Like to research your house?

Here are suggestions on how to go about it and some links to helpful resources.

Researching your house in Fitzroy

Suggestions and advice on how to research your house. (pdf download)

State library advice on research

Suggestions and advice from the State Library of Victoria.

Historical resources

Newspapers & gazettes (Trove)

A huge, searchable archive of newspapers and gazettes.

Picture Victoria

PV provides access to local history collections held by public libraries.

Burchett building records

Spreadsheet of Fitzroy buildings 1850-70.

Sands & McDougall directories

A reverse directory of addresses with names of the owners.

Aboriginal history of Yarra

Website was created by Yarra City Council as a free online resource.

Fitzroy WW1 soldiers database

Spreadsheet of Fitzroy World War I soldiers.

Fitzroy houses and buildings

Marvellous history and photo resource compiled by Rachel Axton.

John O'Brien's historical photos

An extensive and fascinating collection of historical photos.


State Library of Victoria

Victoria's largest library. An immense resource.

City of Yarra history resources

The City of Yarra holds a large resource of historical material. at Fitzroy Library

Researching your family tree? FL offers free access to ancestry and genealogy databases.

Historical organisations

Royal Historical Society

The State of Victoria's peak historical organisation.

Richmond Historical Society

Collect, preserve and promote the history of Richmond, Burnley and Cremorne.

Collingwood Historical Society

The Collingwood Historical Society covers the former City of Collingwood.

Hotham History Project

The Hotham History Project is interested in the history of North and West Melbourne.

Carlton History Group

Interested in the history of Carlton, North Carlton and Princes Hill.