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Fitzroy Street

Sir Charles Augustus FitzRoy, KCH, KCB (10 June 1796 – 16 February 1858) was a British military officer, politician and member of the aristocracy, who held governorships in several British colonies during the 19th century including New South Wales from 2 August 1846 to 28 January 1855.


Slideshow key Peter Johnson

Unless otherwise stated the images used in our slideshow can be found and downloaded from the Pictures Collection, State Library of Victoria.




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St Kilda Courthouse & Town Hall ca. 1861-1865
Looking north across Barkly Street towards the corner of Grey Street showing the bluestone watch house and lock-up in the distance on RHS. Photographer unknown.


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St Kilda Town Hall, Brighton Road ca. 1910-1921


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St Kilda Road ca 1910-1920 
View looking north from the Junction.


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St Kilda Road 
At High Street intersection


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Barkly Street ca. 1906-1915
View from the Village Belle Hotel roof looking south showing the VR electric tram at the intersection of Barkly and Mitford Streets. Photographer unknown.


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Esplanade ca. 1865-1872
View of Granny's shop looking south towards Point Ormond in the distance

Cooper v2, p158
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Granny's Shop, Esplanade ca. 1868-1872
View of Granny's shop

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Alfred Square & Esplanade ca. ?

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 St Moritz, Esplanade ca. ?

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 Catani Clock Tower steps, Esplanade ca. 1950-1960

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Shelter Pavilion & Tearooms ca. 1908-1914
View looking south across the Catani Arch gardens towards Mrs Mary Gillespie's tea rooms [the Stoke House in more recent times] 

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Shelter Pavilion & Tearooms ca. 1948-1954
View looking north across the Catani Arch gardens towards the Catani Clock Tower


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Gardens, Jacka Boulevard ca. 1948-1954
View looking north across Catani Arch lawn towards Catani Clock Tower

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South Beach ca. 1938-1950
View from Brooks Jetty

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Weniger's Carousel, Lower Esplanade ca. 1913-1919

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Little Luna Park, Lower Esplanade ca. 1908-1920

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St Kilda Beach ca. 1948-1950 
View towards Little Luna Park, Palais Theatre & Luna Park

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View looking south to Little Luna Park
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St Kilda, Fitzroy Street (Tolarno)

If Mirka had led the move to Melbourne, it was Georges’ idea to settle in St Kilda. The Tolarno Bistro and Hotel were ambitious projects for Mirka and Georges, almost too much so, making it a risky financial enterprise. Neither had skill in running a hotel, and extensive renovations had to take place before the restaurant opened in 1964. A further eighteen months went by before the family moved in. The Moras had bought the hotel from St Kilda residents Bill Roth and his wife Renee who had managed the hotel and the large downstairs dining room. Philippe had been joined by brothers William and Tiriel. All had separate rooms. Breakfast and dinner were taken in the bistro at ‘the family table’ and the boys grew up with a refined taste in food. The Moras brought a new sense of style to St Kilda, together with their celebrity clientele, and became well known local identities.

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Gatwick Hotel (Extant) 34 Fitzroy Street

Gatwick Hotel (Extant) 34 Fitzroy Street

Edward O'Donnell's house Lockinge stood on this site from ca. 1881-1937.

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Brooklawn, 91-97 (Extant) Fitzroy Street

Brooklawn, 91-97 (Extant) Fitzroy Street

This building's detailed façade aligns with three other houses on Fitzroy Street – Strathmore (89), the Villa (85-87) and Number 83. All of these buildings are of Baroque influence and had their own gardens at the front.

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