46 Dudley Street

46 Dudley Street
West Melbourne VIC 3003

Also known as
Previous Address Known as Merthyr Source: Photo: State Library of Victoria, Merthyr, 46 Dudley Street West Melbourne by Ritter & Jeppesen Studios photographer 1941
Constructed 1866
Style Victorian, Mid: 1860-1875

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“Merthyr”, 46 Dudley Street, West Melbourne.

A pleasantly proportioned house painted with imagination.


source: Early Melbourne Architecture 1840 to 1888 by Geoffrey Cumberlege

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Social History

The house was built in 1866 and was named Merthyr.

It was the home of Phillip Dinneen and his wife Mary nee Kenneally and their children John, Catherine, Margaret and Phillip Dinneen. Mary’s husband Phillip passed away in 1889 at the age of 38 years. He was the brother of the famous Robert Dinneen, bootmaker of Melbourne. Mary lived a further 40 years, raising their four children by herself. She passed away at Merthyr, their home in 1929.

source: The Age, 2/10/1889

Death of Phillip Dinneen.

Leader 5th Oct 1889

DINNEEN. – On the 15th April, at her residence, No 46 Dudley Street. West Melbourne. – Mary, widow of Philip Dinneen. and dearly loved mother of Jack, Cis and the late Philip, and beloved sister ot Michael, James and Martin Kennedy, 68 years RIP

ource The AGE 17th Apr 1928

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