132 Chetwynd Street

132 Chetwynd Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051
photographer: Stephen Hatcher 2021

Also known as
Previous Address 132 was also known as 24 Chetwynd Street, Hotham before street renumbering. Source: from the 1895 MMBW map
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Land Details

  1. 1895 MMBW map
  2. Compiled Crown Record Plan

Building Details

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Heritage Significance and Listings

Heritage Listings and Explanatory Notes

The highly sought after Victorian era heritage dwelling with its own private back yard garden that once existed on this site was demolished and replaced by a brick warehouse and office building. Built around 1960.

Owners

From To Owner More Info Data Source
to date Private source: Hatcher Index
Mr. J. G. Priddle, 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: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1970 1974 Allnew Panels P/L (panel beaters) source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1960 1965 D. R. Boyd source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1920 1955 Robert Brown source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1915 1915 Hugh Watt source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1910 1913 Mrs. Johanna Purcell source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1905 1905 Mrs. Bridget Wood source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1895 1900 Andrew Murphy source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1885 1890 Leonard Grimwood source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1877 1880 Mrs. A. Morton source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1875 1875 H. W. Smith source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1871 1874 Henry Taylor source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1868 1870 Mrs. Hayes source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.

Social History

1907 The Herald.

CHILD MURDER – BABY DONE TO DEATH.
The Inquest Adjourned.
An inquiry was opened at the Morgue to-day by the City Coroner (Mr Candler) relating to the death of a newly-born male Infant, whose body was found by a corporation employee In a lane in the city on Saturday morning last. Patrick Purcell, corporation employee, residing at 24 Chetwynd street. North Melbourne, stated that on Saturday morning last he found the body of deceased in Baptist lane, off Little Collins street. The body was lying in the middle of. the right-of-way, and was quite naked. Witness informed the Police.

source: The Herald



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 predominantly a residential street 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 characterised 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 the 1895 Melbourne Metropolitan Board of Works map.

Other Information

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