East Melbourne Conservation Study collection 1979 – sourced from Flickr – Graeme Butler

Megan Park would like to acknowledge the Wurundjeri people, who speak the Woi Wurrung language, as the traditional owners and custodians of the land we call Fitzroy. The traditional name for Fitzroy is Ngar-go (add accent on A) meaning ‘high ground’ 

By the 1950’s Fitzroy supported a community of more than 300 Aboriginal people, living in and around the area.Fitzroy not only became the area with the  largest Aboriginal community in Victoria, it has also been the social and political hub of Aboriginal Melbourne. We pay our respects to all First Nations elders and leaders, past, present and emerging.

At Megan Park we recognise this land was never ceded and that we live and work on stolen land. 

Let’s all pay the rent