63 Chetwynd Street

63 Chetwynd Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051
photographer: Stephen Hatcher 2021

Also known as
Previous Address 63 was also known as 15 Chetwynd Street, Hotham before street renumbering. Source: from the 1895 MMBW map
Constructed
Style Victorian, Mid: 1860-1875
Architect
Builder

Timelapse Building Images

1970’s

61-63 Chetwynd Street. This house is of significance because of its connection with Thomas Fogarty, businessman, mayor and long term councillor.

North Melbourne Library

1970’s

North Melbourne Library


Land Details

  1. 1895 MMBW Map
  2. Compiled Crown Record Plan

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

61 and 63 Chetwynd Street terraces are of important significance to North Melbourne because of their connection with Thomas Fogarty, businessman, mayor and long term North Melbourne Councillor and Justice of the Peace.

Owners

From To Owner More Info Data Source
to date Private source: Hatcher Index
Mr. John Alison and Andrew H. Knight, first Crown land purchasers 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

Residents

From To Resident More Info Data Source
to date Private source Hatcher Index
1974 1974 D. Atkins P/L (importers) source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1970 1970 Apartments source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1940 1960 Mrs. I. Small source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1935 1935 Miss. C. Moylan source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1930 1930 S. A. Cocks source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1925 1925 Miss. V. Wilson source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1920 1920 Mrs. M. A. Jackson source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1915 1915 C. Huctchinson source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1905 1910 H. G. Coultas source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1873 1900 Thomas Fogarty J.P. and Lord Mayor Hotham source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.

Social History

1909 The Age.

BARKER (nee Stephens).— On the 17th April, at 15 Chetwynd-street, North Melbourne, the wife of R. Barker— a daughter. Both well.

source: The Age


1891 North Melbourne Advertiser.

TOWN OF NORTH MELBOURNE
ANNUAL ELECTION OF AUDITOR.
I HEREBY give notice that Mr Thomas Tilley is the only candidate nominated, and, therefore, I do hereby declare the said Thomas Tilley duly elected Auditor for the Town of North Melbourne.
Dated this 29th day of July, 1891.
THOMAS FOGARTY, Mayor, Returning Officer.

source: North Melbourne Advertiser


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Context and Streetscape

Precinct

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

Zoning
This information must be verified with the relevant planning or heritage authority.

Streetscape

Chetwynd Street was once predominantly a residential street with single and two storey Victorian terrace dwellings, two churches, a school and two hotels known as the Queens Arms and the Star of Hotham.

The Chetwynd streetscape today is characterised by a mix of multi-storey blocks of public flats, some modern commercial/industrial buildings, an ambulance depot, and a school.

In 2021, only fifty of the original one hundred and twenty-nine Victorian heritage dwellings once found on this street remain, compared to the 1895 Melbourne Metropolitan Board of Works map.

Other Information

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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