136 Chetwynd Street

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

Also known as
Previous Address 136 was also known as 28 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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Subsequent Building Alterations

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Architectural Features



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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 after 1965.

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 Hatcher Index
1974 1974 Marlandaire P/L (air conditioning equipment) source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1970 1970 Aargent Towing and Salvage Service P/L source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1965 1965 B. Rainbow source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1960 1960 R. K. Wagner source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1942 1955 Thomas S. Richardson and Mrs. Daisy Patricia Richardson http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article206820560 source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1940 1940 V. Brugalatta source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1935 1935 Michael Dalton source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1925 1930 Mrs. Annie Stewart source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1915 1920 Robert Smith source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1910 1910 Mrs. Elizabeth Searle source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1905 1905 Andrew Murphy http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article108826819 source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1900 1900 George Gregory source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1893 1898 Mrs. Maria Davidson, nee Clifford http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article138665319 source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1890 1893 Thomas Davidson and Mrs. Maria Davidson, nee Clifford http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article197194172 source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.

Social History

1906 North Melbourne Courier.

NORTH MELBOURNE POLICE. COURT.
MONDAY, Oct. 15. Before Dr. Lloyd (chairman), and Messrs. Barwise, and. Fuller, Js.P.
LARCENY.
Madeline Clark and Theresa Geraghty were charged with stealing a quilt, value 27/-, the property of Andrew Murphy.
Andrew Murphy said that he resided in Chetwynd-st., and identified the quilt produced as his. On a date he did not
remember he had it on a clothes line erected on a vacant piece of land near Gardiner-st. Witness had permission to use this piece of land as a drying ground. He valued the quilt at 27/-. He did not know accused.

source: North Melbourne Courier



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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