472 La Trobe Street

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

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Previous Address

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Land Details

  1. current map
  2. 1895 MMBW Map
  3. Compiled Crown Record Plan showing Mr. Charles Ellershaw was the first crown land purchaser in 1850.
  4. 1850 Government Crown Land grant document

Building Details

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Subsequent Building Alterations

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Architectural Features

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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
1908 1933 Charles Markham source: Hatcher Index
1899 1907 Mary Ann Mitchell, daughter of George & Margaret Reid source: Hatcher Index
1897 1898 Reid trustees source: Hatcher Index
1851 1898 George Reid source: Hatcher Index
1850 1850 Charles Ellershaw, first Crown land owner 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 Arthur & Isabel Burnie source: Hatcher Index
1931 1932 Vera Barter source: Hatcher Index
1924 1930 Samuel Sampson source: Hatcher Index
1921 1923 James Leitch source: Hatcher Index
1917 1920 Thomas E Shoppee source: Hatcher Index
1911 1916 Patrick McHugh source: Hatcher Index
1909 1910 Isaac Coull source: Hatcher Index
1907 1908 James McDonald source: Hatcher Index
1907 1907 John Cox source: Hatcher Index
1906 1906 Thomas Rigg source: Hatcher Index
1904 1905 William Barnes source: Hatcher Index
1903 1903 John Fleming source: Hatcher Index
1900 1900 Mrs. Mary Denning source: Hatcher Index
1899 1899 Joseph Russell source: Hatcher Index
1898 1898 John O’Brien source: Hatcher Index
1879 1897 Frederick A Mowat source: Hatcher Index
1877 1896 Mrs Mary Scully source: Hatcher Index
1895 1895 Mrs. Elizabeth Tyack source: Hatcher Index
1893 1893 John O’Brien source: Hatcher Index
1876 1876 John Caulfield source: Hatcher Index
1875 1876 Michael Williams source: Hatcher Index
1874 1875 Samuel Craig source: Hatcher Index
1871 1873 James Davies source: Hatcher Index
1867 1869 Mrs McCulloch, boarding house source: Hatcher Index
1868 1869 McCubbin source: Hatcher Index
1866 1866 Robert and Jane Fulton source: Hatcher Index
1859 1860 Daniel Ferrell, rate collector source: Hatcher Index
1851 1858 George and Margaret Reid source: Hatcher Index

Social History

We the undersigned, hare entered into PARTNERSHIP as Engineers and Ironfounders in this city, at Fulton’s Foundry, Flinders-street, under style or firm of FULTON & SHAW.
26th February, 1866.

source: The Age 1866

Robert Fulton was born in 1832 at the village of Liff Benvie and Invergowrie in Fifeshire Scotland, the son of Thomas Fulton and Isabella Colville.

Robert arrived in Australia before his marriage to Jane Spencer Black in Victoria in 1858.

Jane gave birth to Frank in 1862, Alfred in 1864, then Ellen in 1866 at 472 Latrobe Street, West Melbourne and finally Mabel in 1869.

Robert had engineering skills and while in Melbourne he entered a partnership with Thomas Shaw in the firm known as Fulton & Shaw in 1866, their firm was located on Flinders Street between King and Spencer Street in the City.

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

FULTON.—On the 20th inst., at West Melbourne, the wife of Mr. Robert Fulton of a daughter.
Ellen Fulton was the daughter of Robert Fulton and Jane Black of 472 Latrobe Street, West Melbourne in 1866.

source: The Argus 1866

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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