners of Melbourne

25/6/24 Corners of Melbourne

What defines a city better than its street corners? A corner gives you a starting point, a destination and a place to turn. It’s furnished with pillar boxes, newsstands and tram stops, and lamp-posts for light and lounging. Where would you be likeliest to find a pub?...