Contacting Peter

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Purchasing a copy of Richmond Son

From the Book Depository where the price will include delivery worldwide.   It's easy, reliable and generally is the most competitive outlet of all.

My publisher, Xlibris Corporation

Amazon Books

Foyles Bookstore, UK.

Copies of Richmond Son can be ordered from Angus & Robertson


Why Peter wrote Richmond Son

The easy answer is that I could recall the detail.   It is an account of how life was for children in Richmond during the middle 1950s.   When compared to the lives we lead today, my experience defies belief.



Peter R Fitton

Peter's other book is Never Been Hit.   It is a wartime story of Australian fighter pilot,  Flying Officer             Leslie T. Streete who flew in the skies over Holland and Germany in the closing months of the war.

Peter is grateful for the assistance received from the Richmond and Burnley Historical Society.

Photo Gallery

Bourke Street, Melbourne around Christmas time during the 1950s.   Foy & Gibson's store with the huge Santa.

Melbourne  -   most likely late 1940s  

 Baker's Cart as I remember them in the middle 1950s

Corner of Bridge Road and Church Street 1949


The Old Convent with its tower in Burnley Street.   After it was demolished, the site became part of the school playground, though it always resembled a building site with its rough surface.


Princes Bridge Melbourne.   How it looked in my time.   The triangular site across the river was the old Worth's Circus site.   At the very top of the picture is a glimpse of Prince Henry's Hospital on St Kilda Road.


J. Murray Moore Steel Merchants in the late 1950s.   This business was on the corner of Burnley and Murphy Streets across the road from my home.

The Peter's Ice Cream Factory in Burnley Street.    It was on the corner of Palmer Street and diagonally opposite my home.