29 Hawke Street

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

Also known as Marley’s row houses (27-33) Source: Hatcher Index
Previous Address
Constructed 31/7/1869
Style Victorian, Mid: 1860-1875
Builder John George Marley, 1 Courtney St Hotham

Timelapse Building Images




Photographer: Graham Butler

Land Details

1895 MMBW map

Building Details

Built as a pair (31 & 33) Melbourne council building registration application number 4435.

As owner/builder Marley built 27 & 29 Hawke street houses in 1869 the subsequently built 31 & 33 Hawke Street houses in 1871.

1 – 2
Architects Building Type
77287 Marley, John George West Melbourne VIC Houses Marley, John George 1869 07 31 3362
77299 Marley, J G West Melbourne VIC Houses Marley, J G – 1 Courtney St Hotham 1871 06 3 4435


Subsequent Building Alterations

In 2018/2019 a double story extension was added to the rear of the home.

Architectural Features

  • Gate
    Cast Iron

    photographer: Stephen Hatcher, 2019

  • Windows

    photographer: Stephen Hatcher, 2019

  • Garden

    photographer: Stephen Hatcher, 2019

  • Chimney

    photographer: Stephen Hatcher, 2019

  • Fence
    Cast Iron

    photographer: Stephen Hatcher, 2019

Heritage Significance and Listings

Heritage Listings and Explanatory Notes

Intact detailed wrought iron fence and gate and original window.

Simple and mostly intact masonry detail on fin walls.

29 Hawke Street is a single-story brick and bluestone building containing building fabric from the 1869 period of construction and is unaltered and fully intact to its era. Original verandah, Original fence and gate with bluestone foundations intact. 4 panel solid wood front door with fanlight window above.

27, 29, 31 & 33 Hawke Street were built by John George Marley.


From To Owner More Info Data Source
1975 to date Private Hatcher Index
1930 1974 Caroline Teresa Higgins (daughter of William Henry Jones) Hatcher Index
1923 1929 William Henry Jones Hatcher Index
1899 1922 John Craig Hatcher Index
1895 1898 Thomas McDonald Hatcher Index
1888 1894 Marleys Trust Hatcher Index
1870 1887 John George Marley Hatcher Index
1853 1869 Thomas Allison and A. H. Knight 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
1975 to date Private Hatcher Index
1972 1974 Zeno Zedda Hatcher Index
1970 1971 Albert Harold Cherry Hatcher Index
1961 1969 Ivy Newcombe Hatcher Index
1958 1960 Elizabeth Myers Hatcher Index
1952 1956 Thomas Henry Myers Hatcher Index
1926 1951 Daniel J Quinn Hatcher Index
1905 1925 Miss Emma Massey Hatcher Index
1895 1904 Alexander E Massey Hatcher Index
1888 1892 Miss Massey Hatcher Index
1887 1887 J Holdciot Hatcher Index
1885 1886 John Holdcroft Hatcher Index
1884 1884 Robert Steele Hatcher Index
1878 1883 Walter Stewart and Mrs Stewart Hatcher Index
1874 1877 Alexander Russell Hatcher Index
1870 1873 Thomas Russell Hatcher Index

Social History

1951 Winifred Quinn.

The Herald

1951. Daniel Quinn.

The Age

1924. Josephine, daughter of Alex & Margaret Massey.

The Argus

1920. Miss Irene Massey.

The Age

1919. Tuition Resumed.


1903. Alexander Edward Massey.

Melbourne Leader

1900. Misses Massey dressmaking

The Age

1897. Lost

The Age

1896. Misses Massey Costumieres

North Melbourne Courier

Context and Streetscape

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


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.

Other Information

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