36 Chapman Street

36 Chapman Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051

Also known as Iddesleigh (Iddesleigh is a village and civil parish in the county of Devon, England.) Source: from the 1895 MMBW map
Previous Address

Timelapse Building Images


source: http://maps.melbourne.vic.gov.au/

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


From To Owner More Info Data Source
to date Private source: Hatcher Index
Mr. J. Young, 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
after 1992 John Davis McCaughey AC and Mrs. Jean McCaughey https://www.hothamhistory.org.au/melbourne-benevolent-asylum-150th-anniversary-procession/ source: Hatcher Index
1974 Rev. T. Paxton source: Sands & McDougall directory

Social History

Once home of the 23rd Governor of Victoria, Mr. John Davis McCaughey AC and Mrs. Jean Middlemas McCaughey, nee (Henderson).

He was born in Ireland. He was the son of John McCaughey, C.B.E., (who was born on 8 Oct 1881, and who died on 11 May 1951), and Elizabeth (Lizzie) Finnegan (who was born in 1894) Biblical scholar, Christian Minister, University administrator, and Governor of the State of Victoria.. He was born and educated in Ireland, and Ordained as a Presbyterian Minister in 1941. For some years he worked for the British Council of Churches, until taking up his appointment in 1953 as Professor of New Testament Studies at Ormond College in the University of Melbourne. He played a key role in the formation of the Uniting Church in Australia, and was its first National President, 1977-1979. He was Governor of the State of Victoria from 1986 to 1992.


source: The Age Newspaper website 25 March 2005, containing his Obituary

1903 The Australasian.

PRICHARD.—On the 15th March, at 36 Chapman-street, North Melbourne, the wife of R. Prichard of a daughter.

source: The Australasian

Context and Streetscape


This property sits 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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