Fitzroyalty

Hyperlocal news about Melbourne's first suburb: Fitzroy 3065

farewell 2007

It was an intense year for me. I’m sure at some point in the future the only things I will remember are the spectacular surprises – seeing Lewis Hamilton finish third in his debut Grand Prix and meeting Tori Amos four times – the rest will fade into the past.…

back to the future

I accept that there was a ‘stolen generation’ of Aboriginal Australians, and that these children were forcibly removed from their families for political and ideological reasons that had nothing to do with the quality of their lives with their families. Many children were removed because the white government thought it knew best, not because the children were neglected or abused.…

summer sunset

This was taken on the evening of 13 December. Sunset on my balcony is one of the best things about living in Fitzroy.

the value of education

In the politically correct era, arguing that people are born with different abilities and different innate intelligence is close to taboo. Suggesting that different cultures have different effects on individuals is also suspect. Judging the value of a particular culture, and the extent to which it shapes and encourages intellectual and emotional growth in individuals is an extremely controversial issue.…