83 Chetwynd Street

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

Also known as Bilstone House Source: source: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8628730
Previous Address 83 was also known as 35 Chetwynd Street, Hotham before street renumbering. Source: from the 1895 MMBW map

Timelapse Building Images

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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

The highly sought after early Victorian 8-roomed, heritage dwelling with its own private back yard garden that once existed on this site was demolished and replaced after 1965.


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


From To Resident More Info Data Source
to date Private source Hatcher Index
1955 1974 Joe Tabuni source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1915 1950 Miss. Ellen Denehy (music teacher) source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1914 Alfred Feaver http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article10818390 source: The Argus
1895 1910 Mrs. Ellen Denahy source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1890 1890 John Bewsher source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.

Social History

1914 The Argus.

Alfred Feaver, a married man, 35 years of age, met with a terrible death yesterday while vvorking for the Victorian Iron Rolling Company, West Melbourne. He was working on a roller, passing through a white-hot bar of iron, when the metal slipped, and
Feaver was drawn into the machine and through the rollers. Before it could be stopped or the unfortunate man extricated he was terribly crushed. He was taken to the Melbourne Hospita!, bul died on the way. Feaver resided at 35 Chetwynd-street North Melbourne.

source: The Argus

Context and Streetscape


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

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


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.

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