|Also known as|
|Previous Address||30 Victoria Street North Melbourne before council street renumbering||Source: from the 1895 MMBW map|
|Style||Victorian, Late: 1875-1901|
Timelapse Building Images
276 to 268 Victoria Street, North Melbourne
A row of four two storey brick shops. Two (270-274) have been amalgamated as one.
Subsequent Building Alterations
The front of these buildings have been altered over the years, however those changes could easily be undone and architect, William Pitt’s original design could easily be fully restored.
Heritage Significance and Listings
|Heritage Listings and Explanatory Notes|
|From||To||Resident||More Info||Data Source|
|to date||Private||source Hatcher Index|
|1940||1950||Antonio and Regina Gobbo, the St Kilda Cafe, VIctoria Street, North Melbourne.||source: Hatcher Index|
I, Antonio Gobbo, of Italian nationality, born at Cittadella, Italy, and resident 16 years in Australia, now residing at 274 Victoria street, North Melbourne, intend to Apply for Naturalisation under the Nationality Act 1920-1936. Adami & Maher, solicitors, Melbourne.
source: The Argus 1945
source: The Age 1951
Son of Antonio and Regina Gobbo, Sir James Gobbo was appointed to the Supreme Court of Victoria in 1978 and was knighted in 1982 for his services to the community. His continued contribution to the law, multicultural affairs and hospitals was recognised in 1993 when he was awarded the Companion of the Order of Australia.
Sir James Gobbo served as Lieutenant-Governor of Victoria from 1995 until he was appointed Governor of Victoria in 1997 by Queen Elizabeth II on the advice of the Victorian premier, Jeff Kennett. He was the first Australian state governor of Italian descent.
Image source ABC News: The 25th Governor of Victoria, Sir James Gobbo with his wife, Shirley.
Context and Streetscape
This property sits within the municipality of the City of Melbourne. We respectfully acknowledge it is on the traditional land of the Kulin Nation.
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