31 Hawke Street

31 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 3/6/1871
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

No Entries Found

Architectural Features

  • Fence
    Cast Iron

    photographer: Stephen Hatcher, 2019

  • Fin Wall

    photographer: Stephen Hatcher, 2019

  • Roof

    photographer: Stephen Hatcher, 2019

  • Doors

    photographer: Stephen Hatcher, 2019

  • Windows

    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.

31 Hawke Street is a single-story brick and bluestone building containing building fabric from the 1871 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 Marley’s Trust Hatcher Index
1872 1887 John George Marley Hatcher Index
1853 1871 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
1964 1974 Cyril Corker Hatcher Index
1946 1962 Ellen Reddie Hatcher Index
1926 1945 Andrew Reddie Hatcher Index
1913 1925 Alexander T. Watt Hatcher Index
1911 1912 Bridget Skeehan Hatcher Index
1896 1910 Alexander Watt Hatcher Index
1895 1895 Edward Comerford Hatcher Index
1892 1892 Thomas Roper Hatcher Index
1888 1890 Thomas Campbell Hatcher Index
1884 1887 Thomas Prosser Hatcher Index
1883 1883 Mrs Prosser Hatcher Index
1882 1882 William Brown Hatcher Index
1879 1881 Arthur Pretty Hatcher Index
1877 1878 Andrew Pearce Hatcher Index
1876 1876 James Borroromace Hatcher Index
1874 1875 James Borrorman Hatcher Index
1873 1873 Henry George Ball & Charlotte Ball (nee Fitzgerald) https://www.bdm.vic.gov.au/ Hatcher Index

Social History

1943 Andrew Reddie.

The Age

1927 Bridget Winifred Lynch.

The Argus

1927. Andrew Reddie.

The Age

1922.Mr & Mrs A T Watt.

The Argus

1880 Henry George Ball.

The Age

1873. Charlotte Ball (nee Fitzgerald)

The Argus

1871. Henry George Ball, Crown Lands Office

City Directory

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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