179 Chetwynd Street

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

Also known as
Previous Address 179 was also known as 103 Chetwynd Street, Hotham before street renumbering. Source: from the 1895 MMBW map
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Land Details

  1. 1895 MMBW map
  2. Compiled Crown Record Plan
  3. 1852 The Argus, Crown land sale

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Heritage Significance and Listings

Heritage Listings and Explanatory Notes

The original Victorian period family dwelling that once existed on this site was demolished and replaced by the current three storey concrete apartment building with basement parking. Built and subdivided into 17 units in 1998.

Owners

From To Owner More Info Data Source
to date Private source: Hatcher Index
1852 Mr. Alfred Cumberland, 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
1950 1955 Harold W. Holowell source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1935 1945 John Robinson source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1930 1930 Mrs. Annie Robinson source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1925 1925 Andrew Wren source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1920 1920 Charles A. Allen source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1915 1915 James Benson source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1910 1910 Mrs. E. McLarty source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1905 1905 Albert E. Heathcote source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1900 1900 John Doherty source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1895 1895 James White (bootmaker) source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1890 1890 Joseph Ross source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1876 1885 James White (bootmaker) source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1871 1874 William Blumfield (greengrocer) source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.

Social History

1876 The Argus.

James White, bootmaker, 103 Chetwynd-street Hotham, yesterday identified the clothes on the body of a man found floating in the Yarra on Tuesday as those of a man named John Reilly, bootmaker, Wreckyn-street Hotham. He said, however, that he was not certain as to the identity of the man himself, owing to the decomposed state of the body, but was almost certain he was the
person named George Burgess, landlord of the house Reilly lived in, was also pretty certain as to the body being that of the man
alluded to, and took a portion of the deceased’s clothing away for positive identification.

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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