460 La Trobe Street

460 La Trobe Street
West Melbourne VIC 3003
photographer: Stephen Hatcher

Also known as Shamrock Cottage Source: source: home of H.G. Stacey in 1862 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article154846947
Previous Address
Constructed 23/4/1851
Builder James Heffernan, Latrobe Street

Timelapse Building Images


460 to 462 Latrobe Street, West Melbourne.

image source: State Library of Victoria


Signed and dated in image l.l.: A.C. COOKE DEL 1882
Printed below image l.r.: Sands and McDougall, Printers, Melbourne.
Title printed below image l.c.
Printed below image l.l.: Supplement to “The Illustrated Melbourne News”, April, 1882.
Published in: The Illustrated Melbourne News, April 1882.


section of original image, source: State Library of Victoria

Land Details

  1. current map
  2. 1895 MMBW plan
  3. Compiled Crown Record Plan showing Mr. John Freer was the first Crown land purchaser of 4 land allotments in 1850

Building Details

First Building on this site.
For Auction.
460 LATROBE STREET.-Double Fronted Brick Cottage, close to King street; land, having a frontage of-25ft. by a depth of 73ft to a roadway, on which is erected a D.F. brick cottage of 4 rooms.
The original historic Victorian building was replaced in the 1920s with the current building.

Notice of intent to build.

Street: Latrobe Street West

Number: 268.

Date 23/4/1851

Owner: Owen O’Neill

Builder: James Heffernan, Latrobe Street West Melbourne.

Fee: £3.3.0

Type: House.

source: The Argus 1919 & Burchett Index

Subsequent Building Alterations

A two storey brick building built on this land 1921.


Architectural Features

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Heritage Significance and Listings

Heritage Listings and Explanatory Notes


From To Owner More Info Data Source
1934 to date Private source: Hatcher Index
1886 1933 Patrick Doyle source: Hatcher Index
1876 1885 James J. Flanagans Trust source: Hatcher Index
1861 1875 James J. Flanagan source: Hatcher Index
1850 John Freer 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
1934 to date Private source: Hatcher Index
1927 1933 Taximeters Pty Ltd source: Hatcher Index
1923 1925 Scott & Sorrell, builders source: Hatcher Index
1917 1922 Mrs. M. O’Callaghan source: Hatcher Index
1915 1916 Mrs. Sarah Colquhuon source: Hatcher Index
1913 1914 Sydney Hook source: Hatcher Index
1910 1911 Arthur E. Cummins source: Hatcher Index
1906 1909 Robert J. Moore source: Hatcher Index
1900 1905 Thomas Lightbody source: Hatcher Index
1899 1899 Mrs. Louisa Henderson source: Hatcher Index
1895 1898 Thomas Phillips source: Hatcher Index
1894 1894 John Maynell source: Hatcher Index
1893 1893 Harry J. Ladd source: Hatcher Index
1892 1892 John Byrnes source: Hatcher Index
1891 1891 Mrs. Martin source: Hatcher Index
1888 1890 James Hennesey source: Hatcher Index
1886 1887 Charles McWilliams source: Hatcher Index
1863 1865 John Buckely, Buckley & Hudson source: Hatcher Index
1879 1881 John Barrett source: Hatcher Index
1877 1877 Mrs. Elizabeth O’Shannassy source: Hatcher Index
1876 1876 Alexander Barry source: Hatcher Index
1874 1875 Henry Guy source: Hatcher Index
1873 1873 Charles Williams source: Hatcher Index
1871 1872 Mrs. Condon source: Hatcher Index
1871 1871 James Joseph Flannagan source: Hatcher Index
1868 1870 Michael Ryan source: Hatcher Index
1867 1867 Clements source: Hatcher Index
1866 1866 George Cuthbert source: Hatcher Index
1862 1862 Henry George Stacey source: Hatcher Index
1861 1861 James Gibney source: Hatcher Index
1861 1861 Bainbridge source: Hatcher Index
1856 1856 Mrs. Julia McLehose and her children, Robert and Julia E McLehose source: Hatcher Index
1852 Signor Caporelli source: Hatcher Index

Social History

SAUSAGE MACHINE, 18 inch, and brass filler for sale, a bargain. H. G. Stacey, Shamrock Cottage, Latrobe street west.

source: The Age 1862

WANTED. One young gentleman-as Boarder at Mrs. McLehose’s, Shamrock Cottage, LaTrobe-street west, near Flagstaff.
Julia McLeahose nee Brown – background
Julia was born in 1806 in Renfrewshire, Scotland, the daughter of John Brown and Julia Malcolm. In 1830 she married Archibald McLehose in Glasgow and they had two children, Julia and Robert. Her husband Archibald died in Scotland in 1836. Julia and her children emigrated to Australia and she entered the boarding house business which she conducted for a period of time at Shamrock Cottage in Latrobe Street, West Melbourne as well as other areas around inner Melbourne.

source: The Argus 1856

SHAMROCK COTTAGE. Latrobe-street, near King-street.
STUBBS and SON will sell by public auction, at their rooms, on Friday, 5th inst., at twelve o’clock, the above neat and substantially brick-built premises consisting of four rooms, with detached kitchen, and up to the present time has been let at a steady rental of £6 per week.
This is worthy the attention of persons seeking a good investment ; and the proprietor wishes to dispose of It solely for the reason that his future operations will be confined to an adjoining company.

The Argus 1855

SIGNOR CAPORELLI, Professor of the Italian and French Languages.
Shamrock Cottage, La Trobe street, west end. School’s and Seminaries attended. Letters, post paid, may he left at Mr O’Shanassy’s, Elizabeth street.

source: The Argus 1852

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


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