12 Chetwynd Street

12 Chetwynd Street
West Melbourne VIC 3003
Felicity Jack 2020

Also known as
Previous Address
Constructed
Style Victorian : 1840-1890
Architect
Builder

Timelapse Building Images

2004

source: http://maps.melbourne.vic.gov.au/

1964

source: North Melbourne Library, photographer Karl Halla


Land Details

  1. Current map
  2. 1895 MMBW map
  3. Compiled Crown Record Plan
  4. 1859 The Argus, Crown Land Sale

Building Details

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Subsequent Building Alterations

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Architectural Features



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Heritage Significance and Listings

Heritage Listings and Explanatory Notes

Owners

From To Owner More Info Data Source
to date Private source: Hatcher Index
1859 Mr. John Harbison, M.L.A. first Crown land purchaser source: Hatcher Index
abt 40 thousand years earlier 1835 Boon Wurrung and Woiwurrung (Wurundjeri) peoples of the Kulin Nation https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Victoria source: Hatcher Index

Residents

From To Resident More Info Data Source
to date Private source Hatcher Index
1974 1974 G. Giandinoto source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1960 1965 G. De Gata source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1940 1955 J. Balzan source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1935 1935 W. H. Jenkins source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1930 1930 J. Skiteri source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1920 1925 Miss. M. McDonald source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1915 1915 H. W. Tierney source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1910 1910 E. Allen source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1895 1905 W. H. Leonard source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1890 1890 P. Long source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1884 John Elliot http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article198550695 source: trove.nla.gov.au

Social History

1884. PRESTON— ELLIOTT.— On the 5th December, 1883, by the Rev. N. Kinsman, Thomas Edward Preston, of West Melbourne, to Mary Ann Elliott, only daughter of John Elliott, 12 Chetwynd-street, West Melbourne.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article198550695

source: trove.nla.gov.au


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Context and Streetscape

Precinct

This property resides within the municipality of the City of Melbourne. We respectfully acknowledge it is on the traditional land of the Kulin Nation.
source: https://www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/SiteCollectionDocuments/history-city-of-melbourne.pdf
historical map source: https://www.slv.vic.gov.au/search-discover/explore-collections-format/maps/maps-melbourne-city-suburbs

Zoning
This information must be verified with the relevant planning or heritage authority.

Streetscape

Chetwynd Street was once a mainly residential street filled with single and two storey Victorian terrace dwellings, two churches, a school and two hotels known as the Queens Arms and the Star of Hotham.

The Chetwynd streetscape today is characterized by a mix of multi-storey blocks of public flats, some modern commercial/industrial buildings, an ambulance depot, and a school.

In 2021, only fifty of the original one hundred and twenty-nine Victorian heritage dwellings once found on this street remain, compared to an 1895 Melbourne Metropolitan Board of Works map.

Other Information

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