234 Chetwynd Street

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

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Land Details

  1. 1895 MMBW map
  2. Compiled Crown Record Plan
  3. 1865 The Argus, Crown land sale

Building Details

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Subsequent Building Alterations

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Architectural Features



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Heritage Significance and Listings

Heritage Listings and Explanatory Notes

Owners

From To Owner More Info Data Source
to date Private source: Hatcher Index
1865 Mr. Joseph Diamond, 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
1949 1974 Mrs. Florence May Casey, nee Hargraves source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1940 1948 Francis Patrick Casey and Florence May Casey, nee Hargraves http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article189454659 source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1935 1935 William H. Ellis source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1930 1930 William J. Leonard source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1920 1925 William H. R. Davis source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1915 1915 David Barbour source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1910 1910 Nils Olsen source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1900 1905 David Braid source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1895 1895 William Keegan source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1890 1890 Thomas Pearson http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article191476343 source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.

Social History

1901 The Age.

DARING OUTRAGE IN ROYAL PARK. |
ATTACK ON AN INVALID.
Mr. Alexander M. Braid, commercial traveler of 118 Chetwynd-street, North Melbourne, was the victim of assault and attempted robbery in the Royal Park yesterday afternoon. He was lying on the grass, near Gatehouse-street, reading a book when three men approached. One of them struck him a violent blow on the jaw, saying, “What did you call out to me for?” Mr. Braid denied having called out. He is in a delicate state of health and was so much stunned by the blow that he only dimly remembers being struck by the other men, one of whom demanded money, and searched his pockets, without finding any. The police are hopeful of arresting the offenders.

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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