These fantastic photos by Phillip Rogers document the former Brunswick St festival, which was last held in 2001. Judging by the fashion, I’d say they were taken about 1990.

H200952248 Fitzroy history - the Brunswick St festival

Courtesy of SLV / ID: H2009.52/248 / photographer: Phillip Rogers / copyright: used under the fair dealings provisions of the Copyright Act 1968 / c1990

H200952269 Fitzroy history - the Brunswick St festival

Courtesy of SLV / ID: H2009.52/269 / photographer: Phillip Rogers / copyright: used under the fair dealings provisions of the Copyright Act 1968 / c1990

H200952268 Fitzroy history - the Brunswick St festival

Courtesy of SLV / ID: H2009.52/268 / photographer: Phillip Rogers / copyright: used under the fair dealings provisions of the Copyright Act 1968 / c1990

H200952263 Fitzroy history - the Brunswick St festival

Courtesy of SLV / ID: H2009.52/263 / photographer: Phillip Rogers / copyright: used under the fair dealings provisions of the Copyright Act 1968 / c1990

H200952249 Fitzroy history - the Brunswick St festival

Courtesy of SLV / ID: H2009.52/249 / photographer: Phillip Rogers / copyright: used under the fair dealings provisions of the Copyright Act 1968 / c1990

H200952242 Fitzroy history - the Brunswick St festival

Courtesy of SLV / ID: H2009.52/242 / photographer: Phillip Rogers / copyright: used under the fair dealings provisions of the Copyright Act 1968 / c1990

Fitzroy history – the Brunswick St festival

4 thoughts on “Fitzroy history – the Brunswick St festival

  • 25 November 2010 at 9:26 am
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    Love these history posts. How awesome is the library?! :)

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  • 25 November 2010 at 11:09 am
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    the first time I came to melbourne as an adult was the last brunswick st festival. I vowed to move here after that! great photos!!

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  • 26 November 2010 at 1:43 pm
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    Yeah, I’m another one who moved here in part because the festival (this was 1998) was so good – I thought “I want to be a part of this place!”.

    It’s a such a pity that it no longer happens. For me, it came to represent the first day of Spring as it was a harbinger of things to come.

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  • 10 February 2011 at 1:38 am
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    I had no idea about the festival. I moved here because of my loyalty to RRR radio. It was a nice surprise in October and every other October following that. Great memories! I think I should write a book. Any ideas?

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