343 Spencer Street

343 Spencer Street
West Melbourne VIC 3003

Also known as
Previous Address 343 Spencer was previously known as number 23 before street renumbering Source: 1885 Sands & McDougall diretory

Timelapse Building Images


Aerial view of Melbourne looking south west, Victoria.

Pratt, Charles Daniel, 1892-1968, photographer.

source: State Library of Victoria

Land Details

  1. 1895 MMBW map
  2. Compiled Crown Record Plan

Building Details

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Subsequent Building Alterations

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Architectural Features

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Heritage Significance and Listings

Heritage Listings and Explanatory Notes

The original Victorian period home that once existed on this site was demolished.


From To Owner More Info Data Source
to date Private source: Hatcher index
Mr. W. Wilson, 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


From To Resident More Info Data Source
to date Private source: Hatcher index
1885 Mrs. Mutton and William Duggan, ironmoulder, and his wife Elizabeth Margaret, née Whitmore https://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/duggan-william-joseph-6033 source: 1885 Sands & McDougall directory page 55

Social History

William Joseph Duggan (1884-1934), trade union official, was born on 31 January 1884 at 23 Spencer Street, (West) Melbourne, son of William Duggan, ironmoulder, and his wife Elizabeth Margaret, née Whitmore, both Melbourne-born. After education at West Melbourne State School, Duggan worked for an estate agent, but soon left to qualify as a plumber. After six years he joined the navy and in the next five years his knowledge of the world was expanded by extensive travel and by avid reading, the start of a sustained process of self-education. He also became champion boxer of the squadron.

image source: Coburg Historical Society https://www.picturevictoria.vic.gov.au/site/coburg/chs/17349.html


Context and Streetscape

The current property is 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


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