Sunday, August 17, 2014

The streets of old Fitzroy

I've lived in Fitzroy for 14 years, and long before I moved here spent some formative moment in its pubs and terrace houses. I have an unpublished novel that set's in Fitzroy in the 1940s (originally it was set in the 1950s but I've realised it was the wrong period). I love this suburb, even as it changes before my eyes, which is why I love articles and photographs and stories of its past.

 This kind of housing once dominated inner-city suburbs like Fitzroy, Collingwood and Rich

From the Herald-Sun, here's a series of images of the old inner city slums that once characterised much of Fitzroy.

And from The Age just yesterday, here's an article about a photographer who was documenting the vanishing post-war Fitzroy culture in 1973-74. 

http://www.colourfactory.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Robert-Ashton-hero-image-Art-Guide.jpg

Happy reading. And maybe allow Dan Sultan to provide you with a soundtrack?

2 comments:

Lynne Shandley said...

Wow, a completely lost world. I love the inner city alleys. They fascinate me, how it must've been with the dunny cart men, etc.

roth phallyka said...

They fascinate me, how it must've been with the dunny cart men, etc.


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