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Toorak Village- Historic Area

Location

Toorak Road, TOORAK, STONNINGTON CITY

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File Number

B7299

Level of Significance

Regional

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Statement of Significance

In 1854 the State Government leased James Jackson's Toorak House for use as the Governor's residence, and Gardiner's Creek Road (subsequently Toorak Road) was transformed from a rough bush track into a made road. The presence of the Vice-Regal residence attracted wealthy merchants, pastoralists and politicians to the area and a small village gradually developed around Notley's Hotel at the foot of Orrong Hill, to service the mansions and villas of the gentry. This group of modest ... more

Municipality STONNINGTON CITY

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