602 La Trobe Street

602 La Trobe Street
West Melbourne VIC 3003

Also known as
Previous Address

Timelapse Building Images

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Land Details

  1. Current map
  2. 1895 MMBW map
  3. Compiled Crown Record Plan showing Mr. John Atkin was the first Crown land purchaser.

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 family dwelling no longer exists, it was demolished to make way for extended railway facilities.


From To Owner More Info Data Source
1921 Private source: Hatcher Index
1850 Mr.John Atkin, first 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 source: Hatcher Index


From To Resident More Info Data Source
1920 1920 Rachel Grant source: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article166027198
1915 1918 William Collins source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Stephen Hatcher in 2021
1905 1910 Donad Findlayson source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Stephen Hatcher in 2021

Social History

William J. Collins, railway ganger, of 602 Latrobe-street, and employed at the Spencer-street railway station, recollected, on the 9th inst., going with Plain-clothes Constable Gleeson to a foundry (Clark’s) in Footscray, where he saw some railway metal, including
one new “chair,” and others. He thought there would be about 10 cwts. They had been broken in two, like those produced, and seemed to have been recently broken up with a hammer. They had the Government mark on them, “V.R.” He did not know of any firm making these things, or that any such articles were sold to the public.


Son of Mr. and Mrs. Collins, 602 Latrobe Street, West Melbourne.

Lance-Corporal Bernard Collins D.C.M., Lewis Machine Gun Section, 21st Battalion.

News has just been received that Lance Corporal Bernard Collins has been awarded the D.C.M. for conspicuous bravery.

Saturday 23 June 1917.

source: The Advocate Melbourne 1917

Context and Streetscape



Land where this family dwelling once stood is now part of VicTrack, Southern Cross Railway.


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