149 Chetwynd Street

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

Also known as
Previous Address 149 was also known as 79 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.
1940 1960 Alexander Cleland source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1935 1935 Mrs. Annie Cassar source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1930 1930 Mrs. Florence Dawson source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1925 1925 David Liddy source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1920 1920 Thomas Cagney source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1915 1915 Joseph Thompson source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1910 1910 Lewis Wardell source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1900 1905 Edward J. H. Esnouf source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1895 1895 Mrs. Bridget Skehan source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1890 1890 Charles Parsons source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1865 Cornelius and Mrs. Ellen O’Brien, nee Guinnane http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article245511007 source: The Herald

Social History

1865 The Herald.

THE FRIENDS of the late Mr. CORNELIUS O’BRIEN are respectfully invited to follow his remains to the place of internment, Melbourne General Cemetery ; the funeral to move from his late residence, 79 Chet-wynd street, off Queensbury street. Hotham, this day (Monday), 2nd Inst., at Four o’clock p.m.

source: The Herald


1865 The Argus.

Dr. Youl held an inquest yesterday, at Hotham, on the body of Cornelius O’Brien, aged fifty yeays. Deceased was by trade a carter, and has left a wife and nine children. On Friday last he was in his dray, conveying some empty casks along Flinders-street. One of the casks rolled off and frightened the horse, which became unmanageable. The dray was upset, and deceased thrown violently
upon the ground. He was picked up and removed to the hospital, where it was found that he was suffering from paralysis of the whole body, the result of an injury to the spine received in his fall. He died the next day from the paralysis. The jury returned a verdict in accordance with the above facts.

source: The Argus



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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