135 Chetwynd Street

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

Also known as
Previous Address 135 was also known as 63 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 sought after Victorian heritage dwelling with its own private back yard garden that once existed on this site was demolished and replaced by a modern two storey townhouse.

Owners

From To Owner More Info Data Source
to date Private source: Hatcher Index
Mr. A. Huggins, 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
1950 1965 Mrs. J. E. Blair source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1945 1945 Edward Blair source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1940 1940 Matthew J. Airey source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1935 1935 Mrs. Teresa O’Hearn source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1930 1930 Frank Coates source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1925 1925 James Davies source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1920 1920 Mrs. Cath Burke source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1910 1910 Charles Williams source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1905 1905 Joseph Walter Buck (jeweler) and Mrs. Margaret Buck, nee Dwyer source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1900 1900 Albert McWhinney source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1895 1895 William Barlow source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1890 1890 John McFarlane source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.

Social History

The Buck Family.

Joseph Walter Buck was born in 1858 in Collingwood, the son of William Stanton Buck and Sybella McRae. In 1884 he married Margaret Dwyer, daughter of Thomas Dwyer and Margaret Ryan of Hotham.

Margaret gave birth to three children, a son named William Robert Buck, and two daughters named Eileen Margaret and Sybella Kathleen Buck.

The Buck family lived at 63 Chetwynd Street in 1905, the house was renumbered to 135 Chetwnyd Street after 1925 by Melbourne council.

Researched by: Stephen Hatcher 2022.

source: Births Deaths and Marriages Victoria



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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