16 Chetwynd Street

16 Chetwynd Street
West Melbourne VIC 3003
photographer: Stephen Hatcher

Also known as Moore’s cottages 1-5 Source: from the Sands & McDougall directory
Previous Address 16 was also known as 3 Chetwynd Street, West Melbourne before street renumbering.
Constructed
Style Victorian : 1840-1890
Architect
Builder

Timelapse Building Images

1983

source: North Melbourne Library, photographer Graeme Butler

1964

source: North Melbourne Library, photographer Karl Halla


Land Details

  1. Current map
  2. 1895 MMBW map
  3. Compiled Crown Record Plan
  4. 1859 The Argus, Crown Land Sale

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
1859 Mr. John Harbison, M.L.A. 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 J. Camilleri source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1955 1965 Paul Portelli source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1945 1950 Mrs. I. Ellis source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1940 1940 Frederick Ellis source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1935 1935 William H. Miller source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1920 1925 Charles G. Ainsworth source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1910 1915 Samuel J. Parish source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1905 1905 Maurice E. Taylor source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1900 1900 James Forsyth source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1890 1890 J. G. Henderson source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1889 1889 Archibald Richardson source: Rate Book Records, VPRS5708 Bourke Ward, Chetwynd St.
1885 1885 Mrs. Johanna Cantwell source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1877 1880 Mrs. Eliza Basham http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article196996497 source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1876 1876 Thomas Brennan source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1875 1875 McNear source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1874 1874 Henry Cardiff source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1873 1873 W. D. Spence source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1872 1872 Mrs. Bridle source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.

Social History

1889 The Age.

CHEETHAM—BASHAM.—On the 27th February, at Australian Church, by the Rev. Charles Strong, D.D., Joseph Cheetham, of Spencer-street, West Melbourne, to Emily, only daughter of Mrs. Eliza Basham, of Carlton.

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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