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Tasma Terrace

Architect: Charles Webb

City of Melbourne | C20

One of the finest examples of a 19th century three-storey terrace house in Australia, ‘Tasma Terrace’ was built in 1879 for wealthy grain merchant George Nipper as a stylish guesthouse and family home. Facing demolition and replacement with high-rise towers in 1970, the unique building was saved through the advocacy of the National Trust. It now serves as the head office of the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) and retains much of its original external decorative features such as cement render urns and decorative cast iron balconies. The interior features decorative cornices and ceiling roses, as well as elegant timber staircases. On display will be some of the garments from the forthcoming Super 70s (in italics) costume show which opens at Rippon Lea mansion in Elsternwick on 27 July. 

Need to Know

  • Open: Thursday 3 & Thursday 1 January 10am - 4pm

  • Photography Restricted: Yes

  • What's Open: Ground Floor Gallery, Conservatory, Sitting Room and shop.

  • Tour Type: C20

  • Access: Limited mobility access

  • Building Type: Cultural

  • Facilities: Toilets

  • Year Built: 1878-1879, 1886-1887

  • Transport: Tram stop 10: Parliament Station – Albert St/Nicholson St on routes 35, 86 and 96

  • Photo Credit: Rohan Storey


2-12 Parliament Place, East Melbourne 3002, VIC


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