Beginning in 1972, Sister Bridget and Sister Rosina of the Sisters of Mercy have taught the waves of new migrant children coming to Fitzroy. The children may not have had any English, but they wanted to learn. “They were terrific.” Unlike the enclosed Sisters of old, they would visit people in their homes – with an interpreter if needed. At first they would then return to silence, but that is no longer the case. They were enriched by all the cultures and customs, and recount many happy memories of their time in Fitzroy.
There will be a display of photos and presentations by Chris Bennett this Saturday. Location: Gertie's Gallery, 247 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy When: Saturday 17 February 2024, Chris Bennett 1.30-2.00pm and 3.00-3.30pm ... See MoreSee Less
Early history of Gertrude Street - a talk by Richard PetersonThe Fitzroy History Society welcomes its members to the following event.Topic: Early history of Gertrude Street and the story of 79 Gertrude Street. Plus reflections on early days in North Fitzroy.Speaker: Richard Peterson who is an architect, heritage consultant, author and academic.Location: Bargoogna Nganjin, North Fitzroy Library. Seminar rooms, ground floor.Time: 7pm. Tuesday, 23rd April 2024. We hope to see you there. ... See MoreSee Less