Val Noone and Mary Doyle have lived in the same house in Gore Street since the 1970s. They began their time in Fitzroy with an open house which included homeless people and draft resisters in King William Street Fitzroy in late 1971. With others and support from local churches they then established a communal house in Gore Street. They made the feature of having an evening meal to which anybody could come. This was an innovative way to support individuals in difference to institutionalised care and support systems. They speak about their work in Fitzroy and the changes they have seen over nearly fifty years living in the same house and working in the area, and provide numerous interesting anecdotes about their neighbours and many of the businesses which used to operate 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