Fairfield City Open Libraries: Heritage Blog

Publications

 

journeyA journey in time: a history of St Johns Park and its people by Vicki Movizio.

Published in 2015, this book documents the history of St Johns Park suburb from the early 1800s when land grants were given to encourage settlers. The area developed into a farming community with a high percentage of migrants operating vineyards, market gardens and poultry Farms.

 

Cabrogal to Fairfield City 

Cabrogal to Fairfield City: A History of a Multicultural Community by Stephen Gapps.

Published in 2010, Cabrogal to Fairfield City was commissioned by Fairfield City Council to fill in the ‘missing’ history of the Fairfield district between the publication of the 2nd edition of Fairfield: A History of the District in 1992 and the present. It also includes the Aboriginal history of the area prior to European settlement.

 

Foundations of Faith

 

Foundations of Faith: Christian Churches in the Fairfield Area by Beverley Donald

Foundations of Faith looks at the history of most of the hundred plus Christian churches that have been established in the Fairfield area since the early 19th century.

 

Life and Times of Fairfield City

The Life and Times of Fairfield City [DVD]

This documentary covers the history of the city of Fairfield from pre-European and rural settlements, and traces its growth to today’s harmonious community of cultural diversity.

(A short version of the DVD is also available.)

 

Fairfield: A History of the District 2nd ed. by Vance GeorgeFairfield: A History of the District 2nd ed.

Commissioned in 1990 and published in 1991 by Fairfield City Council, the second edition of Vance George’s work covers the includes the changes in Fairfield City since the publication of the first edition in 1982.

 

 

Fairfield: A History of the District

Fairfield: A History of the District by Vance George

Commissioned in 1978 by Fairfield City Council and published in 1982 the first edition of A History of the District was the result of research begun in 1971 when Vance George was appointed Honorary Archivist, to investigate and document the district’s past.

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