Gaul Estate, Gatton, 1902 (Map of the Week)

State Library of Queensland has an extensive collection of historical maps of Queensland, some of which have been digitised and can be viewed online.

Gaul Estate, Gatton, 1902. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

Gaul Estate, Gatton, 1902. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

This real estate map from 1902 advertises 38 allotments of land for sale at the Gaul Estate in Gatton. The allotments were situated along Gaul Street, Hickey Street, Allan Street and Old College Road.

Advertisement, Queensland Times, 13 December 1902

Advertisement, Queensland Times, 13 December 1902

A public auction was held at the site on the afternoon on December 20, 1902. The Queenslander reported the results of the auction.

“Yesterday Mr Elias Harding offered for sale by auction what is known as the Gaul Estate, at Gatton. The estate is divided into thirty-six allotments, but owing to the sparse attendance only four lots were submitted.Of these three were sold. Lot 1, a half-acre allotment, with a frontage of 175 links to the College-road, was bought by Mr M. Donoghue for £50; lot 2, a quarter-acre allotment, similarly situate, and lot 3, a like allotment, went for £20 and £22 respectively.” (The Queenslander, 27 December 1902)

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Myles Sinnamon – Project Coordinator, State Library of Queensland