|Also known as|
|Constructed||(1st) 1860s. (2nd) 1879. (3rd) 1996|
|Builder||R. C. Brown|
Timelapse Building Images
Royal Flagstaff:14 storey and two 4 storey buildings containing 145 residential apartments. Built 1996.
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
- Current map
- 1895 MMBW map
- Compiled Crown Record Plan showing Mr. James Linacre was the first crown land purchaser in 1850.
- 1850 Crown Land Sale report
The first dwelling on this site was a timber cottage which was replaced in 1879 by two cottages.
Notice of intent to build.
Street: Latrobe Street west, opposite State School
Owner: John Stewart
Builder: R.C. Brown
Type: Two cottages.
Other building work by R. C. Brown listed below.
|Architects||Owner||Suburb||Building Type||Builder||Build Date (YYYY MM DD)||Registration no|
|Tims, Mrs||Melbourne||Houses||Brown, R C – Melbourne||1870 10 24||4180|
|Brown, R C||Carlton||Houses||Brown, R C||1873 05 7||5384|
|Brown, R C||Parkville||Houses||Brown, R C||1876 11 1||6981|
|Stewart, John||Melbourne||Houses||Brown, R C||1879 05 6||7977|
|Anderson, W – Collins St||West Melbourne||Factories||Brown, R C – Carlton||1882 07 6||9275|
|Pritchard, – William St||Trinity College Trustees||Carlton||Colleges; alterations||Brown, R C – Drummond St||1882 08 24||9333|
|Terry & Oakden||Melbouren Club Trustees||Melbourne||Hotels; alterations||Brown, R C – Drummond St||1883 07 17||385|
|Brown, R C –||Carlton||Houses||Brown, R C – Brighton Rd St Kilda||1885 07 31||1646|
|Twentyman & Askew||Fink, B J||Melbourne||Buildings||Brown, R C – Brighton Rd St Kilda||1887 11 3||3131|
|Williams, Frederick||Craig, Williamson & Thomas||Melbourne||Warehouses||Brown, R C – Brighton Rd St Kilda||1889 07 16||3995|
|Crouch, T J||Wilson, Mrs E||Melbourne||Warehouses||Brown, R C – Brigthon Rd St Kilda||1889 07 31||4035|
|Williams, Frederick||Peterson & Co||Melbourne||Office Buildings; Warehouses||Brown, R C – Brighton Rd St Kilda||1889 10 2||4142|
|Twentyman & Askew||Brown, R C||Melbourne||Hotels; Office Buildings; Shops||Brown, R C – Brighton Rd St Kilda||1889 12 23||4271|
|Hyndman & Bates||Balcombe, Mrs||Melbourne||Hotels; Shops; Warehouses||Brown, R C – Chancery Lane||1891 10 9||5239|
|Brown, Mrs R C||St Kilda West||Houses||Brown, R C, Dr||1906 04 2|
source: Burchett Index
Subsequent Building Alterations
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.
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 Co||source: Hatcher Index|
|1913||1917||Mary Stewart||source: Hatcher Index|
|1906||1913||Stewart estate||source: Hatcher Index|
|1874||1906||John Stewart||source: Hatcher Index|
|1873||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|
|1834||to date||Private||source: Hatcher Index|
|1933||1933||Laurence Galea||source: Hatcher Index|
|1931||1932||Robert Owen||source: Hatcher Index|
|1929||1930||Mrs. Annie Watkins||source: Hatcher Index|
|1928||1929||Mrs. Annie Rogers||source: Hatcher Index|
|1924||1927||Mrs. Annie Watson||source: Hatcher Index|
|1918||1923||Mrs. Martha Whateley||source: Hatcher Index|
|1917||1917||Mrs. Marg Mulligan||source: Hatcher Index|
|1916||1916||Mrs. Mary Allen||source: Hatcher Index|
|1915||1915||Mrs. Mary A. Kenny||source: Hatcher Index|
|1904||1915||John Gourlay||source: Hatcher Index|
|1901||1903||Miss Ruby Smith||source: Hatcher Index|
|1899||1901||Charles James||source: Hatcher Index|
|1898||1898||John McGregor||source: Hatcher Index|
|1896||1896||James Hanby||source: Hatcher Index|
|1892||1895||Miss Hannah Daly||source: Hatcher Index|
|1890||1890||Joseph Holmer||source: Hatcher Index|
|1880||1890||Mrs. Catherine Christie||source: Hatcher Index|
|1885||1885||Mrs. Duncan||source: Hatcher Index|
|1881||1881||Mrs. Turner||source: Hatcher Index|
|1877||1879||Mrs. Mary Quinlan nee Kennedy and her twins||source: Hatcher Index|
|1876||1876||Charles Berridge||source: Hatcher Index|
|1875||1875||William Sheeran||source: Hatcher Index|
|1871||1873||Henry Sellwood||source: Hatcher Index|
|1869||1869||William Jeneway||source: Hatcher Index|
|1861||1862||Thos H Cartwright||source: Hatcher Index|
Mary Quinlan nee Kennedy – background
Mary Kennedy was born about 1838 in Ireland, the daughter of Patrick and Mary Kennedy.
She arrived in Victoria sometime before 1865, later that year she gave birth to Michael Quinlan.
In 1866 she married the father of her firstborn, Mr. Michael Quinlan. Like Mary, Michael had been born, also in Ireland in 1843, and was the son of Michael Quinlan and Ellen Devitt.
Their son, baby Michael died in infancy, likely caused from generally poor community sanitary conditions and very basic level of medical care and facilities available in the early colony at around that time.
Nine years later, in 1875 Mary gave birth to twins, Bridget and Michael. Her husband Michael had been a manager of the Glenmore Hotel (later called the Carron Tavern) on the south side corner of Batman Street, (formerly Franklin St) West Melbourne, between King and Spencer Streets.
In 1876 Michael Quinlan was assaulted and later died at the age of 33 years, of injuries he received from John Foley, landlord of Foley’s Hotel, Bourke Street, Melbourne. Foley was later charged with manslaughter in January 1876.
Mary Quinlan was left to raise their children as a single parent when she lost husband Michael. She took on odd jobs such as doing washing for other families in the local community.
Life dealt Mary Quinlan a very tough hand. She would have struggled to raise her kids let alone survive without the help of Michael. Unlike today, she had no access to any form of government financial support offered to people in difficult situations these days. As a single parent, Mary had nothing to fall back on, except her own labor and initiative.
In 1877 they moved to Latrobe Street and lived there until 1879.
She was charged in 1879 with being, the “keeper of a disorderly house”. She once occupied a respectable position, but since the death of her husband, she had fallen in with “evil companions” and became “depraved”. Inspector Montfort stating that he only wanted to arrest the downward career of Mary Quinlan.
Tragically her son Michael died at the age of seventeen years in 1893. The whereabouts of her daughter Bridget Quinlan, whether she survived to live a happy productive life or not, is unknown.
Information sourced from Births Deaths and Marriages Victoria, Trove, Council Rate Book records and the State Library of Victoria.
image: State Library
Franklin Street, West Melbourne.
Glenmore Hotel, Michael Quinlan.
source: Sands & McDougall directory 1867
Birth and death of Mary and Michael Quinlan’s three children in the state of Victoria.
source: Births Deaths and Marriages Victoria
Marriage record of Mary Kennedy to Michael Quinlan in Victoria in 1866.
source: Births Deaths and Marriages Victoria
Context and Streetscape
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