Local stories

Footscray is full of friendly people who have fabulous stories to tell. We’ve pulled together a collection of our stories from the past few years for you to read and share. Tell us your Footscray story on our Footscray Life Facebook or tweet us at @footscraylife.

Discover the Natural Beauty of Footscray - When you think of Footscray, the image of tranquil wetland strolls or manicured gardens may not be the first things that come to mind.
Student’s Survival Guide to Footscray - Perfectly perched on the wrong side of the tracks, Footscray is the gateway to Melbourne’s most exciting inner suburbs and the CBD. It also has just about everything a student needs to get the job done – check it out. …
Find your way in Footscray - Did you know Footscray has six art galleries, eight music venues and three fishing jettys? Could you locate the seven playgrounds and the best two vantage points for city views?
F5: Footscray in Transition – at home with James Voller - In the fourth instalment of a five year photographic project that depicts the changing face of Footscray, James Voller explores how the concept of home is evolving here.
5 minutes with…Tony Ughetti, Davis Music - Together with wife Julie, Tony is the owner of Davis Music, one of the earliest suppliers of musical instruments to Melbourne’s West.
Footscray 2014: a year in review - We look back at the year that was – a year of rapid change in the evolution of Footscray.
Footscray trader wins award - Congratulations to Konjo Ethiopian Restaurant's Abdul and Rozenn. These friends of Footscray Life were recognised recently at the African Australian Business of the Year ceremony for their success in spruiking the joys of Ethiopian food and culture.
100 years teaching Footscray - Did you get your start at Victoria University or the original Footscray Technical School?
The new Footscray Food Guide is here! - We all know that Footscray is a foodies’ haven, but how exactly does one navigate a town with over 160 different places to eat?
Bunjil soars into Footscray - Using only spray paint, artist Heesco created the two storey tall Albert Street mural of Bunjil the Creator, as part of the StreetWORKS program.