18 Chetwynd Street

18 Chetwynd Street
West Melbourne VIC 3003
photographer: Felicity Jack 2020

Also known as [George] Moore’s cottages 1-5 Source: from the Sands & McDougall directory
Previous Address 18 was also known as 4 Chetwynd Street, West Melbourne before street renumbering. Source: source: Sands & McDougall directory
Constructed 11/3/1868
Style
Architect
Builder Thomas Noble, Capel Street Hotham

Timelapse Building Images

No Entries Found

Land Details

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

Building Details

Notice of Intention to Build.

Number: 2499

Date : 11/3/1868

Street: Chetwynd and Rosslyn streets [7 dwellings]

Owner: Doctor George Moore [42 Queensberry Street, Hotham]

Builder: Thomas Noble, Capel Street Hotham

Type: Seven houses [with their own private back gardens]

Fee: £11.0.0

Burchett Index


Subsequent Building Alterations

No Entries Found

Architectural Features




  • Doors
    Timber

    photographer Sue Scarfe


  • Windows
    Glass

    photographer Sue Scarfe


  • Building Ornamentation
    Concrete

    photographer Sue Scarfe


  • Chimney
    Brick

    photographer Sue Scarfe



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
1974 1974 G. Grima source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1965 1965 Albert Busuttil source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1960 1960 J. Caintar source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1955 1955 Vincent De Cieri source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1944 1950 Frederick A. Brook source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1940 1940 Joseph Bugeja source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1935 1935 Harry Newman source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1930 1930 Miss Isabel Brock source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1925 1925 John C. McVay source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1915 1920 Charles E. James source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1910 1910 George and Maggie Skillicorn, nee Illing http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article174567655 source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1900 1905 Mrs. Anna Condon source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1895 1895 Ephraim Hill source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1890 1890 Enoch Round (wheelright) and Mrs. Matilda Round http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article10632053 source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1880 1885 Charles Arthur source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1878 1879 John Dawson source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1876 1877 John Floyd source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1875 1875 Crispin source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1874 1874 Henry Nelson and W. H. Spence source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1873 1873 Stephen Bond and W. H. Spence source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1872 1872 Arnold King, Mrs. Mary Ann King and Mrs. Bridle source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1871 1871 Arnold John King and Mrs. Mary Ann King, nee Ward http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article138611860 source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1870 1870 James Warren source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.

Social History

Arnold John King was born in 1843 at the Bay of Islands, NZ, the son of Philip Hansen King and Charlotte Dair Fisk. Arthur married Mary Ann Ward at Auckland in 1867. Mary Ann was the daughter of John and Mary Ann Ward.

They came to Victoria before 1870. Mary Ann King gave birth to six children in Victoria, Arnold Philip King in 1870, John Henry King in 1872, George Augustus King in 1874, Annie Isabella King in 1878, Charles William King in 1880 and Rosabella King in 1882.

source: Births Deaths and Marriages Victoria, NSW and NZ



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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