512 Queensberry Street

512 Queensberry Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051
photographer: Sue Scarfe
Also known as Thomas Adams Boot & Shoe Makers Shop Source: Sands & McDougall directory
Previous Address 148 Queensberry Street before council street renumbering Source: 1895 MMBW map
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maps.melbourne.vic.gov.au

Land Details

1. 1895 MMBW map

2. Compiled Crown Record Plan

3. First crown land purchaser – J Brown & J Stewart, lots 17, 18 & 19 of section 7, North Melbourne.

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

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Social History

Portrait photograph of Mr. Thomas Johnston Adams taken in Dundee Scotland by Mr A. Donald, photographer, is held by the State Library of Victoria.

Thomas was born in 1835 at Tayport Fife Scotland to George Adams and Margaret Cuthbert.

He left Scotland for Australia to find a better life. He sailed on board the ship Oxus, departing from Dundee in 1857. Thomas was listed on the passenger list as a Shoemaker, 21 years of age.

While in Melbourne, he met Jean ‘Jeannie’ Lamont and they were married in 1881 at Parkville Victoria. She was born in 1852 at Alva in Stirlingshire Scotland, the daughter of John Lamont and Helen Loudon.

Thomas & Jean Adams had five children, Thomas Lamont Adams, Jessie Helen Adams, Jeannie Margaret Adams, Agnes Alice Adams & James Loudon Adams.

Thomas operated his Boot and Shoe making enterprise at 148 Queensberry Street Hotham. The original Victorian era store is no longer there. The council renumbered the streets around Melbourne and today that address is 512 Queensberry Street North Melbourne, between Leveson Street and Lancashire Lane.

Thomas retired from business sometime after 1890.

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The 1880 Sands & McDougall directory shows Adams was situated between James Wylie, a hay & corn merchant and Haddow & Son, iron mongers in Queensberry Street Hotham.

Sands & McDougall directory


1897 death of Mr. Thomas Adams.

The Argus


1857 Oxus sailed from Dundee Scotland to Melbourne with Thomas Adams on board.

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1857 October arrival of the Oxus ship.

The Argus


The ship had a wealth of interesting items in its cargo, specifically needed by many to help grow the new colony.

The Age



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