69 Chetwynd Street

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

Also known as
Previous Address 69 was also known as 21 Chetwynd Street, Hotham before street renumbering. Source: from the 1895 MMBW map
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Land Details

  1. 1895 MMBW Map
  2. Compiled Crown Record Plan

Building Details

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Heritage Significance and Listings

Heritage Listings and Explanatory Notes

The highly sought after Victorian period heritage dwelling with its own private back yard garden that once existed on this site was demolished and replaced by a two storey brick warehouse/factory. There is a residence on the second level. Built around 1970.

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 Kee Cheong (food products) source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1965 1970 L. Lattanzio source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1955 1955 W. J. Edgar source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1935 1950 Norman Dalcam source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1905 1930 Francis G. Dalcam source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1900 1900 George J. Edmonds source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1895 1895 Mrs. Low source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1890 1890 Charles Thompson (Detective) http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article108827011 source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1885 1885 Henry Edward Archard source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1871 1880 Mrs. McLean (ginger beer and cordial manufacturer) source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.

Social History

1906 North Melbourne Courier.

Presentation –On Saturday night last a number of the North Melbourne friends of ex-Detective Charles Thompson met at the Town Hall hotel, Errol-st., Mr. B. Ellis in the chair. The guest of the evening was presented by the chairman with a five diamond gold locket, suitably engraved, as a memento of the respect in which he was held locally. In making the presentation Mr. Ellis referred to the fact that Mr. Thompson was on the eve of taking his departure to Ireland, and after alluding to his many good qualities said he was sure they all wished him a pleasant voyage.
In consequence of the recent death of Miss Maggie O’Brien, sister of Mrs. Bergin, the gathering was not distinguished by the conviviality and publicity that otherwise would have marked it.

At the close of the presentation the company partook of a light supper thoughtfully provided by Mrs. Bergin.

source: North Melbourne Courier



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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