76 Dryburgh Street

76 Dryburgh Street
West Melbourne VIC 3003
photographer: Stephen Hatcher

Also known as Meadowbank House Source: source: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article197450819
Previous Address
Constructed (1st) 1865. (2nd) aft 1940
Style
Architect
Builder (1st) Robert McKenzie. (2nd) unknown

Timelapse Building Images

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Land Details

  1. 1895 MMBW map
  2. Compiled Crown Record Plan
  3. 1858 Government Land Sale

Building Details

Notice of Intent to Build.

Date: 15/4/1865

Registration number: 820

Fee paid: £1.0.0

Type: Four room cottage [home later enlarged] [with its own private rear garden]

Builder: Robert McKenzie, Collingwood

Owner: Mr. Crocket, Waterloo Road, Collingwood

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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 desirable and historic Victorian double fronted home of the Crocket and other families, built by Robert McKenzie, was demolished after 1940 and replaced by a two storey commercial building built boundary to boundary.

Owners

From To Owner More Info Data Source
to date Private 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
25/11/1858 Mr. John Walker and Mr. James May, first Crown land purchasers source: Hatcher Index

Residents

From To Resident More Info Data Source
to date Private source Hatcher Index
1925 1940 Miss. Lilias Martin source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin
1920 1920 Albert E. McLaughlin source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin
1915 1915 Mrs. Anna Thomas (house number changed to 71) source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin
1910 1910 James Fowler source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin
1900 1905 Crocket, Mrs Elizabeth source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin
1879 1895 Thomas and Elizabeth Crocket http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article197447742 source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin

Social History

1872 The Age

Marriage.
BARBOUR— CROCKET.— On the 4th March, at the residence of the bride’s parents, by the Rev. S. Laishley, Robert, second son of Mr. John Barbour, and grandson of the late John Barbour, Esq., of the Whitelaw, Ayrshire, to Agnes, third daughter of Mr. Thomas Crocket, of the Viotoria Railways, late of Meadowbank, Edinburgh. Home papers please copy.

source: The Age



Context and Streetscape

Precinct

This property sits 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

Streetscape

Other Information

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