17 Miller Street

17 Miller Street
West Melbourne VIC 3003
photographer: Sue Scarfe

Also known as
Previous Address known as 9 Miller street before 1889 Source: Sands & McDougall directory
Constructed 20/9/1864
Style Victorian, Mid: 1860-1875
Builder John Stewart

Timelapse Building Images


11 to 19 Miller Street West Melbourne

photographer, Graeme Butler

Land Details

  1. 1895 MMBW map.
  2. Compiled Crown Record Plan.
  3. 1858 James Taylor crown land purchaser.
  4. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article7305206

More information about James Taylor’s background can be found here.

Building Details

Notice of intent to build.

Street: Miller (next to Logan Cottages)

Number: 463. Date 20/9/1864

Owner & Builder: John Stewart

Fee: 1.10.0

Type: Brick house

Other significant building works carried out by John Stewart.

Burchett Index

Subsequent Building Alterations

No Entries Found

Architectural Features

  • Gate

    Sue Scarfe photographer

  • Hardware
    Other metal

    Sue Scarfe photographer

  • Lacework
    Cast Iron

    Sue Scarfe photographer

  • Lacework
    Cast Iron

    Sue Scarfe photographer

  • Lacework
    Cast Iron

    Sue Scarfe photographer

  • Lacework
    Cast Iron

    Sue Scarfe photographer

  • Windows

    Sue Scarfe photographer

  • Walls

    Sue Scarfe photographer

  • Roof

    Sue Scarfe photographer

Heritage Significance and Listings

Heritage Listings and Explanatory Notes

How is it significant?
The Stewart house is significant historically and aesthetically to West Melbourne and the City of Melbourne.

Why is it significant?
Stewart cottage 17 Miller Street is significant.

  • Aesthetically, as a relatively early but near original example of a common type which contributes to a significant residential streetscape;
  • Historically, representative of a major growth period (Victorian-era) in West Melbourne and for the link with Mr. , and its connection to John Stewart, a prominent resident of the local community in the late Victorian-era.


From To Owner More Info Data Source
1975 to date Private Hatcher Index
1974 1974 Margarer Mary Grant Hatcher Index
1950 1973 John Les Trembath Hatcher Index
1913 1949 John Thomas Trembath Hatcher Index
1911 1912 M Stewart Hatcher Index
1898 1910 Alexander Mitchell (adopted son of John & Mary Stewart) Hatcher Index
1882 1897 Mrs Mary Stewart Hatcher Index
1864 1881 John & Mary Stewart nee Orr Hatcher Index
1858 1863 James Taylor (crown land purchaser) http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article155036655 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 Hatcher Index


From To Resident More Info Data Source
1975 to date Private Hatcher Index
1972 1974 Doris Pegler Hatcher Index
1947 1971 Andrew James McCallum Hatcher Index
1918 1946 John Thomas Trembath Hatcher Index
1917 1917 Beatrice Ward Hatcher Index
1915 1916 James White Hatcher Index
1913 1914 Charles Dargie Hatcher Index
1908 1912 Sam O Holywell Hatcher Index
1907 1907 Thomas Morgan Hatcher Index
1906 1906 Paul Godel Hatcher Index
1905 1905 Thomas Cullett Hatcher Index
1889 1904 Alexander Mitchell Hatcher Index
1885 1888 Richard M Hosking Hatcher Index
1883 1883 Robert Bertram Hatcher Index
1882 1882 William Pierce Hatcher Index
1881 1881 Hugh Roberts Hatcher Index
1877 1880 Robert Cogswell Hatcher Index
1874 1876 John Ireland Hatcher Index
1871 1873 Edward Johnstone Hatcher Index
1870 1870 John Orr Hatcher Index
1868 1869 John Kelly Hatcher Index
1867 1867 John Stewart Hatcher Index
1866 1866 George Oates Hatcher Index

Social History

1885 Mr. R. M. Hosking.

Richard Martin Hosking was born in 1860 in Ballarat, Victoria to parents, Richard and Mary. He married Ellen ‘Helen’ Greenfield Horley in 1883 and they had four children during their marriage. Their first child was Richard Percy Hosking, born in 1885 at 17 Miller Street West Melbourne. Other siblings who followed were, David Lawrence Hosking, Frederick Alexander Hosking and Helen May Hosking.

The Age

1882 Mr. William John Reuben Peirce.

The Record

1882 Mr. William John Reuben Peirce & Mrs. Selina Peirce.

Melbourne Leader

1873 Mr. John McCutcheon.

The Argus

Context and Streetscape

The current 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


The controls listed below affect this property:


This streetscape contains a collection of historic Victorian and Federation buildings. The homes are socially and historically significant buildings for the early development of North & West Melbourne in their own right.

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