• Vivamus lobortis
  • Ut porttitor urna ut pretium
  • Phasellus convallis tincidunt enim.

Barkly Street

Named after Sir Henry Barkly, GCMG, KCB, FRS, FRGS (24 February 1815 – 20 October 1898) who was a British politician, colonial governor and patron of the sciences. He was Governor of Victoria from 26 December 1856 until 10 September 1863. Prior to 1857 this was know as Boundary Road as it marked the extent of the City of Melbourne's jurisdiction.

 

Woonsocket (Demolished) 43 Barkly St

Woonsocket (Demolished) 43 Barkly St

Named in the 1870s after the place where owner Isabella Pennock Pierce was born - Woonsocket, Providence Rhode Island. It was later purchased by the Hallenstein family.

Read more


Braemar (demolished) 56 Barkly St

Braemar (demolished) 56 Barkly St

A residence built in the Renaissance Revival style for Thomas and Margaret Alston. It was later used as a boarding house for St Michael's Grammar School students.

Read more



Hofwyl School (Extant) 188- 190 Barkly Street

Hofwyl School (Extant) 188- 190 Barkly Street

The school was opened in 1862 by James Bonwick

Read more


Liswillow (Demolished) 20 Barkly Street map only

Liswillow (Demolished) 20 Barkly Street map only

On 1 Feb 2015, at 8:50 pm, John Blackburn <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.> wrote:

Good morning,

 I am a Perth based genealogist and have hit one of the many genealogical “brick walls” and am hoping you can direct this query to someone in your society who may be able to assist.

 I am seeking information about a property called "Liswillow" in Barkly Street, St Kilda?  

 My interest in this property is that my 2nd great grand uncle- one Thomas Blackburn, died at "Liswillow"  aged 63 years on 12 Jan 1881. 

 In the late 1800's The Trove newspapers, several people seem to show up as having been either born and or having died there so I wonder if it might have been a small private hospital or perhaps a boarding house. 

 The only information I have about “Liswillow” is that the property was advertised in the newspapers for auction on 19 Feb 1872 when it was described as a 7 room cottage but there was no street number just said it was "near the Junction" and seemed to be a house with a pleasant description and quality furniture.

 Yours faithfully,

 John L Blackburn

Western Australia Genealogical Society Member No 13058

Hello John,

Liswillow, 20 Barkly Street was owned & occupied by Henry Westley, solicitor from 1872 to 1875.
Not sure when it was demolished, probably in the 1970s when an office building was built on the site. It is currently being redeveloped as an apartment tower block.
 
Unfortunately we have no pictures of the house in our files. However the attached extract from MMBW plan 1359 and the description in the advertisement should give you a good idea of the layout. It was single storey timber villa on a site 34 ft wide.
 
Best wishes with your research.
Regards
Peter
 

Read more


Scotch College St Kilda (extant)  188-190 Barkly Street

Scotch College St Kilda (extant) 188-190 Barkly Street

James Bonwick met  Alexander Gillespie on his return voyage to Australia in 1871 and offered him a job at his Hofwyl School, St Kilda.

Read more


Formosa Cottage Formosa Terrace (Extant) 64 Barkly Street

Response to inqurty Formosa Cottage and Formosa Terrace are on the south east corner of Barkly and Waterloo Streets. Attached is some information at the bottom of which is an extract from Vardy map. Vardy and some rate book extracts suggest the whole was owned by William Derham Clarke, a wealthy squatter related to Sir William Clarke. Liz Kelly for St Kilda Historical Society Formosa Terrace - appears on vardy maps Appears on 1890 MMBW Map Quoting "St Kilda Historical Society Inc." <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>: > You have received an enquiry from the SKHS website. > > Details: > > From: Norma Binding

Read more