23 Hawke Street

23 Hawke Street
West Melbourne VIC 3003
photographer: Stephen Hatcher, 2019

Also known as Oliver’s row houses (15 to 23) now known as the Miami Hotel. Source: Hatcher Index
Previous Address 10 Hawke Street (before 1889) Source: Hatcher Index
Style Late twentieth century: 1960 – 2000

Timelapse Building Images


This site originally contained 6 Victorian terrace homes.

Photographer Stephen Hatcher

John T Collins 1907-2001, photographer, held by State Libary of Victoria

John T Collins 1907-2001, photographer, held by State Libary of Victoria

Land Details

  1. 1853 Crown Land Sale. – Colin Campbell.
  2. 1895 MMBW Map

Building Details

No Entries Found

Subsequent Building Alterations

The 6 terrace houses were demolished in 1969 and the existing 3 story hotel was constructed in 1971.

A further addition was made to the hotel adding a cafe at the front around 2017/2018.

Architectural Features

    No Entries Found

Heritage Significance and Listings

Heritage Listings and Explanatory Notes


From To Owner More Info Data Source
1975 to date Private Hatcher Index
1970 1974 Odeon Hotels P/L Hatcher Index
1967 1969 Production Plant Ltd Hatcher Index
1923 1966 Oliver Estate Hatcher Index
1911 1922 Jessie S Oliver Hatcher Index
1910 1910 Thomas Oliver Hatcher Index
1908 1909 John Oliver Hatcher Index
1905 1907 Oliver’s Trustees Hatcher Index
1902 1904 James Oliver Trust Hatcher Index
1873 1901 James Oliver Hatcher Index
1853 1872 Colin Campbell (purchased land) 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
1971 to date Private Hatcher Index
1970 1970 Odeon Hotels P/L (vacant land) Hatcher Index
1967 1969 Production Plant P/L Hatcher Index
1943 1967 Joseph O’Brien Hatcher Index
1940 1942 Michael Francis Considine Hatcher Index
1932 1939 Walter Mears Hatcher Index
1923 1931 Mrs Emma Greene Hatcher Index
1922 1922 Edmund Shanahan Hatcher Index
1913 1921 Mary Collier Hatcher Index
1911 1912 Thomas Stevens Hatcher Index
1898 1910 Mary Collier Hatcher Index
1895 1896 Mrs Bridget D’Arcy Hatcher Index
1981 1891 George Cummings Hatcher Index
1882 1890 Willaim Duthie Hatcher Index
1881 1881 William Radford Hatcher Index
1880 1880 James W Smith Hatcher Index
1875 1879 David Morris Hatcher Index

Social History

1974. Jens Peter Anderson

The Argus

1946. J O’Brien

The Argus

1941. Theodosia Edwards or Dunn

The Age

1936. Blue Overcoat

The Age

1920. Herbert John Dunn & Lilian Catherine Dunn

The Age

1903. Rooms.

The Age

1897. J. H. Adamson.


1896. Mrs Darcy, certificated midwife.

The Age

1895. Patrick Darcy.

Weekly Times

1894. Help wanted.

The Age

1892. Respectable Tradesmen.

The Age

1891. Vacancy

The Age

1890. German lady.

The Age

1890. Mrs Ripper.

The Age

1888. Australian Stamps. Blackshaw.

The Age

1880. Comfortable.

The Age

1879. Morris’s Imperial

Melbourne Leader

1879. James W. Smith

The Argus

1873. Chinchilla Muff.

The Argus

1872. Dressmaker wanted.

The Argus

Context and Streetscape


North and West Melbourne Heritage Precinct and the HO3 (North & West Melbourne 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


GRZ1 (General Residential Zone 1) https://planningschemes.dpcd.vic.gov.au/schemes/vpps/32_08.pdf
HO3 (North & West Melbourne Precinct) https://planningschemes.dpcd.vic.gov.au/schemes/vpps/43_01.pdf


This streetscape contains a collection of outstanding Victorian buildings because they are a particularly well preserved group from a similar period or style and because they are socially and historically significant buildings for the early development of North & West Melbourne in their own right.

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