Former Coburg mayor Shirley Robertson’s house at 10 Ellenvale Ave, Pascoe Vale South.
THE house of a trailblazing Moreland politician is on the market for the first time in its 77-year history.
The Pascoe Vale South home at 10 Ellenvale Ave was owned by former Coburg mayor Shirley Robertson, until she died in May 2015.
Ms Robertson was the first female councillor and mayor of the then Coburg council from 1976, and held the top job for a year in 1979.
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The house was built by Ms Robertson’s family in 1941.
Shirley Robertson was a councillor and mayor for the then Coburg council.
The three-bedroom home was built by her parents in 1941, before being handed down to the councillor and then to her son Stephen.
Mr Robertson has put the house on the market with a price guide of $900,000-$950,000.
Jellis Craig Kensington agent Kieran Moloney said Mr Robertson was sad to sell his mother’s lifelong home.
“It’s the first time it’s ever been offered for sale, but it was rented out for the past few years,” Mr Robertson said.
Former mayor Shirley Robertson.
The home has been leased out for the past three years.
The double-fronted period brick home is set on 498sq m and has a north-facing backyard.
“We’ve had a lot of interest from young families, professional couples and some investors,” Mr Moloney said.
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The property is also walking distance to the Shirley Robertson Children’s Centre in Coburg, which is named after the former mayor.
It will go to auction on October 20.
The large block has interest from young families, professional couples and developers.
Ms Robertson once called the kindergarten her proudest political accomplishment — it was one of only three childcare centres in the state offering before and after-hours care in 1978.
The councillor also supported unisex sporting facilities, and was an advocate for women’s participation in sport.
Located in the Coonan’s Hill pocket of Pascoe Vale South, the elegant home is set for auction on October 20.
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