Osborne House

Osborne House

40 Nicholson Street Standing proudly at 40 Nicholson Street, Fitzroy, Osborne House boasts a rich history that intertwines with the narrative of Melbourne itself. Often regarded as the oldest documented house in Fitzroy, this grand structure holds within its walls...
Joseph E McGinty

Joseph E McGinty

by Mike Moore “Mr J. E. McGinty, so well known and highly esteemed as an auctioneer, house, land and estate agent, of 107 Gertrude-street, has just completed his fiftieth year of residence in Victoria. The whole period, almost without a break, has been spent in...
Obituary Laurie O’Brien

Obituary Laurie O’Brien

Obituary Laurie O'Brien When the Fitzroy History Society was formed, fittingly, the first meeting of the newly formed committee was held at 35 Hanover Street, Fitzroy, the home of Laurie O’Brien. Laurie was to be an indefatigable champion of the Society and its...
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,...