142 Dudley Street

142 Dudley Street
West Melbourne VIC 3003

Also known as
Previous Address 142 was previously known as 54 Dudley Street before street renumbering Source: source: Sands & McDougall 1865

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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 desirable early Victorian period home and extensive gardens of the McPherson family that once stood on this site has been demolished.


From To Owner More Info Data Source
to date Private source: Hatcher index
Mr. M. Carroll, 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


From To Resident More Info Data Source
to date Private source: Hatcher index
1865 Thomas and Jessie [Macpherson] McPherson, née Fulton source: Sands & McDougall 1865, pg 92

Social History

142 Dudley Street was once the home of Thomas and Jessie McPherson, in 1865 their son William Murray McPherson was born.

Sir William Murray McPherson (1865-1932), businessman, premier and philanthropist, was born on 17 September 1865 in West Melbourne, ninth child and third surviving son of Thomas McPherson, iron merchant, and his wife Jessie, née Fulton, both Scottish born. He was educated at West Melbourne State School. After an apprenticeship with James McEwan, he entered his father’s firm. Thomas’s death in 1888 left William and his brother Edward in charge; after Edward’s death (1896) William became sole proprietor. When McPherson entered politics in 1913, he established a private company, McPherson’s Pty Ltd. On 19 April 1892 he had married Emily, daughter of the Sydney merchant W. M. Jackson, at St Andrew’s Cathedral.

Sir William Murray McPherson, KBE (17 September 1865 – 26 July 1932) was an Australian philanthropist and politician. He was the 31st Premier of Victoria.


Context and Streetscape

The current property is 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

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