468 La Trobe Street

468 La Trobe Street
West Melbourne VIC 3003
image source: 1895 MMBW plan

Also known as
Previous Address

Timelapse Building Images


Royal Flagstaff:14 storey and two 4 storey buildings containing 145 residential apartments. Built 1996.

source: Melbourne Council archive

LaTrobe Street, West Melbourne in 1882

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 Map
  3. Compiled Crown Record Plan showing Mr. James Linacre was the first crown land purchaser in 1850.
  4. 1850 Government Crown Land Sale

Building Details

No Entries Found

Subsequent Building Alterations

The original historic 1850s Victorian dwelling has since been demolished.

This site and other surrounding historic buildings and their land now contains an apartment complex called Royal Flagstaff: 14 storey and two 4 storey buildings containing 146 residential apartments built 1996.


Architectural Features

    No Entries Found

Heritage Significance and Listings

Heritage Listings and Explanatory Notes

The two-storey Victoria era dwelling on this land no longer exists, it was demolished to make way for 146 residences.


From To Owner More Info Data Source
1934 to date Private source: Hatcher Index
1918 1933 Southern Cross Manufacturing Company source: Hatcher Index
1913 1917 Mary Stewart source: Hatcher Index
1906 1913 Stewart estate source: Hatcher Index
1874 1906 John Stewart source: Hatcher Index
1861 1873 Charles Barber source: Hatcher Index
1850 James Linacre, 1st 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


From To Resident More Info Data Source
1934 to date Private source: Hatcher Index
1933 1933 Laurence Galea source: Hatcher Index
1927 1932 George Edwards source: Hatcher Index
1921 1926 Ernst T. Gunton source: Hatcher Index
1920 1920 Bernard Crane source: Hatcher Index
1918 1919 Mrs. Ethel Kelly source: Hatcher Index
1916 1917 Mrs. Margaret Everett source: Hatcher Index
1909 1915 Mrs. Ada or Ida Lett source: Hatcher Index
1898 1908 James Hamilton source: Hatcher Index
1895 1896 Mrs. Mary Tointon source: Hatcher Index
1895 1895 Thomas Phillips source: Hatcher Index
1892 1894 Mrs. Briggs source: Hatcher Index
1892 1893 Mrs. Jane Buzza source: Hatcher Index
1890 1890 Henry Rogers source: Hatcher Index
1880 1890 Mrs. Elizabeth S. Turner source: Hatcher Index
1885 1885 P. Mackle source: Hatcher Index
1876 1879 David Lyall source: Hatcher Index
1874 1875 Mrs. Fitzpatrick source: Hatcher Index
1872 1873 Thomas Fitzpatrick source: Hatcher Index
1870 1872 Henry Sellwood source: Hatcher Index
1869 1869 Thomas Jennings, Sergeant H.M. 61st Regiment Foot source: Hatcher Index
1868 1868 John Hayes source: Hatcher Index
1866 1866 Smith & Scott source: Hatcher Index
1859 1863 James and Mary Parham nee Grady and family source: Hatcher Index
1853 1858 William McKay source: Hatcher Index
1851 1851 Frances Malpas, son of the Rev Joseph Henry Malpas Vicar of Awre Glostershire source: Hatcher Index

Social History

TOINTON. In loving memory of our dear mother, who departed this life on the 2nd February, 1896, at Latrobe-street, West Melbourne. R.I.P.
—Inserted by her loving family, William Henry, Alfred, Amy and Mary Tointon.

source: The Age

James and Mary Parham – background

James Parham married Mary Grady (or O’Grady) in Victoria in 1857. They moved to Latrobe Street, West Melbourne in 1859 and raised a family.

Mary gave birth to their three children, their first was also named Mary, born in 1859, James born in 1861 and Annie Parham born in 1862.

James Parham was a Melbourne butcher and sausage maker in partnership with James Ward. Their premises were located in Butcher-alley off Bourke Street, Melbourne until 1861, prior to their partnership being mutually dissolved.

Information sourced from Births Deaths and Marriages Victoria, Trove, Council Rate Book records and the State Library of Victoria.

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


Other Information


Copyright status: This work is in copyright.
Conditions of use: Use of this work allowed provided the creators name and Hotham History Project Inc are acknowledged.

If you or someone you know has any more to add either by old photos or stories of this area, please contact us today. Email info@hothamhistory.org.au