397 Dryburgh Street

397 Dryburgh Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051

Also known as
Previous Address 397 was previously known as 193-197 Dryburgh Street, North Melbourne Source: from the 1895 MMBW map

Timelapse Building Images


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


Image showing the dimensions of the first original house that occupied this piece of land.

1895 MMBW

Land Details

  1. 1895 MMBW map
  2. Compiled Crown Record Plan
  3. record of the 1865 Crown land sale

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 historic “Stratford Villa” once owned by Isaac and Mary Ann Gidney was torn down after 1955 and a church was built on the site.


From To Owner More Info Data Source
to date Private source: Hatcher Index
28/10/1865 Mr. James Paton, 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
1965 to date Ukrainian Church source Hatcher Index
1940 1955 Mrs. V. J. Gidney source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin
1900 1935 Isaac C. Gidney (grazier) and Mrs. V. J. Gidney (number changed to 193) http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article222810658 source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin
1895 1895 Mrs. Mary A. Gidney source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin
1879 1890 Isaac Gidney source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin

Social History

1954 The Age

Property Sales
£7500 at Auction for North Melbourne Home
One of the highest prices paid for some years for a home in North Melbourne was recorded at an auction on Saturday when a seven-room brick house in Dryburgh Street was sold for £7500.
Once the home of Mr. Charles Gidney, well-known Indian horse shipper, the property stood on a corner allotment, 120 feet by’ 132
feet, and was offered with extensive outbuildings, stables and garages.

source: The Age

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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