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
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Land Details

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

Building Details

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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. M. Bremner source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1905 1920 P. 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 G. Serpell 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


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.

Other Information

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