28 Chetwynd Street

28 Chetwynd Street
West Melbourne VIC 3003
photographer: Stephen Hatcher 2021

Also known as Rosevale Cottage Source: source: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5882733
Previous Address 28 was also known as 14 Chetwynd Street, West Melbourne before street renumbering. Source: source: Sands & McDougall directory
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Land Details

  1. 1895 MMBW map
  2. 1859 The Age, Crown land sale

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Heritage Significance and Listings

Heritage Listings and Explanatory Notes

The highly sought after Victorian era heritage dwelling with its own private back yard garden that once existed on this site was demolished sometime in the 1970s.

Owners

From To Owner More Info Data Source
to date Private source: Hatcher Index
1859 Mr. Isaac Ramsden, 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
1970 1970 E. Forte source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1955 1965 Miss M. Conway source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1950 1950 Mrs. H. Larsen source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1945 1945 Mrs. M. Morgan source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1925 1940 Miss. Mary Bremner source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1905 1920 Peter Ford source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1895 1900 Robert Dale (bootmaker) source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1890 1890 George Serpell source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1889 Robert Dale source: Rate Book, VPRS 5708 Bourke Ward, Chetwynd St.
1885 1885 Martin Purcell source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1880 1880 A. L. Martin source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1879 1879 George Von Schultz source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1878 1878 Mrs. E. Hartitzsch source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1877 1877 Edward Nicholls source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1876 1876 R. R. Peel source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1875 1875 Andrew Scott source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1873 1874 [Montem] Edward Mattingley http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66157148 source: Rate Book, VPRS5708, Bourke Ward, Chetwynd St.
1872 1872 Oliver McLean source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1871 1871 John Strutt source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1870 1870 Robert Lavers source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1869 1869 William Smulders source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1867 1868 William Keen source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.

Social History

1889 The Herald.

REPORTED TO THE POLICE.
Between 6 and 12 p.m. on Saturday night, the premises of Mr Robert Dale, bootmaker, 28 Chetwynd Street, West Melbourne, were broken into, and property to the value of L6stolen. The house was securely fastened up at 6 o’clock, and at 12 o’clock the front door was found open. Evidently entrance had been gained by skeleton keys, and tho place was thoroughly ransacked.

1889 The Herald


1876 Geelong Advertiser.

Marry in haste and repent at leisure is a good old aphorism, but one which young blood seldom takes into consideration. At the City Police Court on Tuesday morning (as we learn from the Herald) a young man named Mortem Edward Mattingley, an articled solicitor’s clerk, was sued by his wife Mary Mattingley, for maintenance. From the evidence of Mrs. Mattingley and her youthful spouse, it appeared that Mary was in the service of Mrs. Mattingley, senior, as a domestic servant up to October. The entire case disclosed anything but a nice state of connubial felicity. The boy Mattingley, for he is nothing more, became too intimate with the girl, and the result was that she left her employment and went to live with a female friend, at whose house the young couple were married by a gentleman who unites the paying businesses of auctioneer and pastor of a Free Church in Collingwood. It appeared that the reverend gentleman came to unite the youthful pair at nine o’clock at night, the ceremony being postponed to this rather late hour in consequence of the minister declining to rivet chains of wedlock on account of the lad being rather in a hilarious state, owing probably to his joy at his approaching bliss. Young Mattingley cohabited for a fortnight with his wife when his mother, discovering her son’s m√©salliances, induced him to return to the
parental home, at the same time making allowance to the girl of 10s a week. A child was born some three months after marriage,
and the wife this morning, by her solicitor, Mr. Kean, applied for an extra 10s a week. As it appeared young Mattingley was not in receipt of any salary, and as his mother allowed her daughter-in-law £25, the bench dismissed the case. Mr Cresswell appeared for the defendant.

source: Geelong Advertiser


1874 The Argus.
A substantially-built five-roomed brick dwelling known as ROSEVALE COTTAGE.
The property is erected on an eminence, and from the verandah is obtained an uninterrupted view of the bay and shipping, the You Yangs mountains, &c. It is close to the Flagstaff-gardens, about 10 minutes’ walk of the Post-office.

source: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5882733



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.

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