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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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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Fitzroy History Society Annual Dinner – 2 December 2016

Fitzroy History Society Annual Dinner
will be held on Friday 2 December at 6.30pm for 7pm
at the Fitzroy Arms Hotel
296 Rae Street, North Fitzroy

We urge you to join us in an enjoyable evening and meet members with a mutual interest in local history.

Dinner and drinks at own choice.

Please RSVP to Lina Favrin at

 

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A Walk Around MacRobertson’s Great White City – 20 September 2015

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A WALK AROUND MacROBERTSON’S GREAT WHITE CITY

On 20 September 2015 FHS member Seb Costello led a walk that revealed many of the buildings that had been part of the MacRoberson confectionery and chocolate company. The empire of MacPherson Robertson included at least 17 buildings in Fitzroy. Painted white, they were known as MacRoberson’s Great White City. 

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Honouring Fitzroy Volunteers in The Great War – 24 May 2015

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HONOURING FITZROY VOLUNTEERS IN THE GREAT WAR

FHS has a data base of about 3,000 volunteers in WWI who have a connection with Fitzroy: WW1 in Fitzroy

On Sunday 24 May there was a walk from the Edinburgh Gardens to the Fitzroy Town Hall, during which the stories of some of these volunteers were  told as we passed their former homes. The walk commenced at the memorial rotunda (bandstand) in the Edinburgh Gardens and ended at the Town Hall where the WW1 Honour Boards and the display in the library were viewed.

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Fitzroy Railway Walk – 22 February 2015

FITZROY RAILWAY WALK

Sunday 22 February 2015, 10am-12noon.
The publication of a self-guided walk of the Inner Circle railway line was launched with a walk of the route,  commencing where the line crosses Nicholson Street (immediately north of Park Street), North Fitzroy (Melway map 30, A11).

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