65 Rosslyn Street

65 Rosslyn Street
West Melbourne VIC 3003

Also known as
Previous Address 65 was previously known as 18 Rosslyn Street before street renumbering Source: 1875 Sands & McDougall directory

Timelapse Building Images


photographer, Graeme Butler

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


From To Owner More Info Data Source
to date Private source: Hatcher index
Mr. John Harbison, 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
to date Private source: Hatcher index
1875 Daniel and Bridget Flynn source: 1875 Sands & McDougall directory, page 335

Social History

Julia Teresa Flynn (1878-1947), educationist, was born on 24 January 1878 at 18 Rosslyn Street, West Melbourne, youngest of six children of Daniel Flynn, grain and corn merchant, and his wife Bridget, née Burke, both Irish-born Catholics. Julia was educated first in Carlton, then at South Melbourne College and later at Presbyterian Ladies’ College, where she came under the influence of a brilliant mathematics master, J. P. Wilson. She matriculated in 1893. Three years later she again took the examination, this time with first-class honours in geometry and trigonometry.


A graduate of the University of Melbourne with a reputation as an outstanding mathematics teacher, Julia Flynn was appointed inspector of secondary schools in 1914. She became a senior inspector in the Victorian Department of Education in 1924, and in 1937 was appointed chief inspector of schools. Flynn was a devoted Catholic and a feminist reformer.


Context and Streetscape

The current property is 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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