David Moore was a prominent business man of considerable wealth and property and Member of the first Parliament of Victoria, where he was a firm advocate of free trade policy.
John T Collins (1907–2001) was an art teacher and honorary photographer for the Victorian division of the National Trust of Australia for many years. His collection of almost 20,000 black-and-white negatives has been digitised and is available online via State Library Victoria catalogue. Ranging in date from 1950 to 1988, the photographs provides a unique visual record of Victoria's architectural heritage.
Set high in the hill in St Kilda. the house designed by Samual Jackson must have had an imposing presence. Because of the size of the Estate it was subdivided many times before the eventual demolition of the house. The collection of photos of this is rather depressing and was fully recorded by
Built as a residence for Octavius Browne in 1851 and designed by Samuel Jackson, Charnwood House was located in one of the highest positions in St Kilda.