Stephen Fitzgerald is a humanitarian and social activist fighting for freedom, democracy and a fair go for everyone.
He spent his early informative years exploring the native landscape around Helensburgh as a barefoot bush kid. He was school captain of La Perouse public school and was influenced by the local Koori. He lived and surfed at North Narrabeen from 1965 and moved to Avalon in 1984.
He worked with the Lands Department for ten years in managing the Crown estate involving aspects of foreshore development, extractive industry, subdivision and environmental impact. During this time he completed a research-oriented Valuation of Real Estate course, including four years mercantile law from what is now UTS. He was a delegate to the PSA and Associate Member of the Commonwealth Institute of Velures.