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Rajpootana (Demolished) 43 Acland Street

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Other Names Hamurana
Date Built Before 1867
Architect Unknown
Builder Unknown
Owners William Walker
Description Indian bungalow made of bricks with a bluestone foundation. The house contained a drawing room, a dining room, hall, four bedrooms, kitchen, servant room, verandah on two sides with revolving shutters, ballroom, open fireplaces, stairs leading up to the rooftop, extensive bay views.
History This property was built by William Walker, an Anglo-Indian journalist, who went by the pen-name, “Tom Cringle” in the Australasian.
Occupants William Walker, W H Freer, Mrs Coote; J M Sasse
MMDB Entry 3682 


The Argus. (1867, March 15). A modern Australian dwelling-house. Trove.

The Argus. (1877, October 4). Advertising. Trove.

Lewis, M. (n.d.). Mansion Rajpootana (MMBW) Hamurana. Retrieved September 16, 2020, from https://aai.app.unimelb.edu.au/apex/f?p=198:5:15167376613485::NO:RP:P5_ID:3682


Compiled by: Peter Johnson (image); Sally Moore (information)
Last updated: 16.09.20 


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Now a significant Spanish Mission style block of flats opposite Christ Church. Foundations retained as foundations of the original building.