168 Chetwynd Street

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

Also known as
Previous Address 168 was also known as 60 Chetwynd Street, Hotham before street renumbering.
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Land Details

  1. 1895 MMBW Map
  2. Compiled Crown Record Plan

Building Details

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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 around 1960.

Owners

From To Owner More Info Data Source
to date Private source: Hatcher Index
Mr. J. Fitzgerald, 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 North Melbourne Telephone Exchange source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1955 1955 Alex Roger source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1935 1950 Richard Barnett source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1930 1930 David J. Cairns source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1920 1925 Samuel E. Crossfield source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1915 1915 Mrs. Amy Sewell http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article241648817 source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1905 1910 Mrs. Mary Paul source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1890 1900 John Paul source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.

Social History

1914 The Herald.

PENSIONER DIES SUDDENLY
At 11.50 p.m. yesterday the death of Joseph Watkeycr, 76, an old ago pensioner, residing at 60 Chetwynd street, was reported to the – North Melbourne police. Mrs Amy Sewell, with whom Watkeyer lodged, stated that at 9.30 p.m. Watkeyer retired, and shortly afterwards asked for a sleeping draught. Mr Pantor obtained some medicine from a chemist and, after taking it, he asked for a drink of water. Mrs. Sewell went to get it, and when she returned the stillness of her lodger alarmed her, and she sent for Dr J. K. Troup. About a month ago Watkeyer was treated by Dr Stephens for heart trouble. Dr Troup could not see his way to give a certificate of death. The matter has been reported to the Coroner, and the body taken to the Morgue.

source: The Herald



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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