Ted Rush came to Fitzroy in the 1970s and soon became heavily involved with the Council through the ALP, before becoming Mayor after only three years. He talks about the work of the Council, changes to a more socially oriented community agenda and the origins of the Free Kindergarten movement and the work of various activist personalities in the area. He speaks about the creation of a communal backyard across four neighbouring terrace properties and the benefit to children growing up as well as general changes in the area over time.
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