Carlton Chronicles #32

Carlton Chronicles #32

Here is issue #32 of The Carlton Chronicles which is published by the Carlton Community History Group. It contains the fascinating history of the death of Squizzy Taylor. Click here to download and read issue #32
Kew Cottages talk and exhibition

Kew Cottages talk and exhibition

Failed Ambitions: A History of Kew Cottages Dr Lee-Ann Monk & Dr David Henderson Opened in 1887, Kew Cottages was Australia’s first purpose built institution for people with intellectual disabilities. Contemporaries considered it a ‘distinct advance on anything yet...
The Squatters’ Grab launch

The Squatters’ Grab launch

FHS members are invited to the launch of of Wal Walker’s book, The Squatters’ Grab, introduced by Greg McNamara.Venue: Readings State Library of Victoria, Russell St MelbourneDate and time: Wednesday 20th February 2024, 6.30pm The Squatters’ Grab Wal Walker The...
History of Fitzroy

History of Fitzroy

The former City of Fitzroy was bounded by Nicholson Street on the west, Smith Street, Queens Parade and the Merri Creek on the east, Victoria Parade on the south, and May Street (and a line continuous with it) on the north. The area belonging to the Woiworung tribe...
Mission of the Holy Redeemer

Mission of the Holy Redeemer

170 Leicester Street, Fitzroy A red-brick church-like building in Leicester Street, Fitzroy gives no clues as to its fascinating, though short-lived, moment of glory. This edited extract from Laurie O'Brien's article in Fitzroy: Melbourne's First Suburb brings to life...
Gertrude Street talk

Gertrude Street talk

Richard Peterson (architect, heritage consultant, author and academic) will give a talk on the early history of Gertrude Street and the story of 79 Gertrude Street. He will also reflect on his family’s early days in North Fitzroy. 23 April 2024, 7.00pm at Bargoogna...