Curd’s Hill Estate, Greenslopes, 1925 (Map of the Week)

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Curd's Hill Estate, Greenslopes, 1925. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

Curd’s Hill Estate, Greenslopes, 1925. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

This real estate map from 1925 advertises 23 allotments of land for sale at the Curd’s Hill Estate in the Brisbane suburb of Greenslopes. The allotments were situated on Curd Street, Holland Street, Donaldson Street and Henzell Terrace.

Prior to the sale extensive publicity was published in Brisbane newspapers.

“This estate is beautifully situate on the highest point of the charming district, with wonderful panoramic views of the whole of the cities of Brisbane and South Brisbane and Environs, extending from Ipswich to Moreton Island. Its elevation and general aspect give the estate the advantage over any estate yet offered to the public, being easy of access and right at the tram – no climb to get there, and yet as high as Toorak, and Eldernell, Hamilton.” (Brisbane Courier, September 12, 1925)

Brisbane Courier, September 12, 1925

Brisbane Courier, September 12, 1925

A public auction was held at the site on the afternoon of October, 10 1925. The Brisbane Courier newspaper reported the results of the sale.

“Curd’s Hill Estate, described as the Eldernell of Greenslopes, was offered for sale by Messrs. Isles, Love, and Co., Ltd., on Saturday afternoon, when the 23 allotments submitted were sold for £3757, the prices ranging from £70 to £300 per lot [approximately $5,500 to $23,600 today]. The blocks had 40 feet frontages to Curd, Holland, and Donaldson streets. In addition a building and some fencing were disposed of for removal, making the total sales £4063. Keen competition and spirited bidding were features of the sale.” (Brisbane Courier, October 13, 1925)

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Myles Sinnamon – Engagement Officer, State Library of Queensland