147 Chetwynd Street

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

Also known as
Previous Address 147 was also known as 77 Chetwynd Street, Hotham before street renumbering. Source: from the 1895 MMBW map
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Timelapse Building Images

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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

Owners

From To Owner More Info Data Source
to date Private source: Hatcher Index
Mr. Cornelius O’Brien, 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
1970 1974 Social Welfare Department source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1965 1965 Nicol JG accountant AND Sterling Investments Co P/L AND Ajax Finance P/L source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1960 1960 Mrs C. Cox source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1935 1955 Albert Timms source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1910 1930 James Macbeth source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1905 1905 John Foster source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1900 1900 James K. Turnbull source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1895 1895 Mrs. Catherine Ball source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1890 1890 Michael Rafferty source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1885 1885 Thomas Carlton source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1880 1880 Thomas O’Kane source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1879 1879 Mrs. Francis source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1872 1878 Patrick and Catherine Costello, nee Donovan https://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/costello-patrick-12861 source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1871 1871 A. McDonald source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1870 1870 Mrs. O’Brien source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1865 1869 J. Ambridge source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1864 1864 R. Dargan source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1862 1863 J. Foxhall source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1860 1861 James McNaughton source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.

Social History

1925 The Age.

The Anzac Heroes.
MACBETH.—In sad and loving memory of my dear only son and our dear only brother. Private Alex. Macbeth, killed in action at Lone Pine 29th November, 1915; also Elizabeth, dearly loved mother of above, who passed away on the 8th January, 1921. Loved and remembered always.
Thoughts return to scenes gone past,
Years roll on, but memory last;
His memory still so sweet and dear;
We treasure still with love sincere.
He had a nature you could not help loving,
A heart that was purer than gold;
To those who loved him and knew him
His memory will never grow cold.
Fond were the ties that are broken,
Dear are the ones that have gone;
In memory we will always keep them
As long as the years roll on.
— Inserted by their loving ones at 77 Chetwynd-street, North Melbourne.
MACBETH.—In loving memory of my dear husband, Private Alexander Macbeth, killed in action Lone Pine 29th November, 1915; also G. W. Roberts, killed the same day.
Loved in life, treasured in death;
A beautiful memory is all we have left.
— Inserted by his loving wife, S. Macbeth, and children Bessie and Alma.

source: The Age



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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