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Halcyon (Extant) 53 Acland Street

View of from Robe/Acland Street corner View of from Robe/Acland Street corner Photograph by Peter Johnson, August 2010

pdfProject Data Sheet #1404

Other Names Illoura; Myrnong Hall
Date Built 1886
Architect de Garis, F & Son
Builder Unknown
Owners Annie Dudgeon
Description Contained approximately 12 rooms, two bathrooms, balcony, tower, marble-tiled floor, billiard room, library, conservatory and two coachhouses.
History Annie Dudgeon, young widow of John Dudgeon (a Van Diemen's Land convict), inherited 67,000 pounds, which was used towards the purchase of this land and the building of the residence. Dudgeon was also later married to Agar Wynne, who was for a time Victoria's Attorney General. The property was sold after Dudgeon's death (1926). It then seems to have become a boarding house under the name "Illoura" in 1927. Then in 1936, it was due to be demolished and replaced with a 10-storey building containing more than 200 flats, but this plan was rejected by council. From 1940, it was a guest house called Myrnong Hall.
Occupants Annie Dudgeon
MMDB Entry 3937 https://aai.app.unimelb.edu.au/apex/f?p=198:5:10392565653514::NO:RP:P5_ID:3937


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The Herald. (1926, March 17). Advertising. Trove.

The Argus. (1926, March 31). Classified Advertising. Trove.

The Prahran Telegraph. (1929, April 5). Social Events. Trove.

Shepparton Advertiser. (1936, August 10). Big flats at St. Kilda. Trove.

The Argus. (1936, August 10). 219 flats in one block. Trove.

The Argus. (1936, October 13). Block of 228 flats at St. Kilda. Trove.

The Age. (1941, August 7). Advertising. Trove.

Compiled by: Peter Johnson (PDF attachment and image); Liz Kelly and Sally Moore (information table)
Last updated: 21.09.20

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North west corner of Acland and Robe Street. This impressive building retains its original features.