Fitzroy, South Australia

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Fitzroy
AdelaideSouth Australia
Postcode(s) 5082
LGA(s) City of Prospect

Fitzroy is an inner northern suburb of Adelaide 4 km from the Adelaide city centre, in the state of South Australia, Australia within the City of Prospect. It is adjacent to North Adelaide, Prospect, Ovingham and Thorngate. The post code for Fitzroy is 5082. It is bounded to the west by Cotton Street, to the south by Fitzroy Terrace, in the east by Prospect Road and the north by Avenue Road. Fitzroy is essentially a residential suburb, overlooking the North Adelaide Parklands.

History[edit]

Fitzroy mainly consists of 19th century multi-storey mansions and leafy European tree-lined streets, which were established by wealthy early South Australian settlers, away from the noise and smells of Adelaide city, where the working classes lived in cramped cottages. Fitzroy once incorporated the present Thorngate.

An historic lane in Fitzroy is Goode Lane, dating back to the mid-19th century.

Facilities[edit]

Mormon meetinghouse in Fitzroy

Fitzroy is an attractive and affluent suburb of Adelaide; with many residences being within South Australia's most valuable properties. This highly sought after suburb consists of only a handful of residential streets. There are no non-residential facilities directly within the suburb, aside from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints meetinghouse overlooking Torrens Road. The closest schools in the area are Blackfriars Priory School for boys, and Prospect Primary School, both located in Prospect. There is a boutique shopping strip on Prospect Road, further north in Prospect. Other facilities can be easily accessed by entering North Adelaide.

Transport[edit]

Prospect Road is served by the G10 bus service. Churchill Road is served by the 235 bus service. Most of Fitzroy is walking distance to Ovingham railway station.

Politics[edit]

Fitzroy is in the South Australian House of Assembly electoral district of Adelaide and the Australian House of Representatives Division of Adelaide. As it is an extremely wealthy "sandstone" area, the local booths tend to be highly pro-Liberal, even though the electoral district to which it belongs, has always been marginal, and often Labor.

References[edit]

Coordinates: 34°53′49″S 138°35′24″E / 34.897°S 138.590°E / -34.897; 138.590