181 Chetwynd Street

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

Also known as
Previous Address 181 was also known as 105 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

Building Details

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Subsequent Building Alterations

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Heritage Significance and Listings

Heritage Listings and Explanatory Notes

The original double fronted Victorian era 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
1920 1920 Mrs. Mary Tyler source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1915 1915 Arthur Wilson source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1913 Frank Barnett http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article201123129 source: The Age
1910 1910 Joseph Tura source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1900 1900 Walter Lee source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1895 1895 Mrs. Mary Sullivan source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1890 1890 Samuel Kerfort source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.

Social History

1913 The Age.

PICNICKER’S HAND BROKEN
Frank Barnett, 37, who lives at 105 Chetwynd-street, North Melbourne, went to a picnic at Sorrento on Saturday, and by some means became mixed up in a brawl, with the result that he received a blow on the head. A deep wound was inflicted, in which several stitches were inserted by Dr. Boughton, of Sorento, and subsequently Barnett was further treated at the Melbourne Hospital.

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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