State Library of Queensland has an extensive collection of historical maps of Queensland, some of which have been digitised and can be viewed online.
This real estate map from 1920 advertises 90 allotments of land for sale at the Pioneer Estate, located in the Brisbane suburb of Zillmere. The allotments were situated on Pioneer Street, Victory Street, Birdwood Street, Glasgow Street and Handford Road (listed on the map as Main Sandgate Road).
Prior to the sale extensive publicity was published in Brisbane newspapers.
“On the crest of the Zillmere Ridge, only a stone’s throw from the railway station, fronting the Sandgate-road, and adjoining Mr H.C. Luck’s. The present improvements, a shop and dwelling and a cottage, will be sold with the land” (Brisbane Courier, May 28, 1920)
A public auction was to be held at the ground on the afternoon of May 29, 1920. The results of the sale do not appear to have been published in Brisbane newspapers.
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 – Engagement Officer, State Library of Queensland