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On 28 December 1865 the land on the north side of Wood Street was auctioned. It was divided into seven large Town Allotments which stretched back to Canning Street. Hugh Peck bought the block one in from Abbotsford Street. He quickly subdivided it into five properties of varying sizes. The land which became No 4 Wood Street was one of these. It had a 20 foot frontage and went back about 80 feet to a lane. At one stage it had the right of a water easement across the middle of No. 2 but this was later cancelled.
Patrick McKiniry bought this land on 20 September 1867.
Subsequent Building Alterations
Heritage Significance and Listings
|Heritage Listings and Explanatory Notes|
|From||To||Owner||More Info||Data Source|
|28 December 1865||20 May 1867||Hugh Peck||Title|
|20 May 1867||20 April 1877||Patrick McKiniry||Title|
|20 April 1877||13 January 1880||Mark Marks||Title|
|13 January 1880||13 January 1880||Bernard Donovan||Title|
|13 January 1880||17 November 1909||Victorian Permanent Investment and Building Society||Title|
|17 November 1909||8 March 1930||Sim and Elizabeth Cheatle||Title|
|8 March 1930||9 October 1931||Elizabeth Cheatle||Title|
|9 October 1931||14 April 1939||Simeon Cheatle||Title|
|14 April 1939||25 January 1950||Thomas Bevan||Title|
|25 January 1950||13 March 1959||Clarice O’Connell||Title|
|13 March 1959||12 May 1967||Claire Bunnett||Title|
|12 May 1967||1 April 1977||Nicholas and Elaine Pigounis||Title|
|1 April 1977||10 April 1978||Willow Tree Creek Nominees and Sheltack Nominees||Title|
|10 April 1978||20 February 1980||Sheltack Nominees||Title|
|20 February 1980||20 June 1982||Daryl Shimmelbusch and Gael Liddel||Title|
|20 June 1982||Current||Current owner||Title|
|From||To||Resident||More Info||Data Source|
|1867||1880s||Patrick McKiniry||Sands and McDougall|
|1885, 1890||John Murray||Sands and McDougall|
|1895||Vacant||Sands and McDougall|
|1900,1905,1910||Sim Cheatle||Sands and McDougall|
|1915||Patrick Wittenberg||Sands and McDougall|
|1920,1925, 1939, 1935||William H Jones||Sands and McDougall|
|1940||Mrs F Moushall||Sands and McDougall|
|1944/45||1981||Vacant||Sands and McDougall|
Patrick McKiniry purchased the block that became No 4 Wood Street on 20 May 1867. Patrick, his wife Mary (nee Mullins) and their daughter Catherine, born 1864, were the third or fourth family to live in the street.They built a small two or three room wooden double-fronted Victorian terrace. It had a verandah and had a front garden with a depth of fifteen feet and a path up the centre to the front gate.
They had married in 1860. In 1869 their second child was born but he died aged 10 months. Two more daughters were born in 1874 and 1876. In 1877 McKiniry sold to Mark Marks, but stayed as a tenant. In 1880 Marks sold to Bernard Murphy who immediately on sold it to a building investment society. The McKiniry`s left No 4 and do not feature further in historical records except for Patrick being in Hotham in 1894 when he died.
John Murray, a labourer became a tenant from around 1882 to early 1890s. The house was vacant in 1895.
In 1889 Sim and Elizabeth Cheatle became tenants – they had just married. Sim, a bricklayer, was born in Durham, England and migrated to Melbourne in the 1880s. They had a son Simeon and a daughter Alice, both born about 1890. In 1909, after living there for twenty years, the Cheatles bought No 4 from the investment society.
Arounf this time he Cheatles were regularly being mentioned in newspapers. Alice was getting local school awards and Simeon, a blacksmith, was a champion road cyclist. Elizabeth was
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