Morningside Estate, Booval, 1887 (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.

Morningside Estate, Booval, 1887. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

Morningside Estate, Booval, 1887. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

This real estate map from 1887 advertises 146 allotments of land for sale at the Morningside Estate in the Ipswich suburb of Booval. The allotments were situated on Brisbane Road, Railway Street, Elizabeth Street (now Green Street) and Mary Street (now Marian Street).

Prior to the sale extensive publicity was published in the Queensland Times newspaper.

Advertisement from The Queensland Times (Ipswich), December 3, 1887

Advertisement from The Queensland Times (Ipswich), December 3, 1887

“Working men! Now is your opportunity! Capitalists! Don’t miss investments! All! Take a good chance when it offers!” (Queensland Times, November 22, 1887)

A public auction was held at the site on the afternoon of December 3, 1887. The Queensland Times newspaper reported the results of the sale.

“The Morningside Estate was sold by auction, on the ground, on Saturday, the 3rd instant. About two-thirds of the estate found purchasers at fair prices, making about £1000 for the afternoon’s sale.” (Queensland Times, December 13, 1887)

A higher resolution image of this map can be viewed and downloaded through our One Search catalogue.

Prints of this map are also available through the Library Shop.

You can browse a compendium of our previous maps of the week on our blog.

Myles Sinnamon – Project Coordinator, State Library of Queensland