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175 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy

c1943 175 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy

ID: 6900
Photographer: Alfred Charles Clarke
Copyright: library does not own image (image on public access)
Org ID: FL23

Description: Image held by Fitzroy Library. Originally a hotel (de-licensed early C20th), then leased in the early 1940s to Goodwill Service Fellowship (group of Christian Pacifists) led by Frank Coaldrake Bursar, Brotherhood of St. Laurence; during war years, the building housed Conscientious objectors who undertook work in Fitzroy for the duration When Alfred Charles Clarke went to live there, he described it as a communal boarding-house and headquarters of the Pacifist Movement as 'good fun' : after the war, the University of Melbourne SRC took over the lease (taken out in the names of Prof. 'Pansy' Wright and Prof. Brown). When the building was sold to a Mr. Tilley, he wanted to get the students out, but was unable to do so. Building was known as 'Marijuana House'
Subject: buildings, structures & establishments

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