41 Hawke Street

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

Also known as Muckersy’s row house Source: Hatcher Index
Previous Address 22 or 22a Hawke Street (before 1889) Source: Hatcher Index
Constructed 20/02/1883
Style Victorian, Late: 1875-1901
Architect Koch, J B
Builder Charles Nott, Normanby Road South Melbourne.

Timelapse Building Images




photographer: Graeme Butler


Heritage Collection North Melbourne Library

Land Details

1895 MMBW map.

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

Building Details

MCC registration no 183 [Burchett Index].

Fee £3.10.0

Two 2-storey brick houses.

J.A.B. Koch designed many houses in Melbourne including several in Hawthorn. His premier mansion was Labassa (Ontario) constructed two years later. The tight colonnade form to the loggias and the flat wall plane above used at Oxford can be seen also at Ontario as a small segment of that rich French Renaissance Palace. These designs are a marked departure from the sombre, standard Victorian mansion in evidence adjoining at 23 Isabella Grove (also by Koch). Although this design is clearly influenced by direct European sources, its flat wall surface and red brick were being pursued by other architects of the period as part of the “Modern Italian” style.

Architects Building Type
83105 Koch, J A B Bruche, W Parkville VIC Houses Nott, Charles – Erica St Prahran 1881 03 7 8710
83222 Robertson, David South Yarra VIC Houses Nott, Charles – Erica St Prahran 1881 06 15 8824
77319 Koch, J B Muckersy, H West Melbourne VIC Houses Nott, Charles – Normanby Road 1883 02 20 183
79385 Campbell, Colin Jones, Miss Louisia Carlton VIC Houses; Shops Nott, Charles – Grandview Gve Prahran 1887 10 14 3096
82997 Webb, -(W) North Melbourne Jones, Robert Parkville VIC Houses Nott, Charles – Prahran 1888 09 5 3588
77037 Campbell, Colin Bain, George Melbourne VIC Warehouses Nott, Charles – Grand View Grve, Prahran 1888 12 0 3700
76346 Throsell, Frederick Melbourne VIC Warehouses Nott, Charles – Grandview Rd Prahran 1889 05 29 3914

Burchett Index & http://images.heritage.vic.gov.au/attachment/40819

Subsequent Building Alterations

Balcony and fence have been changed some time before the 1970’s however that work can be corrected back to its original look using its twin next door as a style guide.

Architectural Features

  • Doors

Heritage Significance and Listings

Heritage Listings and Explanatory Notes

Intact detailed parapet, original windows, however the cast iron lacework on the upper balcony and front fence and gate need to be reinstated to a bluestone and cast iron similar style to house 47.

Ornate and mostly intact masonry detail on the upper parapet front.

Like its twin at 39, 41 Hawke Street is a two-story brick and bluestone building containing building fabric from the 1883 period of construction and other than the balcony lacework and front fence, overall the main body of the house is unaltered and mostly intact to its era. Original panel solid wood front door with sidelights. Original chimney is mostly intact and operational however a small masonry render repair on the front would be recommended.


From To Owner More Info Data Source
1975 to date Private Hatcher Index
1974 1874 Mary Zammit Hatcher Index
1971 1973 Lawrence & Mary Zammit Hatcher Index
1965 1970 Sydney Zammit Hatcher Index
1962 1964 Charles Aquilina Hatcher Index
1930 1961 Winifred & Annie Kennedy Hatcher Index
1925 1929 Muckersy’s Estate Hatcher Index
1918 1924 Henry Muckersy Hatcher Index
1913 1917 Henry MacKensy Hatcher Index
1883 1912 Henry McKersie Hatcher Index
1880 1882 Henry McKersie (vacant land) Hatcher Index
1853 1879 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
1974 1974 Mary Zammit Hatcher Index
1971 1973 Lawrence & Mary Zammit Hatcher Index
1965 1970 Sydney Zammit Hatcher Index
1964 1964 Salvior Spitiri Hatcher Index
1963 1963 William Francis Myer Hatcher Index
1961 1962 vacant Hatcher Index
1951 1960 John William Wall Hatcher Index
1941 1950 William Edward Williamson Hatcher Index
1933 1940 Robert Jones Hatcher Index
1932 1932 Charles Gerald Welby Hatcher Index
1931 1931 Moyra Murray Hatcher Index
1918 1930 Thomas A Kennedy Hatcher Index
1903 1917 John Kennedy Hatcher Index
1902 1902 John Lindsay Hatcher Index
1895 1901 Thomas Ryan Hatcher Index
1891 1891 Mrs Miller Hatcher Index
1888 1890 Mrs Brophy Hatcher Index
1887 1887 Mrs Moran Hatcher Index
1886 1886 Mrs Addis Hatcher Index
1884 1885 George Page Sands & McDougall Directory

Social History

1983 Kenneth F. McFarlane report


1953. Exchange 2 story house for cottage any suburb.

The Herald

1954. William Williamson Wins again.

The Herald

1943. Elsie Williamson

The Argus

1936. Rene Jones

The Age

1936. Doris Jones

The Age

1929. Executors auction, 39-41 Hawke Street

The Argus

1929. Estate of Captain H Muckeray.

The Age

1925. Ann Kennedy

The Argus

1924. Lost

The Age

1914. John & Ann Kennedy

The Argus

1913. Minnie Kennedy

The Herald

1900. Housework.

The Age

1899. Edward Francis Ryan

The Argus

1896. Mary Ryan

The Argus

1894. Thomas Ryan

The Argus

1890. Comfortable board.

The Age

1884. Bricklayers

The Age

1878. Tenders wanted Alterations and Additions

The Age

1867. Captain Muckersy

The Argus

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.

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